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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! Aside from the 3D printed parts, you’ll need to buy other parts such as a DC motor, a micro servo and skateboard bearings.

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. John used Autodesk Maya 2015 to design the case, sent the files to Shapeways for printing.
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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. The PiTouch is a 1280×800 IPS LCD that detects up to four points of touch.

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. The rollerblades pictured above and in the video below are from Mizchief100’s first design.

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.

DIY EPROM Coffee Table: Chip off the Old Block

DIY EPROM Coffee Table: Chip off the Old Block
Redditor DarrenDK’s EPROM coffee table can store lots of data, and it’s not harmed by ultraviolet light. It uses electricity not to store books and magazines but to keep the LEDs on its infinity mirror running. DarrenDK got the idea to make the huge chip replica from Evil Mad Scientist’s 555 footstool.

This Guy Made a Decent 3D Scanner Using a Cheap Webcam and a Laser Level

This Guy Made a Decent 3D Scanner Using a Cheap Webcam and a Laser Level
If you want to 3D scan things, you’re going to have to shell out some serious cash. The MakerBot Digitizer, which inspired this project, for example, is a whopping $800. That’s definitely worth it to a person who’s got money to burn or using it for professional purposes.

Bacon Maker: Push Button, Literally Receive Bacon

Bacon Maker: Push Button, Literally Receive Bacon
For the two people who haven’t heard of it, the Push Button, Receive Bacon meme refers to the signage on many hand dryers, where the drawing of heat emanating from the dryer looks like strips of bacon.

Strix Knight Custom Made PC Chassis: Built from Screech

Strix Knight Custom Made PC Chassis: Built from Screech
ASUS’ Republic of Gamers blog recently shared this kick-ass PC case. Made by Han Yu aka Little Hand, the Strix Knight takes its inspiration from the logo of ASUS’ Strix graphics cards, “strix” being the Greek word for owl. What makes this project truly remarkable is that Han Yu didn’t modify an existing PC tower.

Animated Super Mario Cloud Pendant, AKA Animated Super Mario Bush Pendant

Animated Super Mario Cloud Pendant, AKA Animated Super Mario Bush Pendant
Not all wearables have to be the next big thing. Here’s a high-tech piece of jewelry that you can make with the help of Adafruit’s Pro Trinket microcontroller and a 3D printer. It’s a pendant with a 1.44″

Door Monster Gives Treats to Trick-or-Treaters, Keeps an Eye on Them

Door Monster Gives Treats to Trick-or-Treaters, Keeps an Eye on Them
What do you do for Halloween when your doors have convenient peephole windows? You use them to make yourself a cool costume so that you can hand out treats as a monster. That’s just what Kyle of White Lightning HQ did.

DIY Cyberpunk LED Eyes: I Ask for This

DIY Cyberpunk LED Eyes: I Ask for This
Want to make a Shadowrun, Deus Ex or any cyberpunk or sci-fi costume? Adaruit contributor Tully Jagoe has a great accessory that you might want to replicate. Tully made a head-mounted array of small LEDs that make his eyes – or whatever part of your face you put them over – appear to be made of light. The project is fairly simple, though you need to be good at soldering to pull it off.

Destiny Thunderlord Replica is Massive

Destiny Thunderlord Replica is Massive
I love it when geeks with lots of talent build replicas based on the insane weapons found in video games. Such is the case with a dude named Kirby Downey who built a replica of a gigantic machine gun from Destiny called the Thunderlord.

ChronodeVFD Steampunk Watch: Time is a Flat Tube

ChronodeVFD Steampunk Watch: Time is a Flat Tube
J. M. De Cristofaro aka Johngineer must be having a great week. He recently shared his custom made wristwatch, the ChronodeVFD, and its simple yet eye-catching design has earned the approval of the Internet, including no less than the cyberpunk lord William Gibson.

Guy Builds World of Warcraft Goblin Copter from Wood

Guy Builds World of Warcraft Goblin Copter from Wood
World of Warcraft players will be familiar with the goblin copter. It’s a cartoonish flying device that goblins fly around for whatever reason goblins need for taking to the air. One geeky fan of the game has actually built his own goblin copter.

SAM Electronics Kit Replaces Solder with Bluetooth: Hack in Pieces

SAM Electronics Kit Replaces Solder with Bluetooth: Hack in Pieces
Last year we featured LittleBits, an electronics kit for children and beginners that uses built-in magnets instead of solder to connect modules together. A new kit called SAM takes the user-friendliness to another level, because its modules connect to each other wirelessly. SAM uses Bluetooth Low Energy and the Internet to let the modules and the SAM app communicate.
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