DIYs & Mods

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 Punk�s �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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Dude Creates Wireless SEGA Genesis Controller

I have a soft spot in my heart for SEGA’s 16-bit Genesis console. I remember playing hours of Vectorman and Cosmic Spacehead, sitting in front of the television set until my eyes begged for a rest. To think now, that I could have been doing it all wirelessly, just like hacker Jakob Griffith. He rigged an old Mad Catz Genesis ...

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Moleskine Notebook Hard Drive Mod

Here’s a nice little mod to start off your snowy morning. Found in the MAKE Flickr pool, Flickr user Shoxcorp snuck a full 3.5-inch hard drive inside a fine-looking moleskine notebook. Who would ever think that your private data is inside a journal? Notebooks? Private? You be the judge. Link

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Das Macboard

If you haven’t heard of the Das Keyboard, it’s a $100+ keyboard for your computer that features no writing on the keys. Thus, you’re supposed to become more efficient at typing, or so they claim. But what if we own a Mac? We don’t want some ugly navy blue keyboard near our precious Apple of California design. That’s why Steve ...

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The Nintendo Wii and Bad Parenting Work Well Together

“Son, we’re going to the 7-11 for dinner. Put your shoes on.” “But father! I’ve lost my sneakers whilst playing in the woods this morning!” “You little shit. Those shoes cost me $17 from Walmart. Are you trying to embarrass me?” “No!” “Well I’m hungry as shit. Here. In the mean time, put these Wiimote covers on your feet.” “I’m ...

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