And the cube is not companionless once you crochet this mini weighted cube and Chell! Chell even has her own Portal Device too. Designed by Nerdigurumi, the pattern is free. It uses various colors of worsted weight yarns and some wire for Chell to allow her to be posable. Nerdigurumi warns that this pattern is a bit more than beginner as it requires some ‘cobbling and fiddling’ to assemble.
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It’s a hat! Yes, Nimcraft has created a free pattern for a knitted Portal Cake Hat that is absolutely adorkable. This hat, a recreation of the chocolate cake in Portal 1 and 2, is also a quite delectable head warmer during cold months. Knitted in worsted weight yarn, Nimcraft gives suggestions for making it in other weight yarns as well. Not familiar or a fan of the game portal? That’s okay, I don’t think there’s too many people that don’t like chocolate cake anyway!
“I absolutely love building things, especially with found objects or bits of scrap nobody loves anymore. The idea for a Steampunk version came from this as I much prefer rusty cogs to pristine white anyday. A lot of people have asked what this is made from… as far as I can remember the ingredients are:
- 2 antique clock movements
- 1 +1/2 hangers
- Metal teapot stand
- plastic mechano
- plumbing parts
- 1 plant pot
- 1 hair gel pot + various lids
- plastic tub (those ones you get nuts in the the supermarket)
- plastic tubing
- lots and lots of nuts and bolts
- miniature storage box (for the battery compartment)
- pocket laser disc (you can get them on ebay if anyone’s interested)
- 3 lightbulbs
- cardboard tube
- metal covering from an old hairbrush
- AV socket
- tons of odds and ends from my parents garage
- oh and of course the usuals – milliput, humbrol and warhammer paints, hot melt glue and about 6 gallons of superglue
that’s about as much as I can remember… enjoy!”
My husband and daughter recently returned from their annual sojourn to a local anime convention, so I thought it might be nice to introduce you to it as well. Dubbed Naka-kon, this convention is held annually in Overland Park, Kansas, to “celebrate Japanese animation and the influence anime has in the Midwest and around the globe by educating people from all walks of life in many diverse facets of popular and traditional Japanese culture.”
No matter whether promoting Japanese anime, video games, or the otaku lifestyle in general, these Kon-goers love to cosplay! The following are but a few examples that my husband took over the weekend.
I spy cosplayers as No Face from Spirited Away (or what I call “that freaky ghosty thing”), Mojo JoJo from Powerpuff Girls, a Stormtrooper, Mario & Princess Peach, and GLaDOS from Portal, but I don’t recognize the others. Do you?
- Naka-kon homepage
- More Anime crafts on GeekCrafts
- More Cosplay posts on GeekCrafts
- More Convention posts on GeekCrafts
With Valentine’s Day mere days away, you may be wracking your brain for ideas for that perfect way to share how you feel with that special person(s) in your life. Well, who can say it better than you? Why not make your own Valentine? And since we’re of the geeky sort, why don’t we dial up some digital goodness in Photoshop, hmmm?
HowtoGeek.com offers a full step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own customized geek valentine in Photoshop. They also have very thoughtfully put together 11 geeky valentine images, all zipped together and ready for you to download. Pictured above are my two favorites from the set, but other images include references to the video game Portal, Star Wars, multi-sided dice, and Futurama.
Which one do you like best? Or what custom Valentine would you like to make?
- Make Your Own Geek Valentine in Photoshop, from HowtoGeek.com
- Firefly Valentines from a previous GeekCrafts post
- More Valentine’s Day crafts at GeekCrafts.com
The Internet better be all over this soon! Hear that Pinterest?! I want to see Aperture Labs living rooms, kitchens and nurseries before Easter!
- Test Chamber Panel Wall
- Cave Johnson Oil Painting
- Combustable Lemons (Lemonades)!!
- Light Up Test Chamber Sign
via Sprite Stitch