Arrested Development Drink Coaster Set

Arrested Development Drink Coaster Set design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

You may not get Hop-Ons, but you’ll get plenty of guests with hop-filled beverages who will threaten the surfaces of your furniture. This set features a stack of coasters piled onto the back of the Bluth Stair Car.

Arrested Development season 5 debuts in a few weeks! Always nice to get a surprise like that on short notice. I hope they recapture the magic of seasons 1-3, season 4 was just okay (though still better than many other comedies nowadays).

Vending Machine Lunch Box

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Here’s a normal tin lunch box, with a print of two vending machines on the cover. I did include a “divider” on the front to help make it look like 2 separate machines, though that is not really necessary.

The could be really fancy with buttons and back-lighting, but I wanted something that was easy to wash and maintain. Went with Pepsi here, as they have a more diverse group of sodas, plus they own Doritos and Frito Lay, making this a more plausible licensed product.

I don’t know about you, but I would enjoy bringing one of these to work or school.

Reusable Coffee Cup Lids

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In a perfect world everyone would be carrying a travel mug or thermos at all times, to help curb the waste generated by single-use coffee cups and their lids. Perhaps there is another way: a compact device that would reduce the need for plastic lids.

Fix It Felix Jr. Mini Tool Set

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This Fix It Felix Jr. idea began as a full-size arcade cabinet that stored a tool chest and tool organizer (may post that design one day soon), but I felt a mini tool set would have wider appeal, so I went with that here. This is a functional mini arcade game that doubles as a case for a set of tools.

This opens up like a book to reveal the tools. It’s possible for the arcade to emit the phrase “I can fix it!” when opening the case, but that might get annoying after awhile.

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The tools are for gadget-minded folks, no hammers or wrenches here. Included are a pair of pliers, wire cutters, wire strippers, precision screwdrivers, and more. I know the character used a hammer, but that would’ve made this too big. 

Spaceballs The Coffee Maker

Spaceballs The Coffee Maker Machine design by Dave Delisle dave's geeky ideas davesgeekyideas

I shrunk down a vending machine-sized coffee dispenser to the size of a regular coffee maker, all so geeks could drink coffee in style. It features an LCD screen that shows the brewing in progress, as well as the time and date.

HE-MAN Power Bar

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By the POWER of Grayskull! I’ve been wanting to design a gadget based on Castle Grayskull for several years, along the lines of a USB Hub or Car Charger. I decided to go with a power bar design based on He-Man’s sword because it would be life-size and more functional. Plus there are no geeky power bars in existence.

There’s room for more outlets and USB ports if the red switch was removed and made into a remote switch (like this old design). The power cable extends from the end of the hilt.

If the sword could power-up Prince Adam and Cringer, why didn’t He-Man point it at his allies to help their abilities as well? Hey Man-At-Arms, you are now a walking tank. Orko, you are now a powerful sorcerer. Seems kinda selfish if you ask me.