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Bang! Check Mate: Bullet Chess Set

Bullet Chess Set

 

 

 

Why play chess with your old board when you can play with this one? It’s the chess set made using dummy rounds and spent shell casings by Etsy seller OldeWorldCC and it’s nothing short of awesome. The pieces aren’t just old casings that have been cleaned up and polished and then stuck on a board; rather, they’re cut, curled, and shaped to look like the pieces that they actually represent.

A variety of chess sets are available on his Etsy shop, with prices starting at $345. It’s pricier than your typical chess set, but you won’t find pieces like these elsewhere, that’s for sure.Continue Reading

For Otherworldly Riffs: C-3PO Electric Guitar

C3PO Guitar

 

C-3PO is many things, and now he’s an electric guitar, too. Etsy user Marc Potter is in the business of creating unique guitars and other instruments like banjos using the most unusual of materials. He had a C-3PO collector’s case lying around, so naturally, he took it and turned it into a guitar!

Rainy Day Instruments presents …#063 C3PO electric Star Wars Guitar, Nice used Behringer maple neck securely attached to a Classic C3PO collectors case. Action figure case still can open and TALKS!

Our hearts bleed for the destruction of the classic toy that’s in otherwise fine condition, but isn’t the guitar just a beaute? You can check out Marc’s Etsy page for more of his creations, including a banjo crafted from a bed pan!

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Screw It…With a Wink and a Smile

Screw Smile

Sometimes, even the smallest of details make all the difference. Take these screws that are aptly called the Screw:), for example. They look just like your average screw except for the head, which has a smiley face imprinted right on it. That means conventional screwdrivers won’t work with it either, because you can’t exactly jam it into the smiley face’s eye to screw it in. Instead, you’ll need a custom screwdriver with a protruding smiley face to be able to screw the Screw:) in tightly.

The Screw:) was designed by Studio Yumakano in collaboration with Japan-based screw factory Komuro Manufacturing.Continue Reading

Brick By Brick: Build a LEGO Resume, Get a Second Interview

LEGO Resume

The Internet has seen its fair share of unusual and creative resumes that are essentially applications of that person’s skills and qualifications. For example, there was that programmer who turned his resume into an interactive one by creating a website that played like a video game as you scrolled down.

Then there’s this resume by Redditor Leah who made a LEGO set featuring none other than herself. It made perfect sense that she came up with something as creative and far out as this, considering that she was trying to get a job at an advertising agency.

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They Don’t Stand a Chance: Pow! Splat! Fly Swatters

Pow Splat Fly Swatter

 

You can go for one of those electric fly swatters to zap those pesky flies and mosquitoes out of your face and into kingdom come–or you can go for these comic-inspired Pow! and Splat! fly swatters. Granted, it’s easier to get that insect, specially the fast flyers, with the tennis racket-shaped electric swatters. But if you’re out of juice and really need to get that thing out of the air, then this will have to do.

The expressions featured on the bubbles are pretty apt for their purpose too: Pow! to hit that bug in order to make it go Splat! Yowza!

The fly swatters are available online for $10.

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Endless Calendar Goes On and On and On

Endless Calendar

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The Endless Calendar is a modular calendar of sorts that you can put on display and use and re-use for the months, years, and decades to come. It’s relatively simple, but it gets the job done. Each of the calendar’s components are printed by hand using wood types, which are then positioned and stored in a display unit that sort of looks like a napkin holder.

It won’t alert you to any meetings or special events, but it’ll let you know the date and what day of the week it is, and that should be more than enough for most people. The best part? No need to replace your calendar on a yearly basis anymore, obviously.

The Endless Calendar is available for $42.

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Rockin’ Bricks: 20 Famous Bands Recreated In LEGO

LEGO Bands

What you can make with LEGO bricks is limitless, especially if you’re creative and have the ability to envision while you put them together, brick by brick. These are qualities that LEGO builder extraordinaire Adly Syairi Ramly doesn’t have a shortage of, which his latest work clearly shows.

Adly has recently unveiled a gallery of twenty iconic bands recreated using nothing but LEGO bricks, including the likes of the Beastie Boys, Beatles, Smashing Pumpkins, and Foo Fighters.Continue Reading

Play Tetris on the Coolest Business Card Ever!

Tetris Business Card

 

If you failed to make an impression in person, then the only chance you have left is to make an impression with your business card. Plain old cards are boring. The way to go these days are interactive business cards and Bateske Design definitely got it right with their Arduboy digital business card.

It’s essentially a miniature, Arduino-based card that lets people play Tetris on it. How they managed to cram an OLED screen, capacitive D-pad, A/B buttons, and a piezo speaker into the 1.6mm-thick card is a feat in itself.

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Pizzasaurus Necklace: Because Dinosaurs Love Pizza, Too

Pizza Dinosaur Necklace

Dinosaurs are awesome. So is pizza. And what do you get when you combine both? The equally awesome Pizzasaurus necklace by Snash Jewelry. The pendant essentially features a particularly scary-looking triceratops (at least, I think it’s a triceratops) chomping on a gigantic slice of pizza (considering the size of that dinosaur on a true-to-life scale.)

The heavy-duty pendant hangs on a 24-inch chain and can be rocked by both guys and gals. It’s available in antique gold or silver plating and is available online for $144.

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