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Category Archives: Gadgets

Portal Personal Assistant

Portal Valve personal assistant by Dave Delisle

I am very intrigued by the potential of Amazon’s line of personal assistants (Alexa and Echo), my hope is that one day we get HAL 9000 and GLaDOS versions of the device. Thought I would take a stab at the latter, but GLaDOS’ robotic body doesn’t fit so I enlisted the Companion Cube and the incinerator. This would still feature GLaDOS’ voice, in an ideal world. Read the rest of this entry

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Mini Budweiser Red Light

Budweiser Mini Red Light by Dave Delisle

Budweiser’s Red Lights are awesome, I’m quite positive they are coveted by all hockey fans. I’ve yet to get one myself because I still use a dumbphone (the lights require an app), but one day, it will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine. Read the rest of this entry

Nintendo Switch Lamp

Nintendo Switch cradle by Dave Delisle

At first glance this is your typical LED desk lamp, with adjustable arm and pivoting light, nothing special. You park it by the couch or bed, and it blends into the scenery. But upon closer inspection this lamp becomes a handy device for for Switch gamers. Read the rest of this entry

Transformers PC Tower Case

Soundwave PC case mod by Dave Delisle

Those aren’t cassette spindles, they are PC case fans which help keep your expensive hardware cool. It was that idea that launched my latest design: a PC tower case based on the infamous Decepticon, Soundwave. Consoles inferior, PC superior, the monotone robot would say. Read the rest of this entry

Ghostbusters Wall Hooks

Ghostbusters Wall Hooks by Dave Delisle

Recently I’ve been thinking about doing an interior for the Ghostbusters tiny house that I posted a few weeks ago, and one of my first thoughts was to make some coat hooks for the entrance. It then sprang into my head to use ghost traps, and they were amusing enough to warrant their own post so I’m sharing it here.

They not only serve as coat hooks, but as storage for your keys and wallet. There’s a small drawer behind the trap doors:

Ghostbusters Wall Hooks by Dave Delisle

This is sort of thing I would force kids to make in shop class, instead of napkin holders and bird houses. I would then give them failing grades, confiscate their work, and sell the wares on eBay.

The Fifth Element Wireless Router

The Fifth Element Wireless Router by Dave Delisle

A wireless signal is as crucial as water or air for most geeks, so it seems fitting that this wireless router design styles itself as The Fifth Element, savior of high bandwidth speeds. If you’ve seen the film, this gadget should be pretty self-explanatory, if you haven’t seen the film you should remedy that immediately.

Basically a 4-antennae wireless router with LED lights perched atop each antennae. The antennae do swivel at the base, if needed. Seeing as most routers are on 24/7, the antennae lights should be turned on by-demand for a brief light show; or perhaps they only illuminate when you’re downloading or uploading data.

Witcher Desk Clock

Witcher 3 clock face by Dave Delisle

In my opinion the “meditation clock” from Witcher 3 would be a neat clock for everyday use, however its 24-hour single hand display would be confusing, so I added a digital clock. The sun/moon displays would illuminate when the hand nears their location.

I’d like to do similar designs for Stardew Valley and other video games that feature an in-game clock display. Maybe one day down the road.

I wonder if anyone has made a Witcher-themed display for Apple Watch or other smart watches? Google tells me not yet.

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