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It’s still a work in progress, but Anthony Le’s War Machine looks ready for Iron Man 2; it’s made with urethane and features a minigun and light-up eyes, arc reactor and gauntlets.
MST3K fans will always watch movies with Tom Servo and Crow in mind, but these laser-cut Mst3shades literally keep them in your field of vision; plans here; Ponoko-version here.
Inspired by this gadget, the Most Useless Machine not only reaches new heights for futility but has us waxing morose about the pointlessness of our own lives. Happy New Year, friends.
Shunichi Makin’s been busy ever since his mini-HAL 9000; he’s created not one but three super-deformed versions of Iron Man in papercraft, each with 3-4 printable PDF files.
It ain’t no Swiss movement, but the Makerbot Watch is the ultimate wrist-mounted geek accessory; it’s build-it-yourself Arduino-driven timepiece that uses concentric LEDs to tell time.
An Aqua Modeler in Japan puts the ship back in spaceship with this remote-controlled, underwater capable Enterprise; they’ve also converted Battleship Yamato and the USS Voyager.
No way Santa’s gonna miss Bainbridge Circle in Murrieta, CA; the synced music show uses 12 houses, 30,000+ lights (mostly LED), 130 extension cords, and 8,000 feet of control cable.
DIY doesn’t get much more legit than Harrison Krix: the professional prop creator was commissioned by Daft Punk to replicate a gold helmet and outlines the entire process here.
John Austin’s Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction is a must for cubicle combat; build 35 devices including catapults, slingshots, and bombs, all MacGyver’d from office supplies.
It’s only able to swivel slightly, but for less than $15 it’s tough to beat this DIY Dual Monitor Stand; it’s mounted to a desk and made with galvanized steel pipe, PVC pipe, and wood.
Han may be off making the Kessel Run in 18 parsecs, but we’ll be content to loaf like Jabba in this Millenium Falcon Bed by Kayla Kromer; photos are by Heather Leah Kennedy.
An entry in Cooler Master’s 2009 Modding Contest, Macius Barreto’s Morphius is a four-legged robotic case mod of awesome; it’s built out of fiberglass and finished with car paint.
If you haven’t put up your lights yet, don’t bother: Christmas Light Hero is an audio/visual double whammy-bar of garage lighting hooked up to a playable game of Guitar Hero.
Scott Trosclair is one super man: he’s turned his cubicle at a film animation studio into a mini Fortress of Solitude, complete with LED-lit acrylic crystals and a hand-sculpted Jorel head.
Even a Wraith would love Jacob Yarmuth’s Stargate Atlantis home theater; it features a 10 ft. Stargate with a 96″ screen, THX sound system, motion sensor doors, and fiber optic starscape.
If you prefer ohms to ornaments, Evil Mad Scientist Labs has decked their tree with resistors and other electronic components; got other holiday plans? Check out the LED Menorah Kit.
Will Urbina’s “The Desk” is an uber-case mod which puts the computer in a see-through, LED-lit Plexiglass table; perched above is “The Tower”, is a 5-drive hard disk cluster.
While it may not be bright enough to signal the Dark Knight, this Batlamp is ideal for do-gooder decorating; made with cardboard and RGB LEDs, the lighting is controlled by Arduino.
It’s the meal that never ends: while not a true Mobius strip, George Hart’s Mobius Bagel is a topological godsend for maximizing spreadable surface area; in other words, mo’ cream cheese.
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