lego tardis

“Landing soon” being the words on the Lego Facebook page update.

But that’s not the only teaser shot! Check out the second image after the break…

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minimalist batman top

As part of a special collaboration with French Paper Art Club and Geek-Art, French artist Qui Be created four minimalist, Batman-themed mini prints using a single, continuous line.

The limited-edition prints feature some of the most popular characters from Gotham, including Commissioner Gordon, Catwoman, Robin and the Dark Knight himself. The illustrations were on display at the French Paper Gallery this past weekend.

Head after the break to check out the rest of the designs…

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lytro illum

The first high-end camera to capture the entire light field is on sale for $699.99 (46% off with free shipping) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its 1st Gen predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. How? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing your average static 2D image. But the Illum’s cutting-edge technology records the direction of these rays, generating images you can later refocus, change perspective within, or view in 3D. You can essentially revisit the scene of the photo—meaning you’ll never miss snapping the perfect shot again.

-Take “living pictures” you can adjust afterwards
-Refocus your shots, change their perspective & view them in 3D, even in post-production
-Use familiar digital camera features: auto focus, exposure mode, etc.
-Capture the angle of every light ray in a scene
-Easily carry it anywhere: design is compact, durable & lightweight
-Shoot photos at an optimal resolution for sharing online
-Access an array of tools including photo filters & uploading software

Lytro Illum Camera ($1300 $699.99)

Check out videos after the break for a detailed look at the Lytro Illum…

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Halloween is the best time for DIY prop crafting, and these glowing masking tape mummy hands from are a cinch to make. Using household items including scissors, a straw, masking tape, and a glow stick, this creepy mummy hand is sure to look awesome in the windows or on the lawn.

Check out the super quick tutorial after the break.

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It didn’t occur to me at the time, but the Dejarik table and Leia’s message in Star Wars were, for many of us, our first exposure to the concept of holograms. In the years since the movies, we have come pretty close to making this technology a reality.

On that note, developer Ian Martin has come as close to building a real Dejarik table as is possible for a guy working in his garage. It may not have true holographic pieces yet, but I have a feeling he’s going to figure it out.

What he has created is a 1:1 scale replica of Holochess monsters and Dejarik table, complete with with working electronics. The table has 10 working knobs, 54 working buttons, 26 lights, and two LCD display screens plus a program that Martin has written based on the unofficial rules.

While he may be using physical monsters for not, he’s been doing augmented reality tests that show real promise. You can check out that test along with more pictures and video after the break…

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the martian

The Martian is the best nerd movie of 2015. I know, I know, there’s a Star Wars movie coming out two and a half months from now. (Holy crap guys there is a new Star Wars coming out two and a half months from now.) God, Mickey Mouse, and J.J. Abrams willing, it will be worthy of the legacy of the original trilogy… or at least it won’t have any floppy earned, intelligence-insulting racial caricatures designed for the sole purpose of selling toys.

But I’ve hopped into my DeLorean, stopped off at October 21st for some sweet hoverboard action, moved ahead to December, watched The Force Awakens (that Howard the Duck cameo was insane), and returned to the good ol’ present day to tell you: The Martian is nerd supreme.

Read more after the break…


Star Wars fan Daniel Hoogkamp is gearing up for Halloween and he’s pumpkinized our favorite new droid, BB-8.

So cute. I hope more people do this. Actually, I’m sure a lot of people will do this. Probably too many people will do this.

See more pictures after the break.

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delorean golf cart

Endless mulligans at only 8.8 mph!

This beauty was created by David and Vicki Heykants, John Perrin, and Lucas Evanochko of Dual Divisions as a commission for The Red Deer College 30th Annual Golf Classic.

David did a tremendous amount of work on this project; the Mr Fusion is entirely made of metal. It also hides a cooler inside. The front end? All metal. The side panels with all the electronic items? Metal. Yes, this cart is built to last.

It also features buttons that play music and effects from the films as well as an Android tablet that functions as a virtual time circuit.

Take a closer look at the DeLorean golf cart in the videos and image gallery after the break…

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chemistry pumpkin

Using green fire to enhance Jack-O’-Lanterns isn’t a new concept, but if you’re unfamiliar, the image above from imgur user Mikepants is a good example of the effect that results.

All it takes is a simple combination of boric acid and methanol. Complete instructions are available here but, as always, respect the chemistry (or the chemistry will burn your house down).


The smaller something is, the cuter it becomes and that makes these super tiny Pokémon the most adorable Pokémon ever! Molder of super cute things, Ruby Huang, loves to make itty bitty fan art and has recently created a collection of her favorite Pokémon. Those these are not currently for sale on her Etsy site, she is sharing these bite-sized cuties on her Instagram page under the #pinkymon hashtag.

Check out more awwww-inducing clay figure pics after the break.

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