DIYs & Mods

The Six Gallon Beverage Dispenser

Apparently, putting a faucet in a work bucket is carte blanche to call it a beverage dispenser. However, we’ll let this contraption slide only because it holds six gallons of beer. The Six Gallon Beverage Dispenser costs $35 and is basically just a bucket from The Home Depot with a faucet shoved in it. There’s also labels you can slap ...

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“I think I found the magic chord!”

The man above is Mike Edison, the former publisher of High Times. What he’s holding is a device that’s known as the ChroniCaster, which is essentially a bong built into a guitar. His hot P-90 pickups are shielded by a special mold that helps keep marijuana resin out. Makes us wanna blast The Outlaws’ classic track “Green Grass and High ...

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The 80’s Are Back with Monkeylectric

We all knew this would happen. The 1980’s have reemerged with Monkeylectric’s fully-customizable (if you got the skills and want to void the warranty) LED bike light for your wheels/spokes. Not only will this make you look like you’re into Flock of Seagulls, but it also improve your chances of survival at night in the urban jungle. Monkeylectric offers free ...

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Clean Chair For A Clean Apartment

We’re running out of places to ditch our old garbage. Recycling bins are out of the question because, as we all know, all trash whether it be recyclable or otherwise all goes to the same place: New Jersey. California College of Arts student Nick Demarco has created a vinyl chair out of plastic bottles and other miscellaneous garbage he found ...

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Cassette Tape Scratching

So you have the sick DJ workstation, the 1200s and the CDJs and you even played at the Lambda Chi frat party down the street. Maybe you even have a Pacemaker. Good for you! Now you’ll have to remember that money doesn’t replace sick, raw talent like in the above video. Witness as DJ Ruthless Ramsey scratches on a goddamned ...

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Make Your Own Driverless Sound Card

Wow, who would have known that designing your own sound card would have been this cheap and easy? A low amount of parts, easy-to-read schematic and no need for drivers make this USB-based sound card a steal. The card is powered via a 16-bit Stereo Digital-to-Analog Converter. I have a subtle understanding of what that actually does, but if you ...

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Need a Project Battery? Get One for $10 or Free

The fine gentlemen over at Dealnews have spotted a Black & Decker Pocket Power Cordless/Rechargeable Power Supply for $10 over at Buy.com. What’s great about this is that these little power supplies can be used for your DIY/hacking projects. I’ll probably pick up two of these for use in future projects. I’m not revealing anything else… Actually, the best is ...

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Holy Cow! Guitar Hero Controller MIDI Conversion

This is the shit. Sorry, but there’s really no other way to describe my excitement for this mod. For under $100, including the cost of the controller, Dave was able to create a full-fledged MIDI controller from a wireless Guitar Hero guitar. Wondering what you can do with it? Check this out: With the current version you can: play 2 ...

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DIY Apple PowerMac G4 Mailbox

I must admit, I barely used my PowerMac G3 when I had it. If only I had gutted it and used it as a nifty mailbox for my cottage in Maine like this guy did. Doesn’t look too practical though, despite the easy-access case. It’s not R2-D2, but every fanboy can dream. Link (via)

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Borg Cube Let’s You Know You’ve Got Mail

Resisting your e-mail is futile. When Jamie Matthews gets an e-mail, he just has to be notified. Receiving a glowing cube from Linden Labs at a job fair, Matthews just couldn’t resist turning it into something a little more worthwhile. A simple python script runs on his computer, periodically screen-scraping his Gmail inbox looking for new mail. It then outputs ...

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