Tag Archives: DIY

DIY: Game Boy Floppy Drive

Have you ever wanted to add a floppy drive to your Nintendo Game Boy in order to read ROM files for all of your games? Neither have I, considering you can just download an emulator. Regardless, a French author has posted everything (even circuit diagrams) you’ll need to turn your portable gaming system into a cumbersome mess of wires. Sure, ...

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Trick Out Your Homer Simpson Clock

It’s no mystery that Homer Simpson is a portrait of manliness worldwide. That’s why Tony Sambuchi has taken it upon himself to turn this store-bought talking Homer Simpson clock into something more. After stripping the clock of its innards, Sambuchi manages to get the clock to play Homer’s voice through his sound system every hour and he turns the clock ...

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The Burnout Machine

Ever seen a radical car do a crazy burn out in the movies? It seems Steven Laurie was big on watching that kind of stuff. So big that he decided to make his very own Burnout Machine. It looks like a moving dolly mixed with a lawnmower to be quite honest. The machine works by powering it up and revving ...

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DIY LED Book Cover

Reading in bed just isn’t my thing. I tend to be that dude with the laptop watching YouTube videos until 3:00AM. Fortunately, there’s plenty of people who do read in bed, creating a lucrative market for light-up book covers everywhere. But why shell out $14.95 to Borders when they’re not even going to bother to order Vaginal Release, Volume 4 ...

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Origami V12 Engine

Montreal native Yee is crazy for origami. Offering DIY kits on his site, you too can create an origami V12 paper engine that pumps just like the real thing (with the help of electrical wires, a resistor, a motor and a battery holder).? Damn shame it can’t power a car with pencil shavings. Well, there’s always the next millennia.Link (via)

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Build Your Own LEGO Scanner

We love LEGOs and while we’re partial to the Mindstorms set, Anders Sborg has built and programmed his own NXT scanner comprised mostly of these bricks. For those not familiar with NXT scanners, they’re a “standalone” scanner that can scan and save images as BMP-files. The images scanned can be saved in either 24-bit true color, 8-bit color or gray ...

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Making A Killing Off Creativity

Erin Wilk may be from Canada, but we’ll let it slide. You see, Erin is one crafty businesswoman. Each day, as part of her Robot-a-Day project, Erin crafts a cute vinyl robot made from various felts, pieces of material and a flip-top zipper head. Each robot’s head opens up to hold your stuff, so I’d recommend using it to hold ...

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Star Wars Music Played On A Floppy Drive

If you like playing music with useless hardware and you’ve got no time to go to the Tashi station to pick up some power converters, then check this YouTube video out. Some geek hacked his old 3.5-inch floppy disk drive to play the Star Wars “Imperial” tune. Unfortunately, no documentation was made to show you how to build one yourself, ...

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Plastic Knife Lamp Screams Class

If you can tear yourself away from that caviar-stuffed omelette for a second, I’ll be glad to show you a beautiful lamp. A lamp so beautiful, it isn’t comprised of gold or rubies. No, this is a lamp made from 121 recycled plastic knives. Yes, like the kind you get at Sea World. Made by the BVD Collective, the knives ...

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Coaster Dynamix Roller Coaster Kits

Before you pop enough wood to start a paper mill, you should know that these are scale models of roller coasters. At 1:48 scale, they’re no tiny LEGO bricks. This is a real, working roller coaster that uses gravity to fling it left and right, up and down. Shown above is the Dragon, a $500 model that has an electric ...

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