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Lego + Transformers + Gameboy = Nerdgasm

Lego + Transformers + Gameboy = Nerdgasm

I had a Game Boy back in the day, and at the time it was pretty cool. Compared to today's standards it was horrible, but so things go with progress. Back in the day, the Game Boy was one of my favorite things along with Tetris. I also had a serious fixation on Transformers and Lego. A geek named Julius von Brunk has crafted a mashup that wraps all three of those 80s favorites in one project, and it's awesome.

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Cryoscope forecasts the weather in the easiest way possible

Cryoscope forecasts the weather in the easiest way possible

Each morning when my seven-year-old daughter wakes up, the first thing she asks me is how cold it's going to be. If I tell her a specific number like 50°, she looks at me as if I asked her to solve an algebra equation. The next thing out of her mouth is, "do I need a jacket or not?" That's all she really wants to know; weather from a child's perspective can be distilled three basic things – shorts or pants or jacket. I think a lot of us are like that when it comes to the weather.

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Awesome stools made from recycled computer hardware

Awesome stools made from recycled computer hardware

I bet many geeks are like me, when I replaced my old computer hardware and technology products, I tend to keep the old stuff. I keep that old stuff because it's generally not broken, I just want newer, cooler gear, and you never know when something old and slow might come in handy. If you have a bunch of your old tech gear sitting around that you really don't want, and you are trying to think of something cool to do with it a geek named Rodrigo Alonso has a heck of an idea.

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Star Wars Uncut Directors Cut fan-stitched masterpiece now online in its entirety

Star Wars Uncut Directors Cut fan-stitched masterpiece now online in its entirety

It's been nearly 3 years in development and thousands of hours of blood, sweat, and fun had in the process, and it's finally here: the complete re-make of Star Wars: A New Hope constructed entirely of fan-made 15 second clips. This project was originally called Star Wars Uncut, and this final product is of course called Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut, and stitches together the entire set of hundreds of clips into one perfected bunch. This version is the "final" version of the film, and is available for you to watch 100% for free and in its entirety.

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Slingshot heating mechanism helps create more power

Slingshot heating mechanism helps create more power

The slingshot madman Joerg Sprave recently showed off something about a slingshot that is pretty cool. When you stretch the rubber band that propels whatever you are shooting from the slingshot, the band heats up and has more pulling force. The bands start to cool right away, and the force of the slingshot is reduced.

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Sony Steampunk laptop mod revealed, made with pine, copper, brass

Sony Steampunk laptop mod revealed, made with pine, copper, brass

The modified laptop you're about to witness is one that's unique, but works with a device that most certainly is not - made by modder John Dunn for Sony running a Vaio F notebook under a fabulous amalgamation of wood and brass. What you've for here is a sort of casing for the notebook made of birch plywood, pine wood, brass, and copper. All of these materials are true to the "Steampunk" style, if you're familiar, and the laptop is fully functional.

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DIY Paper Monster Truck constructed, destroyed for They Might Be Giants tour

DIY Paper Monster Truck constructed, destroyed for They Might Be Giants tour

There's nothing better than a gigantic pink monster truck / hearse hybrid made out of cardboard and paper to get your rock and roll concert tour underway, and They Might Be Giants have done us one better: they've taught us how to make our own! We love gadgets, and they've got a gigantic person-sized cardboard and paper boombox to fix us up there as well! This is basically the greatest combination of oddities to happen here in the tech, music, and fun world all day long!

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DIY Laser Ball is 21st century human cat toy

DIY Laser Ball is 21st century human cat toy

If there's one criticism we've always had about laser pointers it's that only one person can run the risk of blindness at a time; thank goodness for tinkerer Matthew Leone's DIY Laser Ball project, which opens the door to up to 14 lasers. Leone's awesome Instructable packs a tennis ball with lasers and a microcontroller to create what's described as "a cat-toy for humans" or a remote control "first-generation lightsaber training droid."

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