There’s nothing more obnoxious than one of those guys with a pair of camouflage party pants and a hat that you can sip beer out of. But leave it to the geeks of the world to make drinking beer from a helmet just a little cooler.
K’Nex is an amazing building system. People have made some really amazing and huge contraptions using nothing but K’Nex pieces. The latest is this amazing K’Nex pinball machine from University of Colorado student Andrew Locke.
Have a bunch of old 3.5″ floppy disks lying around? If you still have some left over after converting them into paintings or handbags, you might want to redecorate your room with a floppy disk lampshade.
The Mushroom Kingdom turns into the Egg Kingdom with these awesome Super Mario Bros. Easter eggs. These might be the most awesome Easter eggs ever. Not sure where Peach is, or Bowser for that matter, but I’d love to see these in my Easter basket.
It may sound like an oxymoron, but the Privacy Monitor is actually a very cool and somewhat practical mod by Instructables user dimovi. Only the wearer of a complementary pair of glasses can see what’s being displayed on the Privacy Monitor; everyone else will only see an annoying white screen.
Instructables member and loving father Makendo made a unique chest of drawers for his son – a 10:1 replica of a Rubik’s Cube. The resulting furniture can’t actually be played and solved like the toy because it only rotates on one axis, but Makendo did make it so his kids can still cheat and rearrange the individual tiles, thanks to rare earth magnets attached to each tile.
You! Shinobi! I can’t see you but I know you’re there. I’ve already shown you the kunai USB drive, which is definitely fit for a ninja but is priced for a shogun. If you need a stealthy and pointy flash drive but are strapped for cash, just follow the instructions of Instructables user eyefail and you’ll end up with something like this:
Here’s our weekly quota for an unusual and complicated alarm clock, courtesy of Instructables member / Arduino enthusiast / geeky torturer Nolte919. His alarm clock requires the user to play a game of Tetris and clear not one, but four lines on the tiny screen before it turns off the alarm.
Most of the time, landline phones – remember those? – are still useable even when the electricity goes out. Instructables user art.z shows us how we can make good use of that omnipresent (and free!) power source – by creating a flashlight that taps into the phone line.
Instructables member Michael Chen’s friend gave him a broken laptop. Chen decided to treat the situation as a glass half-full and converted the distressed laptop into a desktop. It may sound counterintuitive, but then again he practically made something out of nothing and extended the lifespan of the computer.
I’ve never heard of a supervillain-themed party, but if you’re planning on throwing one then you might want to check out this recipe for Kryptonite Candy by Britt Michelsen aka BrittLiv, the same person who made the Pixel Trash Can.
If you think that LEGOs rule, then look no further, because there’s a guide out there that will allow you to make your own LEGO headphones.
These headphones will definitely make you stand out from the crowd.
Here’s an awesome weekend project for all you tinkerers out there: a laser monocle headpiece. Instructables member Lemonie says that it’s perfect for Star Trek fans, but anyone who doesn’t think that a laser beam on your head is cool shouldn’t be reading Instructables anyway.
Oh, Rickrolling, aren’t we finished with you yet? Apparently not, since there is now an Instructables post on how to make a sneaky Rickroll birthday cake.
The cake was made by one Papersatan (a pretty fitting name for a perpetrator of Astley-based crimes, eh?)
Remember the 1970s classic Mr. Microphone? Here’s a fun use for the old toy that turns it into a bit more devious of a device than originally intended.
This brilliant, but simple hack by electronics tinkerer Kipkay takes the guts out of an old Mr.