DIYs & Mods

Picket Fence Keeps Cables Hidden, Untangled

Remember in school how all the network cables stayed hidden with those nice plastic shells that went up and down the walls and side to side on the floors? Wish you could do the same for your home? Now you can, thanks to Brooklyn-based designer Karl Zahn. His Picket Fence project looks to keep your cable collection tucked away behind ...

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The “BeggingBot” Is The Worst Kind Of Hobo

Alexander Gurko went and turned an old, useless computer into a poverty-stricken jukebox. Using 3.75 and 2.5 inch floppy drive and a very old hard disk, the run-down PC chooses it’s own tunes. The Catch? “BeggingBot” plays some DJ Techno/House beats but if and only if you pay it via the CD-ROM tray. We’ve seen PCs playing music with their ...

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YBox 2 Set-top Box Kit

Ever eye over a Chumby and think to yourself, “That’s one cool gadget, but I’m not looking to spend the cash on a widget machine.” That we have and I’m sure the creators of the YBox 2 Kit have as well. This DIY kit allows you to build and create your own machine that displays customizable content. Think Chumby meets ...

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Riding Rails With RailRunner

Though it’s not the first vehicle designed to ride on abandoned railroad tracks, the RailRunner is certainly the best looking. Using the power of pedaling, this two-seat vehicle can take you up and down town. Need more room? A 4-seat version is indeed available. The wheels closely resemble Skyway Tuff II wheels that were used on many BMX bikes back ...

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Impressive: Using Sneakers To Control Music

This is by far one of the most impressive DIY projects I’ve ever seen. Seems some guy hacked his Saucony sneakers with photoresistors to react to light. Each show has a 1/4″ jack to plug in an amp cable with and when you move your foot, a sound file is manipulated. Those NYU students are just so darn crafty. The ...

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Hacking MySpace Profiles Quicker Than Jesus

Valleywag has posted a great little exploit from a “Canadian computer guy” that allows you to access any private MySpace profile. Using a Yahoo! Mobile widget portal and a little URL trickery, you can easily browse through any private profile, photos included. I stopped using MySpace about two years ago, so I signed up with a throwaway Dodgit.com e-mail address ...

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DIY Tire Swing

Nowadays, tire swings are built horizontally instead of vertically. A rope tied around a tire just isn’t as fun as it used to be for the kids. This brings a whole new area of challenges in crafting a tire swing. User adlabens from Instructables has come up with a great tutorial for making your very own horizontal tire swing. This ...

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Roomba Turned Pac-Man

Some Japanese kid used his incredible smarts and made himself a real Pac-Man from a Roomba. 448 LED lights scatter the top surface of the robot, emulating Pac-Man’s movements and chomps. He even included the old-school sound effects too! The vacuum can be controlled via Bluetooth, allowing for an impressive wireless display of gaming. Too bad it probably becomes the ...

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LEGO USB 2.0 Bluetooth Dongle

Messing with LEGOs is good times, even if you’re 53. That’s why some geek in Germany turned a few 2×2 transparent bricks (of a variety of colors) into high speed Bluetooth adapters. On sale in limited quantity, these bricks are priced at about $50 before shipping and handling. They’ll give you that “I’m an 8-year-old!” look and at the same ...

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Duct Tape Roses Scream Class

Years ago, I met a girl at a party and offered to bring her back to my place for a drink. We had our way and soon developed a close relationship. The problem was, I had no money. Since being Internet famous is on the same level as a Philadelphia crack dealer, I was broke when Valentine’s Day came around. ...

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