DIYs & Mods

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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Arduino KITT

Found on Youtube, here’s a cool video of a guy who used 18 LEDs and an Arduino to fade the lights on a project case. The end result? A machine looking very similar to Knight Rider’s KITT. If you want to build your own, the creator, John Tokash, has included a HOWTO and Arduino code on his website. Get buildin’, ...

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Mustache Handkerchief

Never get caught eating at a French restaurant without a mustache again. With this $16 handkerchief from Avril Loreti, a designer on Etsy, you’ll have four stunning mustaches to choose from whilst you wipe your punim. The ‘staches were inspired by Dali and Tom Selleck, among others. Link (via)

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The Ultimate Guide To iTunes Smart Playlists

Dean Cheesman has spent the past two years perfecting his set of iTunes smart playlists. Fortunately for us Internet dwellers, he was kind enough to open up and share his technique of creating smart playlists and explains what it takes to make it extremely easy to play what you want to hear. That means more Beatles and less death metal. ...

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Lifehack: Render Security Cameras Useless

Designed by fellow New Yorker and Brooklyn-based artist William Lamson, this lifehack is probably the easiest way to eliminate a public security camera. First, you’ll need a helium-filled balloon and some string. A weight won’t hurt either. Get the balloon full of static electricity and then raise it up to the camera. As it sticks, tie the string to the ...

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