DIYs & Mods

Guantnamo Theme At Coney Island Is Frightening

Have you been to Coney Island lately? It’s the prime spot for carny games and funnel cake. Now, it’s got even more appeal, with robots acting out the infamous torture technique of waterboarding. It’ll have you running in terror as if you’re being chased by a creepy old man bot. Artist Steve Powers opened the Waterboard Thrill Ride on West ...

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Glass Blowing Design Innovations

Glass blowing isn’t just an art, it’s a lifestyle. A lifestyle for Tomoko Nangu, who specializes in the art of glass blowing. He focuses on crafting tonbo-damas (meaning “dragonfly ball”) for both traditional Japanese clothes and western clothes, alike. Tonbo-damas are glass beads with a hole in the center which were used in conjunction with the traditional clothing of Japan. ...

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The Beagle Board Does Not Include Free Peanuts

Digi-Key has unleashed its power house single-board computer called the Beagle Board. This developer dream board is perfect for DIY projects and ground level design work. Don’t judge it by its size either, its processor: the ARM Cortex A8, runs up to 600MHz while delivering over 1,200 MIPS (million instructions per second). It packs quite a punch for a 3″ ...

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You Order The Big Box O’ Techno?

Found on MAKE, this “Big Box o’ Techno” is a box the size “of a medium pizza” that includes two synths, a drum machine and a sequencer. Essentially, it’s all you need to kick out the hot jams. Think it’s simple MIDI and some batteries? Think again. Everything in the box plays in synchronized rhythm. A whole-note tempo clock input ...

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Level 1-1 Scarf

You’ve played Super Mario Bros. more times than you can shake a stick at most likely. Now you want to show off your nostalgic pride and you need to do it appropriately. Luckily, there’s Cassie’s handmade scarf. It’s a scarf with level 1-1 from SMB. Yes. The entire level. Exactly what you were looking for, except it’s not for sale. ...

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The Last HOPE Talks Available Online

It’s been a few weeks since we attended the Last HOPE Conference but it’s still fresh in our minds. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to attend or missed some of the great talks, there is good news to be had. 2600 has kindly put up all of the talks on their website, including both streaming and ...

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Arduino Is The Next-Gen Gaming Platform

We’ve seen a lot of neat stuff made with the Arduino processor, like that Mad Hatter top hat or the gigantic keyboard. With the infinite possibilities the Arduino offers, where are all the games made for this development platform? Enter the ArduGame, a hand held device that runs a small game that has yet to be named. Using an OLED ...

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A True Dark Knight Fan

I thought I was a Dark Knight fan. I have the fly joker kicks, the sweet action figures to play with and I even have bat wings tattooed in place of my eyebrows so people know I’m a real fan. But no, that wasn’t good enough. Some other fan boy had to out shine me and now, the tattoos bring ...

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NES DVD Player Hack

What happens when a bored DIYer throws a $20 DVD player inside an old Nintendo Entertainment System? You get a shoddy-looking, fully-working DVD player inside an NES. Get the cred, solder the lead, watch Club Dread. Link (via)

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Papercraft Castle by Peter Callesen

Peter Callesen’s website seems to be the holy grail of papercraft. I’ve never heard of him before but his works are absolutely astonishing. I’m particularly fond of this miniature castle Callesen made out of paper. It’s one of the most intricate works of papercraft I’ve seen and it looks very medieval. Be sure to visit his site for the full ...

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