DIYs & Mods

Wii Nunchuk Controlled Espresso Machine

� What is surely the result of brainstorming under the influence of far too much caffeine, coffee addict Tim Hirzel presents his hacked Rancilio Silvia espresso machine. With the help of an Arduino micro-controller, Hirzel has managed to allow the espresso machine to be controlled by the Wii Nunchuk controller. The Silvia espresso machine, which now features an integrated calendar, ...

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SwashBot Can’t Save Your Life On The Battlefield

There are plenty of robots that are a hell of a lot more useful then Swashbot. Hell, there are a lot of robots that are even cuter then this mini-insectoid, yet there is something alluring about the DIY SwashBot. A certain charm, if you will. Constructed using spare R/C helicopter bits, including four servos, a receiver, a battery pack, LEDs, ...

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Leaked Screenshots from World of Warcraft WotLK Alpha

� Seemingly verified through insider information, sources have confirmed that these screenshots have been leaked from the alpha testing phase of the World of Warcraft’s newest expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. The new expansion will add a new class, the first hero class, the Death Knight, to the WoW world, as well as a new profession called Inscription, new ...

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NES Controller Car Engine Mod: Just Another Attempt At Geek Cred

You might have your car’s interior and sound system down as far as geeky prowess goes, but what lurks under the hood? A standard engine just won’t do for my fellow car modding comrades, oh no! We need more! Better! Geekier! The owner of this car is such a huge fan of the NES console, that he modded a NES ...

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Album Cover Bento Lunches: OM NOM NOM

The friendly food hackers over at Obacchi Jacket Lunch Box have started selling custom-made Bento boxes, designed to resemble a selection of classic album covers. Some included are the Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland lunch, made with nori, paprika (red & orange), egg, rice, and the Kiss Destroyer lunch, made using egg, nori, ume (Japanese plum), kamaboko, rice. Hit the jump ...

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Using Your Ethernet Cables To Protect Your Country

Our United States are still at war. Maybe if we had lesson human soldiers on the front line, there’d be less controversy on the subject. What can you do to protect your country? If you have some extra CAT-5 cable lying around, you can make your very own CAT-5 soldiers. If you have enough wiring, maybe you could even make ...

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Body-Laptop Wooly Jumper Puts You In Your Own Little World

Distractions are everywhere. While there have been many attempts at providing us with our own personal space, many fall short, looking totally unpractical. The Body-Laptop Wooly Jumper is exactly one of those sort of creations. Mixing the ingenuity of the Glovers and the Office Collar, the Wooly Jumper attempts to create your own personal laptop force-field, at the expense of ...

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Geekify Your Car’s Audio System

If you sit around, rummaging through the internet all day, odds are that, like me, you can’t afford a sound system in your car which you can be proud of. Not that I listen to tunes with thumping bass anyway (don’t listen to him, yeah he does), but at least I can support my geeky ego with a self-modified system. ...

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Spongebob Cake Has Geometrically Inaccurate Square Pants

How big of a Spongebob fan are you or members of your family? Enough that you’d dedicate an entire event to the square pants-donning sea creature? Luckily for you, Spongebob’s rectangular shape makes him easy to integrate as a birthday cake design. Everyone loves cake. I mean, come on, yummylicious OM NOM, right? We can only hope that making your ...

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An Obama Of Our Own: Fold Your Own Candidate

Depending on your political affiliation, this site is now offering the three major contenders as downloadable and printable finger puppets. But really, shouldn’t it be the other way around? Shouldn’t they have finger puppets of us? Whether you are a McCain man, a Clintonite, or an Obama brotha, you can print out all three of the finger puppets and hold ...

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