Modular Graphics Card

Modular Graphics Card design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

I currently own a Nvidia GTX 960 card and I’m in the market for a new graphics card*. In a perfect world I could just add 4GB of RAM and some quieter fans to my existing card, which would set me up for a few more years, but this just isn’t possible. So that got me thinking, why aren’t graphics cards modular?

Street Fighter II Globe Map

Street Fighter II Map Globe design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas 2018

Went with Street Fighter II for this globe design because the characters look good wrapped around the stand, however this idea could be applied to any geeky property that has its own world map: The Hobbit, World of WarCraft, The Last Airbender, Elder Scrolls, A Song Of Ice And Fire, and so on.

Apologies for the sparse map, I used the one from the very first version of Street Fighter II because it was easier to apply to a globe. Given more time I would incorporate a few more countries, including obscure ones like Canada.

Doug Bluetooth Speaker

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This is Doug the talking dog from Pixar’s UP. The speaker is the nose, the controls and indicator light are on his collar. He could say his more popular phrases (I LOVE YOU or SQUIRREL) on demand. This could also be an Alexa device if Amazon ever decides to make themed gadgets.

Hitchhiker’s Guide Amazon Alexa Design

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Amazon recently announced several new Alexa devices so I thought I would make one that is inspired by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, at least the one seen in the movie (which used voice commands for queries). I sort of got carried away and made 5 devices in one package, see below. 

Nintendo Power Strip

nintendo power strip USB design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

This Nintendo design was inspired by a power strip I bought recently. It looked like a plain white generic thing, but when I plugged it in it became this TRON-like device thanks to some translucent blue plastic throughout the sides. It only used the one LED light located under the switch, and I thought it was a neat way to expand the light’s usage.

Nintendo R.O.B. Raspberry Pi Case

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In the past few years Kintaro and RetroFlag have released a bunch of Nintendo-inspired cases for the Raspberry Pi 3, and they are all pretty darn impressive (personally I’m holding out for a Sega Genesis version). Thought I would design a case for the tiny Raspberry Pi Zero based on the R.O.B. toy.

Doctor Strange Smartwatch

Doctor Strange Time Stone Smartwatch Apple design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

I’ve been meaning to do a Time Stone watch or clock for a few years now, but I couldn’t think of a way to capture the green time effects. A round smartwatch display could handle that, so I made this design. The Time Stone is a button that activates the display. The red strap represents Doctor Strange’s cape.