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  • Handheld Console Compresses Super Mario Brothers Down To 64 Pixels

    Handheld Console Compresses Super Mario Brothers Down To 64 Pixels

    Doot doo doot doo doo doot! Hacker Retrobrad created a handheld console that displays Super Mario Brother in a very special way: each sprite is reduced to one pixel. The console, called Super Pixel Brothers, includes all 20 levels as well boss fights. The game is played on an 8×8 mutli-colored LED board and to hit enemies you need to position your single-pixel Mario over their… Read More

  • Makerbot's Bre Pettis Will Be On Colbert Report

    Makerbot's Bre Pettis Will Be On Colbert Report

    One of our own, Bre Pettis, will appear on the Colbert Report tomorrow night to talk about 3D printing, his handsome glasses, and new Makerbots. This is some seriously exciting news in that it proves that the geeks will inherit the earth. Read More

  • Watch Water Fight Against Surface Tension At 2,564 FPS HD

    Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex from Tom Guilmette on Vimeo. This is a few months old but it’s great. It shows a Tom Guilmette playing with a Phantom Flex 1080p video camera shooting at 2,564 frames a second. This camera uses high speed lenses and sensors to slow down almost everything including bullets (albeit at slightly lower resolution.) Read More

  • Mechanical Yoshi Adds Mech To Mario

    Mechanical Yoshi Adds Mech To Mario

    Donald “KodyKoala” Kennedy built this magical mech Yoshi out of Lego and Playmobil parts as well as some nicely molded custom parts. His next project is Luigi, a noble goal in this era of reduced manufacturing prowess in the Western world. Read More

  • The Happiest CrunchGear Reader Ever

    The Happiest CrunchGear Reader Ever

    JRob won our Proton Pack Backpack giveaway last week and told us he would give it to his daughter if he won. At first we didn’t believe a CrunchGear reader could create something as good and wholesome as a “daughter” or have the willpower to give her his awesome backpack if he won, but to our surprise both of these are true. Here’s little Miss JRob wearing her new… Read More

  • First music video shot entirely on the iPhone 4

    There are no maps for these territories, friends. Here is the first music video shot on the iPhone 4. It’s seriously a fun piece of cinema and really points out the blinding fact that the age of the huge video or cinema production is slowly but surely evolving into something much more streamlined. More details after the jump. Read More

  • This weekend make your own compressed air rocket

    I’ve always loved the compressed air rocket. I bought my son one of the pre-made ones at a science museum and it broke on first flight, which was pretty frustrating. Had I known about this MAKE video, however, I would have built my son one from scratch. You technically don’t need more that 25 cents worth of hardware for this thing, but getting some of these parts might be cost a… Read More

  • Watch the world's tallest robot Tsutenkaku in action (weird video)

    Watch the world's tallest robot Tsutenkaku in action (weird video)

    We’ve covered Tsutenkaku, a Japanese robot that looks like a tower to promote tourism in the city of Osaka, just last week. Standing 170cm tall, his makers claim Tsutenkaku [JP] is the tallest robot in the world. And now he finally showed himself in the public, during a street festival that took place over the weekend in Osaka’s shopping district of Nipponbashi. Read More

  • Japan's giant Gundam statue returns, this time armed with a saber

    Japan's giant Gundam statue returns, this time armed with a saber

    The giant Gundam statue that protected Tokyo last summer was so cool that we covered it multiple times. In September 2009, Bandai (the company responsible for the marketing coup) decided to retire Gundam once and for all. But five months later, in December 2009, the city of Shizuoka (some 125 miles west of Tokyo) announced it plans to re-erect the statue in July this year. And now it has come… Read More

  • The Twist Alarm Clock forces you to activate your brain in the morning

    The Twist Alarm Clock forces you to activate your brain in the morning

    Japan and its alarm clocks. Most of these devices force you to wake up through an extra-annoying noise (or by moving away from you), but this new one, the so-called Twist Alarm Clock [JP], makes you solve (simple) math problems. Read More