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NES Retro Subway Maps: DC Metroid

NES Retro Subway Maps: DC Metroid
Creative director Matthew Stevenson said that when they were kids, he and his brother were frustrated by the confusing maze that is Metroid. Recently the title’s pun with the DC Metro came to his mind, and with it his childhood frustration. 

Tweed Chewbacca Blazer: Laugh It up, Fuzzball

Tweed Chewbacca Blazer: Laugh It up, Fuzzball
I think the best part about being a Wookiee would be that you never have to wear fancy clothes to anything. All you need is a bandolier and maybe an occasional trip to the groomer. On the other hand, we humans do occasionally have to dress up.
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Glowing Constellation Dress Will Make You a Super Star

Glowing Constellation Dress Will Make You a Super Star
This is a very cool dress. It’s varying shades of blue and black and has stars all over it. In fact some of these stars make constellations. What makes it extra cool is that the constellations glow in the dark when the lights are off.

DIY Burning Psylocke Psionic Blade: Telepyrokinesis

DIY Burning Psylocke Psionic Blade: Telepyrokinesis
Last year, we checked out a lightsaber replica that used a stream of flammable liquid as a substitute for the blade. The Hacksmith had a similar idea for a real life version of Psylocke’s psi-blade. But because Betsy’s blade is wider and wilder than the Jedi weapon, its maker opted to engulf a katana in flames.

DIY Mechanical PONG Table: Mag Hockey

DIY Mechanical PONG Table: Mag Hockey
YouTuber Daniel Perdomo and his friends made one of the coolest video game replicas of the year so far. It’s a physical replica of the classic game PONG. It’s basically a magnetic, mechanical version of air hockey.

Hyper Light Drifter Collector’s Edition Comes with SNES Cartridge: 2016-Bit

Hyper Light Drifter Collector’s Edition Comes with SNES Cartridge: 2016-Bit
Heart Machine’s critically-acclaimed action RPG Hyper Light Drifter wears its 16-bit influence on its sleeve, from its graphics to its gameplay and now to its Collector’s Edition, which comes with a decorative – i.e. empty – SNES cartridge.

ELLO 2M DIY Laptop: A BASIC Computer

ELLO 2M DIY Laptop: A BASIC Computer
Today, even single board computers are locked in an arms race of size and power. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but Konstantin Dimitrov thinks that for budding programmers and electronic engineers, simplicity and soul will go a long way.

Wooting One Analog Mechanical Keyboard: Xinput, Where X = All Keys

Wooting One Analog Mechanical Keyboard: Xinput, Where X = All Keys
Back in February, we heard about the Wooting One, a mechanical keyboard that can take analog input like the buttons on modern gamepads. Wooting recently launched the keyboard on Kickstarter, and it’s revealed that all of the peripheral’s keys will be analog, as well as a general idea of how they’re able to pull that off.

Mechanical Giant Squid Kinetic Sculpture: Mechateuthis

Mechanical Giant Squid Kinetic Sculpture: Mechateuthis
Barry Crawford said that when he was a kid, he dreamed of growing up to be a robot. Sadly, his childhood dream hasn’t come true yet. But he did become what he calls a “gizmologist”, making mechanical artworks, furniture and jewelry.

Colin Furze’s Flamethrowing Guitar & Smoking Bass: Through the Fire & Vapes

Colin Furze’s Flamethrowing Guitar & Smoking Bass: Through the Fire & Vapes
The crazy inventor Colin Furze promoted Intel’s new TV series America’s Greatest Makers by making a flamethrowing guitar and a bass that’s literally smoking. He may be a Brit, but he’s a great maker all right.

Star Trek Shuttlecraft Tent Concept: Summer Camp, the First Frontier

Star Trek Shuttlecraft Tent Concept: Summer Camp, the First Frontier
Geeky product designer Dave Delisle came up with a really cool idea for Trekkies’ away missions here on Earth. He thought of a tent that would be shaped like a Federation shuttlecraft. As Dave points out, the tent also doubles as a reference to Star Trek V, which opened with Kirk, Spock and McCoy camping at Yosemite park. 

Steam on PS4 Hack: Steamote Play

Steam on PS4 Hack: Steamote Play
Alert the masters! YouTuber OsirisX must be banished, for they have orchestrated an unholy union. OsirisX installed Arch Linux on a PlayStation 4 that still had version 1.76 of its firmware, and then installed Steam on the desktop OS.

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop
YouTuber Charles Mangin is a big fan of Apple’s classic computers, even the apocalypse in a box known as the Apple III. Last year, Charles designed a Raspberry Pi case based on the disastrous PC. It may not look like much, but it’s actually a physical representation of Charles’ love for Apple (and making).

Google Science Journal App Helps You Conduct Basic Experiments: Research Engine

Google Science Journal App Helps You Conduct Basic Experiments: Research Engine
Smartphones and tablets are packed with sensors. Normally they’re used by apps or the phone itself, but now Android users can take advantage of their mobile device’s light sensor, microphone and accelerometer to gather and record data with the help of Google and Exploratorium’s new Science Journal app.

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play
One of the dream – or nightmare – scenarios involving robots are ones that would automatically replicate or create other bots. One of the biggest hurdles for such a system is putting a robots’ parts together. 

DIY Cheese Ball Machine Gun: I’ll Give You a Snack You Won’t Believe

DIY Cheese Ball Machine Gun: I’ll Give You a Snack You Won’t Believe
One of YouTube’s star makers NightHawkInLight made a gun that fires cheese balls using an electric leaf blower, several PVC pipes and a large cheese ball container. It’s a fairly simple toy, but building it isn’t as straightforward as you might think.
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