DIYs & Mods

Homemade Banana Blimp Will Rule The Skies

Amusingly enough, artist Argentinian Csar Sez is in the midst of developing a Geostationary Banana that will float over the state of Texas for approximately one month — and it’s all in the name of art. Sez’s website justifies the banana thusly: “a banana in the sky is an odd celebration to spectacle, to the advertisement industries; and to the ...

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Build Your Own Underwater Robot

Thanks to a group of smart, entrepreneurial minded kids from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix and their work for the National Underwater Robotics Challenge, you can now build your own underwater robot for $250. The ROV-in-a-Box Project Kit features just about everything you need to put together your own working robot: frame, motors, underwater light, camera, 50-foot tether, operator ...

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Make Your Own DrumPants: Become a Cyborg Musician

We all know you like playing with yourself and with DrumPants you finally can…in public! Tyler “odbol” Freeman, like most young adults, likes to drum his pants. The only difference is that he dared to dream about what it would be like if pounding on his pants actually produced drum sounds. Now, with the help of his handy instruction guide, ...

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DIY Vodka Lamp: Step 1…Get Really Drunk

Here is a DIY project that is just as fun to make as it is to use. These Vodka Lamps are actually very simple to make, so you should be able to get the job done even if you are three sheets to the wind. However, some cutting with an X-Acto knife is required, so if your hand-eye coordination isn’t ...

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Can Art Is Awesome And a Little Depressing

Sure, art of this caliber produced entirely out of recycled aluminum cans is impressive. But think of all the time it takes. What kind of social life can artist Jack Kirby have when he takes three years and 5,000 empty cans of Budweiser to make a life size model of a 1965 Ford Mustang? Plus, that’s almost five beers a ...

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DIY: Digital Dashboard Gauges

Here is a little DIY project for anyone who has mad hacking skills and a desire to pimp out their car’s dashboard. This digital dashboard gauge is built on an open source Arduino platform with text LCD and standard car senders. For the purposes of this hack, the gauge is being used to monitor turbo pressure, oil and other temperatures, ...

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Would You Use This ATM?

Call me crazy but this Russian ATM doesn’t exactly instill a lot of confidence in the banking system. I’ll keep my money in my sock where it will be safe thank you very much. Sean Fallon Link

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Make Your Own Sugar Glass For Under $20

Ever wondered how to make your own movie quality sugar glass? Just think of all the people you could freak out — your friends, co-workers,… Grandma. Everything you need to know about making the glass is available in the video linked below. It’s not difficult, but if your idea of cooking is throwing a Hot Pocket in a microwave, you ...

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