Tag Archives: DIY

Make Your Own Bottle Cap Camera Tripod

You probably wouldn’t believe us if we didn’t have the photographic proof to back it up, but empty soda bottles actually make pretty effective tripods on-the-cheap. While there are gadgets actually made to turn soda bottles into functioning tripods, there is an even easier and cheaper way just to do it yourself, which is so much more fun anyway. You’ll ...

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Baked Goods For The Horde!

Even orcs and trolls love the occasional cupcake. Get them together for their best undead friend’s birthday and just try to keep them away from the tasty goodies. Delicately crafted from a fully-leveled cooking skill, these Horde Cupcakes are perfectly suited for WoW get-togethers or even as a goody for gaming conventions. Cooking is totally customizable, so you can add ...

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DIY: Mega Man Knit Hat

Mega Man was always one of our favorite gaming heroes. There is something about superhuman strength and the ability to shoot plasma from a personal arm cannon that floats our metaphorical boats. If you’re into cosplay or really just love classic gaming, there is really no excuse for you not to lock your grandmother in a closet and threaten her ...

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Build A Greenhouse Out of Plastic Bottles

Drink a shitload of bottled water or soda? Great. Stop throwing those empty bottles into the trash and put them to better use. Using Richard Bennett’s instructions, you’ll be able to build a greenhouse with those empty bottles and a few things from The Home Depot. Hey, if you can think of another way to use empty soda bottles, I’m ...

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Power Glove + Arduino

Anyone old enough to have owned an NES when it was the prime system knows how awesome the Power Glove could have been. Alas, it was just a controller bolted to a neat-looking glove. Now, 20 years later, Matt Mechtley has done the impossible and has officially made the Power Glove cool again. Using an Arduino, a Bluetooth module and ...

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Space Invaders Drink Coasters

(sung to the tune of ‘Copacabana’) If you are feeling, Feeling nostalgic Just mix a drink and get away There simply is no other way! Then you’ve got aliens Invading from space You’ve got to shoot them down If you don’t you’ll make them frown Down at the Space, Space Invaders You’ll be staying DIY With these coasters, they’re so ...

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DIY: SNES Game Cartridge USB Hub

So, you haven’t been able to find that perfect USB hub to extend your peripheral horizons, yet you’ve been looking for what feels like decades. Forget about the middleman. There’s no need to buy a hub from a third-party as long as you’ve got some time, around $30 and a little technical prowess. The SNES Game Cartridge USB Hub is ...

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Pipe Dream: Kozo Lamps

David Benatan, a Tel Aviv-based designer, created lamps made from pipes and other similar hardware. Check out the Kozo lamp, which features washers, nuts, pipes and faucets. And yes, you turn the lamp on and off using the faucet. Pretty damn cool if you ask me. Too bad they’re not readily available at the local IKEA or I’d run and ...

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Man Gets DUI On Motorized Bar Stool

We support the DIY community to the fullest here at Gearfuse. However, we absolutely do not condone drinking and driving, no matter the vehicle. Apparently, one Kile Wygle (what a name!) of Ohio was arrested for charges of DUI on a motorized bar stool. As you can see, Mr. Wygle built himself a damn machine from an old Briggs and ...

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Gadgets for Beavers: Cellphone Charger Made Out of Wood

Apparently, being in the Russian military isn’t all fun and vodka. Hanging out in the woods all day might sound like a fantastic time (no, it actually really, really doesn’t), but in reality, it’s a lot rougher than you’d expect. Members of a Chechen troupe of troops have resorted to extreme ways of charging their beloved electronic devices. This handmade ...

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