DIYs & Mods

Homeless Chateau

If you’re broke and squatting in an abandoned warehouse, you might as well make the best of it. Such is the mindset behind James Westwater’s “sustainable organic greenery domicile” better known as the Homeless Chateau. It has a small cooking and toilet area (gross), storage and a place to sleep – the essentials of any home. The caveat is that ...

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Processing Sound and Audio With The Arduino

It’s no news that we’re Arduino nuts here at Gearfuse, but lately, we haven’t seen anything that has really pushed the boundaries of the popular microcontroller. Now some smarty pants named Martin has come along with a schematic that allows real-time audio processing with the Arduino. This means you can create guitar FX pedals, equalizers and a whole lot of ...

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Sony Sues Datel Over Hacker Battery

Back in November, we briefly discussed Datel’s Lite Blue Battery Tool, a battery you plugged into your PSP 3000 and used to run homebrew code. All was going well for Datel, until Sony decided it’d rather sell UMDs then have consumers pirate every PSP title. Now the Japanese megacorp is suing Datel and sales are now suspended until the lawsuit ...

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Under The Sea: Crochet Coral Reef

For once, we’ve come across a product that is handmade and not featured on Etsy. This time, we have a coral reef that was painstakingly crocheted and set up on a table. Take a step back and squint hard enough. You might find that this coral reef looks pretty damn real from a distance. Amazing detail and true craftsmanship are ...

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Wii Balance Board Controlled Labyrinth Game

The Wii Fit was tough to find this holiday season and it seems that it hasn’t gotten any easier to come across. If you’ve got a Wii Balance Board collecting dust because you’d rather not use it to play video games, why not do as the CCCKC do. Jestin Stoffel and Vince Thompson used an Arduino microcontroller and two servos ...

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DIY Embroidered Wristwatch

What time is it? You don’t know? Sir, by all accounts, I noticed the wristwatch on you possess. Surely it can give a man something as simple as the time of day. It can’t? Why not? Ahh, yes! True craftsmanship! Who would even think to embroider a watch? It’s so absurd, it makes perfect sense! Link [via]

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More Left 4 Dead Arts And Crafts

The tank is back. This time around he’s not throwing cars and crushing skulls with lifeless paper arms. No sir, this tank is born anew thanks to Craftster user windgie79 who crocheted Amigurumi dolls of the entire infected cast of Left 4 Dead for her husband. The witch, the hunter, the boomer, the tank, the smoker — that’s all of ...

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Belt Buckle MP3 Player

This belt buckle features a hand-built MP3 player using a kit from Sparkfun Electronics. You can change tracks by tilting your buckle thanks to an accelerometer and songs are stored via an SD card. You can’t buy the buckle as a kit, but you can buy the music player itself and create your own music-playing apparel. Perhaps if you put ...

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Rubik’s Cube Mosaics – Hot

I’m crazy for mosaics. Who would’ve thought you could compound various unrelated colors together and display a picture of Spock. It’s mind boggling. Do you know what’s even more mind boggling? Mosaics made up of scrambled Rubik’s cubes. No new Rubik’s cubes here, this mosaic is made up completely of the classic Rubik’s cube you know and hate. It’s less ...

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Custom Painted Retro Systems

It can be quite difficult to find classic gaming consoles and games that predate the original Xbox. After all, the Nintendo Gamecube could be considered retro by today’s standards. Scratch that. The Gamecube was retro the moment it came out. If you’re in the market for some quality retro gaming, what better way to go than a painted SNES. The ...

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