Geeky projects are often over-complicated and messy, especially electronic ones, but Digital-DIY member AndyO managed to make an elegant but still quite geeky clock, taking inspiration from analog VU meters.
It looks like someone is taking the whole steampunk thing a bit too far with this steam-powered record player. Would you want one? Seriously, I wouldn’t. My Technics SL1200s does the job fine. However, this thing is still pretty amazing.
This steampunk record player really adheres to what steampunk really should be: powered by steam!
Head DOWN! The DARwIN-OP robotics platform has a head like Sputnik, mostly spherical but pointy in parts. The open source robotics kit has been spied in a new version that has open software and hardware along with an open platform for some all open robotic lovin’.
I like the holidays, but my in-laws can really piss me off. My mother-in-law really gets to me because she is a dumb-ass. I hope that trait isn’t hereditary because if my wife goes moron all the sudden we are going to have a big problem.
Do you ever wish that your point-and-shoot camera had a few more high-end features?
For most people a simple point-and-shoot camera is perfect. They’re small, take good pictures and can be relatively inexpensive. Unfortunately, there are some things that a lot of them just can’t do.
When it comes to high-tech weaponry, slingshots aren’t exactly very high on the list. When it comes down to it, most slingshots are made from a frame, a couple pieces of rubber and a small bit of leather.
Are you the type of person that loves playing crazy pranks? Then this Arduino-based remote-controlled water-pistol car should be right up your alley. And guess what? You can use your Android phone to control this sucker!
Matt Thomas created this awesome DIY flight simulation rig that is called a Moving Axis AirCraft Simulator, which will tilt and shift just like a regular flight simulator. The only difference is that it was built with only common materials you can find at a hardware store, has no pneumatics, no electric motors, and no hydraulics – and was made by some guy in Kansas.
Matt works for Rodger Dodger Aviation and he’s fully documented the process involved.
While it seems dubious that anyone in the Victorian era had an LED wristwatch, that didn’t stop Eric Schleapfer from putting one together himself.
This steampunk LED wristwatch uses a LED wristwatch board. The watch is constructed from a small piece of oak and some pieces of brass sheet and tubing.
I have flown my fair share of paper airplanes during my days. As high-tech as in ever went was putting a paper clip on them for extra weight though. Some geeks got together and built this spaceworthy paper airplane from paper and straws with a 3-foot wingspan.
If you are a serious geek that has a hankering for some DIY LEGO style decorating for the holidays you will be glad to see these sweet new plans for a LEGO DIY Christmas tree. The thing is small so you can’t stand it in your corner, but it would look awesome on your fireplace mantle.
Speakers for the home theater can get frighteningly expensive. The first time I saw speakers that sold for tens of thousands of dollars I figured there couldn’t be that much work put into the things. One of those crazy expensive sets of speakers was the Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus, which served as the inspiration for Alfonso de Rojas to build his own a few years back.
I don’t know what possessed an Australian modder to come up with this hack, but I have to say that I’m surprised that it hasn’t popped up before.
Lyshco is a member of the Overclockers in Australia forum and he just finished working on this racing ottoman.
I’m not a guitar player at all, I can get by on Rock Band in a pinch, but when it comes to the real thing I have nothing. That doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate how cool this Pick Punch device is though.