DIYs & Mods

The Mortal Kombat-themed NBA Jam Court That Never Was

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been tweeting away about rare nuggets from the Mortal Kombat archives. We thought this admission was particularly interesting. Did you know that at one point there was a proposed Mortal Kombat-themed basketball court for one of Acclaim’s NBA Jam or NBA Hangtime games? As it turns out, the court was denied because Acclaim didn’t ...

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Arduino-based Lunar Landing Game

So, you’ve been looking for a way to test your hand-eye coordination and space travel skills that doesn’t require staring at a screen or actually traveling into space. The ATMEL AVR microcontroller and Arduino-based Lunar Landing Game allows for an entertaining experience that doesn’t require any digital visuals. The concept of the game appears to be something along the lines ...

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Star Wars Clone Wars Action Shots in LEGO Form

The Tour de Force project by Ochre Jelly depicts action scenes based on the Star Wars’ Clone Wars universe, but with a twist. The scenes are composed of awesome LEGO sculptures. Jelly has a unique take on Star Wars LEGO building. I really love the use of LEGO bricks to create the illusion of lightsaber movement.

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Portal on the iPhone

According to sources and this video proof, some guy has accomplished what many deem impossible. The above video shows the game Portal running on the iPhone. Whether this is just a lite version or a full port of the game is unknown at this point, but either version would be pretty cool in my book. Of course, there are plenty ...

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Vintage Postcards Get a Taste of Science Fiction

There’s nothing that can’t be made more exciting by adding robots and aliens. That definitely includes boring, old vintage postcards. Flickr user Frano Brambilla uploaded a set of manipulated photos, featuring vintage post card scenes with a little added zesty flavor of sci-fi. There’s nearly 30 of these shots over at Flickr.

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“OMG! They Killed Kenny!” LEGO Brick Sculpture Creation

Two things can be expected when watching an episode of South Park. One, you’re bound to laugh at something, even if it’s in disgust. Two, a heavily jacketed boy by the name of Kenny McCormick is going to die in some gory manner, every time without fail. This OMG! They Killed Kenny! LEGO Brick Sculpture was created by Dirk VH. ...

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Jail-made Cross Knife: Shank a Punk and Be Saved All In One

A German prisoner had a score to settle, but he realized there was no way to hide a weapon unless he could devise some sort of evil plan. So, with little other option, the German criminal created a hallowed-out wooden cross with an attached shiv. Though the plan seemed fool-proof, the German prisoner must have been a world-class fool. His ...

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Dragon Made Out of Soda Can Pull Tabs

No, not “pop,” you friggen mid-westerners. SODA! This dragon was made entirely out of SODA, yes, SODA can pull tabs. Measuring 14 inches long and 8 inches tall, the Soda Can Pull Tab Dragon was produced by gluing an undisclosed number of pull tabs to each other with standard epoxy. The creator of the dragon named it shinkonryuu, and its ...

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Super Chuck Norris Bros. Game Counts to Infinity… Twice

Everybody already knows that Chuck Norris is likely the most powerful man in the universe. The Chuck Norris facts illustrate that quite well. Even superheroes like Mario sometimes stand aside to let Chuck Norris do their dirty work. Watch Chuck blast through an army of Goombas. They never had a chance. Link

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DIY Walnut and Paper Drum Machine is Bizarre, But Free

“Walnut and Paper Drum Machine.” It sounds like the subject header from some shitty spam e-mail. But thankfully, this DIY project is both faux-meat product-free and very real. So, here’s what you have to do. Steal a bunch of walnuts from your squirrely forest friends, grab a sheet a paper and a webcam, and head over to download the free ...

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