DIYs & Mods

Why Make An Internet Enabled Coffee Machine? Because You Can

Imagine a coffee maker that precisely times your coffee and delivers a perfect cup time and time again – all thanks to the power of the internet. Now your caffeine laden dreams can finally become a reality thanks to the folks behind this Internet Enabled Coffee Machine hack. All you need to enjoy precision coffee and a more flexible scheduling ...

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How To: Hack A Toy Radar Gun For Better Performance

With one $25 Hot Wheels Radar Gun and a little bit of effort you can have a more “practical, useful, radar gun with better features” thanks to this hack by Kipkay. In the end, the mod will allow you to turn the gun on without having to hold the trigger down, and a new battery configuration will give you better ...

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How To: Salt Water Etch An iPod For Cool Steampunk Look

But won’t salt water etching fuck up my iPod? If that thought entered your mind as you read the title of this article, you probably don’t have the stomach to go ahead with this project. However, if you don’t mind taking a risk, or you are looking for an excuse to pick up one of the new iPods anyway – ...

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DIY 3-Way Hi-Vi Tower Speakers For The Audiophile With Skills

An admittedly bored ( but highly skilled ) audiophile named Adam McCall managed to entertain himself by pulling off this beautiful 3-Way Tower Speaker project using all Hi-Vi drivers – and now you can too thanks to his detailed instructions. According to Adam the goal was to “design a loudspeaker that sounds and performs beautifully across the whole bandwidth. I ...

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The Beat Dress Will Trip You Out

The spectacular “Beat Dress” seen above was part of a project conducted for a Fashion and Technology course at the School of Arts and Communication at Malm University. The light show comes courtesy of 10 detachable patches on the dress that are equipped with 10 LEDs. There is also a microphone and a small equalizer connected to a microcomputer that ...

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A Skull With a Taste For 80’s Metal

For one reason or another Brian Dettmer decided to make a skull out of melted 80’s metal band cassettes from the likes of Motley Cre and Judas Priest. So what is the deal here? Is it a commentary on the death of metal? Does it celebrate the genre? Is it a commentary on how aging rock stars should stay the ...

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Barbie’s been a bad girl: How To make a Barbie doll sized electric chair

Barbie has been a bad girl. Apparently bad enough to be executed via capital punishment. You know, we haven’t seen Ken around the mall lately. Did he get killed off at some point? Barbie could have whacked him for all we know. We must say though, that striped shirt doesn’t do Barbie any justice. To create this project you’ll need ...

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The Brio Flying Boat: It’s Almost a Good Idea

I love flying and boating, I only wish I could do both at the same time. Now I can thanks to this Brio Flying Boat Kit. Sure it costs $10,000, but everything is included right? Not exactly. You still have to buy the engine, an ultra light Rotax (Austrian) 2 cycle engine to be more precise. If you check out ...

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Build Your Own Autonomous Sentry Gun For Shooting Cans, Kids

The sentry gun pictured above was built for the Defconbots Competition where contestants battle it out to see who can build an autonomous device that can shoot down targets in the fastest time. The gun didn’t win, but by the looks of these videos, it seems to work pretty well. And the best part is that the team behind it ...

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