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Tag: Geeky

Rockit 88 CPU Delid Tool: Pop It ‘Cause It’s Hot

Rockit 88 CPU Delid Tool: Pop It ‘Cause It’s Hot
In the past couple of years, a number of PC enthusiasts have been removing the lid – aka the Integrated Heat Spreader – on their Intel CPUs to replace the stock thermal paste with third party ones that do a better job of siphoning heat off of the chip itself.

Marceline & Marshall Lee’s Ax Guitars: We Are the Kings and Queens of Vampires

Marceline & Marshall Lee’s Ax Guitars: We Are the Kings and Queens of Vampires
Scare the filling out of your friends’ doughnuts with Ben Spear Makes Swords’ cool non-functioning replicas of Marceline’s ax bass and her gender-swapped counterpart’s six-string. They’re made of pine with nylon strings and steel knobs. Each guitar is about 49″ long and weighs 5lb., but the shop can make smaller scale versions. 
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Power Mac G5 Polished Case Mod: Shiny Apple

Power Mac G5 Polished Case Mod: Shiny Apple
Michael Rick came up with a brilliant mod for the Power Mac G5 Quad’s handsome metal chassis. He spent between 150 to 250 hours sanding, polishing and waxing the exterior by hand to give it a mirror finish.

OppoSuits Pac-Man Suit & Tie: Pelletstripe

OppoSuits Pac-Man Suit & Tie: Pelletstripe
OppoSuits makes suits with loud and themed patterns. One of their newest products is an officially licensed Pac-Man suit, which is printed all over with the stage, pellets, ghosts and the yellow man himself. The modern cut is a pleasant surprise, although obviously a slim-fitting suit is not for everyone.

StarCraft Pylon Necklace: Pendant Overwhelming

StarCraft Pylon Necklace: Pendant Overwhelming
Etsy shop Oki007 sells necklaces with geeky pendants, such as Master Chief, Big Daddy and a Fallout Power Armor. But perhaps the shop’s most eye-catching pendant is this one based on the Protoss’ fundamental structure. The pendant’s crystal is made of resin, while the ring around it as well as the chain are made of gold-coated brass.

DIY Pip-Boy 3000 with Practical Features: Vault Dweller the Explorer

DIY Pip-Boy 3000 with Practical Features: Vault Dweller the Explorer
We’ve seen a couple of fan-made wearable Pip-Boy replicas with useful functions. Will Sweatman wanted to make the most advanced Pip-Boy 3000 yet, and he believes he’s succeeded. In exchange for some sizable junk in its trunk, his replica is a Swiss army knife for explorers.

DIY LEGO Iron Man Watch Glove: Capt. America: Child’s Play

DIY LEGO Iron Man Watch Glove: Capt. America: Child’s Play
One of the many cool things Marvel has revealed in its trailers for Captain America: Civil War is Tony Stark’s new Iron Man glove, which he pulls out of his watch just in time to stop a pistol round that the Winter Soldier shot at him.

Raspberry Pi Game Boy Case Mod Has microSD Card Slot in Cartridge: Game Boy Zero

Raspberry Pi Game Boy Case Mod Has microSD Card Slot in Cartridge: Game Boy Zero
Another day, another Raspberry Pi retro emulator in a Game Boy case. But Redditor wermy426’s Game Boy Zero deserves its own post because it has a couple of neat features. The main one is that he loads software on the Pi by inserting a cartridge, just as you would load a game on a normal Game Boy.

Hot Topic DC Comics Bombshells Collection: What is This? Clothing by Ant!?

Hot Topic DC Comics Bombshells Collection: What is This? Clothing by Ant!?
Ant Lucia’s pin-up style take on DC Comics’ heroines has expanded from statues, comic books and now a clothing line. Hot Topic’s officially licensed DC Comics Bombshells Collection features casual takes on the some of the sexy ’40s and ’50s costumes, including Batwoman’s baseball dress and Harley Quinn’s aviator jacket.

Stratasys J750 Full-Color Multi-material 3D Printer: Protoshop

Stratasys J750 Full-Color Multi-material 3D Printer: Protoshop
There are many 3D printers that can mix filaments of different colors, as well as those that can print with two or three different types of filament at once. But Stratasys’ new J750 PolyJet 3D printer raises the bar in both aspects, able to print over 360,000 colors and up to six different materials at once.

Flippaper Turns Drawings into Virtual Pinball Playfields: Tilt A Sketch

Flippaper Turns Drawings into Virtual Pinball Playfields: Tilt A Sketch
There are several applications that let you make digital pinball machines, but perhaps none of them are as easy and quirky as the Flippaper. Made by arists Jérémie Cortial and Roman Miletitch, this pinball machine makes you draw the playing field.

The FOO Show Virtual Reality Talk Show: Spooky Boogie

The FOO Show Virtual Reality Talk Show: Spooky Boogie
Last year, Tested co-founder Will Smith left the successful geek website to test the viability of virtual reality as a media platform. Now we can see his vision come to fruition. Will’s new show The FOO Show is a virtual reality show for the Oculus Rift (and soon for the HTC Vive as well).

Chromecast in a CRT TV: Cast from the Past

Chromecast in a CRT TV: Cast from the Past
Last month we checked out Dr. Moddnstine’s modern PC in a ’90s tower. It turns out that he found a 1978 General Electric CRT TV in the same heap as the tower, and he couldn’t let that go to waste either.

Dinosaur Plushies with Egg Case: Gotta Hatch ‘Em All

Dinosaur Plushies with Egg Case: Gotta Hatch ‘Em All
The folks at Dinosaur Egg Farm want to raise awareness for wildlife preservation groups while making a bit of money for themselves as well. And what better way to remind us that life is precious than with stillborn dino plushies?

Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy Case Mod: Maker Man Zero

Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy Case Mod: Maker Man Zero
We’ve seen the Raspberry Pi 2 stuffed inside the case of the original Game Boy to make a retro handheld gaming sytem. Redditor bentika did the same but with the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero. The tiny board made the project cheaper, but no less complex.

WiCAM Coin-sized Wireless Camera: GoPetite

WiCAM Coin-sized Wireless Camera: GoPetite
Set and forget cameras like action cameras and dash cams expanded the applications of video cameras. But action cameras can be pricey, while dash cams are not versatile. If you’re looking for a cheap, user-friendly and open source alternative, check out Armstart’s WiCAM.
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