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DIY: Build Your Own Multi-Color Fog Machine

You’ve probably been looking for that first-party Rock Band stage kit for your Wednesday night parties. I’m here to tell you not to bother with that overpriced junk. Instructables member Marc92 shows you how to make your own fog machine and light show that’s perfect for real and fake bands alike. However, unlike your typical fog machines which spit out ...

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The OS X Finder Pillow Collection

Check out these cool Halloween-themed Finder icon pillows created by Etsy user THROWBOY, one of which claims the same name as the old orange Macs. The vampire? That’s “Count Macula.” The ghost, that’s the Spooker.” The Frankenstein, that’s the “Finderstein.” As for the pumpkin, it’s called the “Mac-O-Lantern.” Sound familiar? Of course it does. Instructables already gave you the know ...

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DIY Upside-down Bookshelf

Found on Instructables, this upside-down bookshelf is a great party gag for your apartment or home. It actually works as a fully-functional bookshelf despite the books being held upside down. It uses a thin strip of elastic cloth to keep the books in place and shouldn’t take more than an afternoon to build. Quite the illusion… Link [via]

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DIY: Your Very Own Portal Gun

Ever since playing Portal, I’ve always wanted my own Aperture Science portal gun. When the feds are chasing me, there is no getaway cleaner than teleportation. Instructables member Chiok feels the same way and hopes to get into the props and special effects industry by creating this replica of the famous portal gun found in Valve’s puzzle game, Portal. Using ...

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Spinning LEGOs Produce 3-D Blobs

Three-dimensional printing is tough. That is, if you don’t make one out of LEGOs. Gene Hacker posted his creation on Instructables: a 3-D printer made out of LEGO bricks. It’s still in its infancy of development but is more than capable of rendering 3-D blobs of frosting. Unlike regular Cartesian system printers, the one Gene built operates in polar coordinates, ...

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DIY Outdoor Pizza Oven

Thank Christ for Instructables. Without the DIY-themed site, I wouldn’t be able to to build a pizza oven in my backyard. That’s right. With a free weekend, underpaid laborers from a Home Depot and a few goombas, you and your “crew” can craft the ultimate earth oven. Bake ziti. Bake Rock N’ Roll pizza. Bake lasagna. Just make sure you ...

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DIY: Custom Multi Use Dual-Sized Projection Screen

Instructables has posted a cool DIY project that provides more use out of that large projection screen cramping your den. The one they’ve built shows this suave painting simply by turning the screen around. Hey look everyone, it’s the great Steve McQueen of Bullitt doing his famous leaning stance and he’s right here in my living room! Why settle for ...

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Thank Me Later: DIY Portable Air Conditioner

It’s the middle of July and that means those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are really feeling the heat. With my current apartment, I have no air conditioning in my bedroom and during the day it becomes unbearable at times when temps start reaching the 90s. I need a way to cool off. Thankfully, Instructables user Farhanians has posted ...

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Clean your Laptops inner guts

This might not be something you want to do if you expect one day to use your warranty on your laptop, since they usually don’t cover personal foul-ups, but the fine people at Instrucables have made a nice set of instructions for cleaning your laptops inner parts. The importance of being careful while doing this is essential, since as said ...

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