Doug Bluetooth Speaker

Doug-Dog-UP-pixar-vinyl-toy-bluetooth-speaker-alexa-design-design-2018-dave-delisle-davesgeekyideas

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

Hitchhikers-Guide-Tablet-Amazon-Alexa-Echo-Dot-Kindle-Fire-2018-design-by-Dave-Delisle

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. 

LEGO Elevator Door Design

LEGO automatic elevator door design by Dave Delisle 2018 davesgeekyideas

This is a design I was thinking about submitting to LEGO IDEAS, but it’s just a few specialty parts, not a whole product so this wouldn’t be considered. These are parts for elevators that I would like to see included in LEGO City and LEGO Creator sets one day.

Sneaker Basketball Arcade Machine

Sneaker Basketball Arcade Machine design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

This basketball arcade cabinet is styled after a shoe, the Air Jordan 5, because of its mesh sides. This could also be purposed into a desktop toy as well.

Forgive the presentation, the net would actually be lower and there would be a scoreboard above the net, but it was tough to keep everything in frame. There would also be a protective net between the basket and the shooter.

This would go nicely with the other rec room designs I’ve posted here.

Bubble Hockey Snow Globe

Bubble Hockey Snow Globe design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

Now that the NHL has a few outdoor games every season, this trinket makes sense. The stand even makes it easier to shake! Sadly you can’t play with it.

Reminds me of that Pocket Rod Hockey toy that came out a few decades ago, which is playable. Not sure how good a game can be between two people, but I want one.

Speak & Spell Calculator

Speak & Spell Calculator Texas Instruments design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

Picked up a calculator at the dollar store a few days ago, and its red color inspired me to draw up this design. I’m surprised Texas Instruments doesn’t already offer this, because the Speak & Spell toy is an 80’s icon.

For a more conventional layout I placed a solar panel where the original Speak & Spell display used to be. The new display fills up what used to be the handle.