DIYs & Mods

Turn your house off

Remember in shop class how they would have that one button that shut off every tool in the workshop if there were an emergency? We were always so tempted to press that button, just for the hell of it. The House-off Switch is a similar gizmo for your home. When pressed, the switch shuts off all non-essential electricity in your ...

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DIY: Rubik’s Cube made of dice

  Check it, homie. We’ve seen some pretty cool Rubik’s Cube stuff in our day, but not so many “make your own” style Rubik’s stuff. This DIY takes the ultimate in geek puzzle gaming and the ultimate in straight pimp hustler dice gaming and integrates the two in a seamless parallel. Instead of trying to arrange all the colors together, ...

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The Dark Blade case mod looks like alien hardware

We’ve seen the king of all case mods and we are bowing down in appreciation of The Dark Blade. The project started in 2004, so the case was a work in progress for over 3 years. We are proud to say the final product was worth the long wait. Everything from its base to its excellent lighting system oozes with ...

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DIY: Gas Mask Respirator

Developed after a certain crafty someone could no longer stand his allergy to sawdust, this DIY Gas Mask is made to aid in your respiration when you’re working at your work bench and don’t want to inhale some of the nasty fumes that some projects emit. To make your own positive air pressure gas mask, you’ll need to pick up ...

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NASA simulator fakes the feeling of a shuttle launch

People spend their lives dreaming about one day being able to experience the feeling of space travel. The new NASA Shuttle Launch Simulator allows people to experience the thrill of a launch without the need for all that training. The $60 million ride opened up yesterday to the public, starting with a test run by a team of 40 astronauts, ...

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Segway Moms are the new Soccer Moms

Spotted in Seattle, this ingenious woman pushes her baby stroller while cruising around on her Segway. Talk about laziness. And by the looks of her, she could afford to work some of that junk in her trunk off. That can’t be safe for the kid either. One foul curve on a hill, and that baby goes squish. She wins the ...

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Typo-Vac recycles an old typewriter and makes magic

Designer Chris Demino started this project with one problem in mind. Taking an old product and turning it into a functional product. The result is the Typo-Vac, an old typewriter which has been converted into a working vacuum cleaner. Concept design has taken a turn to the recycling of old products, and some of these ideas are ingenious. The Typo-Vac ...

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Chinese government to control the weather at the Olympic Games

Those mad scientists over in China have a crazy scheme hatched to make sure that nothing rains on their parade. The Beijing Olympics are rapidly approaching and with China’s renown downpours, cynics have dashed hope on a happy Olympic outing in the motherland. The Chinese government has decided to take nature into their own hands. They plan on using new ...

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DIY: Solar Car Battery

Jumper cables are unreliable at best. It’s about time for a change. This DIY will show you how to make your own solar charged car battery using pretty basic items. The one thing you’ll probably need to pick up is the solar panel, and to tell you the truth, not much more is needed. The panel is connected to the ...

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