Hot Wheels Raspberry Pi Case

Hot Wheels Raspberry Pi Case 2017 Dave Delisle

I’ve been wanting to design a case for the Raspberry Pi for years now, so I’m happy to share this concept with you today. This is cheating a bit, as it based on an existing computer, the ill-fated Hot Wheels PC from the 90’s. Those were crazy times, entire desktop PCs marketed towards spoiled brats.

Racing Game Proposal: Head-On Combat Zones

Racing Track design by Dave Delisle

The last post which featured Mario Karters running amok all over the track got me thinking: wouldn’t it be cool if you could combat other racers head-on for brief stretches?

How it works: The racers are split into 2 groups. They race on two tracks (that are mirror opposites) which are conjoined in small stretches (“Chaos Zones”, in light gray in above image), allowing racers to combat each other head-on. The start/finish line is placed on a conjoined section.

Drive Meets Hot Wheels Mashup T-Shirt

Drive Hot Wheels T-Shirt 2012

UPDATE: this tee is no longer available, the merchant that sold them is now closed.

I do offer shirts here at davesgeekyideas. It’s not something I like to broadcast for two reasons: I like the “hidden gem” approach with these shirts, and also they are incredibly expensive. $27 for a custom T-Shirt?! Sorry for that. I wish they used Gildan instead of American Apparel. Ah well.


Car Dealership Idea: Hot Wheels Sign

Car Dealership SIgn 2011 Hot Wheels Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

If I were to open a car dealership the first order of business would be a sign, one that is essentially a giant Hot Wheels package containing an actual car.

Not only would it serve as eye-catching signage, but it would also serve to highlight a particular car – much like dealerships do when they place a single car on a ramp or display stand to make it stand out from the lot.

This sign would also illicit smiles from those who see it because it triggers feelings of nostalgia, particularly the experience of car shopping when you were a kid. Because back then all the cars were in card packages sitting on pegs.

This type of signage makes it clear the car is a purchase item, and also implies the car is really cool and fun to drive.

It would only work for car brands that had a few cool models in their lineup. Seeing a Mustang or Challenger enclosed in the sign is appropriate. A compact or a station wagon, not so much.

UPDATE (June 10th/2015): well this idea has since been used several times (2013 onwards), so you’re welcome, auto shows/auto dealers.

Hot Wheels Car Packaging Life Size