Imagine, for a moment, that Hogwarts wasn’t a school of witchcraft and wizardry and instead taught its students computer coding and hacking. That’s what Alex Skor of Inventor Headquarters did when he reinvented the world of Harry Potter as a high-tech cyberpunk adventure, loaded with fun and geeky easter eggs.
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Inspired by the phoenix from the Harry Potter universe, this small-batch knife is made using scrapped materials from knife designer Alan Folts. Its D2 steel blade has excellent edge retention, and its orange and brown G10 handle offers a great grip. It has a smooth ball-bearing pivot and an easy-to-close liner lock mechanism.
First launched in Europe, The Pottermore Art Collection is now available in the US. It’s a series of officially licensed paintings, illustrations and typography from artists such as Olly Moss, Peter Strain and Atomhawk. Available as posters or mounted prints.
To show off his trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Piet Rullens Jr. fit a Raspberry Pi 3 and a screen behind a poster inspired by the series’ animated newspaper Daily Prophet, then programmed it so that the video plays when someone approaches the poster.
What was one of the most popular videos in the early days of YouTube gets revisited, with the cast of finger puppet Harry Potter reuniting to celebrate 10 years since the original, and taking advantage of today’s much improved video streaming quality.
The teaser for Magic in North America, a new series of stories from J.K. Rowling set in the Harry Potter universe. The first story in the series is History of Magic in North America, and is itself split into multiple parts, all of which will be available on Pottermore.