DIYs & Mods

DIY “Midi” (Kinda) Footpedal

Not exactly a true ‘midi’ pedal in the full sense of the word. The PCB used for the sound system is actually the old innards of a keyboard, connected through Radio Shack foot pedals that Myspacer, Tvkid, had to travel on a 60 mile marathon run, to find enough for his creation. Running the pedal system through a laptop through ...

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DIY ear-endoscopy for everyone!

  We don’t know how many of you guys habitually  clean your own ears, some use cotton bud, some use fancy spectulas. The problem of doing that is that you can never see what’s inside… unless you’re performing on somebody else, which is pretty gross. In 2 days, Coden Japan  will start selling this easy-to-use ear endoscope-alike ear cleaning device ...

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GEEK ALERT: Batman obsession turns into Batman body mods

Thinking of the pain this man must  have endured for a tattoo on such a sensitive area of the body makes us cringe and shiver. As you can see, someone took their fanaticism of the Dark Knight a tad too far, brandishing Batwing eyebrow ink in the process. Now, we’ve known some pretty hardcore comic fans, but this is pretty ...

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Windows-powered ATM just got served!

Why would an ATM be running Windows? Who knows! Using a cheap ATM at a movie cinema, Blogger Melissa from Melissatogo, totally pwns and serves this Windows powered device. Oh, Snap! Ok, enough with the out of fashion teenage colloquialisms. This makes us extremely insecure about using ATM’s now. Or at least any ATM’s located anywhere other than a bank. ...

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Nintendo DS video hack

While making our rounds scourging the Internet, we came across this spiffy hack for your Nintendo DS. Using an asymmetric wavelet codec specifically made to playback video on the DS ARM-based hardware (whatever the hell that means), this Flickr member has managed to capture this image of the Nintendo DS video hack, running on his handheld. Flickr member, Gwire, says ...

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Awesome Nintendo DS Guitar Mod

[ev type=”youtube” data=”8X4tWIwx0ns”][/ev] This is one of the coolest mods we’ve seen out of any gaming console. We have no idea how this works, but its amazing how realistic sounding the guitar tones are coming from the DS. Very, very impressive and something we want to get our hands on. This also makes the prospect of a DS Guitar Hero ...

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Hack: Use CoinStar without that pesky 9% service fee

The idea of CoinStar was a good one. We put in our spare change and CoinStar gives us cash. But then we realized that CoinStar charges you a 9% (!) service charge for something that you can do at a bank for free. So you can imagine our relief when we came across this CoinStar hack. We don’t know if ...

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Wiimote and Classic Controller form a civil union: Is it Wii love?

We came across yet another Wiimote mod and couldn’t help ourselves to share it will all of our fellow gearheads. Budding mechanical engineer Chris Williams spent his weekend doing something only us gamers can dream about. Creating yet a new interesting way of controlling your Wii. A note to Kotaku from Williams: I’ve always hypothesized that the “mystery” button (un)connects ...

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DIY: Declutter your desk using, um, all of your space

Some people are really set in their ways. Cluttered desks is a common problem and is becoming a habit for many of us. For a pretty minimal price, you can be like Van Mardian, and totally clean the clutter crappity crap off your desk, while still keeping all of your needed gadgets (or wanted, as most aren’t really needed unless ...

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