DIYs & Mods

The Basement Scientist Unleashes The MIDI Arduino Shield

I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time. The Basement Scientist, a fine DIYer and hardware hacker, has finally received his MIDI shield boards from Batch PCB. What does this mean? It means that soon, he’ll do a run of MIDI shield PCBs that will be available for purchase. In turn, that means you can easily run MIDI ...

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Arcadimac Brings The Old School Fun

Those of you with an old Bondi Blue iMac G3 lying around, take note: you can actually use it for something useful. I know, it’s shocking but you’ve got to believe me. Modder Napes went and converted his old unit into a retro arcade. It uses sweet arcade-style joysticks and the 15″ display the iMac has is perfect for a ...

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Double Take: The Photoshop Frame

If you’re an avid Photoshop user or graphic designer, you’ll surely be able to appreciate this unique photo frame. It mimics a window from the popular Adobe program, Photoshop. For $50, you too can slap a picture of you and your wife dressed up as Darth Vader in this frame. Will it start conversation come your next cocktail party? Of ...

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Vintage Typewriters Reinvented

Reminiscent of the City Foundry Bots, in comes a new breed of artsy sculptures made from old tech junk. Jeremy Mayer cleverly reworks old-fashioned typewriters into life-like humanoid sculptures. Occasionally, the wild feral cat is thrown into the mix, but most of his portfolio consists of bipedal robots. The intricacy of design is impeccable. You’d never think all those parts ...

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Warning: Choking Hazard Chair

I’m no stranger to furniture made from recyclables. After all, I write about it all the time and I just so happen to sit on my ass for the same duration. Upon seeing Ryan Frank’s design, pictured above, I immediately thought of how comfortable it would be to pass gas while sitting in it. Well, more comfortable than doing so ...

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DIY Barcade On The DL Bears No Shame

When you’re having company over, you can never be too sure whether or not they’re gamers. If they are, they’ll embrace your secret with open arms. If they aren’t, they’ll mock you. So, it’s best to keep your mouth shut about games and pour some drinks, instead. Burke Lashell has drinking friends, gaming friends and a whole lotta’ beer. When ...

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Marijuana Pipe Made From An Old NES Controller

While you wait for your NES external hard drive to finish transferring porn, you might as well start making a piece to smoke with from an NES controller. Just gouge out the D-pad and fit a bowl in there, man. Connect a little rubber tubing and a mouthpiece and you’re ready to get stoned. Wait. Where’d I put my lighter ...

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NES External Hard Drive Enclosures

I must admit that most external hard drive enclosures today resemble nothing more than a melted hunk of plastic or metal. Why not get a little creative and rip off Etsy user NES Box. He shoves external hard drives inside of old NES cartridges which give your computer a real retro feel. Need to back up right now? This Super ...

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Can’t Ride? Sit

Supporting the Obama campaign can be tiring, unless you build your own stool out of the handlebars from your bike. Then of course, you’d ride your bike with no handlebars. Spotted on Make, Flickr user Xnedski found this Obama supporter carrying bike handlebars. As you can see, this man carries his handlebar stool everywhere. It beats wearing a garbage bag ...

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