Maker Faire 08: Compubeaver And Text-O-Possum

Maker Faire 08: Compubeaver And Text-O-Possum


By Evan Ackerman

I’ll be posting tons of pics from this past weekend’s Maker Faire over the next few days, but here’s a little taste. This is Compubeaver. He’s a beaver (or I guess he used to be a beaver), who now has a computer inside him. His torso contains a 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo processor, a 160gb HD, a gig of ram, a chest-loading DVD burner, and, um, some tastefully placed USB ports. If you’d like a Compubeaver of your very own, Instructables will show you how to make one in 29 easy steps.


Keeping Compubeaver company was Text-o-possum, which combines a bluetooth laser keyboard with, well, a possum, allowing “the convenience of regular keyboard typing in a possum form. Text-o-possum puts the awesome in possum – the future is here!”

Both of these animals were modded by Your Psycho Girlfriend. And if you find yourself asking a question like “why would anybody DO this,” you’ll need to try and get more in the spirit of Maker Faire, which I might sum up as: “Why not do it, it’s cool!”

[ Compubeaver ]
[ Text-O-Possum ]