DIYs & Mods

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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Solar-powered Nintendo DS Lite

Nintendo is full of Nazis. Did you know that? In fact, the ratio of Nazis to gaming developers at Nintendo is 47:1. That’s huge. It’s also why Nintendo doesn’t put out a solar-powered DS Lite. The console is popular; a smash hit if you will. Why not power it with rays from the sun? At least some dude who’s good ...

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Arduino Burglar Alarm

While I’m not a fan of Twitter, I can understand some of its potential uses. Take for instance, a burglar alarm. By using an Arduino + XBee radio module hooked up to a home alarm system, Kelvin was able to have his alarm system send an SMS to his phone when someone breaks into his home. It will also update ...

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Working Game Boy Costume

Wow. Look at the costume this guy made for Ohayocon 2009. It’s an old school Nintendo Game Boy made out of cardboard. But what’s this? His costume is actually a full fucking working replica? Holy shit kid. Nice work. You can actually use the cardboard D-pad and buttons to play Tetris. I’d like to know how he made this thing. ...

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Servoelectric Guitar Requires No Tuning

Or fretting. Or skill. Or anything. This guitar is fret-less and has no tuning pegs. It uses servo motors to change the tension in the strings to get different notes out of it. Very cool, but I’d like to see Peter Frampton use it. That’s fancy and all, but how does it really work? A servoelectric guitar is a fretless ...

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Feature: Video MIDI Mixer Using Pure Data

About six months ago, I was reading up on music creation and the program Max/MSP, a graphical workflow environment for creating and manipulating audio and video. Very complex, but powerful stuff. The author of Max/MSP, Miller S. Puckette, later created a piece of similar, open-source software called Pure Data (pd). Pure Data is similar to Max/MSP except that it’s free ...

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Guitar Hero Scarf Crocheted On Expert

Well let’s see. If you were to purchase this scarf, I’d assume three things about you: 1. You play Guitar Hero 2. You’re a fan of Muse 3. It’s cold where you live If any of those apply to you, chances are you’re already searching high and low for a way to purchase this beautiful handmade scarf. Featuring the actual ...

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D-Pad Hero: Daft Punk Edition

Ever wonder what it’d be like to play Guitar Hero on the original Nintendo Entertainment System? Try D-Pad Hero out for size: Chiptune version of Daft Punks Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger played in homebrew NES game D-Pad Hero. Tiny Cartridge reader George recorded and posted this video. Let us all praise him for giving us stuff to post when we ...

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