Oltedal, Norway musician Leo Moracchioli of Frog Leap Studios recently performed a heavy metal cover of the song “Everything Is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie. In the music video, Leo jammed to his cover while dressed up as Emmet Brickowski.
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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.
images via Awesome Shields
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Science videos can be boring, but these are some of the most epic science videos on the internet. We’ve got chemistry, physics, technology, destruction, it’s just all the reasons why science is awesome. We’ve got drones, flamethrower drones aka killer drones, thermal cutting, laser cutting pizza, some sweet macrophotography showing off some soap bubbles freezing. And then the biggest mystery of all, magnets. How do they work? Magnet + copper = magic.
Dark Pixel Digital spent a year creating “Star Kart,” an awesome 3D animated mashup of Star Wars and the Mario Kart video game series. Mario Kart characters engage in a high-speed race in their Star Wars spacecrafts as Mario plays the role of Luke Skywalker and attempts to blow up the Death Star.
Selected clips of BBC nature narrator Sir David Attenborough being awesome from the 2002 BBC documentary Life On Air – David Attenborough’s 50 Years In Television.