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Tag: Diy

Plant Whisperer Emits Creepy Robotic Reminders to Water Your Plant

Plant Whisperer Emits Creepy Robotic Reminders to Water Your Plant
Instructables member jeff-o has a problem – he “tends to kill plants”. But it’s not like he gets the urge to tear them apart or trample them, he just forgets to water them. So he’s giving his plants a voice, by way of his plant whisperer.

Turn 3D Glasses Into 2D Glasses: How Sad is It That We Have to Do This?

Turn 3D Glasses Into 2D Glasses: How Sad is It That We Have to Do This?
I don’t know about you guys but I’m no fan of 3D movies. At best they’re distracting, and at worst they give me headaches. Fortunately, the folks at Tested have figured out a pretty simple way of watching 3D movies in glorious 2D, although you might not want to follow the first step of their how-to, which is “steal two pairs of 3D glasses from a theater”.
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Crochet Android Figure is Proof that Grandma Really Likes Technology

Crochet Android Figure is Proof that Grandma Really Likes Technology
My grandmother was a serious crochet fan. She had one of those bags she took with her everywhere, and if she sat long out came the giant spikes and snick, snick she would be making blankets and hats like the wind.

Steampunk CD Player Ready to Play Industrial Tunes

Steampunk CD Player Ready to Play Industrial Tunes
While this CD player isn’t as hardcore steampunk as the vinyl player we featured a couple of months back, the craftmanship is really great. Steampunker extracted the guts of a plain CD player and speakers and decked them in brass and wood.

Flamethrower Gloves Ready to Burn Down The House

Flamethrower Gloves Ready to Burn Down The House
All I’m going to say here is “do not try this at home”… The guys at J&M Special Effects put together a set of DIY flamethrowers that are mounted on his gloves, firing intense, scalding flames from the palms of his hands.

Caseable Custom Laptop Cases Give Your Notebook Some Extra Personality

Caseable Custom Laptop Cases Give Your Notebook Some Extra Personality
If you are the sort that has to be unique, that can be hard to do if your computer of choice is a notebook. With a desktop PC, there is enough room to get fancy with case mods and such, but not so much on a notebook.

Ohm My God, What Pretty Resistor Earrings You Have On

Ohm My God, What Pretty Resistor Earrings You Have On
Ok guys, you can all thank me for this later. I have found the perfect gift that shows your girl you love her, and lets you flex your geek muscle at the same time. Over on Etsy you can pick up this set of butterfly earrings.

The Low-Budget iPod Touch Phone

The Low-Budget iPod Touch Phone
Thanks to the ZTE Peel, iPod Touch owners can easily convert their gadget into an iPhone. But if the device isn’t available in your area – or you’re just plain cheap – Lifehacker reader Kevin has a solution: Kevin used the plastic packaging of his 3rd generation iPod Touch as an anchor for the stock earphones, meaning this mod cost him zero dollars. 

RC Copter Hunts Hydrogen-Filled Balloons

RC Copter Hunts Hydrogen-Filled Balloons
I have tried my hand at flying remote control helicopters a few times. Once the copter flew away never to be seen again. I suspect this was a response to seeing how poorly I landed my RC plane.

World’s Geekiest Snowplow is Pedal-Powered Trike

World’s Geekiest Snowplow is Pedal-Powered Trike
When I was a kid there was a guy that lived in my neighborhood that rode one of those full size tricycles around all the time. We all thought it was the dorkiest bike we had ever seen.

Microsoft Works To Eliminate Blurry DSLR Photos

Microsoft Works To Eliminate Blurry DSLR Photos
I am a big shooter of blurry pics when it comes to needing anything other than an exposure on my DSLR that is more than a fraction of a second. I am seemingly incapable of holding the camera still to take a decent manual photo in anything other than bright light.

Transparent iPhone 4 Casemod Looks Great, Doesn’t Make Phone Calls Any Clearer

Transparent iPhone 4 Casemod Looks Great, Doesn’t Make Phone Calls Any Clearer
I’m all for making your gadgets look better, but I draw the line at making something heavier. The previous iPhone 4 mod with the metal back looked good but I would have gone with carbon fiber to make the phone lighter, not heavier.

Self-Loading LEGO Dice Tower: Perfect for Old-School RPG Fans

Self-Loading LEGO Dice Tower: Perfect for Old-School RPG Fans
Where are the self-loading dice towers when you need them? Well, that’s one of the reasons why YouTube user Skadar decided to build his own.

Make Your Own DSLR Foot Pedal for Foot-Powered Photos

Make Your Own DSLR Foot Pedal for Foot-Powered Photos
Have you ever taken a picture without using your hands? No, I’m not talking about setting the timer and having the shutter go off after a predetermined amount of time – you still use your hands for that.

DIY NERF Gun is Way Cooler than Store-Bought NERF Weapons

DIY NERF Gun is Way Cooler than Store-Bought NERF Weapons
You have to be on your toes at my house. You never know when someone will jump out and yell trying to scare you or shoot you in the face with the wrapper from a straw.

Felt Test Pattern TV Cover: Do Not Attempt to Adjust Your Set

Felt Test Pattern TV Cover: Do Not Attempt to Adjust Your Set
While I can’t remember the last time I saw a TV test pattern, I can say that this is a swanky-looking TV cover. It was handmade by Jason Loper, and has a retro style will definitely not look out of place in any modern dwelling.
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