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Category: DIY + Hacks

Custom Cartridge Turns Game Boy Into a Wireless Controller

Custom Cartridge Turns Game Boy Into a Wireless Controller
These days, we play a lot of retro games on modern consoles, so naturally classic controllers have become popular. You can buy these remade controllers from several third-party manufacturers to provide a more authentic retro gaming experience.

This Handmade Jukebox Uses a Card Scanner to Select Tracks

This Handmade Jukebox Uses a Card Scanner to Select Tracks
Designer Chris Patty may have won Christmas. This year, his family decided all the gifts they gave each other had to be handmade. He decided to make his dad a fancy jukebox with some classic tunes inside.
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This Helmet Makes Your Eyes Glow Like Thor’s

This Helmet Makes Your Eyes Glow Like Thor’s
Youtuber KyleofAsgard recently built himself a replica of Thor’s helmet. So what makes this one so special? This unique design makes your eyes glow and look like the CGI effect from the movies. Only I’m sure it costs a lot less than paying a team of VFX artists.

Package Thieves Get Glitter Bomb Surprise

Package Thieves Get Glitter Bomb Surprise
Package theft a problem many of us have experienced with the increase of home deliveries we get these days. Engineer Mark Rober is no stranger to this. A shipment had been delivered, but when checking his porch there was nothing.

How to Build a Working Microphone from Paper: Cardboard Cardioid

How to Build a Working Microphone from Paper: Cardboard Cardioid
Want a neat, but functional item to add to your desk? Check out this cool design for an old school microphone that’s made from cardboard, but actually works. YouTuber SKM builds lots of fun stuff from cardboard, and this is definitely one of his coolest designs.

Gavin Belson Signature Edition Box 3 Gets Real

Gavin Belson Signature Edition Box 3 Gets Real
The HBO series Silicon Valley is one of my favorite comedies on TV. It’s a hilarious take on the software and hardware industries, and the crazy stuff that happens in pursuit of funding and customers. Among the show’s colorful characters is Gavin Belson, the egotistical CEO of Hooli – a corporate buffoon who epitomizes the Peter Principle.

These Guys Built a 13-Foot-Tall Walking Robot in Their Garage

These Guys Built a 13-Foot-Tall Walking Robot in Their Garage
It might not be the flying mech that games like MechWarrior and Titanfall have tempted us with over the years, but a team of engineers in Japan have gotten pretty far with the construction of a massive robot that’s still quite intimidating.

How to Build a Better Mouse Trap

How to Build a Better Mouse Trap
If you discover that you have a mouse in your home, you don’t mess around with dinky little traps. You need a trap that shoots a volley of arrows at that little sucker. Turnah81 has made just such a mouse killer.

This DIY Sound Bar Looks Better Than Any Off-the-shelf Model

This DIY Sound Bar Looks Better Than Any Off-the-shelf Model
Most of the soundbars you can buy just look like a big black bar. Instructables user and engineer ralf_k wanted a modern looking soundbar that didn’t look all cheap and plasticky, so he made one of his own.

Floppotron Plays Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” aka The Funk of 40 Floppy Disks

Floppotron Plays Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” aka The Funk of 40 Floppy Disks
If you are looking for a Halloween scare of the audio variety, check this out. You only have a day until the big holiday, so turn off the lights, turn up your volume, and put Paweł Zadrożniak’s latest work on loop.

DIY Portable Skee-Ball Machine Doesn’t Dispense Tickets

DIY Portable Skee-Ball Machine Doesn’t Dispense Tickets
If there’s one game I always loved playing at Chuck E. Cheese’s when I was a kid, it was Skee-Ball. There’s just something so satisfying about rolling those balls down the ramp and into one of the point buckets – especially when the tickets come pouring out of the machine so you can redeem them for fabulous prizes.

Guy Builds a Gaming PC Inside of a Toaster

Guy Builds a Gaming PC Inside of a Toaster
Plug this thing in, and all your games are toast, and so is your computer. For real. xXNokkenXx created this toaster PC by stripping down a stainless steel four-slice toaster, installing a wooden block at the base and mounting the components to that.

Circuit Scribe Drone Builder Kit is a DIY Flying Machine

Circuit Scribe Drone Builder Kit is a DIY Flying Machine
Circuit Scribe is a very cool pen that allows builders to draw conductive traces on anything that can be used to power gizmos and gadgets. Now the company has announced that it will soon launch a kit that allows DIYers to make their own drone.

World’s Smallest Nintendo Wii Fits in an Altoids Tin

World’s Smallest Nintendo Wii Fits in an Altoids Tin
The Nintendo Wii has been modded countless times, but this particular build is an especially wee Wii. This isn’t some kind of Raspberry Pi emulator. What you’re looking at is a fully functional Wii gaming system crammed into an Altoids tin, dubbed the “Kill Mii.” I doubt if anyone can go much smaller than this.

The Lunch Feeder Rube Goldberg Machine Feeds You a Meal

The Lunch Feeder Rube Goldberg Machine Feeds You a Meal
You know how it is. You’re working hard at the office, and then you get hungry. But if you stop your work to get some food, your productivity will suffer. What can you do? You either go hungry or fall behind on your tasks.

This LEGO Machine Blows Soap Bubbles

This LEGO Machine Blows Soap Bubbles
Great. Now I hear that “Tiny Bubbles” song in my head. All because of this LEGO bubble blowing machine built by Sariel of Sariel’s LEGO Workshop. I like it. Bubbles make the world a happier place, and I’m not just talking about that guy from Trailer Park Boys.
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