When I nerdpick a movie, I usually criticize the stupid computers, but I was fascinated by the angry nerding of Angry Staff Officer, a member of the Military Writers Guild, who picked apart the Rebellion's outrageously dumb military tactics (some spoilers).
This week on Maker Update, a giant AT-AT made from foam board, the Goliath CNC robot, embossing your notebook, affordable addressable LED strip, a software update for your knitting machine, and World Maker Faire. This week's Cool Tool is an Individually Addressable LED Strip Light. — Read the rest
70% cotton/30% nylon, sized S-XXL, $40 from Thinkgeek.
Thinkgeek's $30 AT-AT Walker dog costumes come in S-XL.
If you liked the Storm Trooper plugs for stretched piercings, you'll love the 3D printed AT-AT plugs from Pittsburgh's Ojingo Studios, who also make copper skulls entombed in perspex and 3D printed maneki nekos.
Derek Keenan's AT-AT made from old skateboards is part of the Deathstar Blues show at Denver's Black Book Gallery. It sells for $2,000.
(via Super Punch)
Jen from Cake Wrecks made this amazing AT-AT rocking-horse, documenting the build online (she's promised plans to follow). It will be auctioned for charity at Megacon by the Florida chapter of the 501st Legion.
This is the only footage from Sochi that you really need to watch: when the AT-ATs of Russia attacked the skiers, it was sheer, Olympian magic. Watch it now before the IOC exercises its right to humorlessly obliterate anything that interferes with the corporate integrity of its celebration of human potential and indifference to human rights. — Read the rest
Boing Boing reader RedandJonny shot and shared this photo, "An AT-AT mother feeding her young," in our Boing Boing Flickr Pool. If you would like to submit your images for consideration on Boing Boing, share them in the pool!
Redditor Txmaluda works at a Whataburger and used their little ketchup-tubs to construct an AT-AT Walker during a slow shift. Bravo!
Update: From the comments, robcruickshank sez, "I hope the rebels mustard a defense." I hope so, too, Rob.
Here's Off-Beat Mama's photos show how you can build your own AT-AT out of empty diaper boxes. What a fantastically shitty idea!
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I have a dozen nappies boxes sitting around, and recently decided (whether out of a fit of stay-at-home-mum induced anxiety or just total creativity) to make an AT-AT out of them.
Here's a nice twist on the traditional vinyl-LP-as-a-clock craft: a cut-out AT-AT mod. From Etsy seller NotByLaser (which implies that this was not cut by a laser!).
This beautiful plywood cable organizer is available at Copious.
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The DIY AT-AT is constructed in likeness of the Star Wars AT-AT, It's a geeks solution to keeping cables and wires organized at home or in the office. It's made from high grade plywood and it comes flat-packed.
Redditor BillyAppletini surprised a friend with an "Imperial CAT-AT (All-Terrain Armored-Transport)" — a cat-condo/AT-AT walker. His Imgur gallery , which documents the build, has some rudimentary plans as well.
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I wouldn't consider myself a great woodworker or an artist – but I will take credit for being committed to a joke.
Found on Ffffound, artist unknown, this beautiful oil-painting of an AT-AT Walker.
(via Wil Wheaton)
Bill Lin snapped this picture of a ice-sculpture AT-AT in Bend, OR, made with chisel and chainsaw. This is just a little thumbnail, click through to see the full image at Kotaku. AT-ATs make surprisingly good fanac fodder.
This gingerbread AT-AT Walker is on display at Orange County's Discovery Science Museum. It's the creation of Black Market Bakery, and a fine addition to the AT-AT remixes we've featured over the years.