We all missed the greatest eBay auction of all time

This honor goes to "Mummified Cat Slam Dunking A Mummified Bird," which up until recently was for sale for a discount $750 buy-it-now price (via Geekologie). Because if there's anything that distinguishes you as an individual of taste and distinction, it's a barf-out effigy of Bastet schooling Horus on the basketball… » 9/27/12 11:30am 9/27/12 11:30am

Print out your very own Doctor Who banknotes bearing David Tennant's…

Bad news first — Doctor Who may be back on the air, but reality has yet to bless us with money emblazoned with Matt Smith's face. The good news? Thanks to the BBC, you can print out your very own David Tennant £10 notes. I'm pretty sure they're only legal tender on Gallifrey, so good luck with that. » 9/03/12 4:05pm 9/03/12 4:05pm

From Russia, a flying model of the Helicarrier from The Avengers

We previously saw Russian quadrotor hobbyist Native118's take on the DeLorean from Back to The Future: Part II. Now, check out his models of both the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier from The Avengers and the Hunter-Killer Aerials from the Terminator films. The third clip — with the synthesizer score and smoke — hits me… » 8/20/12 2:40pm 8/20/12 2:40pm

A Geiger counter, in the style of H.R. Giger

After the release of Prometheus, craftmaker Steve was so inspired by a tweet by Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait that he went out and constructed his own "Giger Counter" using a half-scale model skeleton (and not other simulcra of the human anatomy). And luckily for Steve, his home made for a poor testing ground: » 8/15/12 11:40am 8/15/12 11:40am

In her dream house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu Barbie waits dreaming

Barbie's had dozens of careers, so it makes sense she'd give the vocation of "cosmic, insanity-inducing abomination" a whirl. Indeed, Sabrina Zbasnik has given the blonde icon a face full of tentacles and an authoritative wooden stick accessory with which to menace her edible cultists. As Zbansik explains of this… » 5/28/12 8:05am 5/28/12 8:05am

Children's drawings come to life as delightfully weird toys

After transforming a drawing by a four-year-old boy into a stuffed toy, Wendy Tsao began turning other children's two-dimensional artwork into three-dimensional playthings. Tsao's since founded Child's Own Studios, a website where she builds toys based exactly on kids' illustrations. The results are charming and —… » 5/11/12 7:00am 5/11/12 7:00am

Make your own superhero heels and walk a mile in Wonder Woman's shoes

Red or blue heels, red and gold fabric, straight pins, needles and thread are all you need to slip into the role of Wonder Woman. Self-described geek crafter @Seelix gives step-by-step instructions in transforming plain heels to superhero heels. This how-to guide makes no mention of imparted superpowers, but as @Seelix … » 5/06/12 10:30am 5/06/12 10:30am

Building a Battlestar Galactica Viper flight simulator is the ultimate …

For the 2012 Maker Faire, five high-school students from the Bay Area have embarked upon an awesomely ambitious project: to construct a homemade flight simulator depicting the cockpit of a Viper from Battlestar Galactica. After launching a successful Kickstarter campaign, the team produced this video showing off their … » 3/22/12 10:40am 3/22/12 10:40am

Flying model of the DeLorean from Back to the Future 2 takes the skies …

Russian quadrotor enthusiast Native118 — who previously dolled one up one of these machines as the Dragon C-21 gunship from Avatar — has built an RC model of the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future: Part II. It's certainly impressive, but I will not sleep until one of you converts your entire house into Biff … » 3/12/12 5:45am 3/12/12 5:45am