DIYs & Mods

Personalize Your Board Game Experience with My Monopoly

Monopoly is one of the most widely played board games in the entire world, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that players (or at least UK players as of now) can finally create their own personalized version of the game, featuring custom street names, places, spaces and icons. Hell. you could even create your own recession version ...

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Joystick Built Inside of NES Console

Even if my NES were still around, I doubt it would work. There’s something about sitting around in a dusty closet that doesn’t work well with the functioning hardware of gaming consoles. But don’t let it’s inability to work get you down. There are still plenty of possibilities. The NEStickle is a Sanwa joystick, including buttons, built right inside of ...

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Batmole to the Rescue

Battling the calculating evil genius of his arch-nemesis, the Weasel, Batmole is the one true masked crusader of the underground. By day, he’s just a simple walnut mogul, with enough horded nuts to supply his vigilante habit. By night, he’s Batmole, the Dark Rodent! Link [via]

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Life-Sized LEGO Mario is the LEGOiest Plumber Ever

We’ve seen Mario’s henchmen in LEGO form before, but never have we seen the man himself quite like this. Weighing in at a massive 110 pounds and standing 5 feet 9 inches tall, this life sized Mario model is completely structured, modeled and built using over 40,000 LEGO bricks. The pictures do all the talking here. Built specifically for the ...

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The Prometheus Device Lets You Shoot Fire From the Palm of Your Hand

Everett Bradford created this insanely awesome “Prometheus Device” which lets you shoot fire from a hand-mounted flame thrower. The device makes you feel like a real superhero, or supervillain, for whichever purpose you decide to use your new found powers, good or evil, is up to you. Bradford’s also done a great job documenting the building process, but of course, ...

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iPhone Extortion Plot Takes Advantage of Jailbreaking

So you think you’re real smooth jailbreaking your iPhone, huh? Really pulled the wool over the eyes of Apple, you did. Dutch jailbreakers beware. A hacker from the Netherlands was recently able to conive a series of Dutch iPhone users into using his software to “jailbreak” their device. When the supposed jailbreak is complete and the phone is rebooted, users ...

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Casmobot Lawnmower Controlled Via a Wiimote

The Wiimote is much more of a versatile tool than I think even Microsoft could have imagined. People have hacked the Wiimote to create some zany and awesomely practical mods. But I think “lawnmower control” is a new one. The Casmobot Lawnmower is navigated using nothing but a hacked Wiimote and the crafty engineering by several scientists at the University ...

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Big Head Self-Portrait Papercraft Halloween Costume

The days following Halloween are always a lot of fun. Not only do we get to munch on mountains of leftover candy, but we get to see photos of everyone’s awesome finished costume ideas. This Big Head Self-Portrait Papercraft costume is one of the neatest I’ve seen yet. Eric Testroete got a little cocky. I mean this guy’s head was ...

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How to Roar Like Chewbacca

Chewbacca’s roar. This is one talent I’ve always wanted, along with the ability to rip off the arms of a droid if they beat me in chess, but that’s another talent for another time. This sexy instructional video features an adorable geek chick unveiling the secrets of the Chewie roar. You’ll need to have some sort of control over your ...

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Mother-Son Family Guy Halloween Costumes

Halloween doesn’t have to be all about getting the shit scared out of you. Craftster user SonicsInk posted this awesome Mother-Son Family Guy costume, perfect for a comedy-filled Halloween. And remember, there is always the potential for some scariness. Stewie has been trying to kill his mother for years now. Victory will be his! I love the little details, such ...

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