DIYs & Mods

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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Trigger Fireworks With Your Cellphone

While the 4th of July is a long ways off and the dead of winter is reaching for our feet, fireworks will always remain fun. A total blast, if you will (pardon the pun). The problem with fireworks, though, is that you can easily take your finger off when lighting them. Using this method, you can rig an old or ...

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DIY Black Bear Sleeping Bag

It’s Friday. Time for the slumber party. You’ve been waiting all week for this moment. The evening will come, you’ll drive over your buddy’s house, pick up a pizza for everyone and settle into the basement. You’ll watch movies, throw some darts and maybe even sneak a beer! But when everyone gets tired and The Running Man is wrapping up ...

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Bacon and Eggs Scarf

Stop the presses. Just fucking stop them. It’s February, it’s cold out and bacon and eggs remain the undisputed king of breakfast. You need a scarf made from eggs and bacon if you’re going to even think about keeping your credibility around in this town. And the best part is, you’re supporting Etsy seller TheHappyCrocheter, who makes each scarf by ...

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Mac Mini Apple II Case

Apple II. Famous computer. Used one back in 1st and 2nd grade. Ugly as shit, though. That’s why I wonder what someone is doing putting a gorgeous-looking Mac Mini inside an ugly old, dilapidated beige box such as this one. To each his own I guess. You know, making a case mod from old Apple hardware isn’t a hard task. ...

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Got Crabs?

No, no. Not the kind your ex-girlfriend gave you. Sheesh. The kind with the blue legs that taste delicious and melt in your mouth? Try again. Half-Life? No, no. That’s a headcrab. Guys and gals, I’m talking about the soda can crab. Look at this cute little bugger. Don’t you want to take him home and let him collect dust ...

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Pixel Art Book Jackets

For those of you with expanding book collections, here’s a way you can spice up your bookshelf without breaking the bank. Take similar sized books, use printer paper for a cover, draw dots on the spine and, finally, arrange them so they create a unique scene of some sort. Such a simple idea I never would have thought of doing. ...

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