DIYs & Mods

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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Subliminal acoustic wave sequence to prevent game addiction

Korean start-up company Xtive has developed an inaudible sound sequence which is said to ward off online game addiction. The details raise our creepiness flags though. The sounds are based on subliminal effects. The sounds repeatedly sequence to tell the player to stop playing, repeating about 10,000 to 20,000 times a second. Xtive says that the sounds go unnoticed by ...

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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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