Some people want games to be as sweet as sugar, with showers of fresh blossoms and lollipops instead of blood, and frolicking in place of combat. Those aren’t the people who made this custom Wii Zapper.
A regular person might look at candy cane cookie cutters and think holiday treats. A Half-Life fan, on the other hand, knows there’s a better use for that red icing: Gordon Freeman’s crowbar.
A simple snip in the curl of the cane turns peppermint innocence into tools of edible destruction.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane… back to, oh, say, 1998. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, but regardless, we all played laser tag with gusto. Now you can play it in your very own home!
This homemade Pong watch will entertain you with retro gaming moves while informing you of the time.
The idea is inspired by Buro Vormkrijgers and his Pong Clock. You can’t control the game, but rather it’s a Pong game in which every minute the right side scores a point, and each hour the left side scores a point.
Have you been alienating friends by over-twittering and now need a substitute robot friend to pal around with? Good news, because as of right now, making this talking robot head is well within your reach.
This nifty bot was made by L.
Welcome Robot 1.5 is a funky little homemade robot that greets people in your absence. It was made by Armanda Lewis as part of 5 Projects in 5 Days. That means she had to make the robot, from start to finish, in only one day.
Get Grandma to work on this hand-knitted Transformers washcloth and you can wipe your face with that lovable logo each night before bed.
You can get the pattern here, although since I don’t understand knitting terminology it might as well be in Japanese, which as we know I also don’t understand too well.
These DIY headphones look fantastic! I can only (probably erroneously) assume the sound quality matches the look.
Flickr user j.rusten furniture studio shared the story behind these headphones he made for himself. He says, “I adapted a pair of normal safety earphones for speakers, and added a vintage look.
This (somewhat creepy) 3D anime lass is actually hiding a nefarious secret- behind her back lurks a dastardly PC mod!
Um, wow, I guess if you’re really lonely and have a lot of time on your hands this is a good idea.
Someone (who I’ll dub Crafty McCrafterson) created this charming Grand Theft Auto IV cross-stitch which uses embroidery thread to express that age old chestnut “Only those who die get closure. The living do not.” Awwww. So sweet!
Just when you thought desktop PCs couldn’t get any smaller, VIA comes along and introduces an insanely tiny new x86 motherboard platform.
VIA’s ultra-mini Pico-ITX mainboards measure in at just under 3″ x 4″ – about 75% smaller than the Mini-ITX format.
If you’re into video games and technically inclined, you might want to check out this kit that helps you learn how to build your own video games.
The $199.95 XGameStation Micro Edition isn’t particularly “next-gen,” but it lets you build your own games similar to those found on the old Atari 400/800 and Commodore 64 computers.
In case the Xbox 360 and forthcoming PS3 are too sophisticated for your delicate taste, here’s a chance for you to return to the kinder, gentler, pre-Atari 2600 days…
For the low, low price of $19.95 (USD), the folks at ThinkGeek are offering a complete electronics kit that allows you to build your own table tennis video game console.