January 6

Tweet-A-Pot

I don’t know why I don’t spend more time trolling Instructables for things that make my inner geek jump for joy. Instructables user, Frenzy, has designed and programmed this flipping amazing, worship worthy, friend to any technologically adept coffee addict, Tweet-A-Pot. Using an every day drip coffee maker, an alternate Twitter account, and computer know how, he has made it possible to tweet your coffee pot and tell it to brew, no matter where you are, and Frenzy is so kind as to give you a full, detailed lesson on how to do it for yourself. I find this almost as amusing, and much more useful than the other Twitter-related Instructable I found, on how to Give Your Cat Twitter Powers.

January 5

Did I mention it also travels in time?

The Doctor Who Round 4 swap is nearly finished over at Craftster, and there is some great stuff! My absolute favorite though is the stained glass TARDIS clock thefett made for his partner Ryn (he also made the Master’s laser screwdriver. Seriously, go look). The mirror totally works as the time vortex. I really want this clock! The mirror apparently broke in transit, but thefett is as awesome as he is talented, and he’s fixed it. Fantastic!

Category: Craft, Geek, Sci-Fi, TV
January 4

Epic Mario Quilt!!

There is no other no other word for this mario quilt than EPIC!… and as someone who works with teenage children I use that word sparingly!

cheerupem0kidx0x started the Mario theme room thread on craftster back in July 2010! and since then has been keeping us updated, as she created the bob-omb lamp, pipe waste paper bin, NES cartridge clock, papier mache fire flower, papier mache boo… just seriously… there’s no way I can list everything this amazing geek crafter has made just go look at the thread.

Since there was lots of work in progress included on this thread, it’s a treasure trove of how-to’s, tutorials and fabulous crafting ideas (you will NOT BELIEVE how easy it is to make .a bob-omb lamp!)

I think we can all agree, her son is a very lucky guy!

The stuff she made is great, but the quilt is just AMAZING (and I’m not one for quilting…. at all… if I’m going to sit at a sewing machine for hours there’d better be a dress at the end of it!) It’s a result of 5 months work and it’s paid off big style!

Category: Craft, Geek, Video Games
January 4

Pixel Bead Aang

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to go back and fully watch some of my favourite TV series (instead of mindlessly watching whatever TiVo suggests).  This weekend Hubby and I started Avatar:  The Last Airbender (anyone else remember when you could say Avatar and people wouldn’t think you meant the James Cameron movie?).  This Aang pixel art by Geek Mythology was found on DeviantArt, and if you like this you should check out what else they have on DeviantArt and in their shops.  It makes me want to create a whole mural of game and anime characters in my house… if I had the time or bead supply for it.  Meanwhile, I’m going to go finish Book 1!

Category: Anime, Craft, Geek, TV
January 4

Tom Servo polymer clay necklace

Tom Servo polymer clay necklaceRobot roll call!”

Oh, how I miss Mystery Science Theater 3000: the bad movies, the spaceship shenanigans, the cute robots mouthing off.

Looks like I’m not the only one. Craftster member motoredxheart sculpted a wee polymer clay Tom Servo. I love how she used a clear bead to get just the right gumball machine-head look to him.

You can snag your own at her Etsy shop, Sweet Geek, and set him up in front of your iPod to heckle mini-sized movies.

Category: Craft, Geek, Sci-Fi, TV