DIYs & Mods

DIY: Rusty nail LED night light

It’s not so much that we are scared of the dark, but that we love DIY gadgets. Yeah…that’s the reason we’re discussing this project. This cool rusty nail LED night light was made with a technical ingenuity seen only through reruns of MacGyver. We realize CAT 5 wire isn’t something most people have lying around their house, but if you ...

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DIY Mod: Transform a retro toaster into a mini PC

While the computer has come a long way since its rise, the last two decades have proven to be rather uninteresting concerning the case design of most computers. The same old rectangular tower is still the norm for most PC’s. A company named Slipperyskip Computers has been experimenting by putting small motherboards into some interesting cases. Including coolest of all, ...

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DIY: Instrumented glove

Looking for a cool way to control your music devices? Check out this instrumented glove project. At a low cost, the designer of this project created a cool looking glove that has an interface capable of controlling music devices, but we’re sure could be modded into almost anything you wanted. To create this finished product, you’ll need to dissect and ...

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DIY: On / Off Footswitch for appliances and tools

Here’s a cool DIY tutorial on how to create your own on / off switch for small tools and appliances, even lights. To create the switch you’ll need an extension cord, an SPST pushbutton switch, 4x4x1.5″ electrical box, 4″ electrical box cover, 5/16″ flat washers, and a 3/8″ electrical box cable connector, along with a basic tool set. The tutorial ...

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Gameboy Konami Code Tattoo…Ouch!

Interesting…yes. Yet so extremely painful looking. Spotted on the same site that brought us the extreme wristwatch piercing. Quite an extreme way to show your love for the old Konami game code on the Gameboy. The retro style original Gameboy sure does bring back some memories too. And such a cute little tummy! — Andrew Dobrow Link

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Hack: PIC controlled visual guitar tuner and preamp

Using a PIC microcontroller and an old stereo system, the developer of this hack, known simply as Rob, created a guitar tuner that visually represents the tuning of your guitar strings. LED’s are used to indicate how well tuned each string is. I recently had to make a guitar amplifier and thought it would be cool to include a PIC ...

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DIY: Megaman image window PC case mod

Here’s a cool PC case mod. MetkuMods explains how to create an image window on your PC case to really any design you might want to choose. For this example, they chose Megaman as their inspiration. Worried about dust getting into the case? Don’t worry so much, the hole is covered up with fiberglass. Neat idea. — Andrew Dobrow Link

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The literal Bookshelf of Knowledge

Here’s a cool idea for a weekend project. A bookshelf made entirely of encyclopedias. The most literal bookshelf we’ve ever seen. The inspiration behind this project was to get rid of unsold books from a Half Price Book retailer. Pretty damn snazzy if you ask us. Give it a try and let us know how it goes! — Andrew Dobrow ...

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DIY: Matchbox Pinhole Camera

Here’s a nice way to make yourself a camera for almost no cost whatsoever. All you’ll need is a full and an empty roll of 35mm film, a matchbox, some black tape, and a bit of tin foil. The finished product leaves you with a camera capable of shooting pictures at f90, which mixed with some ISO100 film, should leave ...

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