DIYs & Mods

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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Abelincoln Live Sampler

[google -5886100544585004545[/embed] You absolutely have to check out the above video with audio on. The crude device is called the Abelincoln Live, which is surely a pun on the popular sequencing software Ableton Live. It’s a sampler, so you can do a lot of fun, noisy things with it. Utilizing three voice recorder units and a passive 3-channel mixer, Abelincoln ...

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Corky Romano + Macintosh = Cork-board Mac

What’s a guy to do when his Powerbook case gets all messed up? Well, he could always completely dissect it and mount it to a cork-board. Seems that’s exactly what he decided to do. Love how the AC adaptor is still chillin’ there. Think he still uses it or just uses it as a conversation piece? Link (via)

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Battling Bots: Move It Slow Motion For Me

Fighting with DIY robots isn’t anything new. I mean come on, it’s on cable television. However, tearing apart a fax machine with a robot while filming in slow motion is news to me. Peep the video to see robots tearing each other to pieces as well as helpless office appliances and even golf balls getting caught in the crossfire. Watching ...

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Hacker Steals $50,000 From Web Companies

If you’ve ever signed up for a bank account or Paypal account online, you’ve probably noticed how they deposit a small amount of change into your checking account for verification purposes. It’s usually under 50 cents and doesn’t amount to much. But what if someone programmed a way to automate the enrollment process with these sites and used false names ...

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Make Your Own Velcro Laptop Case

With the state of our economy, people are looking for all sorts of ways to save money and pinch pennies. After all, coming up with a budget can be just the thing you need to get settled. Cut back on spending by designing and making your own velcro-based laptop case, like the one above found on isoglossia’s Flickr page. Even ...

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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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