Portal fans, you might want to hang onto something. Word of advice, up to you. Genevieve Bee made this cool talking and moving replica of Wheatley from scratch.
Genevieve Bee used XPS foam, foamed PVC and epoxy putty to make Wheatley’s body.
I love the art on old Atari 2600 cartridges and their boxes. However, if you want to play and collect all of the vintage console’s games, but don’t want to have to devote an entire room in your house to their storage, there is a solution.
Makers have proven that quadcopters and Star Wars go well together. So much so that even Disney is starting to cash in. Here’s another great example of this winning combination, courtesy of Michal Miszta aka The Model Maker.
Work on your soldering skills with Boldport’s cute soldering kit. The Buggy has a beautiful ladybug-shaped circuit board, six candle-flicker LEDs and adjustable antennae and legs. Its legs hold the resistors, so the cute tubing socks are not just for show but for insulation as well.
Last month we saw Jason Allemann’s functioning LEGO combination safe. His latest work is no less mind-boggling. It’s a small mechanical sculpture of Sisyphus, the mythical Greek king who’s a lot like Marvel’s portrayal of Loki.
iam8bit’s been on a tear this month, releasing official merchandise from Psychonauts, Guild Wars 2 and now the beautiful mobile puzzle game Monument Valley. The store has long had prints of the game’s levels, but now they also have t-shirts, pins and these plush toys.
We’ve seen a couple of charging cable adapters that mimic Apple’s MagSafe connector. The Gecko on the other hand mimics both MagSafe and wireless chargers using thin magnetic adapters.
Instead of plugging your devices, you’ll just place them on top of your cable or power bank and the adapters will snap into each other.
Earlier this year we checked out C.H.I.P., a single-board computer that costs only $12 (USD). But that seems like a rich man’s toy now compared to Raspberry Pi Foundation’s surprise reveal: the Raspberry Pi Zero.
Compared to the first Raspberry Pi, the Zero is about half the size but is 40% to 60% more powerful.
I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but I want to publicly thank the German stuffed toy company Steiff for making the Teddytaur. I don’t know which portion of it is human but the sum of its parts is awesome.
Do you need more chargers? No need to construct an additional one. ThinkGeek and Blizzard have imported Protoss’ advanced technology to create this officially licensed StarCraft Protoss Pylon USB charger.
The charger has two USB ports but delivers a total of 2.1A.
If you’re fond of puzzles and construction toys, check out UGears. It’s an upcoming brand of working mechanical models that are made of laser-cut plywood. You snap them together without the need for tools or adhesive.
Michelle Sugar Art made this awe inspiring 4’x 5′ gingerbread version of the much contested capital from Game of Thrones. You don’t need dragons to conquer this city.
The model was displayed at Taste of London 2015.
The View-Master has been reborn as a virtual reality system, but you don’t have to throw out your original reels. Julius Howlett came up with a way to make digital copies of the tiny photos using a 3D printed adapter, a 20mm lens and a smartphone.
One glance at the Lampster and I automatically thought of the Lensor creatures from the Riddick franchise. Those were the weird people with the giant lens things on their faces. Lampster won’t see where you are hiding, but it will shed light on your room, desk, or even the outdoors.
iam8bit has a couple of special holiday gifts that will make you do the Quaggan dance. They’re officially licensed 12″ plush toys of Guild Wars 2‘s half-whale, half-Care Bear race.
Shown above is the standard Quaggan plush, and below is the limited edition Holiday Quaggan.