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Watch Some Guy Build a Gears of War Lancer

Watch Some Guy Build a Gears of War Lancer
Gears of War is notable for a lot of reasons, but the Lancer is certainly among the most memorable. Not convinced? Repeat these two words to yourself: chainsaw bayonet. Do that ten times, and then try to argue against the incredibility of the Lancer. Think what you will about the…

Plamodel DIY 35mm Camera Kit Snaps Together, Then Snaps Photos

Plamodel DIY 35mm Camera Kit Snaps Together, Then Snaps Photos
Sure, you can pick up a cheap disposable camera at the neighborhood convenience store for about $10 bucks, but why buy one of those when you can build your own for a few dollars more? The SuperHeadz Plamodel 35mm camera kit lets you snap together your camera using die-cut pieces…
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Get Off My Lawn: Paintball Turret

Get Off My Lawn: Paintball Turret
Some people go in for a regular ol’ security system, the kind with panels and codes and alarms. And you could do that, sure. Or, you could put together some real home security: a paintball turret. It took two years to build this bad boy, and the finished product can…

Portable N64 Straight From Hyrule

Portable N64 Straight From Hyrule
It’s becoming quite normal for amazing DIY portable systems to pop up everywhere. If it can play games, someone’s going to try to make it portable, and the Nintendo 64 is one of the most popular candidates for such projects. So what’s a portable aficionado to do to stand out…

Solar Power Your Nintendo Ds

Solar Power Your Nintendo Ds
The Nintendo DS Lite boasts pretty decent battery life when fully charged… but why charge it at all? Slap a few solar panels on that bad boy and stop worrying where you left your charger. Not sure how to accomplish such a feat? Well, thank goodness for all the people…

Tray Table Gets New Identity as Arcade Stick

Tray Table Gets New Identity as Arcade Stick
Customizing arcade-style gear has become quite the popular hobby lately, with arcade tables and personalized fighting sticks springing up all over. But sometimes these projects go a step beyond the normal, as with this folding table with an inset arcade controller. Want to sit down while you play? No problem.…

Original Playstation Shoved Into a Wooden Box

Original Playstation Shoved Into a Wooden Box
When you think “handheld or portable game system,” you probably get a mental image of some sleek technology with pleasing lines and a good balance. But in the DIY portable community, things aren’t so simple. Here, we’re talking about cobbling together bits of consoles that aren’t supposed to be portable…

Custom Binary LED Watch is Bright, Bulky

Custom Binary LED Watch is Bright, Bulky
You could easily buy your own binary clock or watch, but is that really in the spirit of such a timepiece? One could easily argue that a purchased binary watch just isn’t quite geeky enough. If you want to show your real geek cred, you’ve got to bust out some…

Geek Washing Machine Sends Techie Reminders

Geek Washing Machine Sends Techie Reminders
If you’re the type to put clothes into the wash and then forget to take them out again, there may just be a solution. Too busy mucking about in the living room to remember your clothes? No problem; there’s an alarm that sounds, annoyingly, as a reminder. Can’t tear yourself…

Handheld N64 is Awesome, Non-Ergonomic

Handheld N64 is Awesome, Non-Ergonomic
The Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite-R: the past of gaming, futurized in handheld form. While playing this shrunken, portable N64 might be a challenge, particularly when it comes to, say, some of the console’s excellent first-person shooters, it certainly looks good. BenHeck.com forumite SifuF cut away half the size of the original…

Bang Bang, My Zapper Shot You Down [Wii]

Bang Bang, My Zapper Shot You Down [Wii]
Some people want games to be as sweet as sugar, with showers of fresh blossoms and lollipops instead of blood, and frolicking in place of combat. Those aren’t the people who made this custom Wii Zapper. No, these are the people who crave more realism in gaming… or at least…

Half-Life Cookies Put Candy Canes to Shame

Half-Life Cookies Put Candy Canes to Shame
A regular person might look at candy cane cookie cutters and think holiday treats. A Half-Life fan, on the other hand, knows there’s a better use for that red icing: Gordon Freeman’s crowbar. A simple snip in the curl of the cane turns peppermint innocence into tools of edible destruction.…

Homemade Laser Tag Will have Friends Lining Up to Play

Homemade Laser Tag Will have Friends Lining Up to Play
Let’s take a trip down memory lane… back to, oh, say, 1998. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, but regardless, we all played laser tag with gusto. Now you can play it in your very own home! Yeah, I know, I’m excited too! Apparently…

Pong Watch Will Entertain You on Long Bus Rides

Pong Watch Will Entertain You on Long Bus Rides
This homemade Pong watch will entertain you with retro gaming moves while informing you of the time. The idea is inspired by Buro Vormkrijgers and his Pong Clock. You can’t control the game, but rather it’s a Pong game in which every minute the right side scores a point, and…

Build a Talking Robot Head (Just Hope It Doesn’T Sass You)

Build a Talking Robot Head (Just Hope It Doesn’T Sass You)
Have you been alienating friends by over-twittering and now need a substitute robot friend to pal around with? Good news, because as of right now, making this talking robot head is well within your reach. This nifty bot was made by L. Scott Hudson, who put a terrific how-to video…

Welcome Robot Awkwardly Greets People for You

Welcome Robot Awkwardly Greets People for You
Welcome Robot 1.5 is a funky little homemade robot that greets people in your absence. It was made by Armanda Lewis as part of 5 Projects in 5 Days. That means she had to make the robot, from start to finish, in only one day. Welcome Robot 1.5 is red…
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