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Tag: Diy

Make Your Own Origami Darth Vader

Make Your Own Origami Darth Vader
The Force is strong with this origami Darth Vader. He may look adorable, but that lightsaber could still give you a serious papercut, so don’t underestimate him. He’s more paper now than man. However, there is still good in him, I feel it.

DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…

DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…
Amazon has just released two variants of the Echo, a personal assistant and Bluetooth speaker. Both these variants – the Tap and the Echo Dot – are significantly cheaper than the $180 (USD) Echo. But makers can save even more money by tapping into Amazon’s Alexa voice service using a single board computer.
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Flying Remote Controlled “Up” House is… Squirrel!

Flying Remote Controlled “Up” House is… Squirrel!
I don’t always like Disney movies. If I never hear Let it Go from Frozen again it will be too soon. I did like Up though. Like many kids, I also tried to float stuff on balloons back in the day.

’90s PC Case Mod Hides Powerful Gaming Computer Inside: Beige Beast

’90s PC Case Mod Hides Powerful Gaming Computer Inside: Beige Beast
Most PC case mods are designed to make the computer more eye-catching, but Dr.Moddnstine’s custom built PC has young blood wrapped in old bones, specifically the case of a discarded 1995 IBM Aptiva. It looks ancient from the outside, but open it up and it reveals a gaming-grade PC: Dr.Moddnstine had to heavily modify the Aptiva’s chassis so he could fit the new components inside, but as you can see he preserved the case and the outer appearance in general.

Etch a Sketch Zen Garden Coffee Table: Sand De-stresser

Etch a Sketch Zen Garden Coffee Table: Sand De-stresser
And now for your moment of zen. This Etch a Sketch Zen Garden Coffee Table is a great way to channel your inner calm. Friend of Technabob Caleb Kraft created this fun project that combines a coffee table, an Etch a Sketch and a zen garden.

DIY NERF Rayven Halo MA5D Mod: Foam Dart Evolved

DIY NERF Rayven Halo MA5D Mod: Foam Dart Evolved
Redditor Sithslayer78 loves playing Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ), a live action game where players try to survive a zombie invasion using soft toys, such as NERF blasters. He’s added another layer of roleplaying to his HvZ games by modding his blasters in the style of Halo‘s trusty assault rifle.

DIY 3D Printed NFC Ring: Contactless Pay, Amiibo Ike, No Gimmick Shall Escape My Sight

DIY 3D Printed NFC Ring: Contactless Pay, Amiibo Ike, No Gimmick Shall Escape My Sight
It’s easy to find NFC or RFID rings these days. Adafruit sells them, but the electronics shop knows that it caters mainly to makers, so it came up with a guide for a customizable 3D printed ring.

LEGO Rolling BB-8 Concept: Brick Ball

LEGO Rolling BB-8 Concept: Brick Ball
We’ve seen a couple of cool LEGO BB-8 models, but this LEGO Ideas proposal by Mark “mjsmiley” Smiley and James “artbot138” Garrett is significant because it can actually roll while its head stays upright, all using commercially available LEGO parts.

DIY Digital Picture Frame Combines Reddit’s Showerthoughts and Earthporn: Yuks & Awe

DIY Digital Picture Frame Combines Reddit’s Showerthoughts and Earthporn: Yuks & Awe
For his first Raspberry Pi project, Redditor tvm78 used the tiny computer to turn an old monitor into a digital picture frame. But instead of loading pictures of their family, tvm78 decided to stay connected with their online community.

DIY Star Wars Droid Translator Helmets: All Bleeped out

DIY Star Wars Droid Translator Helmets: All Bleeped out
Hackster member Minimum Effective Dose made a pair of helmets that makes it seem like the wearer both speaks and understands droidspeak. Each helmet emits bleeps and bloops as you speak, and you can understand what the wearer is saying only if you have the other helmet on.

Guy Makes Unpoppable Bubble Wrap Drink Coasters

Guy Makes Unpoppable Bubble Wrap Drink Coasters
Bubble wrap is crazy amazing stuff. Popping it’s bubbles is both calming and addictive. There are some people who love bubble wrap so much that they would put it all over their walls and surfaces. For those people, check out these Unpoppable Bubble Wrap Drink Coasters.

DIY Weighted Storage Cube End Table: For Ratman’s Den

DIY Weighted Storage Cube End Table: For Ratman’s Den
Redditor fetchbeer can now push Super Buttons and have someone to talk to when he’s going crazy. They made an end table that looks like the Weighted Storage Cube from Portal. The cube is made of MDF and foamboard and is lit from the inside with RGB LEDs.

DIY RC Rover: All Extra-Terrestrial Terrain Vehicle

DIY RC Rover: All Extra-Terrestrial Terrain Vehicle
Last year we checked out Misha Larkin’s remote-controlled Curiosity-inspired rover. He’s been improving his model’s design and recently shared what he has so far. Misha’s earlier design had repurposed parts such as the shock absorbers, which were made of syringes.

Cosplay by McCall’s Sewing Patterns Make DIY Easier

Cosplay by McCall’s Sewing Patterns Make DIY Easier
Growing up, I knew every time I went to see my grandmother on Saturday, we would be going to the mall. I also knew that meant lunch out, candy, and at least one new toy. The downside was I knew she would be spending an hour or so in the sewing store while I went out of my mind with boredom.

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip. The clock is powered by the Particle Photon, which gets data from the smartphones of tbornottb3 and his relatives via the powerful app If This Then That.

DIY 3D Printed AT-AT Cutaway: Walker with a Half Shell

DIY 3D Printed AT-AT Cutaway: Walker with a Half Shell
…empire power! A couple of months ago we checked out a 3D printed and motorized AT-AT model. Kirby Downey also designed a 3D printable AT-AT, but his model doesn’t have the exterior on one side to showcase its interior.
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