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In the shadowy world of espionage a dead drop refers to a method of passing information between two people using a secret location that doesn’t require them to ever meet directly. Here’s a geekstastic project inspired by that cloak-and-dagger sneakiness that’ll have you scrutinizing the walls of every building in your city. In 2010 Berlin-based media artist Aram Bartholl started the Dead Drops project, an anonymous, offline public file-sharing network comprised of USB flash drives discretely embedded into walls, buildings and even curbs in New York. Here’s how it works:

"Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop is installed empty except a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is open to participation. If you want to install a dead drop in your city/neighborhood follow the ‘how to’ instructions and submit the location and pictures.”

Bartholl’s Dead Drops project began as part of the Talk to Me group exhibition at the MOMA, which ran from July to November in 2011. The public response was so enthusiastic that Bartholl created a Dead Drops website and now anyone can share files with anyone else in perfect anonymity and secrecy that even the likes of James Bond might enjoy.

Visit the Dead Drops project website to learn more about this awesome project and how you can participate and even create brand new dead drop locations of your own.

[via Art Sheep and Dead Drops]

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Redditor Bandia5309 has an awesome grandfather. He’s a metalworker who, at the age of 84, is still happily working on custom welding projects. For Christmas he made his grandchildren this geektastic Death Star Fire Pit using two defective propane tank ends.

It’s modeled after the half-finished Death Star II, as it was seen in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, but it looks like flaming space wreckage.

Wouldn’t it be awesome to roast marshmallows in the fiery hulk of the dreaded Death Star? You could make Star Wars s’mores!

[via Technabob and Reddit]

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It’s been a while since we last paid a visit to the Department of Crackerjack Coffee Cup Art. Today those happily over-caffeinated folks have been blown away by this awesome map of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth drawn on a Starbucks cup by an anonymous customer who then gave their creation to Redditor and barista Carpe_Natem. It’s such a beautifully detailed rendering, could it be that Tolkien’s son Christopher Tolkien stopped in for a grande mocha?

[via Laughing Squid]

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Great news, folks! I’ve got 9 pedant necklaces (sporting tiny prints of my original Pokemon artwork) successfully assembled, and more are on the way.

The finished necklaces are now available in the shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/219612651/ready-to-ship-pokemon-necklaces

Savannah Mitchell: Tumblr | Etsy | Facebook | Instagram

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Jamie Young of FoamTastic Props created this awesome life-size model of Ravage, one of the Decepticons, evil enemies of the heroic Autobots from the Transformers universe. Young made this fearsome replica using foam anti-fatigue mats painstakingly cut into carefully shaped parts which then had to be painted and glued together.

Click here for step-by-step process photos and visit the FoamTastic Props website and Facebook page to check out more of Jamie Young’s geektastic projects.

[via Geek Crafts]