Several years ago I posted a Ghostbusters nightlight design that functioned like a small standalone sign. Upon reflection I think it would be better if it was a USB wall adapter that also doubled as a nightlight.
It would illuminate when charging a device, or when the room was dark (thanks to a light sensor). The power prongs fold up for convenience.
Sony owns PlayStation and Ghostbusters, so why not combine the two? This is a very simple design: the back of the case is molded in red, the shoulder buttons are translucent blue for the sirens, and lastly the USB cable is royal blue to match the hose that hangs on the car.
Thought about making the OPTIONS and SHARE buttons yellow, but they are probably injection molded with the rest of the buttons (whereas the shoulder buttons are a different color). I also wanted to add chrome accents, but that would be difficult too.
Maybe Sony could make these as a promo product for the new movie? A matching console could be done as well (if there’s interest I could add a mockup here), but without a new tie-in game that would be unlikely.
External GPU cases have been around for a few years. You take a desktop graphics card, stuff it into one of these cases, then plug it into a laptop for a performance boost in graphics. Ideal for turning a sluggish laptop into a gaming laptop.
One design idea for such a case is the Ghostbusters ghost trap. Not only would it be life-size, but it could store 2 graphics cards (I don’t think external GPU cases can juggle multiple cards just yet). Also NVIDIA cards have LED logos on the side, so they can emit a ghost green light as well, perfect for a ghost trap.
Another item I was thinking of creating for the interior of the Ghostbusters Tiny House, a round bed design based on Stay Puft’s sailor hat. It wouldn’t be a life-size replica, but this large bed would be an eye-catching addition to any geek’s bedroom.
I made the red tassle into a headboard for this design, but if you wanted you could ditch the headboard and attach a loose red tassle to the center of the blanket and have it hang over the side, just like the actual hat. Not pictured: white pillows and a white blanket, to blend in with the hat.
On a related note, I’m surprised no one made a round bed based on the OREO cookie. Looking at round beds for my research I was constantly reminded of the cream-filled snack. Now you can share my craving! I’m so evil.
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:
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.
If you watch any of those DIY/home renovation channels on TV you might be aware of the latest home craze, tiny houses. These are small mobile homes which can be trucked anywhere with ease. I will now ruin this trend by making it geeky, starting with a design based on the Ghostbusters Firehouse.
Continue reading ➞ Ghostbusters Tiny House
This started out as another one of my papercraft projects, but I had to pull the plug because Vigo was too difficult to cut and place into position. The goal was to create a “living painting”, much like there was in the film, with Vigo and the foreground floating above the backdrop. His eyes would’ve followed you around the room.
Continue reading ➞ Vigo The Carpathian Shadow Box