DIYs & Mods

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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iWork ’09 Available For Free

So after yesterday’s asstabulous keynote from Apple, iWork ’09 hit the web faster than you can say “Hack the Planet!” If you’d like to score a copy of the office productivity suite for yourself, simply fire up your favorite Bit Torrent client and grab the torrent off, oh let’s see, pretty much any torrent site on the ‘net and you’re ...

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MD5 Algorithm Hacked By Playstation 3 Cluster

No joke. The MD5 algorithm, which is used widespread around the web for encryption, has been broken. A group of researchers used a cluster of PS3s to create a forged certificate authority, essentially enabling them to break into SSL-encrypted sites. HTTPS? Gone. There is no security. Sure, most of us don’t have 200 Playstation 3s sitting at home but if ...

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Left 4 Dead Papercraft Tank

I like killing zombies. I also enjoy Half-Life. On the other hand, seeing this papercraft Tank inspired by Valve‘s latest multiplayer zombie-fest, Left 4 Dead, makes me wish I was confronted by a real life Tank face-to-face so it can bash my skull in rather than me crafting a model of it out of paper. Look how shapeless and thin ...

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Solar Donkey Kong Junior

This adorable solar toy is bound to entertain you for — an hour, tops. Still, it’s a neat little gizmo you purchase for 20 dollars and build yourself. It’s a solar powered monkey which climbs to its plastic heart’s content. When the monkey is placed in sunlight it’ll derive power from the sun enabling it to climb the rope, hand ...

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Hella Cool: DIY V12 Lamborghini Diablo

Look, I could sit here and tell you all about how this guy went and built a shed in his backyard. And then in said shed, he built a V12 Lamborghini replica from scratch. Yeah, I could tell you all about it, or you could read it for yourself at this Englishman‘s fine website, v12diablo.co.uk. He’s even posted instructions on ...

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Slow Motion Ornithopter

Seeing this video makes me hope that one day I’ll be flying in a giant robotic butterfly. Researchers in Japan are working on this small ornithopter, a flying device with wings that are modeled after those of a butterfly. The idea is to one day have commercial airplanes with flapping-wing flight just like birds. Above is a high speed video ...

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Hooray For A Very Happy Up And Coming New Year Event

Looking for a way to impress all of the females at your New Years party but not tech savvy enough to make your own robot? Well, there will be plenty of champagne at your party, so why not turn those wasted corks into miniature chairs. The girls will think they’re cute and by showing them your creative side — the ...

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