DIYs & Mods

Arduino-based WTF Button Monitors Office Awkwardness

Every office has those moments where nobody knows WTF is going on. At least this office has taken the important step of acknowledging the problem. The WTF Counter system consists of a button hooked up to an Arduino. Whenever an awkward moment arises, an employee presses the aptly labeled WTF button which is connected to the Arduino. The Arduino logs ...

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Honoring Billy Mays the Only Way We Know How… A Keyboard Mod

As geeks, we have slightly skewed and sometimes inappropriate ways of handling stress. Most of the time we like to mix in some humor with our mourning. It helps to lighten the mood. This keyboard mod memorial renames the “Caps Lock” key the “Billy Mays” key. Your loud, boisterous voice will forever live on in our hearts and keyboards, Billy. ...

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LEGO Safe Won’t Protect from Sledge Hammer, Children Over Six

It’s a brick world, baby. But some gadgets, believe it or not, are better left un-brick-ified. While this LEGO Safe looks killer, I sincerely doubt that it would do much good protecting your valuables. The most I would store in here is maybe a few other LEGO bricks, some spare change, perhaps you could throw your stash in as well. ...

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Crafty Needle-Felted Transformers

Despite some not-so flattering reviews, Transformers mania is sweeping the country this week with the release of Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. These highly-detailed needle craft Transformers totally embody the fanboy spirit of the Transformers films. The artist has crafted Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream, Sentenial Prime, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Percepter, Blitzwing and Jazz so far, but who knows ...

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DIY: USB Cigar Flash Drive

All of the fun of cigars, without the smell! This helpful step-by-step DIY allows you to create your very own USB Cigar Flash Drive. A perfect gift for expecting fathers and dudes who like smoking cigars after successfully fending off an alien invasion. The drive glows orange like the hot embers of the finest stogies. When you delve into disk ...

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NES Controller iPhone Dock

Heh, you know, this mod is quite pleasant on the eyes despite the lo-tech method it took to make. I mean, you can really turn anything into an iPhone dock by taking an iPod cable, drilling or dremeling out a proper hole for it and running it through the plastic back out to your computer. That’s really all it takes. ...

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iPhone Dev Team Predicts End of Days For Jailbreaking

Some sad news is abound. The iPhone Dev Team, the peeps behind all the jailbreaking software you use, say that with the advent of the iPhone 3GS, an unlock IS available but Apple is bound to break it with a software update. Not only that, but the team goes on to say that Apple will eventually find a way to ...

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Camping? Try This Out

Instructables strikes again with another incredibly useful HOW TO. The next time you go camping, pick up a can of tuna on the way. After eating it for dinner and washing it down with a beer, you can saw the top off the beer can and turn the whole thing into a compact, portable stove. Genius. Link [via]

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