DIYs & Mods

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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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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