Los Angeles writer, comedian, and “man of a kajillion voices” Brock Baker has released a volume 4 of his ongoing series where he does awesome impressions of popular cartoon characters. He brings to life characters like Stewie Griffin from Family Guy, Meowth from Pokémon, Skeletor from the Masters of the Universe series, and more. Fans of Brock can help support his future work on Patreon.
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Redditor Renz2LK used scrap pieces of EVA foam to create an awesome Optimus Prime Halloween costume for his cute son that actually transforms. Renz2LK also shared evening footage of the lights functioning on the clever Transformers costume.
Created my son’s costume using scrap pieces of EVA foam. Total build time: 6 hours (spread over 2 days). Painted with standard rattle can spray paint and acrylic paint for weathering. LED lights (not on in the video) are powered by 2 AA batteries with steady, blink, and rapid blink settings.
During the Jane’s Addiction show at Lollapalooza 2016, guitarist Dave Navarro attached a GoPro Hero4 camera onto the headstock of his guitar and stepped out onstage to perform. The resulting footage is a slightly disconcerting but absolutely amazing view of just how talented and focused a shredder Navarro is, particularly with all the distractions around him.
“GoPro has you on the mainstage at Lollapalooza 2016 with Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro as he shreds his way through fiery pyrotechnics, sultry background dancers, and his band mates rocking in front of an epic crowd.”
Former NASA engineer Mark Rober has demonstrated how to build a scientifically awesome silhouette glow wall using glow in the dark wall paint and sheets of vinyl. He also invited family friends over to have some fun while they tested out the glow wall, that can often be found at science museums.
For the past 10 years, we’ve been covering ThinkGeek’s crazy product selection from 8-Bit Ties to Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker, but the retailer’s existed longer – since the time of Hampster Dance.
How do you stick around for 17 years when pop culture moves so fast? “You gotta move just as fast,” says copywriter Regan Avery. “This week we’re prepping products for Pokémon, Suicide Squad, Star Wars, and Star Trek, plus properties like Ghostbusters, The Flash, Captain America, Masters of the Universe, Dark Souls, Fallout, Assassin’s Creed, Harry Potter, Princess Bride, Adventure Time, Doctor Who, Mass Effect, Uncharted, and Halo.” It’s a lot to cover, but it helps that their employees are fans.
To celebrate 17 years of geeky awesomeness, Timmy and the ThinkGeek crew are holding an Anniversary Sale this week: over 100 items at 40-60% off, plus daily and flash deals. If you’ve had your eye on their Planetary Glass Set or Star Trek Next Generation Bedding, now’s your chance.
Awesome Shield is an Arduino device and learning platform that teaches kids basic coding and hardware skills through instructional videos and hands-on lessons. The hardware features various components that can be programmed to create a wide variety of projects, and additional components and sensors can be added to the shield to expand its capabilities.
The kit is designed for ages 10-16 and can be used by anyone looking for an introductory level guide to coding and hardware development.
The team behind Awesome Shield has launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce more video tutorials and to manufacture more hardware. Campaign backers can claim discounted Awesome Shield kits as rewards.
Awesome Shield is custom hardware, simplified code, and more than 100 online video tutorials that make coding fun and easy. Future inventors learn at their own pace, developing new skills by creating hands-on projects.
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