DIYs & Mods

DIY: Grease powered toy jeep

I have always wanted a lard controlled car toy. I dunno, just always a weird dream I’ve had. So you can imagine my joy when I saw this project. It’s about as close as I’ll ever get to living that dream. This toy jeep is powered by grease lit on fire. Was this made by a fast food employee? Probably ...

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Wall of Pong uses fricken laser beams

It doesn’t get much more classic than Pong. We’ve seen the game immortalized in the form of a watch, and of course the game that inspired it, Ping Pong, is one of the most popular home played games, but this is just so damn cool. This self-made “Wall Of Pong” was made by a senior at Cornell University for an ...

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Hack your iPhone with iPhoneInterface

People moved quick to find the secrets of the iPhone, and luckily, they’ve decided to share the secrets with us. iPhone fans from the irc.osx86.hu channels for the iPhone have developed this Windows and Mac software that allows you to tweak all of the minutiae of the iPhone interface that might cause you grievances. iPhoneInterface allows you to tweak the ...

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The safest DIY project ever: The Computer Monitor Fish Tank

How close was this DIYer to having a cathode ray tube expload in his face? Let’s just say closer to the equivalent in exact proportional value of sarcasm in our post title. Yeah, pretty damn close. But was his risk worth it? Take a look at this how-to and decide for yourself. The fish ended up being named Packard, after ...

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The Treasure Chest PC Case: X marks the motherboard

Supposedly the above Treasure Chest case mod is an actual working modification, but any search on Google results in a lack of real source material. While it would be pretty cool playing around with the captains booty, provided that the captain was a captain-ness, and the booty was actually a round ass, we are hesitant to get our hopes up ...

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iDea: The thinking man’s gadget

Hey, here’s a good idea. Supposedly there was a time when machines didn’t do all of our trivial work or hobbies for us. Pff, as if. Working off of the inspiration of the Hipster PDA and of course, the slickness of Apple (though the logo looks more like a pear) products, meet the iDea. All you have to do is ...

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Mini-motorcycles made from old watches

Here’s a pretty cool recycled gadget idea. An advertising agent out of Santa Caterina, Brazil makes these cool motorcycle replicas from out watch parts. Some of them look like concept designs straight from American Choppers. Although none of the cycles are up for sale, maybe this little boost of popularity will convince the designer to sell a few of these ...

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The multi-console wedding cake

When GameDaily contributor Carol Orsini decided to get hitched to a non-gamer, there was bound to be a few kinks along the chain. But one thing’s for sure. She was not going to have a non-gaming themed wedding. The multi-consoled cake features 4 different consoles, the Xbox, the Xbox 360, PS2, and topped with the limited edition gold Zelda Gamecube. ...

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Greenlight means go: USB controlled Traffic Light performance monitor

This project from Imagitronics shows what can be done with a little bit of DIY ingenuity and a few pieces of government owned and hijacked traffic gear. Using a simple Mac app, this USB-controlled traffic light monitor is programmed to change color depending on the number of programs running, and more importantly, which programs were running. Based on the fact ...

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Transformers: The Cake

Only so many men are manly enough to put in this much time into a baked good. The Optimus Prime Transformers cake was painstakingly detailed over a period of 26 hours, 4 for the planning, and 22 for the baking and icing. With a total cost of supplies equaling about $85, if you don’t include the mental anguish, the Optimus ...

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