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LEGO Circular Saw With Real Blade

LEGO Circular Saw With Real Blade
Keep your fingers and hands away from this LEGO creation, which features an actual motorized spinning saw blade.…

Russell the Electric Giraffe: Raving ‘Raffe

Russell the Electric Giraffe: Raving ‘Raffe
At first when I saw this image, I wondered what it was. It looks like some kind of a glowing animal head of some sort, a cross between a dragon and something else. I was surprised to learn that this is Russell, the Electric Giraffe. Russell first appeared at the…
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10-Year Old Kid Repairs Cracked iPhone Glass for $22

10-Year Old Kid Repairs Cracked iPhone Glass for $22
When the screen of your iPhone gets cracked, the usual option entails going to an Apple store and shelling out big bucks to get your iPhone repaired. Sure, repair kits are readily available, but how easy are they to use? Take a look at this 10-year old who managed to…

Sweet Arduimu Quadcopter is Smarter Than the Parrot Ardrone

Sweet Arduimu Quadcopter is Smarter Than the Parrot Ardrone
I have been building model kits since I was a kid and now that my son is old enough we put them together at times. I once built an RC airplane from a kit and it was hard to do even with instructions. I can’t imagine building your own flying…

LEGO Pac-Man Arcade Combines Old-School Games and Old-School Toys

LEGO Pac-Man Arcade Combines Old-School Games and Old-School Toys
What could be cooler than playing Pac-Man on an arcade machine that was almost completely made up of LEGOs? Ben Fleskes of Portland, Oregon, built this amazing machine. The only thing is that it probably won’t stand up to the typical abuse that an arcade machine goes through. You know…

See-Thru Tablet: DIY iPad

See-Thru Tablet: DIY iPad
Some modders can really do amazing stuff. Check out this cool tablet PC mod from Chinese modder Pandepig (Google translation). He used a normal 12″ laptop and stuffed it into a clear polycarbonate laptop cover. Then, he added a touch screen, controller, and secured everything in place with spacers, et…

Make Your Own Iron Man Arc Reactor

Make Your Own Iron Man Arc Reactor
I’m sure a lot of cosplayers out there would take a repulsor blast in the face to have a slick Iron Man or War Machine costume. While not impossible, building the full costume takes an insane amount of talent, time and materials. Why not settle with a replica of the…

Ufo Lamps Are a Sci-Fi Geek’S Dream

Ufo Lamps Are a Sci-Fi Geek’S Dream
I am a big sci-fi fan and like to read sci-fi and watch sci-fi flicks. Any fan of sci-fi or cool interior design will really appreciate these sweet lamps that Jason Dietz has built and will be showing off at the Maker Faire this month.…

Stained Glass Tv Test Pattern: Calibrate Your Windows

Stained Glass Tv Test Pattern: Calibrate Your Windows
This is a great modern piece of stained glass art. It’s currently hanging on the wall of Peter Roof, and he says that he can make one for you too. Peter is a Washington DC area TV/Video production guru and decided to show off his passion for the medium with…

8-Bit Guitar Trades Chords for Combos

8-Bit Guitar Trades Chords for Combos
In the past few years, artists have started to use video game-like sounds to make music. Some have even recreated music using the sound chips from old computers and consoles in a musical genre known as “chiptunes.” For his senior project, Mike Davenport created his own chiptune instrument, which he…

Guy Turns Famicom Controller Into a Wii-Mote

Guy Turns Famicom Controller Into a Wii-Mote
It’s anyone’s guess why you’d want to rip apart your shiny new Wii-mote controller and make it looks like something out of the 1980s, but this is the DIY-geek generation, and where there’s a will, there’s a way. This Japanese modder took two old Famicom controllers (that’s NES to you…

LEGO ATM Doesn’t Charge Any Fees for Withdrawals

LEGO ATM Doesn’t Charge Any Fees for Withdrawals
If you’re a regular Technabob reader, I think it’s clear that you can make just about anything using LEGO bricks. Take for instance, this ATM machine, made using LEGO NXT components. LEGO-master Ronald McCrae’s incredible Brick Bank ATM can accept an ATM card and store account balances in its internal…

Kid Makes His Own iPad Stand

Kid Makes His Own iPad Stand
The day my iPad came through the door, my kids were all over me to let them play with it. My 5-year-old daughter calls it the “big iPhone” and loves to play games on it. My son likes the thing, but he isn’t a big fan of looking down at…

IPad Stand Without the Apple Tax

IPad Stand Without the Apple Tax
New York Times’ Multimedia Editor Andrew Devigal has found an unbelievably cheap alternative to iPad stands – a business card holder from Office Depot. The price? $0.69 (USD). And the card holder is no mere compromise. Devigal says that this simple piece of plastic is in a way better than…

Make a Duct Tape DIY iPad Sleeve

Make a Duct Tape DIY iPad Sleeve
So you’ve just spent a fat wad of cash on your fancy new iPad, but didn’t think about buying a sleeve for it? Well look no further, because this sleeve was made out of cheap, sticky duct tape, so you can make one yourself on a shoestring budget. Frank Hsueh…

Beer Bottles Into Glasses, Best Recycling Method Ever?

Beer Bottles Into Glasses, Best Recycling Method Ever?
I am not a beer drinker, I have a hard enough time controlling what I say and do sober. Give me a beer and things go off track fast. I will drink the bejeebers out of some Dr. Pepper though, and you can still get those in glass bottles.…
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