Half Life 2 Retro Bead Sprites

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What if Half Life 2 was actually developed 10+ years earlier for the NES? It would probably look something like these bead sprites from Arcade Artist Donna Pike. This $25 set of 4 are actually magnets and come with a collectible card of the game’s box art rendered in 8 bit style ...

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Make Your Own Wooly Willy Table

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Wooly Willy is that classic kid’s toy with magnetic shavings inside that allows you arrange them like hair on Willy’s head in any way you want using the “magic” wand (yeah, I never knew the name of this toy until just now either). One crafty Instructables user said, “why does the fun ...

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Save the Princess (and Electricity) with a Magnetic Mario Set

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Play Super Mario Bros. just like the Amish do without all that pesky electricity with the Magnetic Mario game set. Made of perler beads mounted to foam with a magnet, these will stick to your fridge, locker, or any other magnetic surface. Got a metal plate in your head? Play Mario on ...

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Lightbulb Turned Oil Lamp

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Sergio Silva has created this beautiful looking oil lamp called Oyule using a regular incandescent lightbulb. This is a great adaptive reuse for those old burned out light bulbs instead of just throwing them away. It turns a modern lighting source into an older one, elegantly. There is a “rare earth magnet” ...

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Levitron Revolution World Stage Lets You Levitate Any Small Object

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Levitating magnetic toys are nothing new- it’s a great desktop accessory to have a floating globe hovering next to you while you work. But this Levitron Revolution World Stage takes it to the next level. Inside the globe is a small flat magnetic disc. It’s this little platform that actually does ...

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Switchital: A Crazy Changing Clock

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The Switchital clock from Swiss designer Matthias Pugin constantly rearranges itself whenever the time changes. A series of hidden magnets behind the digits moves each segment into it’s proper place to tell the current time. Currently in the design phase, it’s possible that this could be produced if the right manufacturer comes ...

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Elecom’s Magnetic Memory Card Reader

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Elecom announced an interesting memory card reader today- one with a magnetic backing. This simple change allows the card reader to mount to your computer’s case or other nearby metal objects (under desk mini-fridge?!) and thus be stored neatly out of the way. The bright colors look pretty stylish too. Is it worth ...

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Powerful Magnetic Key Holder

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Magnetter is a stylish key holder that works without using hooks or a shelf or cup of any sort. As you probably guessed by the name, or this post’s title, it works by using a powerful ten pound neodymium magnet hidden behind the curved mahogany finished wood key holder. You simply ...

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