Milestone reminds us how far Street Fighter‘s art has come with these terribad 2″ busts. They’re 3D versions of the character portraits that appear in Street Fighter II after you’re defeated.
Seeing Ryu and the gang beat up makes the “Continue?”
Sun praisers will soon be able to slay bosses without their consoles or PCs, thanks to Steamforged Games’ upcoming officially licensed Dark Souls – The Board Game. Based on its prototype, it does a great job of capturing the Souls series’ combat in a turn-based and tabletop format.
3D printers are prone to a problem called layer shifting, which is when the printer’s x- or y-axis stepper motor skips, causing layers from that point onward to be misaligned with the previously printed layers. That of course leads to a useless object and wasted time and materials.
We have robotic bartenders, why not robotic cooks as well? Actually, Spyce Kitchen is not just a cook but an entire restaurant that works on its own, from measuring ingredients to washing its pots.
MIT mechanical and electrical engineering students Kale Rogers, Michael Farid, Braden Knight, and Luke Schlueter are the wizards behind the robo resto.
You may remember Altar Furniture from its awesome R2-D2 pinball coffee table. Trekkies who are also pinball fans will be delighted to know that the company has something for them as well.
The beautiful Shuttle Interactive Coffee Table is designed to look like Star Trek‘s shuttlecraft.
Today’s wearable devices often mimic the forms of analog devices such as sunglasses and watches. But that won’t be the case forever, in the same way that today’s smartphones look very different from their predecessors. Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Someya Group give us a glimpse at the future of wearables with a series of electronics that are thin and flexible enough to be laminated onto skin.
Look at these children having the time of their lives playing Dungeons & Dragons. But if you showed a similar scene to some American parents in the early ’80s, they’d freak out and say that these children were being introduced to witchcraft and devil worship.
The quest for wearable devices and embedded electronics might be completed with the help of a centuries-old handicraft. Ohio State University researchers John Volakis and Asimina Kiourti have been working on circuits that can be embroidered at 0.1mm precision, which they say is “the perfect size to integrate electronic components such as sensors and computer memory devices into clothing.”
Geek store Cognitive Surplus attracts chemistry buffs with a variety of glassware that are embossed with the molecular structure of the molecule(s) in the drink suited to each glass. There’s a glass for water, coffee, beer, wine and whiskey.
Gadget customizer ColorWare already offers custom colors for the Xbox One and PS4 controllers, but it’s also been releasing limited edition graphics for both current gen controllers. Its latest offering is the DualShock 4 Ballistic, an awesome glossy brown fiber graphic inspired by Kevlar.
ZeGoBeast’s eponymous mechanical creatures are based on Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests and are delivered as a flat pack kit. The company now aims to give its creations more life-like qualities by equipping them with electronics.
The ZeGoBeast Electric are scorpion-like creatures that are powered by an Arduino microcontroller and come with an array of sensors.
UDOO makes some of the most popular Arduino-compatible development boards. Now the company is branching out with a dev board that can run desktop operating systems. But the UDOO X86 doesn’t just have Intel inside, it has an entire Arduino board inside it as well.
Max Factory captures Metal Gear Solid‘s mix of realistic military fiction with Japanese humor in this new Figma of MGS 2’s Gurlukovich Soldier. He’s dressed in full battle gear and comes with a rifle and a knife, but it also comes with a few silly accessories.
Good Smile Company ensures that its Wind Waker Link Nendoroid won’t go alone by releasing a Nendoroid of the game’s version of Zelda, princess of Hyrule, leader of pirates, and mocker of Link.
Zelda looks so pretty in her brightly colored dress and jewelry.