DIYs & Mods

Another Stunning Rube Goldberg Machine

So you’ve seen the Star Wars Rube and the perhaps that viral ad Cadbury did with the eggs. Now we’ve found a Rube Goldberg machine that most Americans would be proud to build. It’s none other than a cocktail-mixing machine! But not just any cocktail… This Rube Goldberg machine makes sheer delight out of the process of mixing a Falling ...

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Trip Out: DIY Arduino POV Device

Who doesn’t love a good POV device? Watching designs come out of spinning lights is always a pleasure for people of all ages. Now you can build one on the cheap and with an Arduino if you own one. Materials are relatively easy to acquire and the results look decent. Link (via)

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App Store For iPhone 3G A Smash Hit

Apple originally expected around 200 applications to launch with the iPhone 3G on Friday. Now that number has blown up to over 500 apps and developers are still working. According to Apple, response from developers has been tremendous and by the looks of some of the available apps (some of which are already available on iTunes), customer response should be ...

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DIY: Ard-e The Arduino Robot

Robotics can be an expensive hobby but cheap robot projects do exist. Instructables member Imadami has made a DIY robot with an Arduino brain that you can build yourself for under a hundred dollars. This remote controlled robot is stocked with a pan and tilt system that could be used to aim a camera or even a USB missile launcher ...

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Pedal Powered Panzer Fights War, Not Wars

Kick ass pedal powered Panzers are fighting the good fight. The second annual Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby inspired a group of guys to construct a human powered Panzer Kampwagen III in 11 days for the purpose of crashing the party. By the time they were finished the tank, they were too tired to crash any party, so they just spent ...

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Handmade Music Night In NYC Tonight

If you live in NJ or NYC and have some free time tonight, be sure to stop by the Etsy/MAKE/Create Digital Music Handmade Music Night event. It starts at 7PM and is being held at Etsy Labs in Brooklyn, NY. It’s easily accessible from the subway and yours truly will be attending and checking out some of the best DIY ...

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Don’t Throw Away That Busted iPod Just Yet

Who says busted technology can’t have a second chance? After her brother backed over his own iPod with a car, Crafster.org user Stefferroo posted this DIY project directly inspired by the Nintendo controller mouse. She magically turned a ruined iPod into a working mouse. Don’t let the screen fool you, this MP3 player does not play music at all but ...

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DIY Glass Etching

Glass can be arranged in many ways and while it can look beautiful on its own, adding etchings or coloring can really bring a unique feel to your home. Instead of spending a small fortune on having glass etched professionally or buying expensive tools, you can easily create your own designs with some painter’s tape and other tools. If you’re ...

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Famicom Sans Console

Remember that Nintendo Famicom which was built into an NES cartidge? That was cool and all, but a post on Ben Heckendorn’s console hacking forum by user Darkeru revealed a new approach which may have just one upped it. Not only did he manage to fit the NES inside the cartridge, he also has managed to embed a controller and ...

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