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Tag: Diy

DIY LEGO Mindstorms Toy 3D Printer: Novice Builder

DIY LEGO Mindstorms Toy 3D Printer: Novice Builder
If you build it, he will come – and then build a LEGO version of it. So goes the quote from the classic non-existent drama Brick of Dreams. Today that “he” is Instructables member W1ll14m. The alphanumeric boy wonder recently shared his progress on a 3D printer made of LEGO Technic and Mindstorms EV3 pieces.

DIY Legend of Zelda Nightlight: Fauxntom Stained Glass

DIY Legend of Zelda Nightlight: Fauxntom Stained Glass
Redditor BigBadBobBitchin made this beautiful The Legend of Zelda-themed nightlight as a Valentine’s Day for his girlfriend. The nightlight looks like an armory, with some of Link’s swords and shields displayed in front of a fake stained glass of the Hylian crest.
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DIY LEGO 3D Headset: Oculus Bricks

DIY LEGO 3D Headset: Oculus Bricks
If you have a cache of LEGO, you can skip Google’s Cardboard VR headset and do what Redditor lordrothschild did. Just add a couple of lenses from magnifying glasses and a cloth strap and you’re ready to go.

Mesh Bluetooth Electronics Kit with Drag & Drop Programming: Pair, Swipe, Make

Mesh Bluetooth Electronics Kit with Drag & Drop Programming: Pair, Swipe, Make
Last year we learned about SAM, a newbie-friendly electronics kit that used Bluetooth instead of solder or wires to connect its modules. Mesh is a lot like SAM, only with an even less intimidating presentation. Like SAM, Mesh modules or “tags” use Bluetooth to communicate with each other and with the programming interface.

LEGO Pinned Insect Specimen Manipulator: Entomolego

LEGO Pinned Insect Specimen Manipulator: Entomolego
Insect specimens are usually pinned when stored or exhibited. When these pinned insects need to be examined or documented, a pinned specimen manipulator is used so that the insect can be moved around without removing it from the pin.

DIY PlayStation 4 Controller Battery Upgrade: Dual the Shock

DIY PlayStation 4 Controller Battery Upgrade: Dual the Shock
One of the PlayStation 4’s worst flaws is the short battery life of its controller. The DualShock 4’s always on LED exacerbates the issue, but the fact is it has a low-capacity battery. You can buy Nyko’s external battery to alleviate the issue, or you can go the DIY route and follow Redditor AtariXL’s guide.

DIY LEGO Creation Station: Imagination on Wheels

DIY LEGO Creation Station: Imagination on Wheels
Like millions of children around the world, Instructables member Tez_Gelmir’s son is a big LEGO fan. And like millions of families around the world the father and son often end up spending a lot of time sorting through their piles of LEGO just to get the parts they want to use.

DIY Raspberry Pi Google Calendar Display Keeps It on the Same Page

DIY Raspberry Pi Google Calendar Display Keeps It on the Same Page
If you have a spare tablet, you can turn it into an interactive calendar just by mounting it and keeping your calendar app of choice on the screen at all times. But if all you have is a spare monitor, check out Instructables member Alex Pine’s guide.

Atlas 3D Scanner Kit is Cheap, DIY and Raspberry Pi Powered

Atlas 3D Scanner Kit is Cheap, DIY and Raspberry Pi Powered
I really like the idea of having a 3D printer and scanner in my house so I can make things. I don’t know what exactly I would make, but I would totally scan anything I could fit on the plate and then print it out.

Antique Radio Podcast Player: Podtique

Antique Radio Podcast Player: Podtique
Video killed the radio star, but podcasts revived him. Roderick Mann combined his love for podcasts with the beauty and tactility of old radios in Podtique. Podtique has the body of a 1936 Goldentone radio, but most of its guts have been replaced by modern components.

DIY Oversized LED Matrix Necklace: iBling

DIY Oversized LED Matrix Necklace: iBling
Here’s a fun project from Al Linke, the creator of the PIXEL. He used the board that he made for his pixel art LED frame to turn an LED matrix into a comically huge and interactive jewelry, which he affectionately calls the iBling.

3D Printed Mario Kart Shell R/C Cars: Death Stare Not Included

3D Printed Mario Kart Shell R/C Cars: Death Stare Not Included
Back in 2011, we featured Michael Curry’s Mario Kart-inspired remote-controlled cars. He has since uploaded the improved 3D files along with the instructions and the parts list for the cars on Thingiverse. Maker Kart, here we come!

3D Printed Guardians of the Galaxy Walkman iPhone 6 Plus Case: Awesome Build Vol.1

3D Printed Guardians of the Galaxy Walkman iPhone 6 Plus Case: Awesome Build Vol.1
iPhone cases that look like the Sony Walkman are nothing new. Thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy, Walkman cases that look like Star-Lord’s specific Walkman model, the TPS-L2, have become quite popular. But John R. Hazzard went the extra mile for and designed one for his iPhone 6 Plus.

PiTablet Raspberry Pi Tablet: PiPad

PiTablet Raspberry Pi Tablet: PiPad
We’ve already seen a netbook based on the Raspberry Pi. Here’s a DIY kit for a Raspberry Pi tablet. The PiTablet consists of Psy Labs’ PiTouch 10″ touchscreen, an acrylic case, a USB power pack, a remote control, a Wi-Fi module and the necessary cables.

3D Printed Rollerblades: PLAirborne

3D Printed Rollerblades: PLAirborne
Instructables user Mizchief100 makes rollerblades cutting edge once again with his custom fit 3D printed design. It’s not 100% 3D printed – you’ll still need to buy shoe laces and wheels for instance –but the boot, tongue, foot plate and wheel housing are all 3D printed and customizable.

DIY Super Hero Action Figures Let You Roll Your Own

DIY Super Hero Action Figures Let You Roll Your Own
The thing with all the action figures we talk about around here is that other than changing hands, posing them, and putting weapons in hands, you get what you buy. If you have always wanted to make your own action figure, ThinkGeek has exactly what you need.
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