DIYs & Mods

Motorized Rollerblades: Gets you from point A to point B

Here’s a cool little mod we found while surfing the waves of tubes. Ross from Random Good Stuff won these cool Motorized Rollerblades on eBay for only AU$100. Here are the specs of these hacked wheels (the curious and maybe subliminal numbering of the list hereafter is not our creation, but the source’s): 1) Engine: Two-Stroke, 25.65cc,HUASHENG engine (The best ...

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DIY: Boost your WiFi signal using a cell phone hack

[ev type=”flashvideo”” width=”320″ height=”240″ data=”http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2007/1/how_to_boost_wireless_signal.flv” clicktext=”Click here to watch!”][/ev] Here is an awesome hack which allows you to boost your WiFi signal using your cell phone. Basically, the premise is to trick your computer into reading off of radio frequencies as well as Internet frequencies, by wrapping an ethernet cable around your cell phone. Very cool and effective. — Andrew ...

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MagnoGrip for the smart Do-It-Yourself’er

This is a glorious idea. One problem of working on DIY projects is that those damn nuts and bolts that you need to remove are always quietly rolling under the heaviest furniture they can find. A solution could be placing loose nuts (hehe) into a jar or dish, in order to keep them captive. Or you could do it the ...

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Chumby multigadget for versatile tech needs and hacking inspired fun

You want a Chumby, you just don’t know it yet. A Chumby is a DIY versatile multigadget that is capable of displaying a variety of options and can be built into literally anything. The Chumby is basically a processor, some memory and a screen, but the lengths at what you can do with these few supplies are nearly endless. Users ...

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Smitten surgeon leaves her number in a way the patient will never forget

This is almost as scary as waking up in a bath tub with one of your kidneys missing. Or I guess the most romantic idea ever depending on your point of view. Handsome and wealthy Kurt Fulson never expected to have his surgeon creatively flirt with him. After taking a spill snowboarding, Fulson needed to have surgery performed to reconstruct ...

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DIY: PSP PS2 Controller Mod

This mod, combining the PS2 controller with a PSP, is one that is sure to light a fire under the asses of Sony gaming fans. The mod took about two months to complete, in which time the modder “wanted to throw it out my window and watch it sail 15 floors down”. Though thanks to the help of his Research ...

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Be a Wii-J and mash up some music with a Wiimote hack

[ev type=”youtube” data=”503C14RFphQ”][/ev] Here’s a really cool find. A guy who calls himself DJ ! (DJ Shift+1) has developed a way to hack into the Wiimote and re-map their functions to mod them into a music mixing device compatible with the PC. The video above shows the results of what can be created through a little created hacking. Catch the ...

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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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