DIYs & Mods

Sesame Street Duct Tape Wallets

Here’s a DIY I’d like you to see It’s something that’ll make you happy Wallets with faces made from duct tape The Count is there but now he doesn’t have his cape Cookie Monster always eats a lot Elmo looks like he’s been smoking pot Bert and Ernie will get lost in your couch And no one wants to buy ...

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Nintendo DNES

Here’s a brilliant hack that combines old school functionality with new school technology. The creator wanted a way to play his hacked NES ROMs with more of a “retro feel,” so he ripped apart his Nintendo DS and connected an old NES controller. Want to give it a try? He was kind enough to leave instructions and pictures on his ...

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Beck Stern’s Femur Is Not An ’80s Horror Flick

Meet Becky Stern. She’s pretty handy with some felt and a hot glue gun. She also had to have surgery performed on her leg to remove cartilage. Her doctor drilled holes into her bone, which is painful to type let alone experience first-hand. What’s a girl to do while recovering from the painful ordeal? Make a plush model of your ...

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Conductive Wire Glue A DIY Lifesaver

There are times when I’m working on a project and soldering just isn’t an option. Maybe I’m away from my workbench or at an entirely different location collaborating with another artist. I wish I had known about Wire Glue, which is a prototyper’s wet dream. You simple glue wire together with it and it’ll conduct electricity to keep your circuit ...

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Amazon Kindle 2 Has Hidden SIM Card Slot

We haven’t been talking about the Amazon Kindle 2 a lot. Know why? Because everyone and their mother has been talking about it. Jeff Bezos was even on The Colbert Report shilling his new eBook reader. Interestingly, though, when the boys at iFixIt cracked open a brand new Kindle 2, they found a surprise waiting inside. See that circled area ...

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DIY Apple Netbook

Throwing OS X on a Hackintosh netbook is nothing new. Just grab an MSI Wind and follow one of the thousands of examples on the Internet. But it just won’t feel the same until people know you’re using an “Apple product.” That’s why some broke ass fanboy who owns an MSI Wind posted instructions on how to design and shape ...

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Little Big Prince of Persia

Anyone with a Playstation 3 cannot deny the appeal of the LittleBigPlanet Sackboy. He jumps, he runs, he grabs and dresses in drag. Of course, some of us would like to bring our Sackboy outside of the game and into our lives. While some have accomplished just that, no one beats designer Maggie Wang’s creations. Her Sackboys not only look ...

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X11 On Android: Impossible? Not Quite!

The X11 Window System, which is commonly used on Linux and sometimes on Mac OS X, has made its way to a new OS: Android. Using custom-built display drivers, hacked Debian shells, a VNC server and a T-Mobile G1, hacker Ghostwalker was able to get X11 up and running on the Android. This gives him the ability to run anything ...

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Control an iPod With Arduino

The iPod is hands down the most popular music player on the market nowadays. To really get the most out of it, you’ll need to whip out your Arduino microcontroller and the soldering iron. Using a new library written to allow control of an iPod through a the 13-pin connector, you’ll be able to write programs that can get the ...

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