DIYs & Mods

Arduputer: The Arduino-based Computing Platform

We’ve seen the Arduino used before in multiple DIY projects and mods. Makes sense, especially since it’s a user-friendly microcontroller. But what about using the Arduino as a full-fledged computer? That’s what a guy named Johannes decided to do. Check out what he’s managed to pull off so far: I have resently been working on a project for the arduino, ...

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Fallout Invades Your Blackberry

If you have a Blackberry and fancy yourself a Fallout 3 fan, then you’re in luck. Some modder created a working Pip-Boy theme for the Blackberry that works quite well. It comes in green and blue. It works on the Blackberry Curve so people with other models will have to do a little tweaking or just make their own. Link ...

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Star Wars C-3PO Papercraft: The Droid You Were Looking For?

Being crafty is often mislabeled as a purely feminine characteristic. If that’s the case, you might as well dress me up in my best Sunday dress and strap a pair of heels on my feet because I love me some papercraft action. Your favorite neurotic droid has just landed on your project table with this intricate papercraft kit, allowing you ...

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Oh, Hell Yeah!: Apple Patent Reveals Front-Facing Camera for New iPhone

A freshly released Apple patent reveals that even though Apple isn’t saying much about the future of the iPhone, they’ve still got plenty of ideas up their sleeves over at Cupertino. The new patent reveals a tweaked UI which adjusts even further to assist the user’s needs, altering logo and interface-element sizes when you’re focus might be somewhere other than ...

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Tweet My Ass DIY: How To Make Your Office Chair Use Twitter

A few days ago, an ingenious Twitter account mysteriously appeared online. The owner of Twitter profile OfficeChair engineered a rig which allowed his office chair to send a tweet to Twitter everytime he passes gas while sitting in the chair. And boy, does he pass gas plenty. But how did he do this and how could you do it yourself? ...

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Picture This: Turn An Eee PC Into A Digital Photo Frame

Prefer ripping apart older electronics than purchasing new ones? You’re gonna love this mod. Essentially, you’ll be ripping an Eee PC apart, jamming into into a wood frame and placing it on your wall. How is this better than dropping $100 on a digital photo frame at Best Buy? Simple: You can easily display slideshows of pictures from Flickr, Picasa, ...

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BA-K-47 Will Pump Your Guts Full of Lead (and Bacon)

Choose your method of death. Quick and painless with a simple shot to the head, or slow and potentially agonizing, featuring clogged arteries and clotted organs. One of the methods is much more delicious than the other. The choice is yours. The BA-K-47 is just awesome. What else can possibly be said about an AK-47 made out of bacon? It’s ...

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Speak N’ Spellbinder: Circuit Bending Goodness

Part Speak and Spell, part Guitar Hero controller, this device is the ultimate in circuit-bending. Riddled with knobs, switches and a 1/4″ output, the Speak N’ Spellbinder will no doubt crank out some of the craziest glitch your precious ears have ever heard. Don’t believe me? Hit the jump for a video of the madness.

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The Missing Super Mario Bros. 3 Level That Never Was

This is pretty strange. As one of the leading console series names in the world you’d figure that Nintendo would have had their Super Mario Bros. 3 release edited and studied unmercifully until its release. But somehow the game was released featuring a screen shot of a level which never even appears in the game. Have you ever seen this ...

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