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That’S How She Rolls: Girl Builds Custom Katamari Controller

That’S How She Rolls: Girl Builds Custom Katamari Controller
Hackster Queen (of All Cosmos, naturally) Kellbot has created what may become the ultimate Katamari Damacy experience: a spherical controller, so you can roll while you roll. It’s enough to make me want to learn how to wire things together. With a metal ball, an optical mouse, bits of PS2 controllers, and a little help from Arduino, Kellbot put together the roll-a-riffic controller of all Katamari lover’s dreams.

Make Your Own Tiny Starship Enterprise From Spare Parts

Make Your Own Tiny Starship Enterprise From Spare Parts
I just got back from watching the glorious new Star Trek movie, so I must have the Enterprise on the brain. And while this tiny Starship Enterprise isn’t quite as dramatic as the mammoth star vessel from the film, it’s just as cool in my book.
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Super Mario Bros. in the Bedroom

Super Mario Bros. in the Bedroom
Artsy geek parents always produce the most awesome projects for their children’s bedrooms! Maybe it’s the fun of pixel art, but it seems there are tons of examples of geek kids’ decor around. Even so, this is a welcome addition to the ranks: an awesome Mario and Luigi dresser. The plumbing pair looks pretty snazzy against that blue background, but the simplicity of the white handles on the undecorated front side really make this dresser stand out.

Repurpose That Junk Into a Smokin’ Hot Raygun

Repurpose That Junk Into a Smokin’ Hot Raygun
If you know how to turn old camera and radio parts into a real raygun, please let me know. Until that day comes (and I’m hopeful that it will!), we’ll have to settle for checking out completely awesome non-working rayguns constructed from random odds and ends. Look out, y’all–it’s atom-powered, too, for that super scary vintage sci fi look.

Adorable Girly Bags and Math-Love Are Not Mutually Exclusive of One Another

Adorable Girly Bags and Math-Love Are Not Mutually Exclusive of One Another
Girls love math too, despite popular culture’s continuing efforts to prove otherwise! And that doesn’t mean you can’t also be girly, ladies; the craftster contingent, thankfully, always seems to be on hand to remind us that it’s totally feminine to be geeky–these adorable math-loving bags are part of what is becoming a fine tradition. Perfectly at home at concerts, coffee chops, and the panels of hip webcomics–and crafter Casstasstrophie, who made these bags for a swap, happily shared the method to her math-loving madness.

Star Trek iPhone: the Simple Way to Show Your Love

Star Trek iPhone: the Simple Way to Show Your Love
So with the new Star Trek movie taking critics by storm, it’s only natural that people are flocking to the franchise’s fandom ranks, and that means more and more folks are going to be slapping Star Trek insignia on anything with a semi-flat surface.

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.

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 that are reminiscent of the first time you built a model car or airplane when you were a kid. When you’re all done putting the 30-odd pieces of the Plamodel kit together, it should look something like this: Or if you’re less mechanically-inclined, something like this: Yeah, yeah, I know.

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 fire up to 34 balls per second.

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.

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?

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?

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 and trying to make them fit into a pocket… or a bag… or at least the car, without the need to haul a television around.

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 tools and make your own. Ari’s hulking watch began life as a simple binary pocket watch, but at the urgings of the BenHeck.com

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?

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
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