DIYs & Mods

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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Zombie Arcades For The Rich Gamer In Us All

With all the DIY arcades out there like the Powerbook arcade or the Metroid themed MAME cabinet, you’d be crazy not to take a crack at building your own. Now if you just so happen to be rich, you won’t mind living by the motto, “can’t someone else do it?” Yes, someone else can do it and that someone is ...

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Tesla Coil Guitar Amp

Not much is known about this video except that a guy built a Tesla coil and used it as a guitar amplifier. Each note he plays, lightning and electricity shoot out from a device sitting in his living room. Does it look incredibly unsafe? Absolutely. Is it rock and roll? You bet your ass it is. Link

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Someone Call Lando, There’s A Party

It wouldn’t be Monday without the obligatory Star Wars post. This Star Wars themed wedding posted on Flickr has all the guests dressed in their favorite Star Wars characters. The groom as Admiral Ackbar is for some strange reason or another settling for some Corellian chick. Where are all the Mon Calamari women? Complete with an At-At Walker based cake, ...

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Portable Super Nintendo Hack

When you love to game, you’ve gotta have titles to play on the go. This is why the hardware hacking community will go out there, gather up parts and whip up a portable NES. There’s nothing quite like playing actual cartridges on your DIY console though, so make like this guy off of the BenHeck.com forums and create a portable ...

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DJ Draws His Own Records With Motion Capture Turntables

DJ’s love using all kinds of strange setups for their scratching pleasure, but this instant turntable technology has to be the craziest DJ workstation that I’ve ever seen. Designed by DJ MoCap to work with the Traktor digital DJ system, this homemade controller lets you use drawings as replacements for records. Don’t expect to be able to make one of ...

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Credit Card Scans From Your Pocketed Arduino

Who would’ve thought all it took is an Arduino, a standard magnetic stripe reader, a display and a little code to be able to read the data stored on magnetic stripe cards such as your VISA card. I can’t begin to imagine how this DIY provided by Instructables could be abused. No one is doing fraudulent things with an Arduino ...

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