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You Need These LEGO Accessories For Your Nintendo Switch

You Need These LEGO Accessories For Your Nintendo Switch
Nintendo’s upcoming Labo accessories for the Switch should be a hit with fans since they’ll introduces some unique gameplay mechanisms. The problem is that at $70 to $80 per kit, they’re pricey. That’s a lot to pay for cardboard.

Build Your Own Cardboard Quadruped Robot

Build Your Own Cardboard Quadruped Robot
Check out this creepy walking robot which was made using an unlikely material – cardboard. Maker Raz85 decided to build it out of cardboard, rather than 3D print it because “Corrugated cardboard is a stiff, strong, and light-weight material made up of three layers of brown Kraft paper and most of the packing boxes are made from it.
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Colin Furze Builds Alexa Voice-activated Flamethrower

Colin Furze Builds Alexa Voice-activated Flamethrower
Madman builder Colin Furze continues to add to his arsenal of dangerous playthings. This time, he designed and built Alexa voice-activated flamethrower. This guy never stops building insane things that could put him in the hospital.

Overwatch Doomfist Made Real: Metal Hulk Smash

Overwatch Doomfist Made Real: Metal Hulk Smash
In a recent episode of Make It Real from YouTube channel The Hacksmith, the crew built something pretty epic – a real-life version of Doomfist’s gauntlet from Overwatch. This thing is no joke. It weighs in at 45 pounds and packs approximately 2,600 pounds of pneumatic punching force.

This Rubik’s Cube Has People’s Faces Instead of Colors

This Rubik’s Cube Has People’s Faces Instead of Colors
Rubik’s Cubes are way too easy for today’s nerds to solve, what with their simple colors on each side and all, so we need to make things harder for them. People (and robots) are solving these puzzles in a couple of seconds now.

Guy Gets Fined for Implanting Metro Card Chip In Arm

Guy Gets Fined for Implanting Metro Card Chip In Arm
33-year old biohacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (which is coincidentally what I call my cat) was recently charged $220 by transportation authorities in Sydney, Australia for implanting the chip from an Opal metro card in his arm and “using public transport without a valid ticket and for not producing a ticket to transport officers.”

Guy Builds His Own Awesome LEGO Prosthetic Arm

Guy Builds His Own Awesome LEGO Prosthetic Arm
David Aguilar was born with an underdeveloped right arm. But he didn’t let that stand in his way, and he built himself an awesome prosthetic replacement using LEGO Technic parts. He has put a ton of time into it.

Guy Hacks Nintendo Switch to Work on an 80s Sony Watchman

Guy Hacks Nintendo Switch to Work on an 80s Sony Watchman
The Sony’s 1986 Watchman portable TV and the Nintendo Switch just got together, and the result is pretty awesome. What’s great is that this hack is collector-friendly, because you don’t have to open or make any modifications to the classic portable TV to make it work.

This Insanely-complex Puzzle Box a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma

This Insanely-complex Puzzle Box a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma
If you like a good puzzle, check out this video by Ryan Calme demonstrating all the steps required to open the extremely complicated puzzle box he built for his father. The box as a bit of everything thrown in: cyphers, enigmatic symbols, magnets, electronics, gears, hidden compartments, and more stuff to confound your mind.

Northerners Need This LEGO Snowblower

Northerners Need This LEGO Snowblower
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of shoveling snow every year. Even when you use a snowblower, it requires you to push the thing, while you freeze your butt off. Definitely a first world problem.

Turning a Car Into a Computer Mouse: Double-honk to Run

Turning a Car Into a Computer Mouse: Double-honk to Run
Simone Giertz is known for building some not so great robots. When not building crappy robots, she likes to do other weird and wonderful things. Take, for example, her latest project, in which she teamed up with William Osman to modify her tiny electric Citicar, aka Cheese Louise.

Guy Builds a Singing Furby Organ to Haunt our Dreams

Guy Builds a Singing Furby Organ to Haunt our Dreams
Furbys may be fun for kids of a certain age, but to the rest of us they are slightly terrifying. Now they’ve become even more nightmarish in the hands of Sam Battle, the hacker and musician behind the YouTube channel Look Mum No Computer.

This Jigglypuff GameCube Controller Is a Pink Nightmare

This Jigglypuff GameCube Controller Is a Pink Nightmare
Check out this crazy pink Jigglypuff Nintendo GameCube controller modded by a group of friends on social media. Buttons: Gotta mash ’em all. I want to say that’s it’s the cutest Gamecube controller I’ve ever seen, but I can’t tell a lie.

Apple II Blu-ray/DVD Drive: Disk to the Future

Apple II Blu-ray/DVD Drive: Disk to the Future
With the advent of HD and 4K streaming video, you may think that physical disks are obsolete. But frankly, most of the 1080p Blu-ray discs I’ve played on my home theater system look better than even 4K streamed content out there because of the compression streaming services apply to reduce bandwidth usage.

This Flash Drive Self-Destructs After Killing Your Computer

This Flash Drive Self-Destructs After Killing Your Computer
Even when they deliver malicious software, most USB drives don’t explode afterward, thank God. They just quietly sit there, having done their job. But a hacker who goes by “MG” on Medium has detailed a recent project where he created a Mission Impossible-style flash drive that does blow up after ruining your computer.

Modder Turns NERF Rival Blaster Into 2,000-Round Minigun

Modder Turns NERF Rival Blaster Into 2,000-Round Minigun
It’s always fun to see people mod NERF guns into badass killing machines. Well, not killing machines exactly, with that foam ammo, but still, they can be pretty awesome. NERF’s Rival blasters fire small foam balls at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour.
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