DIYs & Mods

Motorized Window Curtain Automatically Follows Peeping Toms

For some people, the easy way out just doesn’t cut it. You could make a good argument that it would have been much easier just to get a curtain that comfortably fit in front of the whole window, or find some blinds that would scare people away. Even a shower curtain would work. But it’s the principle of the thing! ...

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PC Case Mod Turns Your Computer Into a Mini-Oven

If you walked into a friend’s room and saw this sitting under their desk, you’d probably be like “Um, why the hell do you have an oven in your room?” Because it really does look like a fully-functioning oven. But in reality, this is a PC case mod by Czech modder Zbyek, who woke up one morning and decided to ...

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Add an iPhone Dock to Your iPad For Real Multitasking

Don’t be fooled. You might think you’re multitasking, but you’re not. At least not effectively. Sure, Apple finally added a “here it is, now please shut up”-version of multitasking to iOS, but what you’re really doing is pausing. You want a true multitasking experience? You’re going to have to take matters into your own hands. This simple DIY will have ...

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Gamer Creates Massive Working Computer Using Virtual Minecraft Building Blocks

Craddock is not your average gamer. Better known by his online pseudonym “theinternetftw,” Craddock is one of a few crafty gamers in the process of creating a working virtual computer. In Craddock’s case, a 16-bit computer that will run entirely in Minecraft. That computer will be “Hack” compatible, meaning that it will run code meant for the Hack machine described ...

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Make Your Own Solar Powered, Portable WiFi HotSpot

If you had the chance to build a contraption that would provide you with green internet access almost anywhere, wouldn’t you take it? This DIY WiFi Repeater needs absolutely no electricity to function, yet extends your reach into the cloud by a significant amount. Solar panels power a Linksys WRT54G v8 router with 7.5 volts at 500 milliamps in direct ...

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SunMod Modification Kit Makes Any Gadget Solar-Powered

Batteries eventually need to be replaced. That’s the way we’ve been living for decades, so shelling out the cash for batteries just seems like something we have to do. The SunMod Modification Kit ensures that you’ll never have to replace your batteries again. For a very reasonable $20, SunMod turns any of your AA or AAA battery powered devices into ...

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Cat Lady Couture

While your 30 kitties might not mind that you roam around the house in a pair of bloomers and nothing else. And they don’t mind that you only shower once a week (as long you as you don’t lift up your arms.) The outside world isn’t so understanding. Your babies are your only true friends. Unfortunately, you have to leave ...

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