Flickr user Caroline (AKA Carexcore) stitched up this awesome – and totally badass – Stegosaurus on an iPhone case. Her Flickr photostream is filled with all sorts of clever geekiness like this, but I’m a total sucker for dinosaurs.
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How many times have you ever said to yourself, “I need an R2-D2 bra, but where would I find one?”
Look no further! Seamster over at Instructables has provided the pictures and a video on how to make one! And because Seamster is a guy, he calls this creation his “R2-Double-D2s.”
You know those glowing potions you pick up in many fantasy video games (hopefully right before a boss fight)? This is a quick project that makes a glowing, USB-powered potion that looks great at your cubicle/desk/office and shows off your geekiness. Unfortunately, no matter what I tried, I could not take a picture that does this justice. It looks amazing in person though, trust me – it’s very blue and bright.
Backstory: when I first got my blue Scion xA, one of the first things I did was swapped out all the dash lights for blue LEDs and installed blue LEDs under the cupholders so it would make any translucent beverage container glow bright blue. When I saw these mana potions at ThinkGeek, I immediately thought those would look cool if they similarly glowed blue. So, this is how I did it…
This Lego Star Wars clock Instructables project opens with the sentence, “My son made this clock in clay class when he was 4 years old.” This is parenting done right, folks.
I love the idea for using Lego base pieces so you can move the minifigs around as you choose.
Links of Interest:
- Lego Star Wars Clock tutorial on Instructables
- More Lego crafts on GeekCrafts
- More Star Wars crafts on GeekCrafts
Thingiverse contributor Drew Smith not only designed and made a near perfect replica of the visor worn my Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Geordi La Forge, but he then took it to be signed by the Twitter god himself. Nerd points +10!
Even better, he’s uploaded instructions on how you can make your own visor!
This weekend was Maker Faire at Union Station in Kansas City and my daughter and I happily attended. To be honest, it was more of the same from last year – 3D printers, robotics, Arc Attack, and artisians of various forms and varieties. But we enjoyed ourselves, and were pleased to see some new chainmaille vendors, and some sort of hand-to-hand combat demos going on outside the Station.
One interesting booth was the Urban Farming Guys, which was a demonstration in aquaponics. I hardly know how to explain it, but it was cool. They had this planter with a large water tank beneath it. Tilapia fish in the tank poop in the water, then the poop water feeds the plants above. The plants filter the water through their roots, and it cycles back down to the fish tank. When the fish get big enough, you can eat them. A complete recyclable system. Very interesting.
Other interesting booths/displays: a woman who made art from junk mail, numerous 3D printers and “printed” items, a Titanic ship made from Legos, a solar-powered car, robotics demos, and a craft gallery with lots of jewelry, knitting, and chainmaille examples.