The only thing more unnecessary than a name badge that says “Hello, my name is…” is one that blinks. Sorta like the old HTML <BLINK> tag that most of us had the good sense to stop using about a decade ago.
Who says your speakers have to be made out of wood, plastic or metal? These retro mini speakers prove that papercraft speakers look just as good.
Each one of these miniature speaker kits from Japan’s Princeton is a DIY papercraft project.
Give this WALL-E a good whack with a baseball bat, and it’ll spew forth its guts filled with candy goodness.
The handmade WALL-E pinata comes from Etsy seller victorof1980s, complete with predetermined weak spots to make sure that your candy comes tumbling to the ground when beaten.
Remember the old clamshell Apple iBook laptop? Well even if you don’t I still think these iBook greeting cards are cool.
Handmade by Etsy paper artist Cadiz Cards, the iCard comes in sets of three, including classic blueberry, indigo and key lime iBooks, each one with a tiny screen that comes blank for you to fill in your own greeting, and a miniature keyboard that is way too small for my fat fingers.
Deviantartist crzisme saw a Castle Crashers papercraft model on Behemoth‘s dev blog, but he couldn’t find the model’s original template. So he decided to make his own paper model based on the image he saw. This is what he came up with:
The model’s head could be a tad bigger in my opinion, but overall crzisme did a great job.
Have some old concert or train tickets lying around? With a little folding, some X-Acto knife skill and a whole lot of patience, you can turn those old tix into some tiny little X-Wing Fighters. Paper-master Hubert de Lartigue shows you how-to do it with a Paris METRO ticket here.
Thanks to breakthroughs in miniaturization, electronic gadgets keep getting tinier and tinier. But this is just ridiculous.
These teeny-weeny computers, consoles and consumer electronics are actually made out of paper. Created by papercraft artist Sonicscape Jun (the same guy who gave us the microscopic Nintendo DS Lite), these iconic paper models are amazingly detailed.
Make your own Happy Meal with this origami fast food lunch imported from Japan. I’m not sure about the nutritional value of ink-covered paper and Scotch tape, but it’s got to be better than a Quarter Pounder with Cheese and a Large Fry.
Just in time, what with all the Transformers 2 buzz: Joe of toy-a-day has finished his version of the lovable Autobot Bumblebee, the perfect buddy to the Optimus Prime toy.
As always, Joe is giving away the template to the Bumblebee toy as a pdf file.
Bored, young Padawan? Here’s a project for you: build your own papercraft Millennium Falcon.
Don’t be intimidated; Jedi Papercraft Master Shunichi Makino has already done half of the work for you: he has the smuggler’s starship’s patterns and step-by-step instructions up on his website.
Got mad paper, scissor and tape skills? How about a fondness for old school video games and computers? Then have I got a fun afternoon project for you.
Graphic designer Marshall Alexander’s cutout characters includes a veritable menagerie fantastical creatures and critters all made from boxy paper cutouts, but his latest series, Foldskool Heroes 3, has got to be my favorite.
That R2-D2 is one talented little droid. Not only can he project holographic distress messages from Princess Leia, he can grind pepper, play tunes, serve cookies, and keep your drinks cool, and now he can even help you wipe your butt.
Most of the time we feature gadgets that are weird, funny or innovative. This gadget falls under none of those. We are presenting it in the hope that the people behind it, and everyone else behind any commercial product of such nature, will freaking cease and desist their foolishness.