Tag Archives: DIY

The Prometheus Device Lets You Shoot Fire From the Palm of Your Hand

Everett Bradford created this insanely awesome “Prometheus Device” which lets you shoot fire from a hand-mounted flame thrower. The device makes you feel like a real superhero, or supervillain, for whichever purpose you decide to use your new found powers, good or evil, is up to you. Bradford’s also done a great job documenting the building process, but of course, ...

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Big Head Self-Portrait Papercraft Halloween Costume

The days following Halloween are always a lot of fun. Not only do we get to munch on mountains of leftover candy, but we get to see photos of everyone’s awesome finished costume ideas. This Big Head Self-Portrait Papercraft costume is one of the neatest I’ve seen yet. Eric Testroete got a little cocky. I mean this guy’s head was ...

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How to Roar Like Chewbacca

Chewbacca’s roar. This is one talent I’ve always wanted, along with the ability to rip off the arms of a droid if they beat me in chess, but that’s another talent for another time. This sexy instructional video features an adorable geek chick unveiling the secrets of the Chewie roar. You’ll need to have some sort of control over your ...

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Mother-Son Family Guy Halloween Costumes

Halloween doesn’t have to be all about getting the shit scared out of you. Craftster user SonicsInk posted this awesome Mother-Son Family Guy costume, perfect for a comedy-filled Halloween. And remember, there is always the potential for some scariness. Stewie has been trying to kill his mother for years now. Victory will be his! I love the little details, such ...

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Mini DV Case Makes a Great DIY iPhone Stand

Here’s a cheap way to create your very own sleek iPhone stand using an old Mini DV case. Creator Elam Nikserof added a coat of satin enamel paint and cut out a notch out of the case so he could still access the iPhone’s home button. After hours of furious sanding, Nikersof was finally satisfied with the smooth finish, which ...

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Cardboard Box + Smartphone = Augmented Reality

Augmented reality… it doesn’t come cheap, unless you have invention and ingenuity on your side. This crafty cheapskate created his own Augmented Reality Goggles using nothing more than some cardboard and his HTC Magic smartphone, plus a little extra hacking of the Magic’s compass feature and Google Street View. Hit the jump for a video demo.

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An Alcoholic Beverage for Zombies

Here’s a chaser for your zombie cupcakes. Nothing washes down brains better than more brains. The brain-effect is caused by mixing acidic lime juice and Irish cream, which produces a curdled brainy mixture. Link [via]

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80s Cake Does Not Include Hair Metal

The 80s was an orgy for geeky pop-culture enthusiasts, springing up pop phenomenon around every corner. The list just goes on and on. ALF, The Smurfs, video games, ALF. As you can see, I could just keep going all night. This 80s Cake celebrates some of the most iconic and obscure elements of 1980s culture including the Rubik’s Cube, Michael ...

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LEGO Glass Elevator: Where the Hell is Wonka?

I was expecting a little Willy Wonka action with this LEGO brick glass elevator model but, alas, there is no Wonka in sight. I don’t give a rat’s ass if Charlie gets his lifetime supply of chocolate or not. This elevator is definitely lacking some Gene Wilder action. Link [via]

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DIY Steampunk Pumpkin

Hans Scharler created this awesome Steampunk Pumpkin using a bunch of spare parts from some of the most well known DIY providers. The pumpkin glows an eerie green color from inside when turned on in the dark, sort of like your mom. Hit the jump for the video making of the Steampunk Pumpkin.

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