DIYs & Mods

Best. College. Prank. Ever.: R2-D2 Observatory

There’s more genius to this prank then meets the eye. A group of students at Minnesota’s Carleton College decided that the school’s very own Goodsell Observatory was due for a face lift. The real genius behind this prank is that the students did not turn to defacement to achieve the droid they were looking for. This group of enterprising young ...

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Starcraft II Mod Gives Blizzard a Final Fantasy-Inspired Turn-Based Edge

Some people expected that Starcraft II might have been an MMORPG similar to that of World of Warcraft. While that turned out to be false, YouTube user SkriK uses Starcraft II‘s Galaxy Map Editor to create a modification which allows the game to have a Final Fantasy-esque turn-based combat system. So while it might not be as fully-functioning or offer ...

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Boba Fett Fleece Beanie: Collect Some Heads While Warming Your Own

The Fett-man has become one of the most endearing characters in the Star Wars universe. Second in evil only to Darth Vader (and perhaps Jabba the Hutt, but even that’s debatable. Jabba’s motives were out of pure greed. Boba simply loves to kill). Etsy user daniellemaupin sold her Boba Fett Fleece Beanie for $25, so you might have already missed ...

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Cartridge Mod Allows You To Play Game Boy Game on Your NES

Do you remember the Super Game Boy? Basically it was an official modded cartridge from Nintendo that allowed you to play your Game Boy games on the big screen of your TV, right through your SNES system. Nintendo Age forum user and creator of this awesome mod bunnyboy describes his gadget as “basically the Super Game Boy, without the Super ...

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Papercraft Can’t Buy Me Love

PeopleToo took on the responsiblity of recreating The Beatles in the form of papercraft. I’m sincerely sorry for posting about such an obscure band, but I couldn’t find any Meat Loaf papercraft. I tried, I really did. If you haven’t heard any of The Beatles’ stuff you really should. You might have to do some hunting to track down their ...

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Millenium Falcon Server Keeps Your Data Safe From the Death Star

Whether it be a simple place to hold your data or the sacred home of your personal website, you’d like to know that your information is kept safe from any evil forces. The Millenium Falcon Server may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts. The Millenium Falcon is capable of outrunning Imperial starships. Not the local ...

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Giant Printer Uses Painball Guns to Create Wall-Sized Prints

The Facade Printer, created by German design group Sonice Development GmbH, is a computer-controlled paintball gun that reproduces wall-sized images on, well, walls. The printer literally shoots the images onto the wall with eagle-eye precision. Now I might be able to finish my giant mural of Zombie Spock without too much trouble. Link [via]

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The PS3 Slim Laptop, Take Two

Ben Heck is at it again with is newest creation, the Ps3 Slim Laptop, his second attempt at creating the perfect mobile PS3 Slim. This time around Heck decks the laptop out with blue accents, a 17? widescreen 720p HDMI display, a built-in cable storage department and built-in stereo speakers & headphone jack. Heck also added more air holes then ...

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How to Cheat Using Nothing But a Coke Bottle

Let me be the first to say that true geeks don’t cheat. First off, we know how easy it is to get caught. But mostly, we prefer a challenge over the guilt of stealing someone else’s work. Except at Calculus. Fuck Calculus. Anyway, this ingenious geeky student devised a plot so intricately ridiculous and time-consuming that it might just work. ...

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