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.

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.¬†

HE-MAN Power Bar

He-Man Power Sword Power Bar Design by Dave Delisle

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.