DIYs & Mods

Magic: The Etchings

If you’re still in to Magic: The Gathering, you’re one dedicated player. But hey, we aren’t here to judge. In fact, we want to support your “mana tapping” needs by introducing you to the ultimate glass-ware inspired by the ever so famous card game, Magic. Craftster.org forum user Poe poe made these etched glasses out of old glade candle glasses. ...

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The Force Is Strong With This One

From the Atari Flashback Portable to the portable SNES, it seems almost every system has been turned into a handheld at this point. Over at the Ben Heck forums, user Hailrazer posted an impressive DIY project of his. Using an old Lazer Doodle he found at a flea market, he modded it into an impressive portable Nintendo 64 dubbed Darth ...

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Automaton AU/VST Plugin

If you’re familiar with the Game of Life then Automaton will seem familiar to you. Using the rules as the Game of Life, it instead sequences and generates music along with FX, which is perfect for any of you producing atrocious techno. Random squelches, blips, beeps and then some are all included with Automaton. Just use your favorite DAW like ...

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The Lumbering Contraption Of Nose Picking

In light of this coming Sunday’s Handcar Regatta, a race of human-powered rail-track creations, the team over at Almost Scientific have created a ginormous 10 feet tall 10 feet wide hamster wheel they’re calling the Lumbering Contraption. What purpose does it serve? Well, it controls a slew of doohickeys that mobilize a giant nose picking machine. Weird, right? If only ...

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DIY: Papercraft Stormtrooper Helmets

Stormtrooper helmets now come in any style imaginable. These paper Imperial helmets can be yours for free; all it takes is a little folding and a solid printer. Every color of the spectrum can be utilized to make an infinite amount of variety. Want a pink stormtrooper helmet? Done. How about one that’s modeled after Maverick’s helmet in Top Gun? ...

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Zipper Necklace

Hmmm. I’m torn on this zipper necklace designed by Outi Pyy. DIY chic or just plain disgusting? I keep leaning toward the latter but I’m hardly qualified to critique fashion. What do you think? Link [via]

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Awesome Steampunk Headphones Don’t Actually Work

Here at Gearfuse, we love seeing all the cool Steampunk twists people put on regular products. Sadly, this awesome set of Steampunk headphones that you see pictured above is actually just a non-functional model. A guy from Chicago who calls himself Nicrosin made this “Mechanical Aural Communication Device” as a prop with “sculpey, rubber, and… various pocket watch parts,” the ...

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DIY: Your Very Own Portal Gun

Ever since playing Portal, I’ve always wanted my own Aperture Science portal gun. When the feds are chasing me, there is no getaway cleaner than teleportation. Instructables member Chiok feels the same way and hopes to get into the props and special effects industry by creating this replica of the famous portal gun found in Valve’s puzzle game, Portal. Using ...

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Robocut: Your Very Own Robotic Lawn Care

No one likes doing yard work. It’s tedious and leaves those awful grass stains on your clothes. So, why not build a robot that enjoys cutting the grass as much as you enjoy building robots? Robotshop.se is providing all the essentials needed to build your very own autonomous mowing robot. A complete lawnbot kit comes with everything you need for ...

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