DIYs & Mods

LEGO Luigi is Tired of Mario’s Shit

So, I was chilling with Luigi the other day and he’s all like, “Yo dawg, I’m mad sick over Mario poppin’ up in all my shit, aight?” So I was all like, “Well, Luigi, buddy old pal, you’re going to have to do something to overshadow Mario’s incredible reach.” Luigi concurred. Hence, he commisioned this magnificent LEGO self-portrait. Composed of ...

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What To Do With A Broken Mouse? DIY Toothbrush Holder

Have a few dead computer mouses laying around? They’re probably sitting in the same spot you keep the skeletons in your closet. You might be having some trouble parting with them. And that’s fine, totally normal. People become attached to inanimate objects all the time. So, if you want to actually do something USEFUL with those dead mice, you might ...

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How To Remove Brown Discoloration From Your iPhone

Apple has had a tough last few weeks, all things considered. Flocks of irritated customers have been complaining about a brown discoloration of the white iPhone 3G S casing, originally thought to be the consequence of overheating. As it turns out, new reports suggest that the discoloration is actually a reaction due to contact with third-party iPhone cases. More importantly ...

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Steampunk Lightsaber For Sale on eBay

Ranking near the top of my “shit I didn’t know i wanted, but now need” list is an awesome Steampunk-style Lightsaber currently being auctioned off on eBay. The metal-constructed saber was constructed by a prop professional, so the quality is likely very high. With a Buy It Now price of $124.99, the Steampunk Lightsaber is actually really reasonable. Finally, a ...

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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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