DIYs & Mods

Ben Heck’s Bill Paxton Pinball Machine is Finally Finished

After nearly four years of solid effort, nearly all of which is documented on his site, Ben Heck has finished his Bill Paxton Pinball machine. Based on the “endlessly quotable films of Bill Paxton,” the pinball machine was manufactured completely and utterly from scratch by the Heck-man himself, aside from a few stock items, such as the flippers. It is ...

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Steve Jobs Cheese Head is Actually Pretty Creepy

The second I saw this head I couldn’t help but be reminded of Hannibal Lector and his preference for dining on human flesh. This is almost too realistic to eat, unlike the orange-yellow Cheddar color of the Lincoln Cheese bust. Something tells me I’d get that weird, uncanny feeling when it came time to dig in to the Steve Jobs ...

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Super Mario Mosaic Made Out of Toast

While I’m usually an ardent protestor against the waste of perfectly good bread, this Super Mario Toast Mosaic is a definite exception. Even if no one is going to eat the burned pieces, the waste of food was totally worth the photo op. Check out the creative use of the bun-shaped pieces for the buttons of Mario’s overalls. Now all ...

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Micro Processor Chess Set

Forget about bringing chess to the computer, it’s time to bring the computer to chess. Instructable user CrLz created this awesome Micro Processor Chess Set which is made using an assortment of computer parts. The board itself is made using the underside of a mother board, and 32 black microprocessor chips. The creator stresses that this is a work in ...

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DIY: Make Your Own LEDs

And all you’ll need is a few things laying around the house. You know, the usual – 9v batteries, needles.. *ahem* silicon carbide crystals *ahem*, all easily accessible stuff. In all honesty though you apparently can pick up silicon carbide crystals easily enough from eBay. And if you’re really in a pinch you can even use sandpaper, which is made ...

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LEGO Vignette Pays Tribute to Pixar’s “Up”

This LEGO Vignette proves that you don’t need much more than a few LEGO bricks and pieces for prove your artistic worth. LEGO master Peter Aoun created this masterfully minimilist LEGO scene which pays homage to Disney/Pixar’s most recent release, “Up,” proving once and for all that Pixar is more than a company offering a wide assortment of epic beards. ...

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The Computer Bong: Hardware You Can Smoke

Somebody’s finally up and done it. The YaHookah is a computer (or at least what used to be described as a computer) you can literally smoke, smoke until you’re damn near dead. And the creator didn’t stop there. He was generous enough to write up a step-by-step DIY project over at Instructables, so you can be smoking from the comfort ...

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Coffee Powered Car Probably Has Really Bad Breath

Coffee breath. The downfall of the modern man. And possibly the modern vehicle. The Carpuccino is a 1988 VW Scirocco which has been modified to run off of coffee. Apparently this bad boy will run three miles per kilogram of ground coffee, making it oddly similar to the run time of an average human being. That’s about 56 espressos a ...

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RRoDMan: Xbox 360 Innards Become A Robot After Red Ring of Death

If you’re tired of the never ending cycle of sending in your RRoD’d Xbox 360 to Microsoft for a refurbished console that is likely to just have the same exact problems all over again, there’s an even cooler alternative than calling Microsoft tech support. You might not be getting your gaming money’s worth, but what you lack in game playing ...

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