DIYs & Mods

Papercraft Malware Bots Attack!

Though a company like Symantec is generally lame, what it’s done recently might restore a little faith in the software manufacturer. As part of an awareness campaign to help inform people about malware/virii/beat shit on the Internet, Symantec has created a neat set of papercraft robots you can print out and fold. Make a bunch of them and have ’em ...

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DIY Cord Keeper

Don’t you wish your home had a fancy cord-keeping system like that of an office building, library or school? Fat chance, unless you’re on a decent budget. For the rest of us, there’s this fantastic DIY cord keeper from Chris Metcalf. It involves plastic, a drill and a whole lotta love. Oh, and a little double-sided tape never hurt. Take ...

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Kawasaki KZ440 Electric Motorcycle Conversion

I’ve always wanted a motorcycle but I don’t think I’m responsible enough to ride open-air-style down a highway at 120 MPH. Ben Nelson, however, is more of a risk taker. The lucky sonofabitch got a 1981 Kawasaki KZ440 motorcycle for a mere $100. He swapped out the (broken) motor and was able to add four huge batteries for $160 and ...

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The Image Fulgurator

How this device isn’t an April Fool’s joke is beyond me. Yeah, it’s that awesome. Created by Julius von Bismarck, the Image Fulgurator can remotely insert images into other people’s photographs. Through a complex setup involving a 35mm camera and light, you can aim the device at the scenery someone is photographing and a light sensor will insert your image ...

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The Six Million Dollar Dog

Hope is a dog born without front legs. A dog barely mobile. Gentlemen, we can rebuild her. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic puppy. Hope will be that puppy. Better than she was before. Better, stronger, faster. This two-legged Maltese puppy gets around by using a specially-designed device using wheels from a ...

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City Pillows

Designer Florence Bost must be an avid reader of Gearfuse. His latest creation, City Pillows, are colorful pillows with electronic integrated into the fabric. You’ll find the TRON-esuqe EL wiring and maybe a few LEDs thrown in for good measure. Supposedly, the pillows are supposed to enhance your visual and sensual experience with them. These are what we call buzzwords. ...

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GetLoFi Dub Siren

Remember those kick ass noise-making key chains from the 1990s? If you can and remember the classic siren and laser sounds, then this mod is right up your alley. With a little circuit bending and DIY work, the Dub Siren Box became a reality. Each pad is wired to an eight position selector switch. The pitch resistor is replaced with ...

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Delicious Toast, Soldered PCBs

If a gadget can make Totino’s Pizza Rolls and attach LEDs to a board, it’s good in my book. Such is the case with this amazing hack from Cornell students Ko Ihara and Kashif Javed. These guys turned a basic toaster oven into a soldering iron. The LED display even outputs temperature thanks to an ATmega32 microcontroller. If you want ...

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Papercraft Locksmithing 101

Looking to improve your burglary skills and you want to include your children in the process? Look no further than the Paper Locksmith Collection from Flying-Pig Paper Animation Kits. Inside the kit, you’ll find a working cylinder lock, a combination lock, a paper key, a warded lock and a 12-page instruction manual. While it might not be as tasty as ...

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Cheapest Money Clip Sold For Top Dollar

Money clips can be made out of anything. Paper clips, rubber bands, you name it and a money clip is made of it. Designer Scott Amron is trying to dupe people into buying either a $12 pre-made money clip or a $9 DIY kit to make your own. The design is simple: a dollar bill with one end taped with ...

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