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Category: DIY + Hacks

Tetris Printer: Puzzling Pixel Portraits

Tetris Printer: Puzzling Pixel Portraits
Have you ever accidentally formed a shape or a letter while playing Tetris? Felt swell did you? As always, the Internet is here to remind you that other people are much more awesome than your are.…

Mk-4 Tank PC Case Mod: Tanks A Lot

Mk-4 Tank PC Case Mod: Tanks A Lot
This MK-4 tank computer is pretty sweet. After all, this thing is a… tank! The guy who built it must have been tanked after completing this. (Sorry.) This fully-functional PC is finished in all aluminum with…
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LightUp Electronics Construction Kit: LEGOtronics

LightUp Electronics Construction Kit: LEGOtronics
Stanford University alumni Josh Chan and Tarun Pondicherry invented LightUp, a modular electronics kit that’s as easy to use as LEGO blocks. The kit is designed to teach children the basics of electronics and computer programming.…

Electrified Wolverine Claws will Cut & Cook You

Electrified Wolverine Claws will Cut & Cook You
A few years ago, hacksmith/Weapon H/H-man James Hobson made a great pair of Wolverine claws. They had this unique curved ends that made it look like the claws actually burst out in between his fingers. But…

Build Your Own Xbox 360 Laptop with the Darkmatter Kit

Build Your Own Xbox 360 Laptop with the Darkmatter Kit
It’s time to put your Ben Heck hat on. A company called Photon Gaming is raising funds for Darkmatter, an open source DIY kit for converting an Xbox 360 console into a laptop. Photon Gaming even…

DIY Bicycle-Based Generator: All Stationary Bikes Should Be Like This

DIY Bicycle-Based Generator: All Stationary Bikes Should Be Like This
Instructables member KlockworkKevin made a generator attachment for his bicycle. Even though he mostly used scrap parts for the generator, he was able to avoid making the whole thing an eyesore by hiding it in plain…

NES Controller Night Light is a Brilliant Idea

NES Controller Night Light is a Brilliant Idea
The original Nintendo Entertainment System’s controller lends itself so well to geeky reinterpretations thanks to its simple, rectangular form. And now, here’s another cool use for the iconic controller – a night light.…

Minddrive: a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram-powered Electric Car

Minddrive: a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram-powered Electric Car
Minddrive is a non-profit program in Kansas City, in which students have designed an interactive car-powered by social media. This car is powered through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.…

Ardumower: The Lazy Man’s Lawnmower

Ardumower: The Lazy Man’s Lawnmower
Some students at the LeCroy Career Technical Center have created an automated lawn mower for a national robotics competition. I say they just didn’t want to mow the lawn anymore. But no matter the reason, they…

LEGO & Sony Make Bricks with Embedded Technology: Mindstorms EV4?

LEGO & Sony Make Bricks with Embedded Technology: Mindstorms EV4?
The Mindstorms line already makes it possible to create robots, machines and other moving and highly interactive toys out of LEGO. But the company isn’t resting on its laurels. Recently LEGO teamed up with Sony to…

Airfield LED Kit for Pinball Playfields: Flippin’ Awesome

Airfield LED Kit for Pinball Playfields: Flippin’ Awesome
Thanks to videogames, pinball has been relegated to a niche. But it still has its fans, some so addicted to the machines that they hang entire pinball playfields on their walls as decoration. Jeremy Williams and…

Bleep Drum Kit: I Don’t Wanna Work, I Just Want to Bleep on the Drum All Day

Bleep Drum Kit: I Don’t Wanna Work, I Just Want to Bleep on the Drum All Day
Back in the 1980s, I always wanted a set of those Simmons electronic drums – not because I had any idea how to play percussion, but because they just looked cool and geeky. Of course, now…

High School Student Builds Own Submarine

High School Student Builds Own Submarine
Justin Beckerman, an 18-year-old student at Mendham High School in New Jersey has built himself a fully-functional one-man submarine. Yes, it actually works! He has taken it up to six feet underwater. Justin has been building…

Self-destructing Laptop Hack: Recovery Impossible

Self-destructing Laptop Hack: Recovery Impossible
Growing up, Hack A Day’s Caleb Kraft loved the James Bond movies. But he didn’t idolize 007. Kraft looked up to the guy who provided Bond with high tech and fortuitously plot-relevant gizmos: the Quartermaster, aka…

Engagement Ring with LEDs: You Light Up My Life. And Finger.

Engagement Ring with LEDs: You Light Up My Life. And Finger.
We’ve seen a ring box that lights up, but this one’s even better. Engineer/jeweler/lover Ben Kokes made an engagement ring with LEDs for his now fiancé Julie. As if making an engagement ring wasn’t awesome enough,…

Seashell iPhone Passive Speakers: Shellphone

Seashell iPhone Passive Speakers: Shellphone
Thanks to the pathetic speakers on iOS devices, we’ve seen many types of passive speakers come about. A sub-type of these passive speakers are ones that repurpose other items. We’ve seen one made from an old…
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