Tag Archives: DIY

DIY: Wii Classic Controller LED hack

The Wiimote sensor controller might be the more fun of the two, but sometimes, you’ve just gotta whip out the classic. It has to be done. So why not add a coolness factor to the classic controller as well? This DIY will allow you to add LED lights around the sticks of the controller. Some simple hardware manipulation is required. ...

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DIY: Rusty nail LED night light

It’s not so much that we are scared of the dark, but that we love DIY gadgets. Yeah…that’s the reason we’re discussing this project. This cool rusty nail LED night light was made with a technical ingenuity seen only through reruns of MacGyver. We realize CAT 5 wire isn’t something most people have lying around their house, but if you ...

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DIY: On / Off Footswitch for appliances and tools

Here’s a cool DIY tutorial on how to create your own on / off switch for small tools and appliances, even lights. To create the switch you’ll need an extension cord, an SPST pushbutton switch, 4x4x1.5″ electrical box, 4″ electrical box cover, 5/16″ flat washers, and a 3/8″ electrical box cable connector, along with a basic tool set. The tutorial ...

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Chumby multigadget for versatile tech needs and hacking inspired fun

You want a Chumby, you just don’t know it yet. A Chumby is a DIY versatile multigadget that is capable of displaying a variety of options and can be built into literally anything. The Chumby is basically a processor, some memory and a screen, but the lengths at what you can do with these few supplies are nearly endless. Users ...

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DIY ear-endoscopy for everyone!

  We don’t know how many of you guys habitually  clean your own ears, some use cotton bud, some use fancy spectulas. The problem of doing that is that you can never see what’s inside… unless you’re performing on somebody else, which is pretty gross. In 2 days, Coden Japan  will start selling this easy-to-use ear endoscope-alike ear cleaning device ...

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Electronic pipe-wrench: one size fits all

Not all of us are DIY kind of people, but some are. When there’s a pipe problem we either have to handle it ourselves, or we’ll have to call a plumber. It can sometimes be annoying when we (and the plumber you paid to hire) don’t have the right size of pipe-wrench. Black & Decker has developed this 17USD electronic ...

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DIY Wii Steering Wheel

With the flood of Wii related injury images behind us for now, more mods are starting to come out of the woodwork. The Wii steering wheel might look like it’s covered in tape and cardboard, and that’s because it is. True. Most of the racing games come with a official Wii steering wheel. But why spend the money on a ...

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Origen S21T case has built in 12″ display

If you do not have enough room on/under your desk for both a computer and a monitor, you are in a truely crunched position. But because this is a situation that a few people have found themselves in, the Origen S21T HTPC case fits. One small point to make: if you are that cramped in a space, please don’t buy ...

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