If you are a hermit crab, your home is whatever you find for your shell. Artist Aki Inomata makes 3D printed shells for hermit crabs to set up their homesteads inside of. These shells have little buildings and cityscapes on top.
Thanks to improvements in fuel efficiency, stops at the gas station continue to be less frequent occasions for many modern vehicles. But there’s still the process of getting out of the car, sticking your credit card in the machine, and hoping it works properly.
Back in 2011, we featured Michael Curry’s Mario Kart-inspired remote-controlled cars. He has since uploaded the improved 3D files along with the instructions and the parts list for the cars on Thingiverse. Maker Kart, here we come!
Thanks to the pathetic speakers on iOS devices, we’ve seen many types of passive speakers come about. A sub-type of these passive speakers are ones that repurpose other items. We’ve seen one made from an old gramophone horn, a trumpet and even a piece of bamboo.
I’ve seen lots of acoustic amplifier add-ons for smartphones, but never any that are quite as cool looking as these. Symphony Shells are 3D printed acoustic amplifiers which are reminiscent of marine life.
I know that you can use LEGOs to build almost anything, but I didn’t think that other species on Earth thought the same as us humans. Check out Harry, the hermit crab, who decided that a shell made out of LEGOs was perfectly fine to serve as his home.
We know your body and mind has long been ready for Mass Effect 3, but is your console as prepared as you are? If it still plays games then yes it is. But if you’re willing to spend to make it even more prepared, you can outfit it with a badass N7 armor courtesy of Calibur 11.
Why can’t they create original games like Super Mario Bros. today that have enduring and adorable characters? I’m starting to think we may never get such games again. But hey, at least we still have the classic games and tons of cool merchandise to go along with them.
When driving down the road, you never stop to think that a Koopa shell could slam into you and knock you off course, but it might be time to start worrying about this possibility. Why? Because Turtle Shell robots are now having real life races.
Looking for a way to make your Xbox 360 stand out without having to do your own casemod? The guys at Calibur11 have come up with a clever solution which gives your new Xbox 360 a bold new look without busting your case open and voiding the warranty.
XCM’s latest case offers your PS3 slim a complete overhaul which lets you see all the gory innards of your console whenever you feel like it.
The XCM Cyberbot case doesn’t just look awesome, it actually lets you see your Blu-ray or DVD disc spinning when it’s switched on.
Looking for an Xbox 360 controller that’ll really make a splash when you have your friends over to play some games? Check out this beautiful blue beast from XCM.
The cool thing about the XCM Blue Blood is that it’s actually a kit that you can use to mod your boring white Xbox 360 controller into a thing of true beauty.
The Nintendo DSi is certainly decent looking all on its own, but there’s only so much black and white you can take, right? These cool new shells for the DSi let you add a little color to your pocket gaming system.
The Dark Ops Wii Light Gun seems to have been designed with two kinds of people in mind: a) the kind of people who want to play every Wii game with a gun (i.e. the people I didn’t know existed) and b) people who want to inject some sort of action-movie-style flair into their Wii gaming.