DIYs & Mods

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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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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