May 19

Just a little Link

Who isn’t addicted to the Legend of Zelda? It has worked its way into the ranks of Best Video Game Ever list. Link has slashed his way through countless enemies and into the hearts of many of us. While doing a bit of geeky research earlier today, I found an etsy shop that is sure to please any Zelda lover.

Grandma Thunderpants! has an amazing collection of poly clay creations including this Link necklace. Give her etsy shop a look for some incredible creations!

April 28

Area and state regulations do not allow the Companion Cube to remain here, alone and companionless.

Area and state regulations do not allow the Companion Cube to remain here, alone and companionless. 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.

March 31

Ideal for the Cave

We all dream of our perfect geek cave. It would have the perfect gaming set up complete with comfy seating, great sound system and of course, tons of storage for our games, books, and other assorted fun bit. What better way to combine that storage with a nod to one of the most well known of early video games, Pac Man!

I found this awesome bookshelf over on Etsy. Go check out LightYourselfUp’s shop!

3D Ghost Shelf by LightYourselfUp on Etsy.

March 26

Steampunk Portal Gun

steampunk portal gun

Today I would like to show you this amazing steampunk portal gun made by ~batman-n-bananas from deviantart. This is what she had to say:

“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!”

February 24

Friday Roundup – This 99 Cent App Has Taken Over

Friday Roundup

 

Just one more… Hmm? What? … Yes, yes, I know it’s almost time for the Friday Roundup. Just wanted to finish this lev… I am not! No way I’m addicted to… What? Just pause it and do the round up? Okay, but I’m not addicted to it!

Sorry, guess I had lost tract of time but never fear, for the Friday Roundup is loaded with some amazing patterns to create some fabulous Angry Birds creations (and I am not addicted).

Emjay Bailey, otherwise known as Nerdigurumi has crochet patterns available for free for both the Angry Red Cardinal and the Green Pig.

Friday Roundup - This 99 Cent App Has Taken Over

Knitter can find patterns for the pair as well as the Angry Yellow Bird at Knitterbee‘s blog.

Friday Roundup - This 99 Cent App has Taken Over

Crocheters do not dispair because Laura Chua offers us a free download for the Angry Yellow Bird.

Friday Roundup - This 99 Cent App has Taken Over

Michele Villa offers a pattern for a crocheted Angry Birds Cozy which can be adapted to size.

Friday Roundup - This 99 Cent App Has Taken Over

Crafts by Starlight has a pattern for a crocheted Angry Bird Black Bird Hat.  There are also links there for several other Angry Bird hats as well.

Friday Roundup - This 99 Cent App has Taken Over

Lii Yan seems to have some sympathy for those frustrating Green Pigs and gives us a pattern for a hat.

Friday Roundup - This 99 Cent App has Taken Over

Not into hats? Then how about an Angry Birds Tissue Box Cover by Donesia Margolis?

Friday Roundup - This 99 Cent App has Taken Over

Suzy Vitale has created charts for knitting of the Red and Black Angry Birds.

Friday Roundup - This 99 Cent App has Taken OverFriday Roundup - This 99 Cent App has Taken Over

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some pigs to destroy… Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

 

 

January 16

Tetris Table

Today I want to show you this amazing Tetris Side Table made by Annahowardshaw from Instructables.

The whole table is made from scratch and we are given the complete tutorial so you can create your own piece of retro geek furniture. The Tetris pieces are made from wooden cubes stuck together, sanded and painted. They are then glued on to the table after arranging them carefully.