DIYs & Mods

Double-Sized DIY Bike

While out grabbing coffee this afternoon I spotted this crazy double-sized DIY bicycle. It’s made with two separate bike frames welded together and joined in front by a metal bar. The pedals actually work, but I can’t imagine why anyone would want to ride this thing– it seems like a horribly unsafe way to get around. Maybe it gives you ...

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Pixel Art With Perforated Coasters

You’ve got to complete the pixelated feng shui you were going for at your pad. Finally, coasters that’ll match your wallpaper and yard decorations. At first glance, these look no different than a series of coasters linked together for you to rip off accordingly. But, upon closer inspection, they turn out to be so much more than that. Each coaster ...

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Leather and Snakeskin MIDI Controllers

Looks like NYC-based artist Rucyl Mills and I have a lot in common. We both love music and hacked M-Audio equipment for MIDI purposes. It’s wearable, it’s ugly and it’s ready to rock. I built the elektro-07 so I could control the sonic and visual parameters of my live performances without having to look deep into the eye of my ...

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It’s Peanut Butter Time, No Jelly

If you’re wondering how George Washington Carver discovered three hundred uses for peanuts, you’re wasting your time. Everyone knows there is only one use for peanuts and that’s the creation of delicious peanut butter. By the end of the month, this peanut butter machine will be available for you to crush up your favorite shell nuts into creamy rich nut ...

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Hyperlink: Cursors Through Art

The product of artist Ben Fino-Radin, “Hyperlink” is a four-piece series of needlepoint yarn sculptures that feature the ever-prominent desktop cursor. These are huge works of art too, meaning that Ben most likely spent hours looking at a pixelated hand in Photoshop for hours on end. It’s from 2006 but old things can be good too, you know. Link [via]

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Contest Reminder

Just a quick heads up that the contest for our DIY Terminator sunglasses ends Friday! We have another great contest coming up next week… Here’s a teaser:

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My Wife Left Me Because Of My Cardboard Star Trek Models

I thought I was really into Star Trek. I have every episode from the original series and TNG as well as many articles of clothing and a beer bottle opener shaped like the Enterprise. However, Bob Prior’s passion and fanboy-ism for Star Trek far surpasses my own. He’s created Star Trek replicas from Rice Krispies boxes. From Kirk to Picard, ...

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Time Tracking of Yesteryear Finds New Light

Apparently, NXT STEP blog reader DTAAX’s watch must have broke, which would explain why he designed this LEGO sundial. This DIY finds a new way to tell time the old way. It was built using the LEGO NTX platform (plus a PDA for trigonometric functions) using a slew of light and touch sensors, allowing the sundial to perform like any ...

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Kill The iTunes Arrows

Know those arrows in iTunes that appear when you select a song? Yeah, the ones that take you to the iTunes Music Store when you’re trying to change tracks. Kill Apple’s dirty little secret and use this tip from TUAW to get your arrows to redirect to your iTunes Library. Instead of making impulse purchases on DRM-ridden tracks, you’ll end ...

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Spinning LEGOs Produce 3-D Blobs

Three-dimensional printing is tough. That is, if you don’t make one out of LEGOs. Gene Hacker posted his creation on Instructables: a 3-D printer made out of LEGO bricks. It’s still in its infancy of development but is more than capable of rendering 3-D blobs of frosting. Unlike regular Cartesian system printers, the one Gene built operates in polar coordinates, ...

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