DIYs & Mods

LED Bonsai tree makes you perceive in 3D

Using custom circuits and a whole bunch of LED bulbs, here is a totally custom product built from scratch, including self-etched boards. The LED Bonsai tree spins a series of bulbs to create the appearance of a, yup, you guessed it, Bonsai tree. The fast speed of the spinning LEDs creates a 3D image, which either looks like a Bonsai ...

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Mario’s lady friend gambles: Peach’s Castle of cards

How could you be a true gamer and not know what Peach’s Castle looks like from Super Mario Bros? It happens to be one of the most prominent landmarks of Mushroomland, thank you very much. Here it is immortalized through the wonders of playing card architecture. And to our knowledge, Goomba free. This build happens to be a rendition of ...

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An edible bamboo Jeep, well, at least for Koala Bears

This bamboo Jeep totally bamboozled us. Ok, now that the lame intro sentence is out of the way, this bamboo Jeep was made in the Philippines and was actually used for personal use by the creator. It is now used as a pimped out ride for pimped out government officials who visit the province. In other news, it now seems ...

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Engine Case Mod with V8 power (not the vegetable juice)

Vroom, vroom. Gentleman, start your search engines! This V8-inspired (and no, it’s not the healthy yet delectable vegetable juice) Case Mod is one fast looking machine. Packed with eight valved madness, the Engine PC is a true original. Complete with neon blue LEDs and racing flags, the V8 Case Mod is chromed out in phantasmal geekery. It looks as though ...

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The Ultimate Paintball Gun: A favorite with the guys with man-boobs crowd

We never understood the allure of paintball guns. For some reason, the prospect of shooting each other with pain filled projectiles never got our motor going. Though we must admit, the Ultimate Paintball Gun looks pretty bitchin’. With two barrels at your sides, each full of a tank load of paint ammunition, nothing will make you feel more like a ...

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Extra Extra, read all about it, The Digital Newsstand

Does anyone still buy newspapers actually made of paper? Well, they must. But apparently the maker of this project doesn’t anymore. Using an old newsstand box, he managed to modify it into a crazy digital output machine that displays the top headlines at all times, without the need of loose change. Hell, if we had something like this, we’d even ...

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Go medieval on them with the Catapult Watch

What would any true knight be without a satisfactory time piece? Imagine showing up for a scheduled raid, but realizing that you’re centuries late! Well, that just can’t happen. The Catapult Watch by Backyard Artillery is a needed tool for any rampaging, raiding, rambunctious warrior itching for some pillaging. This very special watch can shoot BBs, seeds, pop corn kennels, ...

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DIY: Motherboard PCB Bracelet

Who doesn’t love using their old computer parts in productive ways? This DIY project is a good way to strut your geek spirit. For those of you into wearing your geekary on your sleeve, you can make yourself a bracelet out of your old motherboard PCB. To make this you’ll need a drill and drill bits, a hacksaw, a file, ...

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Giant’s hand makes iPhone look smaller

You’ve gotta love forced prospective. Apple sure does. To make the dimensions of the iPhone look smaller, it seems Apple has hired a big handed model to show off the iPhone in all of its static dimensioned glory. To our knowledge, the dimensional specs of the iPhone haven’t changed at all. Though the dimensional specs of the model seem to ...

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Dirty Don’s Margarita machine makes one mean brew

While we don’t think we’d accept a mixed drink from someone named “Dirty Don”, we can’t help but love his creation of the Margarita Maker. Built over a trailer, the Dirty Don customed himself a 6 inch tall blender blade, mixed it with a small block 400 and other assorted parts, and created the fastest Margarita mixer ever created. ...

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