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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 customer database.

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 the screen for watching movies.
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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.

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 was exactly in that predicament.

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.

Awesome DIY Star Wars Papercraft

Awesome DIY Star Wars Papercraft
I knew that there were people who were very good at using paper to create things, but did you know that these papercraft creations could be this realistic? What’s even more fantastic is that you can download the plans of these papercraft ships and vehicles, and try to make them yourselves! There isn’t much information about the person behind these Star Wars-themed papercraft vessels, other than the fact that he’s Japanese.

Arcade Button Box Does Away With Pesky Screens and Joysticks

Arcade Button Box Does Away With Pesky Screens and Joysticks
Arcade fanatic Steve D’Angelo must have been longing for the sounds of his favorite classic arcade games when he decided to build himself this interactive sculpture.

Caveman Cola: Brew Your Own Soda Pop

Caveman Cola: Brew Your Own Soda Pop
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I think the whole DIY movement has gone a bit to far. Take, for instance, this kit which lets you make your own cola (presumably, just like the cavemen had to do.) The Caveman Cola kit includes the key ingredients for making your own competitor to Coca-Cola and Pepsi (that’s more than likely going to taste worse than warm RC.)

How to Make Your Own Trick Dice

How to Make Your Own Trick Dice
Hacker, modder, and all-around madman KipKay is at it again. The guy who brought us the crazy Mr. Microphone spy hack has managed to figure out an easy way to make dice that roll the same number every single time you roll them. The incredibly simple trick involves putting the dice in your oven, and melting them just enough so they get a tiny bit heavier on the bottom.

Super Mario Bros. Furniture Would Make Any Fan Jump for Joy

Super Mario Bros. Furniture Would Make Any Fan Jump for Joy
Neatoramanaut Dennis shared pics of Super Mario-themed shelves that he and his girlfriend Judith put together for their apartment. Actually Judith did almost everything. And Mama Mia, what a piece of woodwork: The shelves and cloud are all made of wood, while the mushroom, Mario and Luigi figures were store bought; naturally, the princess is missing.

Lightbotz: Munnys Get Illuminated

Lightbotz: Munnys Get Illuminated
If you’ve never heard of a Munny, you’re probably not a vinyl toy freak. But if you have, you know they’re these non-descript bodies which can be used as a blank canvas for creating unique handmade toys.

Make Electronics Components Pack: for Budding Inventors, Modders and Hackers

Make Electronics Components Pack: for Budding Inventors, Modders and Hackers
Are you the type of person who’s curious about what makes gadgets work? Love tearing stuff down? Would you like to build your own gadgets? Then you might want to get yourself one of Make’s Electronics Components packs, the perfect complement to their Electronics Book, which lets you dive into the world of tinkering with its lessons, experiments and projects. The Electronics Components pack 1 contains over 200 doodads – batteries, LEDs, resistors, even an X-Acto knife – all you need to perform the first 11 experiments in the book.

DIY Submarine Made From Pvc: Dive! Dive!

DIY Submarine Made From Pvc: Dive! Dive!
This remotely operated vehicle was created thanks to the brains of Jason Rollette, who’s been at it for about five years. This is the second version of his ROV submarine, which is built mostly from PVC tubing. This kind of reminds me of the movie Abyss for some reason.

Make Your Own Wearable Tech

Make Your Own Wearable Tech
Ever thought about putting together your own “smart garments?” Well here’s a way to weave technology into your very own clothing without too much effort. Thanks to fabric technologist Hanna Perner-Wilson (aka Plusea), you can now purchase pre-made components which you can use to make interactive clothing pieces.

DIY Lady Gaga Glasses Are ‘Money Honey’

DIY Lady Gaga Glasses Are ‘Money Honey’
I love Lady Gaga. A lot. Don’t believe me? Check out my Last.fm page. That’s right; by my iTunes’ count I’ve played her tracks four hundred and fourteen times. The closest runner-up? Minus the Bear, at 133 plays.

Exercise Bike Xbox 360 Controller: the Perfect Remedy for Couch Potatoes

Exercise Bike Xbox 360 Controller: the Perfect Remedy for Couch Potatoes
If you find that you’ve been playing your Xbox 360 too much and you’re putting on the pounds, well look no further because this is the perfect solution for you: hooking up an exercise bike to your gaming console! This is part of acgourley’s Project Excite Bike, which kind of reminds me of that old Nintendo 8-bit game I used to like, Excite Bike.
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