BRUH! WHERE WAS THIS WHEN I WAS A KID! I had to use my hands like it was a baby’s toy! Anyway, this was done for a pretty good cause, though. A group of hackers at Hackerloop wanted to level the Nerf-fighting playing field for Nicholas Huchet, an individual who didn’t have a full arm, by building him a custom Nerf blaster prosthetic with the ability to automatically fire a projectile by simply contracting his forearm muscles. According to the Medium post, Hackerloop’s Valentin Squirelo chronicled the build in great detail, which included the use of custom 3D-printed parts, Arduino-based electronics, some electromyography sensors that could detect muscle movements, and — of course — a couple of hard-to-find Nerf Swarmfire blasters (hint: the blasters’ round design was VERY optimal for the build). Continue reading “Some Hackers Built a Prosthetic Nerf Blaster That Fires by Flexing Your Arms!”
It’s probably not a secret that I’m a huge fan of Sonic the Hedgehog (here’s the damning proof, itself), so hearing that in one of the upcoming new Sonic games (other than the retro-tastic Sonic Mania, which, YES, I DID pre-order because I’m a sucker), you’d be able to create your own character to fight the forces of evil with Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic. Continue reading “Sonic Forces Lets You Create Your Own Sonic Character; Excuse Me While I “SQWEEEEEEEEE”…”
Don’t worry, dudes and dudettes; no spoilers to Mass Effect: Andromeda here. Anyway, the story of Mass Effect: Andromeda involves humanity journeying out to populate new home worlds in the Andromeda Galaxy as part of the “Andromeda Initiative”. The player assumes the role of either Scott or Sara Ryder, an inexperienced military recruit who joins the Initiative and wakes up in Andromeda after a 600+ year voyage. As with the other main Mass Effect games, the player can create a custom character using the features of the game’s robust creation system, which can lead to amazing or hideous character creations. This post — and the following images after the break — celebrates the latter. Enjoy the show. Continue reading “Bless You ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for Gifting Us These Frightening Custom Characters…”
It appears that YouTuber Tom Scott will no longer have any issues reacting to any comment or post delivered on social media with his brand, spanking new emoji keyboard. This keyboard is actually not A keyboard, but FOURTEEN (14) individual keyboards synced together with well over 1,000 keys bound to emojis. Scott further explains: This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve built in a long while: a full-size, … Continue reading YouTuber Tom Scott Builds Crazy 1,000-Key Emoji Keyboard BECAUSE REASONS!!
Your eyes do not deceive you; yes, that’s WWE star Triple H with Danganronpa character Aoi Asahina. In case you’re wondering why you’re seeing this, I present you with an absurd hour-long crime drama in which these two worlds collide brought to you from YouTube creator Alfredo Dizon. This isn’t the first time Dizon has mashed up WWE and Danganronpa, but this one is completely voice acted — and yes, I know it’s not the same people from the games, but it still does the job. Continue reading “Behold this Danganronpa/WWE Murder Mystery Mash-Up. Yes, You Read That Right…”
One of my favorite things to do here on The PractitioNERD is share passion projects from all the other gamers and tech-tinkerers out in with crazy world, and this “Pikaboy” is a prime example of that! Even though this amazing project is pretty retro and not new, this interesting and awesome little creation from eforie came to my attention through Geek.com. Essentially, it’s a Game Boy Color system … Continue reading This custom ‘Pikaboy’ Game Boy Color is…just…AWESOME!!!
It’s time for Episode 126 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a house inspired by the Wizard of Oz’s Tim Man character, my favorite features of VLC, get your Vampire Killer on in LittleBigPlanet 3, and Eric Bischoff’s latest wrestling project! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “THE TIN MAN AS A HOUSE?!?!? – WIRed #126”
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is one of the greatest games of all time, and one of my favorite games to replay every year or so. The game took the series and a whole new direction; mostly by taking the Metroid level design formula and instituting the ‘Metriod-Vania’ game genre. While there currently exists many ways to play the game (from buying the original print of the game, purchasing the Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles on PSP, digital distribution, etc.), this rendition of the Konami classic looks to be a blast to give a try. All you need is a PlayStation 4 and a copy of LittleBigPlanet 3. Continue reading “Play ‘Symphony of the Night’…in LittleBigPlanet 3!”
It’s time for Episode 124 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a Habitat house that surpasses design and sustainability standards, Google throws its cap on the USB Security Key hat-rack, a portable laptop version of the PlayStation 4, and SCIENCE reveals why people love pro wrestling! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.
Continue reading “Advanced Pro Wrestling Studies – WIRed #124”
Howdy, hey there and HELLO! Do you encounter the problem of lugging around your PlayStation 4 and your big-screen television around for gaming-on-the-go and you don’t have a portable system? Do you wish that you could just more convenient transport you PS4 and flat screen with little-to-no difficulty? Since the PlayStation 4 is early in its initial release’s design and my be far from the size of the PSone (which DOES have a portable LCD screen, which I CURRENTLY purchased; SCORE), that device my not come to the PS4 soon (save for the HORI device), UNLESS you don’t mind lugging around this nice portable PS4. But it’s gonna cost ya’… Continue reading “Want A Custom-Made Portable PS4? It’ll Cost Ya’ $1,400!”