DIYs & Mods

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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A Cavalcade of Post-it Notes

Personally, I haven’t seen Eepybird.com’s Diet Coke and Mentos videos but they’re apparently really spectacular. Now, in a move that will equally please, the duo behind the Mentos gags are messing with Post-it notes. How many to be exact? 280,951. All “submitting to gravity” in the truest sense. Watch in awe and enjoy. What a great experiment. I had no ...

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Tech-inspired Sculptures That Come To Life

Creating artistic tech-inspired sculptures with nothing more than recycled goods and other garbage is a popular form of art these days. Like the City Foundry Bots or those mini-motorcycles made of old watch parts, these sculptures are made in a similar way but take it to the next level: they’re animated. We aren’t sure what mechanical artist Nemo Gould is ...

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The Coffee Table That Makes You Horny

Owning a coffee table like this particular model is most likely going to freak out any ladies whom you’ve invited over for dinner.? It’s got women’s undies pinned in between two pieces of glass, clamped together like a chasity belt. Additionally, the clamps also work as the table’s legs.?Your friends will?think you made it yourself and obtained the garments either ...

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Inside A Hallmark Musical Greeting Card

Found on Flickr user Tableauvivant’s page, this above photo shows the musical components of a Hallmark musical greeting card. I must say, this is quite surprising. I was sent a few musical cards back in May and when I took them apart, I found a tiny PCB with a piezo speaker and some other circuitry. This appears to be a ...

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The Little Robot Cockroach That Could

Check out Guilherme Martin’s first attempt at making a robot. He uses an Arduino and motor shield with one servo for steering and a standard DC motor for movement. It’s dubbed “baratinha” meaning “little cockroach” in Portuguese. Using two micro-switches as if they were antennae, baratinha is able to detect obstacles in its way.� It’s just like a real cockroach ...

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