I’m sure some of you have seen the full-sized, functioning Batpod replics that’s for sale on eBay. Awesome right? It’s just that us ordinary folks don’t exactly have a $100,000 (USD) to spare for the thing.
It must be insanely hard to be a Pokémon fan. For someone who’s been trained to “catch ’em all”, it’s bad enough that there are a hundred and one Pokémon games out there, there’s also the awesome merchandise to collect.
Here’s a nerdy a sub-genre in an already geeky genre: some Lego Mindstorms enthusiasts all over the world love creating Great Ball Contraptions, or GBCs – a large, modular machine that does nothing but transport balls in a never-ending route.
Who loves writing term papers? Me neither. And if this archeological find is any indication, our beloved comic book heroes must have hated writing them too, mainly because they suck at it. Well, not everyone – the nerdy Peter Parker got an A+ on his paper, although I doubt his teacher knows the tragic story behind this:
Stop motion master Patrick Boivin – creator of Ninjas Unboxing and Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee – made a short film starring his baby daughter. It’s about a rich and brilliant baby, who invents an armored suit to fight the bad bunnies.
The wonders of Arduino never cease. This time Instructables member Leah Buechley used a Lilypad Arduino microcontroller board to make a jacket with turn signal LEDs, which can be toggled using switches on each of the jacket’s wrists.
I’m sure Dr. Sheldon Cooper didn’t go to prom, but if he did he would have worn these flash drive cuff links.
Designed by Ravi Ratan, each cuff link has a capacity of 2GB and can be engraved with up to 8 characters, perfect for “LINUXFTW”.
Sprite Stitch forum member Jessil and friend Terry made these sweet Mario and Luigi aprons for Jessil’s twin brothers, who are obsessed with all things Nintendo and also love to barbecue. You think this is sweet Jessil?
Believe it or not, Iron Man 2 won’t be in Japan’s theaters until next month. What injustice! A country that loves robots so much, and they haven’t seen it yet?! But the Stark-starved Japanese might be getting something that the rest of us won’t: Medicom’s Iron Man 2 Kubricks.
M.C. Escher approves of this pic.
The photo was taken by PBase user bbzippo way back in 2004, and won 4th place in the PBase forum’s Illusion challenge. I think it’s been Photoshopped – there’s something weird going on in the edge of the crossbar, right on top of the right post.
The Internet nergasmed when Google released the playable Pac-Man Google logo. Not wanting to be a buzzkill, the big G has decided to make the logo-slash-game permanently available, unlike other theme logos that are taken down after a day or so.
Artist Dan McPharlin makes incredibly detailed miniature synths and other electronic instruments out of cardboard:
Wow. There are so many neat touches in that picture alone: the tiny monitor and the wires on the lower left synth, the wood-like paint on the upper right synth… Maybe someone can embed a chip or something and make these things actually play tiny bleeps and bloops!
Let’s play six degrees of Gundam! How many degrees of separation does Elvis Presley have from Gundam? One! Elvis Presley’s debut album art looked like this, which The Clash emulated for their album London Calling, which Chop Shop emulated for this Gundam shirt.
Here’s an awesome piece to complete your video game room: A huge Nintendo logo display. It has historic value too, since it was displayed at a CES convention back in the 1980s. It measures 4ft. x 1.5 ft, but I’m inclined to think that it’s much larger than that, because apparently it’s so huge that the seller couldn’t take a photograph of the whole thing.
Mega Man is one of the classic video game series and has a loyal following, which of course Capcom has capitalized on by releasing about 12 and a half billion Mega Man games in the last 12 years or so.