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on Aug 22, 2007
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 21st, 2007:
- Hands-on with Transformers MP3 player – Takara Tomy’s Transformers MP3 player, which really transforms.
- Mini Arcade Project – This guy built 7 MAME arcade cabinets from scratch, the story of the most recent 5 cabinets is told on his blog.
- Save Me From Myself – Ex-Korn Guitarist writes about choosing Jesus over sex, drugs, and rock n roll.
- Why WordPress.com is Blocked in Turkey: Adnan Oktar – By the decision of Fatih 2nd Civil Court of First Instance, number 2007/195, access to WordPress.com has been blocked in Turkey.
- Han Solo Carbonite mod – How do you secure your nerd-cred for eternity? By acquiring a life-size replica of Han Solo in Carbonite, having Han’s face removed, and replacing it with your own.
- iphone-sdl-mame – Project to port MAME to the iPhone. Whether MAME will actually be playable from a performance and control perspective remains to be seen.
- Scanner Parts – Desk Lamp – How to make a desk lamp out of scrounged scanner parts and a few extras from Home Depot.
- Paper Critters: Online Paper Toy Creator – This Web tool allows you to create colorful little blockheads onscreen you can then print out, cut up, and paste together to make into well colorful little blockheads to stand guard on your desk.
This guy made a very nice paper model of Bumblebee, the lovely Autobot Transformer.
It’s the Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee model from the 2007 Transformers film.
Bumblebee made from paper materials (click for close-up)
Visit Wonderdasher for more images.
Link via Engadget
paperinside has released a free model of the Munster Koach, a papercraft car.
Munster Koach paper model
More information about the Munster Koach can be found here.
Check paperinside for more papercraft models, like this new Star Trek Akyazi Class Defence Cruiser.
sonicscape from Paper Art Gadgets is offering a bunch of pdfs of some cool paper models.
Paper Art Gadgets iPhone model
You can download the following models:
- Xbox 360 and display box
- Xbox 360 HDDVD drive
- Sony Playstation 3 and display box
- Nintendo DS Lite
- Atari 2600
- Pimped Xbox 360s #1-7
- Apple iPhone
- Nokia 6280
- Customizable paper figurines
So if you can’t afford a real iPhone, this is your chance to at least look cool with a miniature iPhone model!
Visit Paper Art Gadgets for more information.
The Online Paper Airplane Museum is trying to preserve the many different designs of paper airplanes.
F/A-18 Hornet – one of my favorite planes
The museum is basically one big links directory of paper airplanes. Currently there are more than 810 designs available already!
Link via Make:Blog
Shunichi Makino’s SF Paper Craft Gallery features downloadable PDFs for papercraft Star Wars vehicles like the AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) Snow Walker and the Millennium Falcon.
Paper models: Millennium Falcon and AT-AT Snow Walkers
He also has many other Star Wars models (TIE-Fighter, Y-wing, etc.) in his gallery
These incredibly detailed models can be downloaded for free. Good luck building!
Link via Boing Boing
PaperRobots1999.com has building instructions for some cool fully-articulated-free-paper-action-figures.
The year is 1999. The millennium is almost upon us. Y2K lurks around every corner, threatening to take over our computers and destroy all our technology. And when it does, paper robots will rule the earth.
Available models (can be downloaded as PDF files) include Magnus Style Prime and Optimus Prime.
Optimus Prime by PaperRobots1999.com
You’ll still have to wait a few months until the Transformers movie is out (check these new images), so in the meantime you can keep yourself busy creating your own Optimus Prime model.
Check PaperRobots1999′s photos on Flickr. I hope they’ll make a Megatron model soon!
More information: Paper Robots 1999
Check out these cool images of minitiature hand-made cardboard synth models by Daniel McPharlin.
Example of Daniel’s superb hand-made creations
He’s also selling them on a first come first served basis, so if you see one you like get in touch with him.