ft Robotics shows off a nifty Arduino Mega and Fischertechnik based plotter. Unlike other drawing machines which are driven by cartesian coordinates, this one uses polar coordinates. It draws by moving a pen along one axis, while a turntable rotates beneath its retractable pen.
Art & Design
Artist Fernando Reza aka “Fro” makes video game posters in the style of World War II propaganda prints. The games featured include Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt and The Legend of Zelda. Each print measures 18″x 24″ and is printed on Latex-coated matte archival paper.
Locate and know the exact color you desire with this high tech optical sensor. Scan objects, surfaces, dyes, fabrics and match it with a brand name paint color in a library with more than 31,000 hues, shades, and colors. Get it for 30% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.
Designers and other creative folks will go crazy for these colorful pens with magnets built in. They attach with metal bearings, allowing you to create fun shapes to liven up your workspace in between drawing sessions. Save 37% on a 20-pen set in The Awesomer Shop.
Transport your keyboard and mouse to one of the creepiest locations ever captured on film – the interior of the Overlook Hotel from The Shining. Snappy Printing offers these rubber-backed fabric mats based on the hotel’s iconic carpeting. They also make a welcome mat.
Audiophile turntable maker Lenco’s unique record player comes as either 3D printable files or ready to use 3D parts, and mechanical bits that you assemble yourself. The minimal design offers modules such as Bluetooth, a speaker, and a solar power unit for customization.
Designers can make a great, flexible income off their creative talents, but first, you need to learn the technical skills to succeed. This 8-course bundle covers Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, typography, and more. Grab this great deal in The Awesomer Shop.
After making bowls out of a variety of materials, Peter Brown’s viewers have been asking him to make a cereal bowl made of cereal. He finally gave in to their requests. The process is simple, but it takes a lot of time and skill. The end result is beautiful, but it’s barely food safe.
Love Hulten’s two-player arcade machine Pixelkabinett 42 Limestone Eclipse edition has a stone-like textured finish, granite laminated panels, handmade joysticks, and a center cavity which houses a backlit, ringed planet. The light’s brightness and color can be adjusted.
If you haven’t watched the pilot of The Shivering Truth, take a few moments to pop it open in another tab. Then come back and watch this equally engrossing behind the scenes reel that reminds us just how much work goes into producing original stop-motion animation.
Among the many incredible images captured during this Grand Canyon time-lapse video from the SKYGLOW Project is a phenomenon called a “full cloud inversion,” during which clouds get trapped between the walls of rock formations, forming a sort ocean filled with puffy clouds.
The Heirloom world map has a magnetic surface. It comes with 50 magnets in five different colors so you can chart past, current and future travels. Additional magnets are available for purchase. There are also variants of the map with different frames and colors.
Switch things up for the holidays by displaying Treetopia’s Knocked Upside-down Christmas Tree. Not only does it look funny, it also takes up less floor space so you can fit it even in small rooms. It comes with 500 clear lights, a stand, a foot switch and extra bulbs and fuses.
Looking for a unique geeky gift? Heartwood Editions makes intricate, limited-edition, laser-engraved wood wall art based on franchises like Overwatch, Street Fighter, and Starcraft. Each measures 11.5″ x 17.5″ x 1″ thick. Also sold as a discounted 3-piece bundle.