DIYs & Mods

DIY: Ugly Yagi WiFi Antenna

If you want your friends to think you’re a cheap bastard (and you know you are) and want to give your laptop the WiFi capabilities it so desperately needs, Ublog has a step-by-step DIY tutorial to make a simple and cheap Yagi antenna. Who would’ve though a piece of wood and a series of rods were all the components you ...

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Fish Communicate Via Movement

No one is sure why Sangmin Bae designed the Rhythmfish system. Perhaps he got lonely and didn’t have anyone to talk to, so he built this device that records the movement of fish and the currents generated by them. The flow sensors inside the tank collect enough data then translate it into an audiovisual response, which is then displayed through ...

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Button Down Pillow

Screw Goodwill! Designer Ximena Orozco has made pillows from old, tasteless clothing previously collecting dust. A great way to turn an ugly wool jacket into an even uglier wool pillow. Trashing clothes is a real waste and no one wants to support the broke and homeless, so this is a great way to not only avoid helping hobos but also ...

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DIY: Iron Man Arc Reactor

The Iron Man movie was awesome and we’ve all seen the crazy fanboys dressing up in cosplay costumes. The next take on the DIY arc reactor is very Robert Downey Jr and we think that’s a good thing (these days). Remember the terrible chest piece Tony Stark had to create to keep him self alive? Making your own isn’t too ...

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Blindingly Good-Looking Superhero Bandannas

Yet another article of clothing to add to your superhero wardrobe. Mark McMillan has an idea for “goggle bandannas,” with removable eye pieces and breathable cushioning to provide extra comfort and convenience. Looking snazzy while riding that road warrior bike, you’ll be sure to have heads turning to see your flashy fluorescent goggle bandanna. You can even wear the goggles ...

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Make Your Own Light Bulb Greenhouse

We love to save the environment here at Gearfuse. Countless projects we feature involve recycled materials and this is no exception. With a little apoxy, glue and other materials, you’ll be growing pot flowers inside a light bulb in no time. Obviously, you’ll want to make sure you have a clear light bulb, so you can monitor your pride and ...

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DIY: Wooden Nixie Clock Kit On Ebay

Nixie clocks possess the subtlety of simplicity as well as a retro run-down look. The finished project looks fantastic but good luck trying to make it look like the picture. If you aren’t interested in assembling electronics, then there’s nothing simple about this DIY. For $150, you can have this 115-part set of tubes and socket pins sent to you ...

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Mobile Park Loaded With Security Cameras

Nowadays, people want everything portable. Everything means everything, even a playground full of children. Chris Duff has drawn out this transport design for a children’s playground called, “Chameieon Mobile Park.” Pardon? Regardless, it’s designed with safety in mind. Equipped with two varieties of wheels, for varying terrain conditions, the “Chameieon” is said to be able to “adapt to different environments.” ...

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Gigantic Fabric Keyboard

With a design reminiscent of the Nintendo Power Pad, this DIY fabric keyboard seems to keep the basic idea down pat. Off come your shoes and in Tom Hanks fashion, you walk over to the letter you want to type and give it a tap. It uses the popular Arduino processor to control the letters, which are made out of ...

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Meat for Vegetarians

Hey leafmunchers, want to see what it’s like to eat a steak without having to actually eat steak? Try out this papercraft steak dinner for size. You just print, fold, eat and crap out a tree. It looks so real, I’m sure you’re getting a woody just thinking about it. Link (via)

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