DIYs & Mods

DIY: How to fix your defective Guitar Hero controller

So you just realized that your Guitar Hero controller is one of the two models that were recently announced by RedOctane as defective. Never fear, fellow gamer. There is a moderately simple way to fix this problem if your willing to put in a little hand work. This step by step DIY will show you how you can take the ...

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DIY: Indestructible USB Drive

USB drives are definitely cool to have around. Though, a lot of the time, we would would never trust them with important data files, just because they break too damn easy. If you have one in your pocket and you sit the wrong way, forget about it. It’s history. Luckily for us, this happened one to many times to modder ...

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R2-S2 (R2 Steam Too): Steam-Powered droid

The R2-S2 (short for R2 Steam Too) is as the name suggests, a steam-powered R2-D2 unit. Something about the R2 droid from Star Wars has sparked something in our consciousness recently to be prominently displayed through culture recently, as can be seen from the R2-D2 mailbox. The R2-S2 is no speed demon, but as it says on the design site ...

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Hack: Give your WM5 device that Windows Mobile 6 Crossbow look

What’s the difference between WM5 and WM6 phones? WM6 looks a hell of a lot cooler. Adopting some of the sleekness of Vista, Windows Mobile 6 is smoother designed than Windows Mobile 5. But never fear! With a few simple hacks, you can have your WM5 looking a lot like the WM6 Crossbow OS. This hack will show you how ...

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Cigarettea: Everybody’s doing it and it’s subliminal camel-free

Even non-smokers can have something to tote around in the Cigarette Phone. Cigarettea is cigarette-shaped tea bags for people who like to entertain in a subtle way. People will give you glances of confusion as you drop a cigarette into your boiling water. Let the Cigarettea settle, just like any other tea, and then drink down its tea goodness. It’s ...

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Genuine Windows Vista sold only 244 copies in the whole of China

Whilst Microsoft was bragging about the sales number of their latest OS Windows Vista, few would actually know that they have only managed to sell 244 copies in the whole of China in the first 2 weeks. You heard that right, and that’s the number quoted from the headquarters of the Windows Vista chief (90% national volume) distributor in Beijing. ...

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DIY: Creative ways to recycle your peripherals

Here’s a few ways to not have to throw out stuff, such as the Bagel Holding CD Spindle. These methods concern peripherals though, rather than casing. We all have mountains of broken peripherals scattered around our houses. You might remember the DIY Keyboard Wallet. Well what about when you feel a little more creative and want to do your own ...

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Burn yourself a bagel and put it on a spindle

If you’re anything like us, you hate wasting stuff knowing that there has to be another purpose for them. For example, take an empty CD spindle. Once you’ve used all of the CD’s and distributed them (or lost them) what are you to do with the empty spindle? It seems useful enough. How about as a cool little Tupperware-like container ...

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DIY: Wearable LED Light Bracelet Cuff

Jealous of the way other people’s wrists glow and yours is just plain and pasty? You too can have shiny wrists. Perhaps shinier than anyone else’s wrist. The Sparklab Wearable Light kit is a wrist cuff with embedded LED’s. The Velcro strap acts as a switch, so that the lights are only illuminated when the bracelet is being worn. The ...

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DIY: Flash memory in (almost) any iPod

Why Apple hasn’t gotten with the program and jumped on to the flash memory train yet is beyond us. Why give themselves the extra trouble of a drive with moving parts? This hack shows you how to install flash memory into almost any iPod. Make sure you back up all your music BEFORE you start. Sadly, there are no directions ...

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