DIYs & Mods

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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Emoji: Turn Your iPhone Up To 11

Yesterday, around 9:50am, I received a text message on my iPhone 3G. I opened it up and lo and behold, what do I see? A fish, a soccer ball and a traffic light. What the fuck could this be? After asking my friend how he sent images like that via SMS, he soon explained to me that these were Emoji, ...

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Arduino-based Etch-A-Sketch

Using the graphical programming language Processing and an Arduino microcontroller, Trevor Shannon built himself a software-based Etch-A-Sketch. The Arduino reads the input from two potentiometers and then through a serial connection, lines are produced on a computer screen. Over time, the lines disappear, just like a real Etch-A-Sketch. A simple, yet intuitive way of using the Arduino to build a ...

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Gilligan’s Island LEGO Sets

I’m pretty sure LEGO builder Dave Shaddix photoshopped these LEGO box covers but he did come up with a sweet recreation of Gilligan’s Island. As you can see, Gilligan is present, the Skipper too (well, somewhere!). I particularly like the scene where Gilligan is robbed by a monkey. Check it after the jump.

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Mystery Powerbook

I found this awesome laser-etched Macbook Pro Powerbook G4 on Tumblr. Can anyone identify whose it is or what that character is on the front? Very intense. Link

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Hack A Programmable Road Sign

While I’d call this more of a crime of mischief than a hack, it’s still a neat write up that can let you wreck havoc in your town. By inspecting one of those portable road warning signs, you’ll find there’s a black numpad that allows you to enter letters. Just enter in a few key sequences and BAM!, you’re in. ...

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Fan Mail: DIY Pencil iPhone Stand

Here’s a neat iPhone stand made out of pencils and rubber bands. It resembles the old Appleworks icon a bit, don’t you think? It was made by Gearfuse reader Roland Hutchinson who decided he’d rather be watching videos at work then actually working. Nice work, mate. Link

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The Real Deal: Portal Gun

I don’t know what to say. What do you think I should say? Look at this fucking gun. It’s a life-size 1:1 replica of the Portal gun. Like dead on to every detail. It even glows blue. What the fuck is up with that? Some chick made it for cosplay. Yeah, cosplay. Such a waste… At least it blows previously ...

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