Super Mario Rube Goldberg Machine Wins Contest

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A Penn State engineering team won their regional Rube Goldberg machine contest with an entry based upon Super Mario Bros. The contest involved creating unnecessarily complex machines to perform simple tasks. In this case they were required to build a machine that changes out a lightbulb using 20 steps or more. The ...

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Super Mario Bros. 3 Pushpin Mosaic Coffee Table

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Take a look at this utterly stupendous Super Mario Bros. 3 coffee table. It’s made from a regular coffee table with a cork top attached. Then the craftmaster who made this, inserted countless number of pushpins into the cork: He got the pattern by converting an image of the game’s box cover ...

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Pac-Man Pinky Ghost Floppy Disk Pixel Art

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Here’s a cool mosaic pixel art made from old floppy disks (do they even make floppy disks anymore? are all floppies now “old”?). It’s in the shape of one of the top four Pac-Man ghosts- Pinky. Actually Pinky is probably top 3… I mean Clyde is most likely number 4 on everyone’s list ...

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Giant Sewn Atari Plush Cartridges

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I’m hesitant to call these “plush” since they’re made of sewn vinyl but take a peep at these really cool sewn Atari cartridges. I guess they’d qualify as pillows? Highly detailed: Created for (and available at) the Game Over show at Giant Robots San Francisco, these retro gaming cartridges are quite large at ...

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Awesome Musician Portraits Made of Unwound Cassette Tapes

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Artist iri5 creates these amazing portraits on canvas using unwound cassette tapes as a medium. That’s Jimi Hendrix above and Bob Dylan below. I’d love to see these in person. It would be cooler if the artist had used cassette tapes of the artist he was creating but these are really awesome ...

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PS2 Arcade Style Controller in a Tupperware Container

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Here’s an interesting mod- it’s an arcade style PS2 controller inside a tupperware container. It’s pretty cool, besides the fact that you can see the innards, it looks to be lightweight, portable, and when built it can be designed to fit your hand size perfectly. You can also probably store some snacks in ...

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Super Nintoaster is the Greatest Nintendo Playing Toaster Ever

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What do you get when you cram a Super NES system into a toaster shell? The Super Nintoaster of course! This highly modded SNES actually works and yes you insert the games by pressing the toast lever down. Unfortunately, or fortunately I guess, the Super Nintoaster no longer toasts bread (which brings ...

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Recycled Floppy Disk Moving Record Greeting Card

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Here’s yet another interesting recycling adaptive reuse for old floppy disks- turning them into greeting cards. Made by taking the “disk” part out of the casing from a floppy disk, the design is a record playing on a turntable and it’s made so that the record actually spins if you turn it. These ...

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