GeekBytes: The 8-Bit Musical (And Other Things We Didn't Cover)
Happy Monday! I hope your work week is off to a good start--or at least as good a start as possible. It's just after 5PM on the West Coast as I write this, so before you log off for the day, take a few minutes to check out these bits of awesome we didn't have the chance to fully cover.
I'm not one to sing the praises (no pun intended) of musical theatre. It's just not my thing. That said, even I can appreciate this one. Compatibility is a musical about an aspiring sci-fi writer who bides his time working at an electronics repair shop. As geeky as that sounds, the best part of this production is the fact that it'll have a musical score inspired by music from classic 8-bit video games. Nice!
Compatibility is currently in Kickstarter mode, but its creators have yet to raise a penny of its $300 goal. If you want to help this production get off the ground, head on over to its Kickstarter page.
In Friday's installment of GeekBytes, we mentioned the Lego recently announced a 2100-plus-piece R2-D2 set. Norm over a Tested had a chance to get a close-up look at this sweet-looking Lego kit. Head on over there for plenty of pictures, and try not to drool on your keyboard.
A few weeks ago, we spotted a sofa modeled after the icon video game Space Invaders. It was impressive and all, but Becky Stern over at Adafruit may have one-upped it with this sofa that looks like it came straight out of Tron. The couch has EL wire attached around its edges, and if you see it in a dark room, you might feel like you've been transported to the Grid. Visit Adafruit for full instructions, and check out the sofa on video:
Ever wanted to program using a Kinect, but were never quite sure where--or how--to start? The new book Making Things See: 3D vision with Kinect, Processing, Arduino, and MakerBot, might be a good place to start. The book covers various topics regarding Kinect programming, and we can't wait to check it out. The book retails for $40, and you can grab it on Amazon. [via The Verge]
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