DIYs & Mods

Lego Camaro Is Greased Lightnin’!

Fans of the Camaro are among the most hardcore enthusiasts, as can can be seen by this Floridian Lego modeler. Crafting a Camaro using nothing but Legos. It sure would have been a chick magnet back in the late 70s. To make sure the Camaro adopted all of the curves of a modern automobile, the designer seems to use some ...

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Gygax Is Gone, But His Spirit Lives On In The Mind Of MIT Nerds

The death of Dungeons And Dragons’ creator Gary Gygax left a void in the nerd community which might never be filled. His death has not only led to the newest edition of the game guide to be a pre-ordered hit, among the top selling books on Amazon, but has led some to conduct their own memorials. A group of students ...

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DIY: smartcard + phone = smart-ish phone

Smartcards have been out for a while, but smartcard-phones are hard to find… unless you live in Japan where their phones can read from the chip which is already built in, or you can settle with one or two discontinued and old Nokia phones. Some guy in Taipei has tried to dig out the chip from his smartcard (their EasyCard, ...

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The Monster Truck Of Segways

If customizing your Segway’s frame wasn’t hardcore enough for you, I’ve got a whole new idea for all of you Seg-fans (but not so much her.) This ultra-custom Segway adds two feet of wheels on either side of the device, effectively creating what I am calling, the “Monster Truck Of Segways”. — Andrew Dobrow Link [via]

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First Leaked Look At The Apple App Store UI

A clever iPhone dev was playing around with the App Store included on the SDK and hacked versions of the iPhone 2.0 firmware. Little did he know that he was about to discover a first look at Apple’s App Store, instead of the usual “cannot connect” error warning. Just revealed on the Modmyifone forums, here is the very first look ...

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DIY: Make Plastic Guitar Picks Out Of Discarded Credit Cards

Here’s an example of how to reuse your old crap that has absolutely no other use. If you spend time jamming out on the guitar, and are as absent minded about guitar picks as I am, than you more than likely need to go out weekly to pick up a new pack of strumming tools. This simple project will at ...

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Remote Control Hummer For Snobby Rich Kids Who Thought They Had It All

From the inflatable to the perverted, we’ve seen it all when it comes to R/C powered toys. But what about for that one rich snobby bastard kid in every city who seems to have it all? The Remote Controlled Hummer is probably not something that little brat got under their Christmas tree last year. Yes, it is a full sized ...

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Star Trek Bead And Thread Mosaics Make Every Deck A Holodeck

A classic line from Star Trek is “Beam me up, Scotti.” Using only colored beads and thread, avid Star Trek fan Devorah Sperber recreated the beaming up look, starring the one and only Captain Kirk, with William Shatner goodness. Sperber also uses her talent with beading to recreate the Star Trek Holodeck, a great entrance for your Star Trek Entertainment ...

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Five Key Keyboard: Whack-A-Note

Some people have a hard time getting into one instrument. They set up training and practice schedules, only to be utterly bored within weeks, which leads people to create their own custom musical instruments. The Five Key Keyboard, or “Big Daddy”, is the creation of Michael Robson, described as a “circuit bent keyboard”. There is no real explanation behind the ...

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