DIYs & Mods

Blizzard Wins Legal Battle Against Bot Manufacturer

If you’re into MMORPGs and more specifically, World of Warcraft, then you’ve surely heard of or used Glider, a program that automatically levels your character for you. Blizzard took the makers of Glider to court and just won the first round of the legal battle. MDY Industries, the maker of Glider, will have to pay out $6 million to Blizzard ...

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Home Depot Has A Plant

This plant is no ordinary house plant. It’s called Spore 1.1 and it’s a reflection of how Home Depot is faring in the current economy. It’s rigged so that if Home Depot’s stock falls, the plant isn’t watered and it dies. Should stock soar, the plant gets a healthy dose of water. Cruel? A bit, but we’re guessing that given ...

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DIY: Mini Segway

Think you can ride a Segway? Sure, it might look easy – until you fall. For those not skilled in the ways of a normal-sized Segway, perhaps a mini Segway would be more to your liking. This DIY project found on the Arduino.cc forums was posted by user Arduino.poet whose created this mini-Segway which has no practical purpose but does ...

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Knit Touchpad Will Render Clothing More Useful

I’ve always wanted to integrate a touch pad into my clothing and thanks to Hannah Perner-Wilson (aka Plusea), that dream could become a reality. For those not familiar with Plusea, she’s all about wearable computing. Her latest work, the Knit Touchpad, is just like the touchpads we use on our notebooks, except this one is made of fabric. It works ...

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Dumpster Jacuzzi

Have no respect for yourself? Excellent. You’ll surely be interested in Michel de Broin’s Dumpster Hot Tub. He essentially took your standard, disgusting dumpster and modified it into a hot tub. It’s a very odd mod and I don’t know what to think of it. I mean, I’m sure it’s relaxing but I’d feel pretty gross hanging out inside a ...

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Adult Swim Skate Shoes

Etnies is releasing two pairs of their Jameson skate shoes celebrating Cartoon Network’s stoner-friendly Adult Swim lineup. There’s a bright green model featuring the Mooninites from Aqua Teen Hunger Force and a more subdued brown pair etched with pictures of various Adult Swim characters. These Adult Swim Etnies were designed by the Cartoon Network creative team led by Jacob Escobedo. ...

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Biz Card Web Server

The team over at Hackaday (my old stomping grounds) have whipped up an excellent and detailed HOW TO that shows how to make your own web server. Before you complain and state how easy it is to use your grandmother’s old HP and all that jazz, let me ask you this: Is your server the size of a business card? ...

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The Drunk Eskimo’s Pad

Ever wonder what a drunk Eskimo’s pad looks like? It’s an igloo made out of bottles. When you’re in Alaska, the middle of nowhere, it’s difficult to find recycling depots. I guess that’s why artist Jasmine Zimmerman created this open-roofed greenhouse from hundreds of plastic drink bottles we litter our streets with everyday. That or she hates really hates Palin. ...

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Electronic Arts Gets Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Spore DRM

Applause all around for Electronic Arts. The gaming company managed to fuck up big time, this time with Spore. As you’ve heard, Spore contains draconian DRM that limits you to three installs of the game and no more. Now a California class action suit has been formed in an attempt to recoup $50 + damages for everyone who bought Spore. ...

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Have A Seat On The Street

A unique artist named Posterchild has transformed a series of rough, old pipes into loving seats. He calls them “seating caps” and designs them out of wood and metal. He’s made five and has installed them throughout his city. I think this idea of a “seating cap” would go over well in New York. It’s a low-cost solution to loitering! ...

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