DIYs & Mods

$1 DIY: Yoda Beanie Hat

Create for cheap you will! This awesome Yoda beanie was made for just about a buck. No, not a male deer, a dollar. Even though that would be sort of a neat bartering system. “How many deer for this new TV?” Using a $1 fleece blanket and a bunch of various crap you probably have on hand anyway, you can ...

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Super Mario Bros. Characters Made Using Poker Chips

There’s not much you can do after you’ve lost all your money playing Texas Hold ‘Em. Can’t go out. Can’t order food in. You’re broke and left with a set of (I swear the damned things are cursed) poker chips. What’s a geek to do? Eureka! *light bulb switches on* An idea arises! You might be broke, you might be ...

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DIY Custom Nintendo Cabinet Arcade

A generous Instructible user laid out the step-by-step process of building your own custom Nintendo bartop cabinet. Warning: Two cases of Diet Coke are required for completion. This cabinet supplies you with your very own personal NES arcade console, compact into one arcade-ish interface. Link

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Suped-Up Xbox 360 Gets the Sports Car Treatment

Xbox modder Richard posted some photos on Picasa of his Xbox 360 overhaul. Basically, his mod makes the console look like some sort of suped-up muscle car. But a discernible theme is hard to point out, as Richard left that out in his album description. All I know is that the console casing has been painted hot rod red and ...

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iPod Shuffle and Apple Remote Smashed Into One Device

An ingenious DIYer noticed that the second generation iPod Shuffle and the Apple Remote have a similar shape. So similar that the two devices could be merged together with some crafty electronic finagling. When headphones are connected to the Shuffle / Remote mash-up device, the gadget works as the music player. Without headphones, the device carries the features of an ...

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Old-Timey Microphone PC Case Mod

I always wondered why old-timey radio DJs all talked with the same inflection and same accent, yet no one these days talks the way they did. It was a very specific vocal inflection that was the signature of old-time radio and for the life of me, I could never figure out why they talked like they did. While these days ...

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K-Mart Leaks PS3 Price Reduction and New PS3 Slim

I’m not quite sure if this is intentional or one of the most bonehead moments in gaming release history, but either way K-Mart has mysteriously let slip some critical information about Sony’s future console releases and plans. Displayed on the K-Mart front page was an ad for a “new low price” and a “new exciting” PS3. Soon after the discovery ...

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Simple DIY: iPhone 3GS Box Dock

Geeking it up DIY-style is all about using everything you have at your disposal to create something totally awesome. This iPhone 3GS Box Dock totally lives up to that principal. Using the actual box that the phone came in, all this DIY requires is a steady hand with a pair of scissors and a liberal application of glue. Apply the ...

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iPhone Dinosaur Dock

Thankfully, the maker of this project chose a herbivore to work with, rather than say a Raptor or T-Rex. No missing fingers for us. The iPhone Dinosaur Dock is the result of the stripping of a Brachiosaurus toy, replacing its innards with a bunch of tasty gadgetry. The iPhone Dinosaur Dock is most comfortable in its natural habitat, peering through ...

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