Office Space Desk Lamp

Office Space Red Stapler Swingline desk lamp design by Dave Delisle

Used to own one of these red Swingline staplers, it looked cool on the desk but I never used it so I donated it to a thrift store when I moved a few years ago. Now if it had the everyday functionality of a lamp, I probably would’ve kept it.

Inception Travel Alarm Clock

Inception Travel Alarm Clock design by Dave Delisle

When they opened up the suitcase that contained the “Dream Sharing Device” in Inception, the upper section reminded me of a clock face, so I threw this alarm clock design together.

It has a compact clamshell case based on the suitcase, typical of many travel alarm clocks. It could beep or buzz people awake, perhaps even play the kick song as well.

Wayne’s World Tabletop Hockey

Wayne's World Tabletop Hockey Garthmobile Design by Dave Delisle

I’ve been thinking about how it would be fun to have a mini 1 vs 1 tabletop hockey set, with a single shooter squaring off against a goalie. There was no interesting way to showcase that concept until I thought of Wayne’s World, specifically the scene where Wayne and Garth are playing street hockey.

Captain America Shield Roomba

Captain America Roomba Design by Dave Delisle

Title says it all really. What should I talk about? I think low-fat salad dressings should be abolished. They taste like water! That’s fine for cucumber-flavored dressings, but for everything else: not acceptable. The zero carb dressings they keep in the cooler at the grocery store, that’s the stuff you want (they’re good for chip dips too).

Star Wars Roomba

Star Wars Mouse Droid Roomba Bravaa iRobot design by Dave Delisle

Actually this is more like a Braava, which is the mop version of the Roomba, but everyone calls them Roombas so bear with me. Went with a Braava because they are taller (due to the water reservoir), also the Mouse Droid looks more at home on smooth floors than on shaggy carpets.

Removed the spiky things on the roof to make the reservoir friendlier to access. Also cats like to ride these things so may as well make it flat on top.

Originally I designed this to be a Roomba but those vacuums are designed to sneak under couches and chairs, and the Mouse Droid is simply too tall.

Retro Keyboard With Printer

Retro Keyboard with printer by Dave Delisle

This is a design solution for people who seldom use their home printers, and when they do it’s usually for black-and-white documents: a retro keyboard that conceals a portable printer. This design was born out of pure hatred for my bulky high-maintenance inkjet printer. Some of you might relate.

SimCity Handheld Device

SimCity Handheld Device by Dave Delisle dave's geeky ideas

This past week a company called Basic Fun released a handheld version of The Oregon Trail, an educational PC game from the 80’s. I’d like to see the first SimCity (1989) get the same treatment, mostly because that was my PC game from the era.

Of course I gotta be cheeky and make a design that is based on the game’s box art. My design is in keeping with Basic Fun’s Oregon Trail handheld, but if they want to add a bunch of dials and displays like the aforementioned box art, that would be pretty cool too.