Etsy store LitUpInteriorDesign makes lamps out of used objects and toys. Some of their best designs involve Dragon Ball Z action figures, where the bulb is set up in such a way that they stand in for the characters’ energy attack.
Link, Princess Zelda and the rest of The Legend of Zelda series turned 30 yesterday, so I thought I’d look for a Zelda-related item as a birthday present. I didn’t have to look far, thanks to Sprite Stitch forum member rufusdampfer, who crocheted this awesome blanket that depicts the title screen from the first game in the series.
Last October we checked out a fascinating animation technique that transfers facial movements from one person to another in real-time. Disney Research’s FaceDirector on the other hand blends two different takes of an actor’s face into one customizable performance.
Redditor qvm has a new motivation to save coins, and perhaps even earn some. They made a piggy bank with a fake skull on it that sings a song when you insert a coin.
A servo attached to the inside of the skull moves its jaw as the song plays.
Last year we checked out Misha Larkin’s remote-controlled Curiosity-inspired rover. He’s been improving his model’s design and recently shared what he has so far.
Misha’s earlier design had repurposed parts such as the shock absorbers, which were made of syringes.
We’ve seen a four-armed robot drummer that’s good enough for a casual gig, but only because the drum patterns are programmed into it. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology came up with a compromise by augmenting a human drummer with a third robot arm.
Operating systems have built-in voice dictation, but YouTuber Zip Zaps wanted an old school output device. So she made an awesome-looking set of fingers that manually operates a typewriter.
Zip Zaps didn’t actually modify the typewriter itself.
We’ll soon be able to conduct bot-on-bot mayhem without knowing a thing about building or repairing robots, thanks to toymaker Hexbug and its officially licensed Battlebots replicas.
The robots are based on some of the most popular competitors in the TV series: Bronco, Tombstone, Witch Doctor and last season’s champ, Bite Force.
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip.
The clock is powered by the Particle Photon, which gets data from the smartphones of tbornottb3 and his relatives via the powerful app If This Then That.
…empire power! A couple of months ago we checked out a 3D printed and motorized AT-AT model. Kirby Downey also designed a 3D printable AT-AT, but his model doesn’t have the exterior on one side to showcase its interior.
Geek merch designer Dave Delisle recently came up with a practical collectible based on Thor’s hammer. The concept is for a kit that looks like Mjölnir but has an actual hammer and other common tools.
Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall charge $1500 for a blown gasket.
ZaziNombies’ latest creation is appropriate for Valentine’s Day, although it turns Cupid from a matchmaker to an undead killer. The LEGO weapons expert made a life-size replica of the Wrath of the Ancients, one of two new Wonder Weapons that come with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3‘s Zombies DLC.
Undertale fans, your wallets are about to get dunked on. Fangamer will be releasing official figurines based on the game’s characters with the help of toy sculptor Gijs Van Kooten. The first wave of figurines consists of the Human, Lesser Dog, Papyrus, Toriel and Sans.
Upgrade your gift wrap master race-style with Aya Codama aka Bullet’s Out of Place Artifacts circuit board tape. The gold and gray metallic elements make it look realistic and expensive. Actually it really is expensive.
Sadly, the product’s website is all in Japanese, but from my understanding Bullet is indeed selling the tape.