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Tinysaur: Dinosaurs Get Really, Really Small

Tinysaur: Dinosaurs Get Really, Really Small
This has got to be the coolest thing I’ve seen this week. These incredibly small dinosaur kits let you build a miniature museum of natural history on your desktop. Artist Kelly Farrell’s Tinysaurs are incredibly weensy kits which let you build your own mini-dinos.

DIY Submarine Made From Pvc: Dive! Dive!

DIY Submarine Made From Pvc: Dive! Dive!
This remotely operated vehicle was created thanks to the brains of Jason Rollette, who’s been at it for about five years. This is the second version of his ROV submarine, which is built mostly from PVC tubing.

New Mintyboost V2.0 Charges Your iPod and Still Looks Tasty

New Mintyboost V2.0 Charges Your iPod and Still Looks Tasty
One of the things I really hate is when my iPod runs out of power. There’s nothing much you can do about it, if you haven’t prepared for this. However, if I had the choice of portable rechargers, I’d most definitely go for the MintyBoost.

Make Your Own Bat Signal

Make Your Own Bat Signal
Picture this – you’re being held hostage by an evil, bad-makeup-wearin’ supervillian, but you’re 25 miles away from Gotham City. Normally, you’d be screwed, right? But just then, you reach into your backpack and whip out your own portable Bat Signal, hailing the Dark Knight from across town.

Have a Geeky Thanksgiving With an LED Turkey Centerpiece

Have a Geeky Thanksgiving With an LED Turkey Centerpiece
Who says there’s not a way to make Thanksgiving just as geeky as every other day of the year? The guys over at Sparkle Labs have made a simple PDF template you can download to turn your table into a festival of technological bounty.

Truth Detector Wristband Gauges Your Truthiness

Truth Detector Wristband Gauges Your Truthiness
Perfect for interviewing prospective job candidates, this truth-detecting wristband is a must have for human resources managers. The wearable TRUTH wristband uses a set of red and blue LEDs, tied to a circuit that measures GSR (galvanic skin response).

Connect to Your Sugar Craving With Circuit Board Candy

Connect to Your Sugar Craving With Circuit Board Candy
Cakes, cupcakes… things of the past. Relics from a ruined age. Now it’s candy, folks; if you want to make decorative, teeth-rotting sweets, it’s all about candy displays, just like this one. It’s the cutting edge!

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.

Every Time a Bell Rings, a Blog Gets Its Hits

Every Time a Bell Rings, a Blog Gets Its Hits
Here’s a fun little holiday project for you mechanically-inclined folks out there. This strange looking contraption connects to your computer and rings a little bell every time a visitor hits your website. With a few bucks worth of off the shelf parts, an Arduino board, a USB cable and a little code, you too can have one for your website, thanks to this detailed “how-to” article over on Tinkerlog.

Steampunk Laptop Winds Up to Power on

Steampunk Laptop Winds Up to Power on
This amazing laptop creation by Datamancer beautifully melds old world style with modern technology. Under the hood of this lovingly handcrafted wood case is a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 notebook computer, running Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux. The system features intricate clock mechanisms below a glass top, brass details, leather wrist pads and even claw feet.

Hats Off to This LED Chapeau

Hats Off to This LED Chapeau
While you might think that top hats went out of fashion a hundred years ago, this funky hat hack uses modern technology to bring the classic cap into a new era. The LedHat is a handcrafted wonder that involved soldering a grid of hundreds of individual green LEDs around the crown of a top hat.

Boombox and Walkman Plush Creations

Boombox and Walkman Plush Creations
Check out these awesome soft fabric pieces of audio gear. I can’t decide if I like the Boombox or the Walkman better. I love how the artist even made a little pair of headphones and some cassettes to go with the portable tape player.

Make Your Own Dry Ice

Make Your Own Dry Ice
Just in time for that Halloween fog machine, this strange looking contraption will let you make as much dry ice as you want. Just add a canister of compressed liquid CO2, and it’ll do the rest.

Playstation Reincarnated as Robot Insect

Playstation Reincarnated as Robot Insect
I’ve seen some interesting hackjobs in my day, but nothing quite like this. Builder Harold Ilano has built himself a little robotic insect from the remnants of an old Sony  Playstation console. Harold’s Mercury BEAM Robot was scavenged from a variety of junk parts, but an old PlayStation console was the primary contributor, giving the ‘bot its two motors and other internals that keep it chugging along.

Make Your Own Atari 2600 Game

Make Your Own Atari 2600 Game
Actually, you can only make your own fake Atari 2600 box art with this fun online image generator, but it’s still fun. You can create your own goofy labels over at Label Maker 2600. The site lets you upload your own image, a game title, as well as your colors and copyright notice.

Giant Nintendo Controller Won’t Fit in Your Hands

Giant Nintendo Controller Won’t Fit in Your Hands
You won’t have any trouble finding the buttons on this massive replica of Nintendo’s famous NES controller. Game fan Philip Torrone and his team of builders put together this 5-foot wide joypad for the recently completed 2007 Maker Faire.

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