DIY

Monster Cables are Overpriced, Replacable by Coat Hangers

Thumbnail image for Monster Cables are Overpriced, Replacable by Coat Hangers March 3, 2008

One of the most consistently debated topics on audiophile message boards is whether or not Monster brand audio cables are worth the INSANE prices.  Monster cables, well-known for being up to 10x more expensive as their competition, has somehow managed to sell tons and tons of audio and video cables thanks to clever and creative [...]

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Stargate SG1 P90 Replica Is Paintball Gun

Thumbnail image for Stargate SG1 P90 Replica Is Paintball Gun February 28, 2008

This guy decided that he was just bored enough to turn one of his paintball guns into a p90 replica. I gotta say, it looks damn good. The only real complaint I have (and nerds, don’t hail me with your wordy bullets) is that SG1 kinda sucks. I would have called it a Counterstrike, or [...]

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Weekly DIY: Solar Pizza Box Oven

Thumbnail image for Weekly DIY: Solar Pizza Box Oven February 26, 2008

Are you sick of using cars’ hot engines for cooking food? Are you as poor as me? Well, look no further. I’m here to show you how to make your own solar oven out of a pizza box, paper, and some foil. It requires no gas and no electricity to run, so it won’t cost [...]

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Spirograph Laser Is The Poor Man’s Laser Show

Thumbnail image for Spirograph Laser Is The Poor Man’s Laser Show February 22, 2008

This is a 3-axis laser spirograph, like the ones you played with in the early 1990s, except with lasers. The mirrors are controlled by a homemade PIC microcontroller, so it’s easy on the wallet. Throw in some h’orderves with some laser action and you got yourself a sexy party. And by sexy party, I mean [...]

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Mechanical Paper Shredder For Sale, The Amish Rejoyce

Thumbnail image for Mechanical Paper Shredder For Sale, The Amish Rejoyce February 20, 2008

The completely insane ingenious folks over at Brando have done it yet again.  Say hello to the mechanical paper shredder.  For $10, you will receive a hand-cranked paper shredder, and a basket to put your new confetti in.  This is exactly the kind of thing I’ve been looking for.  I printed out tons and tons [...]

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DIY Android Is For The Lonely

February 7, 2008

This video will show you how to make your very own android head for about $30. Apparently the software will have it call you “Love” and “Master”. It does not, however, know how to do anything cool, like clean or cook, the two things I suck at. According to the video, it also gets jealous [...]

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Make Your Own Burning Laser, Death Trap

February 4, 2008

If you have always dreamed about capturing James Bond and slowly killing him with a laser, just to find out, later, that he had escaped and foiled your plans for world domination, then you should watch this video (see? villainy 101 – don’t reveal your plans to the protagonist until you can confirm his demise). [...]

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Elite 360 Laptop Mod is Elite, 1337 Style

Thumbnail image for Elite 360 Laptop Mod is Elite, 1337 Style February 4, 2008

Popular consol modder, Ben Heck, is at it again. This time, with another 360-laptop mod. He sucesfully fit a 65nm XBox 360 Elite into a laptop shell. In addition, he added a 120GB hard drive and a 17inch, HD 720p screen (1280×720 native resolution). I had the three red rings of death, so I decided [...]

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