DIYs & Mods

DIY: M41-A Aliens Pulse Rifle

It might seem like a tame children’s movie now, but Aliens was once the most thrilling flick around. The weaponry alone was enough to raise your blood pressure a notch. This tutorial guides you through the process of making your very own M41-A Pulse Rifle, just like from the movie. You’ll need a whole lot of supplies and a whole ...

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Chameleon Case changes color depending on your Wii’s temperature

If you think about it, gaming consoles really don’t have a reliable indication system to prevent your console from over heating and melting itself from the inside out. The Crystal Chameleon Hard Rock case is a replacement mod for your Wii case. The case comes with a LED digital readout of the cases temperature, but even cooler, comes with a ...

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DIY: Tetris Ice Cubes have 8-bit coolness

Here’s a in-depth guide on how to create your own Tetris ice cubes. They are sure to add even more coolness to any cold beverage. Not to mention a dose of nostalgia to a plain old glass of your choice of refreshment. FYI, you will need some wood crafting skills and a nice chunk of free time to produce your ...

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DIY: Tennis Ball Camera Tripod

Most camera tripods are big, clunky objects that really are a pain in the anus to transport everywhere if you’re just a pleasure photographer, or a novice photog, which sounds more macho. Using something you probably have laying around the house anyway, a tennis ball, you can create your own mini-tripod for easy stability where ever you go. This tennis ...

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Recycled Boeing jet becomes a college student pavilion

Using 60 feet of pure recycled Boeing jet, Lot-ek has made a student pavilion over at the University of Washington in Seattle. This student lounge area looks like a great outdoors area for people to hang out, do homework, and expand their mind in, ahem, not quite legal ways. The jet overlooks Lake Union in what looks like an excellent ...

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Make your own custom Easy Button

We’ve all seen those commercials offering an easy button to make life all that much simpler. We’ve even seen a panic button for teens with their pants down their legs. Buzline has a service that allows you to create your very own easy button. These custom USB Smart Buttons go right to your favorite website with one press of its ...

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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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