Giant NES controller made of LEGO
Not only is this 5-foot long NES controller made entirely of Lego bricks, but the thing actually works. Baron von Brunk first had the idea over the summer and spent the last few months putting this behemoth together. In that time, not only did he construct the exterior Lego shell, but he also finished the inside to include spring loaded modules for the buttons that he soldered to an actual NES circuit board.
Floppy Table is a wonderfully designed coffee table created by the Berlin art, design and architecture duo Axel van Exeland Marian Neulant of Neulant van Exel that is made to resemble a classic 3.5″ floppy disk. Axel and Marian built the good sized table out of welded hot rolled steel and stainless steel and even added a secret compartment that can be accessed by pushing open the shutter. The Floppy Table is available to order by contacting Neulant van Exel (contact information is listed on their website).
Geeky “How to” Guides
Geeky “How to” Guides illustration series by Steve Thomas.
Action Scene Cut Out Art
Halifax-based artist David Reeves creates thrilling paper cut out action scenes involving typical action characters like zombies, superheroes, and ninjas.
images by David Reeves
Ghostbuster’s theme on eight floppy drives
Check out the great Ghostbuster Theme Song, played on on eight floppy drives.
I think everyone would agree if I call the Star Wars saga timeless. And so are these photos, they bring back memories when all you wanted was being a Jedi Knight ! For all of you fans out there, the images can also be found in the 30th anniversary tribute book titled The Making of Empire Strikes Back by J.W. Rinzler.
View all the photos on Sparks of Inspiration.
A Prototype for Retro Camera CANON: EOS100
Two designers with head full of ideas Aleksandr Mezentsev and Maxim Suhih decided to ride the wave of “vintage / retro” by proposing a concept of retro camera.
So not everybody can be an Avenger, but your feet can at least feel like they’ve slipped into a shoe version of Mjölnir with Reebok’s exclusive shoe line. Yes, we all want a pair of these shoes ourselves.
Since we’re in the midst of a Marvel movie frenzy, between ‘The Avengers‘ and the upcoming ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,‘ Reebok took advantage of the situation and presented their limited edition shoe line. There are several different shoes to choose from that have the same colors as Captain America, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Venom and Deadpool. Not only do each one of these shoes have the right colors for each superhero or villain, but they’ve got a cute little chain to match with it, in case you didn’t know which superhero shoe you’re wearing already.
Everybody has watched ‘The Avengers’ at this point at least once, so it’s easy to say that some will be swayed more by the Captain America or the Black Widow shoes. But then again, there’s shoes for everybody’s favorite mutant (Wolverine) so who wouldn’t want a pair of those?
Next up on the Marvel movie plate is ‘The Amazing Spider-Man.’ So if you want to get yourself into the proper web-slinger mindset then gaze at these neat shoes below and check out the rest here at /Film.
Commodore 64 Bass Guitar by Jeri Ellsworth
photo by Blake Maloof
Jeri Ellsworth created this awesome Commodore 64 bass guitar for last weekend’s Maker Faire Bay Area. Ellsworth explains how she made the guitar and how it works in this MAKE:Live video recorded at Maker Faire. (skip ahead about 40 seconds to the start of the interview).
Like many of you, we miss being a kid as far as age is concerned. That doesn’t mean we can’t let out our inner child when it comes to new gadgets hitting the scene. Any time we come across an item that reminds us of those good old days of no responsibility, is definitely worth a second look. Today we came across an item that could be a great addition to any game room, and will definitely bring out the kid in you.
Introducing the Arcade Light Switch. Just as the name suggests, this is literally a light switch designed from arcade machine push buttons. The unit is simple to install, and replaces the original light switch just any other replacement would. The best part about these is that they come in quite a variety of different colors.
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