DIYs & Mods

Horizontal Game Boy Clone

Back in the day there were two handheld consoles which ruled all. Game Boy was the vertical colorless classic and Sega Game Gear was the horizontal version of Genesis in your pocket. While the retro-tastic Horizontal Game Boy clone doesn’t include the color graphics and lithe designs of more modern adaptations, it does provide an alternative perspective of what gaming ...

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Extreme Papercraft: Frabjous

Created by Professor George W. Hart of SUNY Stony Brook, this is a papercraft work of art/puzzle that’s guaranteed to blow your mind. It’s called Frabjous and it’s made of 30 pieces of cardboard interwoven together. George was nice enough to make a PDF file for the rest of us who want to make one and solve it. Putting it ...

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Programmable RGB LED Strip

What’s a programmer to do. Buy a hard-to-find LED strip? Most likely. He’ll then probably spend weeks hacking it so he can interface it with an Arduino. Afterwards, the LEDs will fade in and fade out for weeks to come, as our hero desperately tries to make sense of all this. After meeting with a friend, our hero and his ...

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LED Bottle Wall

Alex Beim must be a heavy drinker, ’cause I have no idea how he got so many empty bottles for his project. The LED Bottle Wall is a sight that seems appropriate for a Disney World attraction. Slews of LED lights penetrate the reflective surface of the bottles, creating an luminary effect that’s unmatched by Pink Floyd. Link

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PIMPtendo: Never Enough Zebra Skin

Calling all gaming pimps! Have you been hesitant to purchase the NES console just because its retro design doesn’t fit in with your modern pimp decor? Fahgetaboutit. This custom designed PIMPtendo (actually called PIMPendo, but the extra “T” makes it sound so much better) can be be yours for $150, or as low as $50 if you want to bid ...

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Atari 2600 iPod Dock

What is the deal with all these people ripping apart perfectly good video game consoles in favor of upgrading them with the latest technology? Sometimes retro is better! That being said, this is a nice looking iPod dock. It’s a broken iPod clock/radio shoved inside an Atari 2600 shell. My guess is that this mod took no more than an ...

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A PC Disguised as a Super Nintendo

I’m the console disguised as another console disguised as a PC. Actually, this is just a badass case mod. Some dude shoved his entire Acer Aspire One A150 and a CD-ROM drive shoved into a SNES shell. The cartridge acts as a loader for discs, which is pretty inventive. What I want to know is if the creator destroyed a ...

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Twitter From Your Commodore 64

The above video shows a gentleman loading up a Commodore 64 with some software off an old-ass floppy disk. This C64 software is actually homebrew Twitter software used to send tweets. Believe it or not, you can actually tweet (albeit it very slowly) with it. It’s amazing how you can do so much with a C64 and the C64 Ethernet ...

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Student Creates Construction Monster

Has everyone in North Carolina lost their sense of humor? It certainly wouldn’t surprise me. A North Carolina State University student named Joseph Carnevale was charged with larceny for creating a monster on the side of the road. He used a bunch of construction barrels and lights to make it. Look at how cool that thing is! While I understand ...

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Starcraft Cake: Have Your Zerg and Eat Them Too

Mmm… Starcraft cake. It looks tasily Zergalicious. This custom Starcraft cake was handmade by some Blizzard fanatic’s awesome girlfriend. Take our advice. Don’t let this chick go. So, would a hatchery taste sort of like caviar? How does that work? Link

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