nerd alert

  • Think Laser Tag is dead? Guess again

    Laser Tag is not dead. At least, not in central Oregon. Some of the people there have way too much time on their hands and they are producing some exceptionally cool looking weaponry to shoot each other with. Check out the gallery inside and see some of the craziness they’ve hacked together. Read More

  • You know you're a nerd if you enter the Konami code to unlock your door

    This Arduino-based homebrew security solution takes the input from an NES controller (mounted, I suppose, anywhere you like) and passes it to a little string detector. If you enter the right sequence (Shoryuken!), it ejects or recalls a CD tray, which locks or unlocks the deadbolt respectively (reminds me of this great IT admin story). If you enter the wrong code (tatsumaki senpukyakuu) it… Read More

  • Geek-out: Watchmen trailer and Star Trek cast photos

    Fanboys, start your whingeings! First, Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue has a few large shots of some of the primary characters from the upcoming Star Trek movie. They go together to form this composite image; looks pretty cool except for the tattoos on the Romulan Nero. Could they make them any more tribal and generic? Secondly, the trailer for our beloved Watchmen is live. Read More

  • Keyboard pants with built-in mouse, NERD ALERT

    Wow, you’d have to be really nerdy to wear these keypants/keyboard trousers. I do a lot of nerdy things but wearing these pants is kind of beyond the pale. That said, how awesome are they? and the built-in mouse? Check out the close-up. Did you notice there are speakers built into the knees? Great way to pick up girls at a LAN party. Update: I’d like to call your attention to… Read More

  • He's got the touch! Guy in suspenders builds 10-foot transformer suit

    Sometimes it’s just great to be a nerd. I mean, it’s great for other people to use their nerditude to create something this cool. Not as agile as I remember Prime being, but maybe since he passed on the Matrix of Leadership he’s gotten a little creaky. Feature: Transformers Fan Builds 10-foot Optimus Prime Suit [TechEBlog] Read More