DIYs & Mods

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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Tons Of Hacking Books Available Online For Free

Fancy a PDF read on a new topic? Of course you do! Learning is essential to getting into a hacker mindset. How are you going to exploit a server’s vulnerabilities without knowing any Perl? Lucky for us, the team at HackNMod found some shady FTP site (with an HTML-based index) that features hundreds of scanned books in PDF form. You’ll ...

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Old PCs Used To Create Virtual Sunset

This setup, dubbed “Mauritian Sunset ” by UK-based artist Sandy Smith, is made up of a ton of old, obsolete computers and monitors. Together they create a wall-sized installation that produces beautiful colors that resemble a “sunset” of some kind. While I don’t see the whole sunset thing, I think it’d make as an awesome lighting setup for a party ...

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A Coffee Mug That Tastes Of Scenery

I bet you’re wondering what happened to the lens that was replaced with a Pringles can for that DIY project posted the other day. Turns out, that lens turned up on the Internet as a coffee mug. Express your love of photography and caffeine simultaneously as you pour your daily Colombian coffee into this camera lens. Unfortunately, it’s just a ...

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Heineken Mini-keg Joins A Rock Band

Just because you killed off your Heineken mini-keg all doesn’t mean the fun has to end there. Why not make use of it by turning the keg into a guitar amplifier? eBay seller k_hessler puts these amplifiers together (whilst under the influence) so he can sell them on the Internet for $119.99. There’s nothing specifically noteworthy about this 20W amp, ...

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Homemade Apple Cufflinks

While not as tasty as Apple pie or a Mac Pro, these cufflinks are sufficient enough to pick up even the dorkiest of women. Designed by Etsy user Beaujangles (what a great semi-racist pun!), these go for $50 a set. While you might find that expensive, consider what a good pair of cufflinks would cost you from Nordstrom or a ...

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DIY iPhone Scanner

Now don’t get too excited. This isn’t some crazy contraption that will scan your friend’s boobs when you’re out to dinner one night. This is a nice limited contraption that allows you to “scan” items with your iPhone. It’s essentially a stand that holds the iPhone up with a white piece of paper on the bottom to keep the background ...

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DIY: Hurricane Tether

We all love our cars. We’d go to extreme measures to protect our automobiles even during a hurricane as extreme as Ike because let’s face it: no one wants to drive through flooding waters when they can just tie their car to a tree and hope for the best. C’mon, what’s the worst that could happen? The tree could fall ...

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Scan Toaster Puts Boobs On Your Toast

A company named Electrolux has come up with a concept scanner that is supposed to hook up to your toaster via USB. You pop in a design, scan it and then “print out” toast with your design on it, without the need for a breadboard. Before you totally dismiss the idea, realize that you would have the ability to print ...

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