DIYs & Mods

Ben Heck’s C64 Laptop

Dream for days of true retro-gaming on the go? Ben Heck has you covered. He’s put his master modder skills to good use this time around, creating a portable Commodore 64 laptop. Says Heck: This project somehow has the distinction of being both the longest and fastest portable electronics project I have ever done. I originally started making a C64 ...

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Build A Greenhouse Out of Plastic Bottles

Drink a shitload of bottled water or soda? Great. Stop throwing those empty bottles into the trash and put them to better use. Using Richard Bennett’s instructions, you’ll be able to build a greenhouse with those empty bottles and a few things from The Home Depot. Hey, if you can think of another way to use empty soda bottles, I’m ...

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Power Glove + Arduino

Anyone old enough to have owned an NES when it was the prime system knows how awesome the Power Glove could have been. Alas, it was just a controller bolted to a neat-looking glove. Now, 20 years later, Matt Mechtley has done the impossible and has officially made the Power Glove cool again. Using an Arduino, a Bluetooth module and ...

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Space Invaders Drink Coasters

(sung to the tune of ‘Copacabana’) If you are feeling, Feeling nostalgic Just mix a drink and get away There simply is no other way! Then you’ve got aliens Invading from space You’ve got to shoot them down If you don’t you’ll make them frown Down at the Space, Space Invaders You’ll be staying DIY With these coasters, they’re so ...

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DIY: SNES Game Cartridge USB Hub

So, you haven’t been able to find that perfect USB hub to extend your peripheral horizons, yet you’ve been looking for what feels like decades. Forget about the middleman. There’s no need to buy a hub from a third-party as long as you’ve got some time, around $30 and a little technical prowess. The SNES Game Cartridge USB Hub is ...

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Leaks Online

20th Century Fox is having a bad week. Like, a really bad week. Yesterday, a work print of the upcoming movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine leaked online and consequently, made its way around the world. A work print is a copy of the movie straight from the studio, but it may be missing effects, post-production audio, etc. And such was the ...

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Pipe Dream: Kozo Lamps

David Benatan, a Tel Aviv-based designer, created lamps made from pipes and other similar hardware. Check out the Kozo lamp, which features washers, nuts, pipes and faucets. And yes, you turn the lamp on and off using the faucet. Pretty damn cool if you ask me. Too bad they’re not readily available at the local IKEA or I’d run and ...

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iPhone 3.0 OS Jailbroken

Big surprise, right? QuickPWN, the dudes behind jailbreaks of years past, have managed to create a jailbreak app for the iPhone 3.0 OS, which hasn’t been released yet. In fact, should you have access to the 3.0 developer release, you can download QuickPWN and try it out yourself. While I get the point of jailbreaking a phone for use of ...

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Man Gets DUI On Motorized Bar Stool

We support the DIY community to the fullest here at Gearfuse. However, we absolutely do not condone drinking and driving, no matter the vehicle. Apparently, one Kile Wygle (what a name!) of Ohio was arrested for charges of DUI on a motorized bar stool. As you can see, Mr. Wygle built himself a damn machine from an old Briggs and ...

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Snow White Apple Macbook Case Mod

Why is it that women just can’t resist tainted fruit? First, Eve came along and fucked up immortality for the whole human race (thanks a lot, Satan), and then Snow White, for some reason, thought some random apple from a poorly disguised farmer would be totally wholesome and delicious. I think the lesson we’ve learned here is never to accept ...

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