DIYs & Mods

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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DIY: Rubik’s Cube Costume

Sure, “Talk Like a Pirate Day” might be exciting, but there’s no free candy for slurring your words like a drunken sea hobo. Halloween is now officially less than two months away, which means its time to start playing around with a few costume ideas. If you’ve been dying to dress up in something super geeky this year, you can ...

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Swapped Xbox 360 Controller Perfect for Lefties

What up south paws? Gaming controllers got you down? Lack the coordination in your right hand to successfully tap out the X Y B A buttons? Who decided to call it the “right” hand anyway. We say, it’s the WRONG hand. UNH! In yo face! Master modder Ben Heck busted out this awesome swapped Xbox 360 controller, a controller made ...

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Custom Twilight Xbox 360 Case

We’ve loved almost every single Xbox 360 case mod we’ve ever seen, except the ones which are designed to glorify your fandom for the Twilight series. And seeing as we’ve only seen one Twilight-themed Xbox, I think you get the point. (We hate this damn thing) If you like this sort of crap (you might also like our great collection ...

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$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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