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tardis jukebox

About ten months ago, David Prouty’s daughter challenged him to make something, out of recycled boxes, for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary.

His creation? This TARDIS jukebox with flashing lights and smoke effects. It was made out of old Uhaul, FedEx, and pizza boxes.

Yep. This dad made a 1/3 scale TARDIS with disco lights, sound activated LED’s, a smoke machine and an internal Bluetooth speaker. It’s all powered by a wireless remote and he can even connect his iPod or iPhone and turn it into a jukebox.

I’m going to add that David Prouty is a geophysicist, which makes me feel just a bit better about the fact that I can’t create one of these by myself.

Still, recycled pizza boxes? I can’t even make a pizza box out of one of those!

Check out more pictures and the video after the break.

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bats

Sándor Seuntjens posted this video of a version of the Batman theme song sung by actual bats.

How is that possible? Well, according to Seuntjens’ You Tube listing:

Bats produce sounds that are not audible to human ears. First these ultrasounds were digitally reduced to frequencies that are audible. Then the different batsounds were assigned different keys on a keyboard. On this keyboard – the only real Bat-Organ – Ulrich Seidel played the Batman Theme (Neal Hefti, 1966). The video clip was compiled by Sándor Seuntjens using footage from Batman (film, 1966), Batman (animated television series, 1992-95), and National Geographic (natgeowild.com).

So cool. I love nerds. Only we would do something like this.

Check out the video after the break.

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jason yang

Violinist Jason Yang, who’s Skyrim video we posted about before, has done it again. This time it’s a medley of music from Game of Thrones, The Hobbit and The Dark Knight.

Check it out after the break.

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These officially licensed My Little Pony Rainbow Dash earbuds will let everyone know you believe that friendship is magic. They include 3 different sizes of ear tips for a perfect fit and are sure to be the envy of everyone else with their boring Apple earbuds.

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We’ve seen 331Erock’s work many times before including a metal version of the theme for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but now he’s turned his attention to television. This time it’s the BBC series Sherlock and I’m sure everyone’s favorite slightly crazy super sleuth would agree that it’s fantastic.

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tardis speaker

A TARDIS speaker will be materializing in your home very soon, complete with Bluetooth connectivity for all your tablets and smartphones. Features include:

  • Electronic Volume Control +/-
  • 2.1 Channel Speaker System
  • Highly efficient amplification technology
  • Professional three speaker design
  • Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, A2DP & AVRCP
  • USB Charger
  • Dual colour LED indicator (Blue and White)
  • Aux-in 3,5mm
  • A remote control (factory standard design) – Volume, Bass, track forward, track Back, Power on/off, Bluetooth and Aux connectivity
  • 9 second BBC Doctor Who TARDIS Landing soundtrack when pairing to Bluetooth.

The TARDIS speaker is available for pre-order now with shipping slated for April 2013.

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The Doctor Who anniversary news just keeps coming with the announcement of The Light at the End, an all new 100-minute story featuring Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann. They’ll be reprising their roles as the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors who team up to fight the Master (Geoffrey Beevers). The Doctors will also be joined by some of their companions and additional not yet announced characters from the television series.

“We wanted to do a proper, fully-fledged multi-Doctor story for this very special occasion,” says writer, director and executive producer Nicholas Briggs, “and it’s wonderful that all the surviving Doctors threw themselves behind the project so enthusiastically. That’s not to say the first three Doctors don’t appear – we wanted to pay homage to the whole history of the classic series.”

The production will be available as a 5-disc limited edition that includes two hour-long documentaries and a Companion Chronicles tale called The Revenants or as a standard 2-disc edition. You can preorder now with a release date sometime in November.

Product Page Limited/Standard ($65/$25 Big Finish via The Nerdist)

Blast audio of of the back of Batman’s head with this fully rechargeable POP! audio figure that packs 32mm speaker drivers in a regular POP!-sized package.

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Howard Shore added more life to the Lord of the Rings trilogy with his beautiful scores. Many pieces of his music from those films live on a playlist that I play regularly. Shore has that amazing ability to make you see the movie just with the music, and I can’t wait to get there with The Hobbit.

Thanks to Empire, you can get a head start – they’ve got the entire soundtrack for the movie streaming for absolutely free. The soundtrack won’t be released until December 11th so it’s quite the sneak peek! The only catch is that you can’t jump from track to track; but you can still listen to as much or as little as you like to get a feel for the movie.

Even though I’m crazy excited to see The Hobbit, I’m limiting myself to only listening to a few samples. It may sound silly, but I don’t want to spoil too much. I did pick out some familiar Middle Earth themes, and it seems like Shore is just building on what we know and adding to the depth and to the world. I can’t wait to see and hear more!

Pre-orders for the soundtrack are available now in standard and deluxe editions.

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These awesome, limited edition headphones are based on Neon Genesis Evangelion and feature the motif from two characters from the series: Shogo-ki EVA 01 or NERV. Besides looking cool, they fold up and have all the practical features of any set of headphones. Just don’t expect them to clear out your sinuses. You’ll need one of these for that job.

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