DIYs & Mods

“For Our Princess” Mysterious Message Found Inside Zune HD Casing

While sifting through images of iFixIt’s teardown of the Zune HD we noticed something quite peculiar. Inside of the casing was a dedication, an inscription reading “For our princess.” As far as we can tell, this inscription is a dedication to a member of the Zune team who passed away during the production of the device. In return, Microsoft made ...

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Doodle Addict T-Shirt: Custom Designing With Your Own Doodles

When I was still in school, I’d find myself dozing off into my own little world, where anything I imagined could be doodled right onto a blank sheet of paper. I can’t draw for shit, but I can doodle with the best of them. The Doodle Addict T-Shirt provides you with a new canvas for your doodling art. The first ...

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LEGO Star Wars Chess Set

Lego builder Brandon Griffith created this awesome Star Wars chess set made completely out of LEGO elements. Griffith didn’t adhere to the typical chess piece rules. A few of the chess men are actually designed as vignettes from the movie. For example, the king’s bishop is actually a model of Obi Wan Kenobi disabling the Death Star’s tractor beam. Griffith ...

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Handheld Xbox 360

Designer Carl Archambeault (we know, quite a mouthful) posted this excellent Xbox 360 portable gaming system he’s calling the Xbox 1080. The handheld would offer gaming, music, video, pretty much all the media offered by your current Xbox except all small enough to fit in your pocket.

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Knex Chess Set

…and believe it or not, you can make your own. Instructables user I_am_Canadian created this awesome how-to on how to make your very own chess set out of Knex. The individual pieces actually clip onto the board, which means even if you have a pet or a child or likes to step all over your board game, or if the ...

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Ubuntu Script Rocks the Baby to Sleep

I’ve fooled around with most of the major operating systems and Ubuntu is easily the most adaptive. It’s just made for users to fuck around with. So projects like this are possible, if not encouraged. This Ubuntu wizard used a script to make the computer open and close the CD drive over and over again. But for what reason, you ...

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Turntable Clock Made Using Actual Recycled Turntable

Let’s keep the scratchin’ going to the early morn. Yeahhhh, boooooy. Made using an old, retired Fischer turntable and a rockin’ Doobie Brothers vinyl album, the Turntable Clock WAS available on Etsy, but has since sold out. I’m guessing there was only one available in the first place, but who knows, more might pop up if you’re lucky, Link [via]

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LEGO Yoda

Spotted at, of all places, the Oregon State Fair, this LEGO Yoda model just about made me shit bricks. Let it be known that my fecal bricks rarely take the form of Star Wars characters. My crap prefers Futurama for some reason. You haven’t lived until you’ve crapped out an accurate model of Professor Farnsworth. Surprisingly, Yoda only took second ...

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