LEGO enthusiast Nick Brick made this formidable life-size replica of the M41 SPNKR, one of the classic weapons from the Halo franchise. Just look at it. You don’t even need to know a thing about Halo to love it.
Etsy shop The Geekerie presents a ton of Game of Thrones spoilers in an orderly fashion in the form of a periodic table. The Table of Thrones gives each major character their own symbol and number, a color based on their House or other grouping, and most importantly states whether they’re dead or just dead people that haven’t died yet.
It’s hard to 3D print a transparent object because even if the raw material itself is clear, you’ll need to completely fill any gaps at the right temperature and speed in order to avoid imperfections. ColorFabb claims that its new HT Clear filament makes it easier to print transparent objects thanks to its high flow rate.
Clothing brand Dope and hat store Hat Club celebrate the release of the DOOM reboot with this snapback cap, featuring the brand’s name screenprinted in the style of the game’s original logo.
You can get the cap from Hat Club for $36 (USD).
Henry Smith’s Spaceteam – a cooperative game about fixing a spaceship that’s quickly falling apart – is one of the best party games on mobile devices. It’s free, it’s funny and it’s fast-paced. The game’s only downside is that it requires all players to have both a mobile device and the app.
Fro Design Company turned the stages in Street Fighter II into a series of beautiful 18″x 24″ travel posters. The illustrations don’t copy the entire stage, but show just enough that you’ll recognize which one it is.
Last year, we checked out Marcel de Haan and Harmut Wendt’s Starforce Pi, a portable arcade machine based on the Raspberry Pi. With their Kickstarter for the machine winding down, Marcel had enough time on his hands for something he’s wanted to do for a long time: a portable Neo Geo.
Sure, you can always get yourself an average lava lamp and they’re pretty cool, but what you need is a Star Wars lava lamp that is full of ships. It looks like a spaceship battle is raging inside of a nebula.
Back in January we checked out Akira and Sarah Figma action figures based on their appearance in the first Virtua Fighter. One of the figure’s product shots showed the characters playing on an equally tiny arcade machine, specifically the legendary Sega Astro City.
RFID tags are most often used for tracking or identification. But scientists from Disney Research, University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University have figured out a way to use them to create buttons, knobs and other input devices out of paper.
LEGO enthusiast Minh Pham loves to make custom minifigs and similarly sized figures. He has a growing collection of Iron Man figures, some of which he bought and some of which he made, and he figured out a thematic way to display them.
If you love Sugru but wish it was easier to reuse, check out Peter Marigold’s FORMcard. While Sugru is a silicone-based glue that starts soft and then hardens when exposed to air, FORMcard is a starch-based thermoplastic that starts out as a stiff pocket-sized sheet but becomes pliable when dunked in hot water.
Virtual Toys is known for making great bootleg action figures based on popular characters. One of its newest creations is The Darkzone Agent, a sixth scale action figure based on the avatar from Ubisoft’s The Division.
In 2013, MIT’s Tangible Media Group unveiled inFORM, a form of interaction that uses a series of actuated pins to change the shape of its surface. The group’s researchers are building on inFORM with what they’re calling Materiable, which can not only change its shape but also simulate varying degrees of flexibility, elasticity and viscosity.
Nintendo is slowly but surely reaching out to other platforms and game developers to stay competitive. One of its latest collaborations was with none other than Minecraft maker Mojang, resulting in a free update to Minecraft: Wii U Edition that adds a ton of Mario-themed goodies.