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Tag: Diy

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.

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.
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Building a Tiny Commodore PET

Building a Tiny Commodore PET
The Commodore PET 2001 was one of the very first personal computers I remember ever seeing. The green-screened 8-bit system wasn’t very powerful, but I always loved its iconic all-in-one design. I always wanted to own one if just to put it on display, but I don’t really have the space to spare.

UFO-shaped Chicken Coop Ready for Lift-off

UFO-shaped Chicken Coop Ready for Lift-off
I live in the city in Chicago, so I never figured I’d see a live chicken wandering around my neighborhood. But it’s something I’ve actually seen on occasion. I’m assuming some hipster is doing urban farming somewhere around here, and a chicken got out of their coop.

This Beautiful Custom LEGO Douglas DC-3 is a Classic

This Beautiful Custom LEGO Douglas DC-3 is a Classic
There are two kinds of LEGO kits that I have always liked. I go for anything with wheels, like the slick new LEGO Corvette ZR-1, and also anything with wings. The cool part about LEGO aircraft is that you can pretend to fly them, then drop your plane and watch it explode.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Finally, a Rubik’s Cube That Solves Itself

Finally, a Rubik’s Cube That Solves Itself
We’ve watched many a nerd solve a Rubik’s Cube in like 4 seconds flat and we’ve also seen our share of robots that can solve it quickly as well. But until now, a Rubik’s Cube has never been able to solve itself.

DIY Star Wars Mouse Droid with Hidden Payload

DIY Star Wars Mouse Droid with Hidden Payload
You know those little mouse droids from Star Wars that zipped around the Death Star? I’m not sure what it is, but I’ve always had a soft spot for these droids. They are just cute. Ali of the Potent Printables likes them too, and is building a working mouse droid.

Cat Rides His Own Electric Skateboard

Cat Rides His Own Electric Skateboard
Kim Pimmel is an engineer who also happens to be a filmmaker. He has a cat named “MIDI”, clearly the geekiest cat name ever. His cat does something many don’t – he doesn’t flip out when something unexpected happens, such as giving him a ride on a motorized skateboard.

Texas Cowboy Moves to New Jersey and Builds an Electric Horse

Texas Cowboy Moves to New Jersey and Builds an Electric Horse
Few things are less appealing to a cowboy from the rural wilds of Texas that is a real rodeo cowboy than moving to New Jersey. This is exactly what happened to Steve Bacque when he met a woman from Jersey and got married.

Underwear Knife: Underwear That’s Cut to Wear

Underwear Knife: Underwear That’s Cut to Wear
You know those guys who can make anything into a knife? Plastic, paper, butter, whatever? Well, YouTuber Kiwami Japan is the mad leader of these geniuses. One of his more recent creations involved turning underwear into a kitchen knife.
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