DIYs & Mods

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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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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