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Tag: Diy

DIY Star Wars Toys from Old 3.5″ Disks: The Floppy Strikes Back

DIY Star Wars Toys from Old 3.5″ Disks: The Floppy Strikes Back
Got some old floppy disks lying around? How about a little spare time? Are you a Star Wars fan? If you answered yes to all three of those questions, here’s the perfect project for you –…
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8-Bit Pop Up Cards Invade Birthdays and Other Special Occasions

8-Bit Pop Up Cards Invade Birthdays and Other Special Occasions
Hallmark cards are fine, but they usually aren’t very geeky, so stop giving them your hard earned money. Make some cards yourself like these 8-bit cards instead!…
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2012 Wall-E Toy Controlled by a 1983 Portable Computer

2012 Wall-E Toy Controlled by a 1983 Portable Computer
Old technology meets new technology here, and in this case they can actually interface very well despite their age difference. YouTuber Aliencurv modified an old 1983 TRS-80 portable computer with 20kb of memory to control a…
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MIT Student Constructs Mario Kart Racer, Cafeteria Runs out of Bananas

MIT Student Constructs Mario Kart Racer, Cafeteria Runs out of Bananas
Charles Guan, an MIT grad student, has created a working replica of the vehicles from Super Mario Kart. It is powered by four motors attached to the wheels and can reach speeds upwards of 26 mph.…
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R2-D2 Rain Barrel Collects Water Without Swimming through the Dagobah Swamp

R2-D2 Rain Barrel Collects Water Without Swimming through the Dagobah Swamp
I live in an area where being green and recycling isn’t really a big thing. In fact, I lived here for 10 years before I knew we even had a recycling center. In some communities, though,…
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It Doesn’t Hate You, But This DIY Portal Turret Will Still Shoot You

It Doesn’t Hate You, But This DIY Portal Turret Will Still Shoot You
Sure, we’ve seen the odd Portal turret here and there, but this one actually shoots. It was created by a Penn State University student for his Advanced Mechatronics class’ final project. Just like in the game,…
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Turn Apples into Master Yoda, You Will

Turn Apples into Master Yoda, You Will
You know what they say. An apple a day keeps Darth Maul away. Especially when the apples in question are Yoda apples. These adorable Yapples are made by Jill of Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons,…
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R2-D2 Fingernails Have a Secret Message to Deliver

R2-D2 Fingernails Have a Secret Message to Deliver
These nails are not especially beautiful without their Star Wars coating, but with tiny astromech droids painted on them, they became wonderful!  Plenty of people have painted their entire bodies to look like R2-D2 (what?) but…
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KegDroid: The Beer Serving Robot!

KegDroid: The Beer Serving Robot!
Life doesn’t get any better than having a robot that serves up some beer. It’s even sweeter when that robot is shaped like Google’s Android mascot. KegDroid dispenses beer through the use of a Xoom tablet…
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PIP-Boy Prototype Has Practical Functions, Sadly V.A.T.S. Not One of Them

PIP-Boy Prototype Has Practical Functions, Sadly V.A.T.S. Not One of Them
As crude as Fallout‘s post-apocalyptic technology seems, it’s proven quite hard to replicate the game’s PIP-Boy in real life. We’ve seen one prototype that looks exactly like the PIP-Boy 3000, but it appears to have no…
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Guy Creates Star Trek Phaser, Sets It to Stun… a Balloon

Guy Creates Star Trek Phaser, Sets It to Stun… a Balloon
We are well on our way toward a real working Star Trek phaser with a stun setting as evidenced by the video below. This guy created a working phaser in his garage and it is amazing.…
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AT-AT Cat Condo Begs to Be Taken Down by a Ball of String

AT-AT Cat Condo Begs to Be Taken Down by a Ball of String
I’m not sure how many cats are Star Wars fans, but if your cat loves the movies, I bet he/she wishes that this was in their living room. Just look at that thing. It was made…
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SNES Arcade Cabinet Loaded with 16-Bit Goodness, No Quarters Required

SNES Arcade Cabinet Loaded with 16-Bit Goodness, No Quarters Required
Fans of the old Super Nintendo Entertainment System will immediately recognize the cartridge in the slot below as that of the classic The Legend of Zelda. But what’s cool about this custom-built arcade cabinet is that…
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James Bond Theme Played on Floppy Drives: Double-Sided, Double-Density, 007

James Bond Theme Played on Floppy Drives: Double-Sided, Double-Density, 007
If you enjoy music and have a bunch of old floppy drives lying around, why not turn them into an instrument of sorts. For instance, you’ve probably always wanted to hear the James Bond theme played…
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Papercraft Samus Aran is Taller Than You

Papercraft Samus Aran is Taller Than You
Fans of the Metroid games will love this papercraft Samus Aran. The 6′-10″ tall model was created by Flickr user IAmThatOneGuy. Oh yeah, him. I know that guy. Believe it or not, this awesome Samus figure…
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Video Game Mini Golf Course Not Just Par for the Course

Video Game Mini Golf Course Not Just Par for the Course
Tom Scott, along with some friends ported some video games like Minecraft, Portal, and The Crystal Maze into a mini-golf game for some extra fun and it looks like an awesome time for all, despite the…
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