Tag Archives: DIY

DIY Touchscreen For The Acer Aspire One

Vince stumbled upon this DIY kit while searching Google for Voltron wallpaper. This do-it-yourself touchscreen kit is available on eBay and said to work with both the Acer Aspire One and Asus Eee PC 900/901. You can buy it now for $95.95 coupled with a $25 dollar shipping fee. There’s no soldering required and it comes with drivers to support ...

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Arduino-based Gmail Notifier

We love the Arduino, it’s true. Here’s a neat little project that combines Python and the Arduino to create a Gmail notifier. When you receive a new email, an LED will light up to alert you. It’s more of a software project than a hardware project but it’s still a great way to dive into the Arduino. I still have ...

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Designer’s 3-D Wire Sconce

Designer Marcus Tremonto crafts these wicked DIY sconces out of strands of illuminated wire which he pokes through glossy sheets of acrylic. The result is this 3-D illusion of a lamp that almost appears as if it isn’t hanging from a wall. These light fixtures are eco-friendly as well, with each one operating with cool-burning electroluminescent wire. Tremonto doesn’t just ...

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Headcrab Zombie Action Fig Brings The Fun

For anyone who played it back in the 1990s, the original Half-Life holds a special place in their heart. Whether it was the infamous Gordon Freeman crowbar or Barney’s terrible one-liners, you can’t deny that the first ass you kicked was a headcrab’s. A Kotaku reader named Mark decided to design his own action figure that closely resembles a security ...

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Shot Glass Printing Machine

Here’s a video of a RepRap machine that can print out its own three-dimensional shot glasses. Does a robot get any cooler than that? Yes. The kind that brings you a beer. Why not get a LEGO Mindstorms setup going on that pours liquor into finished shotglasses? Now there’s an idea. Link

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The Evolution Control Committee In Action

Ever heard that song “Rocked By Rape” that’s made up of AC/DC samples and clips of Dan Rather? No? Ok, then go here. Great. So that’s the Evolution Control Committee. They sure do some neat stuff with them there musical instruments. If you watch the above video, you can see how they use a Wiimote to control their mashups when ...

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DIY Gears of War Lancer

This is how you do it in the Marines. You take an AR-15 automatic rifle, slap on a chainsaw and boom, you have a replica of the Lancer from Gears of War. Sure, you can’t chop people up with it (legally), but what’s to stop you from going apeshit on a cactus out in the Nevada desert? My thoughts exactly. ...

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Father And Son Arduino Flashlight Leash

What better way for a father and son to spend the Thanksgiving weekend together than to build a robot out of a tin can and an Arduino. As far as robots go, this little autonomous aluminum can seeks out light and moves in the direction of it. The creator cleverly refers to this as a “flashlight leash.” With an Arduino, ...

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PS360 Controller

If you’ve seen the film There Will Be Blood, there’s a scene where Daniel Day Lewis calls his adopted son a “bastard from a basket.” I think that phrase sums up this controller nicely. The action of the PS3 with the cumbersome feel of an Xbox 360 controller. Brilliant. Who dunnit? None other than Ben Heck himself. Link [via]

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