12/08/2009, Wish that your keyboard at home had a little bit more organic feel to it? Why not take matter into your own hands literally, as what Matthias did for his Commodore 64 keyboard. The classic keyboard now comes encased in beautiful wood, and is guaranteed to elicit the question, “Where did you buy that from?” from your visitors.
12/08/2009, A gentleman with too much time on his (skilful) hands have come up with his fully automatic crossbow that ought to send a shiver down the spines of those whom it is pointed to. Of course, this isn’t the only invention from the said gentleman, as he has also delved in all things crossbow including six other models that he constructed with his own hands. This electrically-cocked, automatic projectile launcher […]
12/07/2009, Do you have some extra time on your hands? Why not take an old school POTS handset and make something out of it instead? Maker Jarek Lupinski decided to recycle older phones from his school, and decided to wield his DIY magic on it by transforming the handpiece into a Bluetooth handset complete with buttons to get you started.
12/03/2009, Who would have thought that we would see the day where your regular wall power outlet shows off nothing but USB ports for you to juice up thirsty USB-powered devices? If patience is not your virtue, you can always literally take things into your own hand with the following instructions to turn your standard outlet into an inwall USB Charger, taking around 30 minutes to do so without costing more […]
11/30/2009, One of the wackier home-made vehicles to date, the JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser cum Tank was specially built and designed by NAO Design of Palo Alto, California back in 2002. This is an actual motorized vehicle that can be purchased directly from Amazon, although it will cost you a cool $20,000 to bring one home. Nicknamed “The Donk”, this amazing piece of engineering will run on a quartet of off-road […]
11/25/2009, Well well, what do we have here? An ancient Sega Mega Drive that has its innards changed and rerouted, being reborn as an iPod dock instead? This mod certainly puts to good use the chassis of an old 16-bit games console. We’re waiting for an SNES version now…
11/23/2009, Have some time on your hands and don’t want to remain idle and be associated with the devil’s workshop? This DIY capacitive sensitive floor tiles project ought to suit you then, as it allows you to construct a USB-connected DDR controller from scratch. You will use an Atmel ATmega8 microcontroller inside to run the V-USB firmware, while analog to digital converts to read in data from the capacitive sensors. Not […]
11/23/2009, The Powermat surely kicked off a new way of juicing up your thirsty devices after a long, hard day at work, but this mod brings things to another level. The guts of the Powermat office charging solution have been removed and placed within a hollowed-out hardwood for that added touch of class which you won’t find anywhere else. There is a huge problem with this if you decide to embark […]
11/23/2009, Have a pile of junk in your working area that you’re not quite sure what you could do with them? The iPhone macro lens carousel mod might trigger a spark or two in your brain, where it offers an opportunity to come up with a unique accessory for your iPhone alongside recycling a bunch of scavenged optics. The wonders of a used jam jar cap…
11/23/2009, This isn’t the first (but it might be the last, who knows?) Sega Dreamcast developed, but it does look pretty stunning. You get clean and compact styling, where it packs in a 7″ widescreen display, an integrated controller and stereo speakers. Too bad such DIY projects will never hit the market…
11/20/2009, This electric shaver has been saved from the trash thanks to the ingenuity of its owner who decided to replace a faulty power switch with one of his own – it does make us wonder though, won’t it get in the way of the shaving process being this long and all?
11/20/2009, An idle mind is the devil’s worksop, but then again sometimes idle minds conjure up wonders like this homemade accelerometer-controlled USB gamepad which houses a PIC18F2550 from Starlino within. The code for the firmware was written in PicBasic Pro and it implements a HID USB device with 2 axes and 4 buttons (only 2 buttons connected in the prototype). The device is detected by Windows XP/Vista as a standard USB […]
11/13/2009, Why waste money on a water purifier from an appliance store when you can do it yourself? A 68-year-old retired engineer did just that, using a plastic bottle with a magnet to remove from the water surplus of some metals. Pretty neat! Other modifications include the funnel neck of a plastic bottle filled with millet, helping saturate the water with vitamins. Something worth looking into during a long weekend, eh?
11/13/2009, It is but a matter of time before the key antipiracy protections built into Windows 7 were hacked, and notifications that require users to activate their copy of Windows 7 within 30 days can now be turned off. This doesn’t mean the software will be confirmed as legitimate, but it does enable one to keep using the product just about indefinitely. Microsoft has confirmed that they know about the technique […]