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Steampunk blunderbuss actually fires

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on February 7th, 2010

We’ve covered many steampunk mods around these parts. Some are actually Steampunk while others are just a lot of brass attachments glued onto a gadget. Well this one is Steampunk alright. And these guns actually fire.

The blunderbuss shown above shoots not bullets, but rubber balls. That doesn’t mean it won’t hurt like a real bullet though. It shoots those rubber balls fast enough to actually penetrate cardboard from a distance. Ouch! And while we don’t want to be on the wrong end of this thing, we can’t help admiring the craftsmanship. Check out some videos below.

42″ Flatscreen TV turned into a working iPhone costume

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on October 26th, 2009

42″ Flatscreen TV turned into a working iPhone costumeThese guys win any and all costume contests hands down. That’s because Reko Rivera and John Savio created these awesome costumes using a real 42″ LCD TV. The TV’s are connected to their iPhones which are docked just above the TV.

It will show whatever the iPhone display shows. It’s absolutely brilliant. But it must be hard wearing those televisions, which weigh 85 pounds each. Then there’s the weight of the batteries to power them and the wires and iPhone.

Working Darth Vader robotic arm

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2009

Working Darth Vader robotic armAt last you can have your very own Darth Vader robotic arm. It’s good for more than just wielding a lightsaber you know. It can help you grab stuff with it’s opening and closing fingers. Plus you can insert anything you want in it to see what Vader might have looked like while holding it.

Funny stuff, like a bottle of lube, a rubber chicken, a can of Bud, maybe even a hot blond action figure so you can pretend that Vader is King Kong. The kit features 45 snap-together parts that you can use to build it.

Fully-functional LEGO combination safe

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2009

Fully-functional LEGO combination safeRemember that cool working Lego safe we featured awhile back? Well now somebody has created a fully functional Lego combination safe. Just put all of your valuables in this thing and they will be…well, not safe really. We’re talking Legos. But it might be fun to build one.

Just follow Merijn van Wouden’s lead and the link for detailed step-by-step instructions and a cool video to show how the mechanisms work. Hey, you gotta put your monopoly money somewhere.

Voltron transforms into a working camera

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on June 11th, 2009

Voltron transforms into a working cameraThis transforming Voltron is awesome. A) It’s Voltron. B)It transforms into a working camera. and C) See A and B. This transforming Voltron action figure actually shoots 110 film. Apparently it was sold in the 1980s by Impulse Ltd.

Not that that helps us get one in the here and now. Few things in life are this awesome. Now, we are on a mission to find one. This is way cooler then that time my Qosmio notebook turned into a Transformer.

Guy builds working Batman Forever Batmobile in his garage

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2009

Guy builds working Batman Forever Batmobile in his garageIf you’re a Batman fan, you can always go the usual route and collect figures, comics and little die-cast cars. Or you could get off your butt and build an actual working Batmobile. That’s what sculptor Bob Causey did. He built this working Batman Forever replica in his garage.

It’s actually drivable, with or without a costume and sidekick. It’s got a ton of great detail. Including a full-interior, retractable hard top, and three LCD displays. It takes a true Batman fan to build something like this.

LEGO movie theater with working projector

Posted in Home Theater by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2009

LEGO movie theater with working projectorThis tiny LEGO movie theater is awesome. It actually features a working, very tiny movie projector. The projector works at 24 fps, so it may not be good picture quality, but Lego minifigs have a different eyesight than you have. It’s nicely detailed. Even the seats are numbered. Make sure you check out the video below.

The builder, Ricardo M. Oliv, did an awesome job. Now all he needs is full length movies and he can sell tickets to other geeks who can sit their minifigs in the seats with a miniature popcorn and soda.


Working Game Boy costume plays Tetris

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2009

This guy decided to turn himself into a Game Boy. He used a bunch of cardboard and a laptop is hidden inside that controls the screen. As you might expect and as he states himself, it’s a pretty fragile setup, but well worth it.

It even has the sound effects. The sad thing is that while in the Game Boy suit he can’t play himself. He can only watch others enjoy a game of Tetris. Pretty cool costume. You have to love Game Boy a whole lot to turn yourself into a walking handheld.

Working LEGO PlayStation

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on December 11th, 2008

Working LEGO PlayStationLegos are good enough to build a safeand countless statues, so why not a PlayStation?

This mod is the work of a clever high school modder who completed the project one night, instead of chasing girls and boozing it up. See kids, a clean life will yield great Lego geek toys. Looks like this kid basically just gutted his PS and inserted the innards into a custom Lego case. Which doesn’t make it easy, just simple.