DIYs & Mods

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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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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