DIYs & Mods

DIY Chalkboard Refrigerator

Parents with younger children, listen up. This is a chalkboard fridge. By that, I mean that with a little time and money, you can turn the entire facade of your refrigerator into a damn chalkboard. This will keep your kids entertained for hours on end and will most likely keep them from drawing all over the walls. Essentially, you just ...

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Nike+ System Hacked To Open Car Doors

Using an Arduino, hacker knowledge and a Nike+ iPod Serial to USB adapter, Nathan Seidle was able to rig up a system that constantly checks for his keyfob. When Nate gets close enough to his car, it opens up. When he walks away, it locks. The system worked flawlessly until he realized that while at work, the car would randomly ...

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PSP Go Revealed in Leaked Shots from Qore

Hey, hey Sony gamers. Looks like the Playstation team has let one slip. Originally scheduled for an E3 unveil, screenshots and video clips of the PSP Go have been revealed early by Qore magazine. Above you will see the PSP Go in all of its glory in a apparent screenshot from the magazine. There’s also a video floating around of ...

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RSS Icon Pillow: Read Feeds In Your Dreams

My RSS reader (Google Reader is my choice) has become somewhat of an addiction. I have filled my reader with more subscriptions than I could ever read in one sitting, but what can you do, knowledge is power right? I think this awesome RSS Icon Pillow would remind me that I have plenty of feeds sitting, waiting on the net ...

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Got Extra Eco Tote Bags? Turn Them Into Pillows

Like many of you, I’ve accumulated more eco fabric tote bags than I know what to do with. There is just no way I’d ever buy enough groceries to fill all of these things. So instead of wasting perfectly good fabric, why not use the bags to create something you’ll actually use? These DIY eco tote bag pillows are an ...

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Broom Surge Protector Powers Your Electronics with a Clean Sweep

Us gearheads are admittedly not the best housekeepers in the universe (at least this universe). Our brain is filled with so many other thoughts and ideas, how can we possible make space to remember our daily chores? And don’t give me that chore chart crap. That shit is for the birds. The Brook Surge Protector not only powers four different ...

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“Cognitive” Business Cards

Any DIYer worthy of the title should know about Lady Ada aka Limor Fried. She’s the ultimate maker and when I ran into her last week at a Gawker party, she brought along an Arduino-based robot she was working on. Needless to say, such a technophile needs an appropriate business card to match. Limor’s feature pop-out Spirograph shapes that you ...

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Crafts for Alcoholics: Butterfly Beer Can and Vinyl Wall Art

One recycling bin is hardly enough to hold the refuse of a single distinguished alcoholic. The problem is that sometimes your local recycling service limits your recyclable volume to one measly container. That leaves plenty of empty beer cans ready to be transformed. Not an alcoholic himself, Paul Villinski had to resort to picking beer cans off of the street ...

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BRABUS E-Class Mercedes

When most people see a Mercedes and think of performance tuning, the letters “AMG” come to mind. Understandable, but what most people tend to overlook is a little company based in Germany called BRABUS. You want your car tuned to the max? You go and visit BRABUS. Take, for instance, the 2009 Mercedes E-Class Coupe. BRABUS will turn the standard ...

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Arduino Drum Kit

Party on, Wayne! Look, if you don’t have an Arduino by now, I have no idea what’s wrong with you. Grab one and then plunk down some cash for this Piezo Drum Kit from Spikenzie Labs. It’s a mere $18.95 and will allow you to easily hook up piezoelectronic sensors to your board and start drumming with any tangible surface ...

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