DIYs & Mods

1976 Land Rover Converted into a Real Life Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica

This is not a man who takes challenges lightly. When the daughter of Stuart Wallis from Ringwood town in Hampshire, England, challenged him to create a car similar to the flying vehicle seen in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wallis took it very, very seriously. So serious did he take this challenge, in fact, that only three months ...

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Machined iPhone 4 Case

More closely resembling an armored briefcase than a case for your smartphone, the Machined iPhone 4 Case by Karas Kustoms are anodized and prepared to take a fall, while leaving your phone intact. These cases also prevent the dreaded antennae issues, without even covering up the entire side of the phone. Karas Kustoms offers the cases for $39 a piece, ...

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This is Me Screwing With Your Mind

I wonder if the the illusion only works if the the words are on separate lines? Guess not. (Read that sentence again.) The brain automatically filters out the duplicated “the”s as if they never even existed. With all of our massive brain power, is it intuitive or disruptive for our brain to censor our reading in this case? Some people ...

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Guy Uses Custom Programmed Super Mario Game to Propose

Geek hero Adam Lynch decided to put a gamer spin on the traditional act of marriage proposal by creating his own custom programmed version of Super Mario World, titled Super Dez World, in honor of his fiancee Desiree. Saturday September 11thhe tells me hes been playing around with programming video games. I think this is an awesome idea; he has ...

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This NES Bed Set Would Motivate Me to Make My Bed Every Morning

Mother is going to be so proud of me. When she comes down in the basement in the afternoon to make sure I’m still alive, she’ll have no need to worry about me making my bed in the morning/afternoon/early evening anymore. If I had a bed like this, I wouldn’t even sleep in it. I’d grab my Shark Attack Sleeping ...

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Turn Your iPod Nano Into a Touchscreen Watch

The new iPod Nanos look like they were literally designed to be modified as a wristwatch. The tiny square shaped touchscreen device would make such an awesome watch that County Comm tried attaching the Nano to one of their standard 22mm watch band and what do ya know? It worked out perfectly. The watch band fits perfectly through the Nano’s ...

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How to Open a New Book

Before I bought my Kindle, I was a used book addict. Library book sales were my battleground. I can tell you first hand that most people have absolutely no idea how to handle their books. I’ve seen it all. Coffee stains, cover folds, books ripped clean off their binding, portal holes. It’s a crying shame, the hardships that most books ...

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Miracle on the Hudson Recreated with LEGOs

On January 15, 2009, Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger miraculously landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the surface of the Hudson River after a collision with a flock of geese left the plane unflyable. Unbelievably, the skid landing resulted in zero fatalities, thanks to the flight skill and experience of 57-year-old Captain Sully. With the power of Twitter at our fingertips, we ...

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Makeshift Travel Adapter is the Epitome of Fire Hazard

If you happen to be traveling overseas you’re going to want to bring your travel adapter, or you might end up like this guy. There are plenty of places where tourists can pick up adapters in other countries, but not if you get into your hotel at 3 a.m. with a phone in need of a charge. With a few ...

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Sir Spudnik: The Steampunk Mr. Potato Head

Inspired by a craft swap project which encouraged the use of dual mediums, New York artist Sarita Maria decided to take the classic Mr. Potato Head toy and recreate him in the image of Sir Spudnik, Potato Head’s Victorian counterpart. But Maria didn’t just design a steampunk variation, she literally covered an actual Mr. Potato Head toy in metallic or ...

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