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Tag: Diy

DIY Coilgun Does Serious Damage With Electricity and Magnets

DIY Coilgun Does Serious Damage With Electricity and Magnets
YouTube user Jason, also known as Larsplatoon, has put together a fully functioning coilgun after two years of effort. So WTF is a coilgun? It sounds like something cool. It’s actually a gun that fires a projectile with magnetic force instead of gunpowder.

Gamecube U Portable Handheld Can be Yours if the Price is Right

Gamecube U Portable Handheld Can be Yours if the Price is Right
Ever wanted a Gamecube portable of your very own? Well today could be your lucky day. Modder techknott is back again, and this time, he’s built a nifty GCp and put it up for sale on eBay.
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Electronic Part Pillow Covers: Huggable Varistors! Geek Out!

Electronic Part Pillow Covers: Huggable Varistors! Geek Out!
Do you get pumped up at the thought of assembling your own PC? Do you regularly find yourself surrounded by circuit boards and the smell of solder? Do you adore Arduino? Then you’ll love Atelier Kurth’s Happy Covers, awesome pillow covers with electronic parts printed on them.

LEGO Tardis Needs Arduino to Power Siren: Overkill?

LEGO Tardis Needs Arduino to Power Siren: Overkill?
JustJon made this great-looking LEGO Tardis, but for some reason it needs the power of an Arduino controller. Why? Well, it powers the siren and the plays the Doctor Who theme. Is it a bit much?

Eggbot Kit: for Geeky Easter Bunnies

Eggbot Kit: for Geeky Easter Bunnies
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories recently introduced their latest non-diabolical creation – the Eggbot. It’s an “open source art robot” that can draw on spherical or ellipsoidal surfaces. The Eggbot can draw on objects with diameters ranging from 1.25 to 4.25 inches, so you can forget about drawing on your head.

Playable Pac-Man Costume: What Are You Wearing This Halloween?

Playable Pac-Man Costume: What Are You Wearing This Halloween?
Spotted on the pages of Make:, this DIY Pac-Man costume is not only super awesome, it’s completely playable. Created by Russell Luzinski a couple of Halloweens back, the wearable Pac-Man system is actually based on a laptop, loaded into a wooden frame, with a customized Gravis Gamepad Pro, modded with a wooden ball on the joystick.

Heat-Seeking Nerf Gun: the Predator’S Toy of Choice

Heat-Seeking Nerf Gun: the Predator’S Toy of Choice
Anyone who wants to disturb Rick Prescott while he’s working will have to pass by his receptionist first – a heat-seeking Nerf gun. Prescott’s awesome mod, which won MAKE’s Gadget Freak Design Contest, consists of a Nerf Vulcan Blaster hooked up to several Devantech TPA81 Thermal Sensors that are controlled by an ATMega 168 8-bit processor.

IMac Cylon: Battlestar Applactica

IMac Cylon: Battlestar Applactica
Got an old Luxo Jr. style iMac? Sure, it might be obsolete, but you surely can do something with it besides putting it out in the alley for recycling. Instead, why not do like this guy did, and turn it into a handy Cylon helmet.

DIY T-Shirt Cannon: Pretend It’S Half-Time in Your Backyard Ballpark

DIY T-Shirt Cannon: Pretend It’S Half-Time in Your Backyard Ballpark
Ever wanted one of those crazy t-shirt cannons they use to blast shirts into the stands at the stadium? Well thanks to hacker extraordinaire KipKay, you can now have your own. Kip has put together this handy tutorial video on how to build your own t-shirt launcher from common parts you can get at any hardware or plumbing store.

DIY Lightsaber is a Work of Art

DIY Lightsaber is a Work of Art
Sure, you can buy a toy lightsaber prop just about anywhere, but if you really want to look the part, you have to go the way that Bradley Lewis did with his gorgeous handmade lightsaber and build your own.

Epic Mass Effect DIY M8 Assault Rifle Prop Rocks Hard

Epic Mass Effect DIY M8 Assault Rifle Prop Rocks Hard
A dude named Harrison Krix (the same guy who built the world’s best Daft Punk helmet) calls himself a 28-year-old dork, but I would say he is more of a geek than a dork. The dude is a graphic designer and has pulled off one of the most epic DIY recreations of a weapon from a video game I have ever seen.

DIY Batarang: Ask Your Butler to Make You One

DIY Batarang: Ask Your Butler to Make You One
Are there some thugs in your neighborhood that could use a good ol’ smack to the head? Do you hear their victims’ incessant cries for help? Are you hiding in the darkness of your bedroom, clenching your fist and looking out the window, staring at the night and all its sins and vices, wishing there was something you could do to fight crime?!

Vhs Coffee Table: My Betamax Table is Better

Vhs Coffee Table: My Betamax Table is Better
Just like me, you’ve probably got a bunch of VHS tapes in storage somewhere. Let’s be honest, some of us just can’t throw away some of this stuff. That’s why I really like this coffee table, made up of of old VHS tapes.

X-Wing Fighter Mailbox Truly Delivers

X-Wing Fighter Mailbox Truly Delivers
I have seen quite a few unusual mailboxes over the years, but this is definitely one of the nicest ones that I’ve seen. It was made handmade by Craig Smith for his front porch This X-Wing Mailbox has survived 5 years without being vandalized or stolen, which is quite impressive.

Make Like Edison and Build Your Own Lightbulb

Make Like Edison and Build Your Own Lightbulb
Priced at $59.95 (USD), this could be the most expensive lightbulb you’ll ever buy. But at least you’ll experience the thrill that Thomas Edison must have had when he creating his first working bulb. This science kit includes everything you need to make your own source of illumination – old school style.

Nexus One Gets Wrapped in Carbon Fiber

Nexus One Gets Wrapped in Carbon Fiber
Carbon fiber is hot. Why? The best bike frames are made out of this material and they are very sturdy as well as extremely light. Plus, it just looks cool – which is why I like the look of this Nexus One phone.
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