DIYs & Mods

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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Control Electricity With Twitter And Your Cellphone

[vimeo 1025711[/embed] The social networking site Twitter has more function than meets the eye. Hacknmod.com has shown that with Twitter, connecting your laptop to electrical devices will have you turning them on and off by simply sending a text message to your Twitter account. No need for “clap on, clap off” anymore. Just curtail the text message so you can ...

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Singularity Is Creepy And Inevitable

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside the head of Lando Calrissian’s cyborg-liaison, Lobot, engineers at Caltech have created a robotic device intended to be used as a brain to computer interface. By positioning electrodes in neural tissue, we’ll be able to turn organic beings into mindless robot drones. This technology is at a primitive stage in time, but ...

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DIY: Arduino XPort Shield Build

If you’ve got soldering skills and you dabble in the Arduino programming language, this add-on will allow Internet access to your Arduino via Ethernet. This will allow you to check your email, your Tumblr and lots of other stuff the government won’t allow me to tell you. DailyDIY provides step-by-step instructions for this simple build for the novice solderer. Remember, ...

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Same Old Pixel Couch?

Pixel-based furniture isn’t anything new and though this couch isn’t the coolest pixel art around, it does look interesting. Good luck finding wallpaper to match. Designed by Cristian Zuzunaga and produced by Danish manufacturer Kvadrat, this pixel-based couch is said to be a total chick-magnet. One female glance towards the couch results in immediate action. You’ll be fucking fat chicks ...

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Snake In Student House Is Fun To Watch

Fun to watch, but not fun to play. Otherwise, the Nokia N-Gage might actually have been a success with their killer Snakes game. A student house in Poland used a microprocessor to control the lights in the building, which was then programmed to play Snake, Snakes, Rattler Race…whatever the hell you want to call it. Very cool. Now let’s see ...

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Broke? Try Pringles Miniputt

Love to play miniature golf but don’t feel like shelling out $10 a game? Create your own! All you have to do is take a can of Pringles, eat that shit up and then slice it down the sides. You’ll then be able to bat around golf balls all day inside your nice, big office. No Pringles? Try gettin’ busy ...

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The Blender Lamp

Have an old blender lying around? Might as well put it to good use or chuck it. We highly recommend turning it into a lamp because it’s cheap and easy to do. All you’ll need is a screwdriver and and a light socket like the kind you can buy for $3 at The Home Depot. An hour or two later, ...

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Nintendo DS Homebrew Guide

Looking to get the most out of your DS? DS Fanboy has compiled a great homebrew guide for all you coders and hackers who are interested in using the Nintendo DS as a development platform. We’ve dabbled a bit in DS homebrew discussion, pointing out accessories like the N5 loader and the KORG DS-10 software, which, without a doubt in ...

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