DIYs & Mods

Pedal Powered Panzer Fights War, Not Wars

Kick ass pedal powered Panzers are fighting the good fight. The second annual Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby inspired a group of guys to construct a human powered Panzer Kampwagen III in 11 days for the purpose of crashing the party. By the time they were finished the tank, they were too tired to crash any party, so they just spent ...

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Handmade Music Night In NYC Tonight

If you live in NJ or NYC and have some free time tonight, be sure to stop by the Etsy/MAKE/Create Digital Music Handmade Music Night event. It starts at 7PM and is being held at Etsy Labs in Brooklyn, NY. It’s easily accessible from the subway and yours truly will be attending and checking out some of the best DIY ...

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Don’t Throw Away That Busted iPod Just Yet

Who says busted technology can’t have a second chance? After her brother backed over his own iPod with a car, Crafster.org user Stefferroo posted this DIY project directly inspired by the Nintendo controller mouse. She magically turned a ruined iPod into a working mouse. Don’t let the screen fool you, this MP3 player does not play music at all but ...

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DIY Glass Etching

Glass can be arranged in many ways and while it can look beautiful on its own, adding etchings or coloring can really bring a unique feel to your home. Instead of spending a small fortune on having glass etched professionally or buying expensive tools, you can easily create your own designs with some painter’s tape and other tools. If you’re ...

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Famicom Sans Console

Remember that Nintendo Famicom which was built into an NES cartidge? That was cool and all, but a post on Ben Heckendorn’s console hacking forum by user Darkeru revealed a new approach which may have just one upped it. Not only did he manage to fit the NES inside the cartridge, he also has managed to embed a controller and ...

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Dress You Up In My Light

Mary Huang knows what girls like, which is why she’s probably doing so well at UCLA’s Design and Media Arts department. Mary is teaming with talent and has used her creativity and skill to create a beautiful LED dress made from woven cotton jersey and hand-crocheted flowers. Fancy! Around 24 LEDs are integrated into the dress and are powered via ...

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Japanese Digging Robot

You probably think that I’m talking about some autonomous robot that digs into the side of a mountain, right? Wrong, suckaz. I’m talking about a robot built by a Japanese man that spends all day digging and submitting stories to everyone’s favorite vice, Digg.com. He was recently arrested in Nagasaki and judging by the above video, it doesn’t look like ...

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A Different Kind Of Trek

For those looking to ride where no man has ridden before, take a look at this U.S.S. Enterprise-inspired bike. Photographer Alan Light took this shot at the 1982 San Diego Comic Con and while it may not be fresh it certainly is fresh looking. Check out how huge that horn is! I bet it can blast the opening theme of ...

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Singing Sock Puppets

Not since the days of Sifl and Olly on MTV have I seen sock puppets singing. If Matt Irvine Brown gets his way though, he’ll have a choir of these singing socks howling at me on a bad night. Each puppet has built-in sensors that measure how far open the puppet’s mouth is. You can make the puppet sing higher ...

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DIY PVC Sprinkler

If you’ve ever been to Florida, you know that in the summer months it gets unbearably hot. Nothing feels worse than the heat and humidity of Florida. So when Carl Morris, a Florida resident, set out to cool his kids off, you can bet he tried damn hard. It seems that hard work and patience paid off in the form ...

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