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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.

Tiny Arcade Cabinets for O-Scale Model Railroads, O-My.

Tiny Arcade Cabinets for O-Scale Model Railroads, O-My.
Now I haven’t played with model trains since I was a kid, but when I saw these miniature arcade cabinets for model railroaders, I had to give them a mention. J & C Studios makes these teeny, tiny retro arcade machine models built to O-Scale proportions. 

Tiny Cylon LED Kit: Battlestar Galactica Gets Miniature

Tiny Cylon LED Kit: Battlestar Galactica Gets Miniature
This DIY electronic kit lets you live out your Battlestar Galactica fantasies in miniature. Dale Wheat’s tinyCylon circuit is a pint-sized version of the chasing red LEDs found in the helmets of everyone’s favorite Battlestar baddies.

Drawdio Music Pencil Lets You Doodle Electronic Sounds

Drawdio Music Pencil Lets You Doodle Electronic Sounds
Feeling musically inclined, but haven’t the time or knowledge to write sheet music? Now you can produce your own sonic creations simply by doodling on a piece of paper. Designed by Adafruit (in collaboration with Jay Silver), Drawdio is an analog synthesizer circuit that straps to any soft-leaded pencil, and lets you crank out electronic sounds while you sketch.

Meggy Jr Rgb Handheld: Build Your Own Pixel Games

Meggy Jr Rgb Handheld: Build Your Own Pixel Games
Want to build your own games, but don’t have the artistic talent to build complex game graphics? This new kit lets you create games using a simple LED dot-matrix display. With a colorful 8×8 RGB LED display, the Meggy Jr RGB handheld platform gives you everything you need to create your own mini-games or pixel art displays.

Yeti Walker Bi-Ped Robot Perfect for Star Wars Fans

Yeti Walker Bi-Ped Robot Perfect for Star Wars Fans
Looking for a way to build yourself a functional AT-ST walker? Have I got the perfect robot for you. The AREXX YT-3000 (aka “YETi Walker”) is a bi-pedal robot which can be programmed using your PC or an remote-controlled via an IR interface.

Arduino Gamepack: Make Your Own Open Source Gameboy

Arduino Gamepack: Make Your Own Open Source Gameboy
Sure, you can pick up a used Gameboy for about $20 bucks over on eBay these days, but why buy one when you could build one for yourself? Matt over at Liquidware decided to build an “open source Gameboy” (known as the Gamepack) using off-the-shelf parts, including the modder-friendly Arduino microprocessor.

R/C Boxing Robots Offer Up a Technical Knock Out

R/C Boxing Robots Offer Up a Technical Knock Out
These little toy robot kits from Japan do one thing and one thing only. They beat the crap out of each other. Tamiya’s Robocraft boxing robots come in a kit that’s easy enough to assemble if you know your way around a screwdriver.

Wooden Nixie Clock: Where Nature Meets Technology

Wooden Nixie Clock: Where Nature Meets Technology
I don’t know what it is, but I’m a real sucker for Nixie tube clocks. There’s something about the soothing orange glow tubes that offer a simple, yet elegant way to display any numeric information. I hadn’t seen a design that really caught my eye in a while, when I stumbled onto this wooden beauty.

Robobuilder: Build Multiple Robots With One Kit

Robobuilder: Build Multiple Robots With One Kit
This new robotics platform out of Korea lets you build a variety of unique robots from a single set of modular parts. RoboBuilder offers a complete kit of interchangeable modules which come together to form computer programmable mini-bots.

Your Plants Can Talk (via Twitter)

Your Plants Can Talk (via Twitter)
Now we’ve all heard the myth that talking to your plants help them to thrive, but this is the first time I’ve heard of a way to find out what they’re saying back to us. This gadget lets you keep tabs on your house plants via the Internet, letting them reach out to the world using the popular micro-blogging website Twitter.

Build Your Own Robot in 2 Hours or Less

Build Your Own Robot in 2 Hours or Less
Every day, I come across all sorts of cool homebrew robot projects, but never thought I had the skills or patience to make my own. Now, thanks to a generous member of the ‘bot building community, even the most novice builders can crank out their own little robots with ease.

Rock Band Guitar String Mod Kit Available for Purchase

Rock Band Guitar String Mod Kit Available for Purchase
I’m as addicted to Rock Band as the next gaming geek, but I still wish the strum bar on the game’s Fender Stratocaster felt more like a real guitar string. Now you get your hands on a mod kit which will let you swap out the plastic strum bar with an actual metal guitar string.

IPhone LEGO-Touch: Millions of Bricks in Your Pocket

IPhone LEGO-Touch: Millions of Bricks in Your Pocket
With all the buzz about the new iPhone SDK, all kinds of nifty applications are starting to crawl out of the woodwork. Of all the coming programs, this LEGO construction concept application has to be one of my favorites.

Solar Powered Digital Survivor Kit Saves (Phone) Lives

Solar Powered Digital Survivor Kit Saves (Phone) Lives
Ahhhhh, the great outdoors. Just you and the sunshine, nature, fresh air, and… all your electronic gear? Well, it is truly possible to have it all with this solar powered digital survival kit. It comes with a 3800mAh rechargeable solar battery to keep your phone (or other preferred device) running and 12 different adapters (check for yours first in the photo before ordering!).

Build Your Own Lightsaber

Build Your Own Lightsaber
Were those lightsaber laser pointers just too tiny to satisfy your man-sized Star Wars hunger? Then wrap your hands around one of these full-sized lightsaber replicas which you can actually customize to your own liking. The Force FX Lightsaber Contstruction Kit gives you everything you need to create your own blade.