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Updated Vancouver Skytrain Map For 2017

Vancouver Skytrain 2017 map by Dave Delisle

You can buy a high-res poster of this map here.

The new Evergreen extension is about to open in early 2017, so I updated the Vancouver map (again). Previously this was going to be a unique route carrying the name Evergreen Line, but now it’s just an extension for the existing Millennium Line.

Vancouverites if you’re not aware: beginning October 22nd the Expo line will run from Waterfront to King George OR Production Way University. The Millennium Line will run between VCC Clark and Lougheed Town Centre, meaning it will no longer travel to Waterfront. Once the Evergreen extension opens in early 2017, the Millennium line will extend to Lafarge Lake-Douglas.

Hopefully there won’t be any updates until the rumored UBC line opens several years from now. Also, I feel that Translink should re-open the Olympic Line that ran from Granville island to Cambie Street (during the 2010 Olympics), but with an extension that ends near the Main Street-Science World station, if at all possible.

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Smash Bros. Drink Coasters

Smash Bros Select Screen Coasters Crate

This one started as a case design for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U, but I felt that drink coasters would be more appropriate. The coasters are based on the “chips” used in the player select screen, and they are stored in a very familiar crate. This set makes for a fun and colorful design that would look at home in your living room or rec room.

Smash Bros Select Screen Coasters Crate

Smash Bros. is the very epitome of a what you’d call a “party game”, and these coasters reflect that. Also having these coasters in front of corresponding players will help you know who is who in the game (I often hear questions like “Hey, who is Kirby?” when playing).

A lot of people give Nintendo a hard time for their backwards approach to online gaming, but you know what? The best gaming experiences you’ll ever have are with your friends and family in the same room. I can’t wait to play the new game.

Video Game Outlet Adapter

Wall Outlet Adapter Nintendo by davesgeekyideas

These are grounded tap adapters which look like video game power-ups you are drawing power from. They have illuminated features that also make this a night-light as well. For the Super Mario one, the 2 outlets are on the sides of the question box.

Montreal Metro Map – Super Mario 3 Style

Montreal Metro Map MArio 2012 Bleue Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas.com

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You can buy a high-res poster here.

As promised, Montreal’s Metro map rendered in Super Mario 3 style. I’d like to dub this map trend as “Mariotography” if I may.

Special thanks to Chris Erb from Spacing Montreal for the translation and layout assistance.

The Versatile Bob-omb

Bob-omb by davesgeekyideas

This might give you some disturbing insight to my mind, but today I was installing the lights on my bike, I thought to myself: “You know what would be cool, is if they made blinking tail lights in the guise of a Bob-omb” Even just a flat disc-shaped version would be great.  Read the rest of this entry

Super Mario Curtains

Super Mario 3 Shower Curtain 2012 Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas.com

You could probably accuse me of phoning this idea in, as it is merely a screenshot of curtains imposed onto an actual curtain (there’s an Inception joke in there somewhere). But what I am trying to do here is make this an actual product.

I’ve found a few Etsy people who specialize in sublimated bedding and curtains, and I believe this design would make for a good candidate. As for bedding, I’m hoping for something along the lines of the duvet cover pictured here. With matching cartridge pillow case!

This design is ideal for the shower curtain, especially if you have black and white checkered tiling present. It could also be employed for windows too.

Other articles: Super Mario Toaster, Super Mario Alarm Clock, Super Mario Maps, Donkey Kong Jeans, (deep breath) package concept, and Super Mario case.

Thinkgeek Remix Part 2: Air Swimmers R/C Flying Fish

Thinkgeek Remix

I really dig these radio-controlled flying fish from Thinkgeek. Not only do these helium balloons look convincing at a glance, but their swimming movement also looks realistic. Check out the video:  Read the rest of this entry

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