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The Barcode Guitar Is Cooler than a Keytar

The Barcode Guitar Is Cooler than a Keytar
Unless you’re talking about a Keytar, most guitars are played using strings and frets. But this unique electronic instrument has neither of those. Instead, it’s played using a barcode scanner. Maker James Bruton built this unusual electronic guitar that’s covered with barcodes on its four necks.

This LED Wall Clock Is Accurate to 1/100th of a Second

This LED Wall Clock Is Accurate to 1/100th of a Second
While there are plenty of clocks and watches out there which don’t even have a second hand, I prefer to know the time with at least one second of precision. But that certainly wasn’t good enough for one engineer, who decided he needed decidedly more confidence that he knew the EXACT time.
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This 65-Inch TV Is a Giant Nintendo Switch

This 65-Inch TV Is a Giant Nintendo Switch
Look at this crazy thing. Some super Nintendo fan has gone and turned this 65 inch TV into a giant Nintendo Switch. He goes by the name Suprman9. This Nintendo fanatic has created what he calls “Nerdvana”.

Trill Gives Makers Easy Touch Sensing

Trill Gives Makers Easy Touch Sensing
Makers, here’s a new set of gizmos for your bag of tricks. Created by open-source interactive sensor company Bela, the Trill series is a line of sensors which make it easy to add capacitive touch interactions to any DIY electronic project.

Someone Built a Guitar from Ramen Noodles

Someone Built a Guitar from Ramen Noodles
While I prefer my ramen noodles to be made fresh these days, there were many times back in college when instant ramen was as staple food, due to its incredible ease of cooking and budget pricing.

This Rack-Mount Server Is Built from LEGO Bricks

This Rack-Mount Server Is Built from LEGO Bricks
If you’ve ever been to a data center, you know they’re ice cold rooms filled with racks upon racks of computer and networking equipment, and neatly bolted into 19″ wide server racks. Most of those servers are made from steel and/or aluminum components.

1,000W LED Flashlight Mounted to a Drone Looks Like a Real UFO

1,000W LED Flashlight Mounted to a Drone Looks Like a Real UFO
Daniel Riley of Stratus Productions built a super bright 1,000W LED flashlight. Then, he did what any inventive geek would – he managed to mount it to a powerful Freefly Alta drone. The result is a flying machine that can crank out some truly breathtaking aerial effects.

DIY Light-up Neon (LED) Mickey Mouse Ears

DIY Light-up Neon (LED) Mickey Mouse Ears
If you’re a fan of Disney and Mickey Mouse, your mouse house isn’t complete without a pair of ears. Of course, you could go for the standard-issue black ears, but if you’re a little more of a tech geek, then you should consider making a pair like these.

Furby Centipede Is the Stuff of Nightmares

Furby Centipede Is the Stuff of Nightmares
Let’s face it. For as cute as Furbies were supposed to be, more often than not, they’re kind of creepy. People have done some really crazy stuff with these electronic pets over the years, from slicing in two with a waterjet, to turning them into an insane musical instrument.

The Batmobile Guitar Effects Pedal: Dunna Nunna Nunna Nunna, Batman!

The Batmobile Guitar Effects Pedal: Dunna Nunna Nunna Nunna, Batman!
If you’re into playing the electric guitar, you probably have a bunch of foot pedals on the floor, ready and waiting for you to add noise, wah-wah, echo, and other effects. But I bet you don’t have an effects pedal this cool.

Origin Big O 2019 Computer Packs a Gaming PC, Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and Nintendo Switch

Origin Big O 2019 Computer Packs a Gaming PC, Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and Nintendo Switch
We’ve seen some pretty amazing computer builds over the years, but this just might be the most impressive yet. The guys at Origin have created a custom gaming rig that not only is a high-end gaming PC, but has an Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Nintendo Switch built right in.

Nintendo Toast Console: Nintoaster Retro Edition

Nintendo Toast Console: Nintoaster Retro Edition
Everyone’s high scores will be toast with the latest Nintendo toaster console (yes, this isn’t the first we’ve seen). It is the work of Finnish artist Jarno Kotavuopio who has made several custom Nintendo consoles. He has made two in the form of toasters, including this one.

WiiVision Is the Nintendo Wii Handheld of Our Dreams

WiiVision Is the Nintendo Wii Handheld of Our Dreams
The Nintendo GameCube and Wii both offered up lots of fun and classic video games. But neither console was particularly portable, so the only way you could play those games on the go would be via software emulation.

The Skittle Pixel8r: Print the Rainbow

The Skittle Pixel8r: Print the Rainbow
The dot-matrix printer may seem like a relic from the past, but just about every TV set, mobile device or laser printer still relies on creating images from a matrix of dots. They’re just smaller, and perhaps more colorful than the old Okidata Microline 320 from your youth.

NEOPixel RGB LED Tubing Brings the Color

NEOPixel RGB LED Tubing Brings the Color
Love the look of neon lighting, but don’t want to deal with the fragility of glass and high voltage transformers? This tubular, flexible lighting can be bent into any shape you want without risk of damage, and a lights up in any color too.

Ardu McDuino: Bagpipe Playing Robot

Ardu McDuino: Bagpipe Playing Robot
I’m always amazed when I see people playing bagpipes. That weird sack with pipes sticking out of it looks so complicated that I can’t believe anyone could master it. I’m just not musically gifted I guess.
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