DIYs & Mods

NYC DIYers: MAKENYC2 Tonight!

Do you live in New York City and share a love for gadgets? We suggest checking out the MAKENYC2 meet up tonight in Queens. It takes place at Big Apple Hobbies at 171-69 46th Ave and runs from 7PM on. The date? TONIGHT! The theme is going to centralize around figuring out what’s inside of gadgets. Want to know what ...

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Super Soaker Table

If you’re like me, constantly looking to buy furniture for the house that is not only cheap and tacky but also expensive, Jellios line of squirt gun tables is that and so much more. At $325 the “Candy table” is a ordinary glass table, hollowed out and filled with squirt gun tanks from your favorite Super Soaker squirt guns growing ...

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Tapdrum MIDI Kit

This project kit is only meant to help get you started but it’s not short on features. If you’ve wanted to create your own SynthAxe-like percussion instrument, just like Futureman from Bela Fleck and the Flecktones did, then this is a great place to start. You’ll need to add your own piezo sensors to use as triggers and can even ...

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DIY: $30,000 Stereo System

Manitoba native Michael Tarasenco built a $50,000 home theater with $30,000 worth of stereo equipment. After many years of being an audio junkie, Michael decided he wanted a theater in his new home. Using no outside labor, the basement was renovated and a theater was built in a 13′ x 28′ area. Watching projected movies on a 92″ retractable Da-Lite ...

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Universal SIM Unlock Card Plays God

With iPhone 2.0 on the horizon, everyone’s buying up what 1st-gen iPhones are still available. If you manage to score one and don’t use AT&T, you’ll have to jailbreak the phone. Instead of relying on conventional unlocking methods though, why not give the Universal SIM Unlock Card a go? As the name implies, this is indeed a SIM card that’s ...

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A Unique Approach Towards Grip Tape

If you’re a self proclaimed “Lord of Dogtown” and for some strange reason you like arts and crafts, this DIY grip tape is your ticket to showing those non-skaters that you didn’t fail third-grade art class. Subhead grip tape pre-cut designs, like skulls and stars for the punk in you, can make decaling your board an easy and efficient way ...

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A Practical Use For Your Wii

It’s no mystery that the Wii is the biggest disappointment since Dr. Phil getting his own TV show. If you are one of many unfortunate owners of one, you’re probably looking for some application that might be of more use than flailing your arms around during Wii Sports tennis only to have the ball be hit the same way every ...

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Guitar Hero 4 Controller Might Have Additional Buttons

Shivers me timbers and call me DIY! I just bought a Guitar Hero controller yesterday and now the boys at Giz’ are saying that Guitar Hero 4‘s controller will have additional fret-button-thingies. Sheesh. The case for this new accusation? A GH promo page shows an expanded drum kit and additional frets on the guitar. This could really make modding the ...

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DIY: Road Warrior Bike

“Two days ago, I saw a vehicle that would haul that tanker. You want to get out of here? You talk to me.” said Max. Actually, talk to Scott Cocking over at SpontaneousFire.com, ’cause if you have some strong legs, this DIY tri-cycle might be able to haul that tanker. OK, maybe it can’t haul a tanker full of gasoline ...

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Steampunk “Telescope” Links London and NYC

We celebrated the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge last night and boy was it a party. We had some drinks, mingled a bit and eventually watched a guy named Paul St. George bring in a huge Telectroscope. The Telectroscope, in theory, is supposed to let people from London and NYC look at each other via an undersea tunnel with ...

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