Aaaaaaaaand we have a serious new contender for the title of Best Who’s-in-the-Box Ever. Adafruit senior designer Phillip Burgess was inspired by customers’ observations that their new-ish 10 cm “Massive Red Arcade Button” looks a lot like the iconic eye of Clarke and Kubrick’s famously malevolent mainframe. Here’s Phil, getting consistently outwitted by his creation at every turn:
For sheer comedic value, I think Brooklynite Dave Rogge’s 2012 David-Lee-Roth-in-the-Box still holds top honors, but HAL definitely wins out in the Overall Geek Cred and Enclosure Design categories. Looks like the swimsuit competition will be the deciding factor again this year.
I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.View more articles by Sean Michael Ragan