DIYs & Mods

Drawdio: Drawing Music

Once in awhile, I come across an invention that blows my mind in terms of creativity and functionality. Jay Silver’s Drawdio most certainly fits into that category. Drawdio is a pencil that has a simple synthesizer hooked up to the graphite. Based on the conductivity of graphite, drawing on paper will produce various different sounds creating a one-of-a-kind music experience. ...

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Munny Tusken Raider

Vince’s roommate is really in to Kidrobot‘s Munny dolls. For those not familiar, they’re blank “Do-it-Yourself” vinyl figures which can be decorated any way you see fit. When I’m not ruining Vince’s roommates Mini Munny designs, I’m busy searching for Star Wars Munnys like the one toy customizer and 3D artist for Avalanche Studios, Squapper, has made. It’s a Tusken ...

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HOW TO: Build Your Own Net Launcher

For our readers who hunt wild game or just live in an area with cool shit they’d like to capture, listen up. Instructables user Crispyjones has posted full details on how to make your own net-launching gun, just like the kind Batman used. It’s comprised of PVC pipe and uses pressurized air to launch the net at around 90 PSI. ...

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A LEGO Star Wars Nativity Scene

Merry Christmas! What? It’s not Christmas yet? Forgive me, I’m Jewish. Here’s a nativity scene done with Star Wars LEGOs that brightened my day. Luke and Leia are collectively baby Jesus and even the infamous IG-88 makes an appearance. The creator of this nativity scene, Larry Lars, advises that anyone trying make their own should “find balance” between the traditional ...

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Make Your Own Wii Games With MoteDaemon

Here’s a bitchin’ application for Adobe Flash/Flex developers. It’s called MoteDaemon and it’s kind of like Matt Damon except it allows you to create Wiimote-controlled applications for OS X. Now, you too can create your very own sub par Nintendo Wii games for your Mac. To make your experience of making lousy games for old people and kids even easier, ...

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DIY RGB Lamps Made From Concrete

Alright, alright, you got me. The base is made out of concrete but these lamps are still cool as hell. Perfect for ambient lighting in your game room or for a nightclub/bar. There’s even a guide on building your own should you be up for the challenge. The body of the lap is formed by two thin rods folded in ...

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Originals: Path Finding Bot

My buddy Peter Wang made this path finding robot using a PIC16F876 chip. The interface is done with WinPic software uploaded via serial port. The robot detects obstacles in its path, moves towards them and then avoids them by going around them or by going in the opposite direction. It’s run by four AA batteries which power three motors and ...

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Delicious DIY: Breadboard Memory Game

A duck. A cat. A rooster. Your mom. Quick, remember those four items and hold that thought. You’re going to need a sharp memory for building and playing this sweet memory game that you can build yourself, sans Arduino. It uses a Picaxe microcontroller, ensuring a headache of assembly-based program for all involved. The outcome does sound pretty rewarding though: ...

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Video: iTouchMidi 101

This is a video I recorded earlier today demonstrating iTouchMidi, a program we wrote about the other day. I demonstrate how it works and show you how you can use your iPod Touch or iPhone as a beatmaking device. Very cool stuff here. Be sure to check it out and leave comments on those sweet sunglasses I’m wearing. YouTube Link

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Glass Dry Erase Board

This is a perfect HOW TO for those of you teaching in a classroom or working on multiple projects at home. It was made by a father and son duo who threw the directions up on Instructables. It only costs around $65 to make, including the glass. DIYers and project managers alike simply cannot pass this up. Link [via]

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