DIYs & Mods

R2-D2 Cake: Taste the Droid

Fellow GEARhead, Philly, wrote to us to tell us of her thrill at finding this excellent R2-D2 cake, which she said was particularly exciting because she had “always wondered what a droid tasted like.” Well, let me tell you, droids come in many flavors. Some taste like straight up metal, but then there are others that have that generic chicken-y ...

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World of Papercraft

So, apparently WoW addicts are also papercraft devotees, because at least a few of them took the time to log-off of the game and create some really gorgeous papercraft masterpieces. We’re talking pretty exquisite stuff. Masterly detailed and surprisingly lifelike. Or as lifelike as video game models made out of paper can be. Some of these creations just have to ...

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Custom Made Ghostbusters Wii Peripheral

Who you gonna call? Now you can just call yourself. Yeah, call yourself and get a busy signal. That’ll show them damn ghosts! Jump in your Ecto-1 and get busy! ModdingextraordinaireJack Rossi created this awesome custom Ghostbusters Wii Proton Pack peripheral, especially made for Ghostbusters Wii video game. Why doesn’t Nintendo ever think of things like this?

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Make Your Own Rubik’s Cube Using Your Old Keyboard

Sure, you might be saying to yourself, what’s the use of destroying a perfectly good Rubik’s cube just so you can rebuild it using old keyboard keys? And I say to you… are you INSANE? If you want to get into the technicalities of things, what’s the point of doing anything for the sake of nothing? There doesn’t have to ...

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Felt-Crafted iPad: More Cushion for the Pushin’

Tired of the extended wait for an actual iPad, Jason Guest decided to take matters into his own hands and produce his own hackneyed version of the iPad… completely composed of felt. Arts and crafts are back in a huge way among the geek community and this addition to the craftersarsenalis a welcomed advancement in felt technology. In fact, it ...

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Explosive Color!: Crayola Crayon Rockets Soar Into The Sky Blue Heavens

Here is a case where a blown-up object literally gets blown-up. These XXXXXXXL Crayola Crayons are doubling as rocket projectiles. Why? Well, for one, they ARE sort of rocket shaped, so it makes sense in that regard. Number two, it’s just a really bitchin’ idea. Who doesn’t like blowing crap up? Designed by John Coker, who may or may not ...

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Triforce Latte Restores All Three of Your Hearts

So picture this. Your playing Zelda and your down to your last half heart. Your completely out of water and there’s a mob of enemies approaching. What do you do? What… do you do? What else can you possibly do? You pause the game, run into your kitchen, grab your cup set and you make a Triforce Latte as quick ...

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Nintendo Wii Laptop

Ben Heck forum contributor OMGpedobear created this Nintedo Wii Laptop from scratch, including some pretty cool LED action, if you’re into that sort of thing. While the internals might not be the most organized or secured set-up we’ve ever seen, we always love to see modding geniuses working for the geeky cause of making full-scale gaming as mobile as possible. ...

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Create a Mini-Movie Theater With Your iPhone and a Shoebox

Most of us aren’t blessed enough to build our very own full-sized or even snack-sized movie theater in our home. But thankfully many of us have been able to pony up the dough for an iPhone. With a little imagination and some help from the wonders of arts and crafts (yes, I realize I sounds like Barney the Dinosaur here. ...

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Turn Your Old Apple iBook G4 Into a Clock

Now that you’re planning on integrating the iPad into your daily browsing scene, you’ve been thinking of cutting down on some of your other gadgets since the iPad is supposed to be such an “amazing” browsing experience. Ok, that’s cool. Understandable. But it’d be a shame to just toss your old iBook G4 into the wind with the birds. There’s ...

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