Tag Archives: DIY

  • Keymu: Functional Portable Console Fits on a Key Chain

    Keymu: Functional Portable Console Fits on a Key Chain

    When the Game Boy Advance SP came out almost 15 years ago, it was pretty much as small as portable video game consoles got. Now, it’s making an unofficial return as the model for Keymu, an open source invention developer c.Invent that’s like a miniature Nintendo Game Boy, so small it can fit on a […]

  • Makerball: A DIY Pinball Kit

    Makerball: A DIY Pinball Kit

    Pinball is the greatest art form ever practiced by mankind, but unlike painting, songwriting, or filmmaking, but a pinball machine isn’t really something anyone can try to create with minimal experience or materials necessary. At least not until now, with the unveiling of Makerball, a kit for DIY pinball tables. A Makerball machine takes about […]

  • Automatic Bullseye Dartboard Designed by Mark Rober (Video)

    Automatic Bullseye Dartboard Designed by Mark Rober (Video)

    I’m not sure what the point of a magic dartboard that makes sure you always throw bullseyes would actually be, given that it would be impossible to actually play a real game of darts with such a board. But it does make a hell of a party trick/science experiment, and literal rocket scientist and inventor […]

  • Braeön Universal Repair Plastic

    Braeön Universal Repair Plastic

    It’s like something out of William Gibson: A material that’s strong, durable, and versatile enough to repair almost anything. But it’s not science-fiction, it’s Braeön, a new plastic ribbon-like material that’s purportedly “as strong as steel, as flexible as rope and as malleable us putty.” Braeön works by heating it up and molding it to […]

  • Cinder Speakers: Turn Cinder Blocks Into Speakers

    Cinder Speakers: Turn Cinder Blocks Into Speakers

    “Say Bob, what’s with all the cinder blocks?” If this is a question you’re used to fielding whenever anyone comes over to your house, you can rest assured that you now have a plausible answer: “Oh, I’m just collecting them to make Cinder Speakers,” and no one has to know that you’ve been collecting cinder […]

  • RediTape: Duct Tape That Fits In Your Pocket

    RediTape: Duct Tape That Fits In Your Pocket

    Duct tape gets bandied about often as the ultimate convenience product, the magic fix that can solve almost any problem. But have you ever noticed a typical roll of the stuff can’t even fit in your pocket? So how convenient could it really be? That’s a matter for debate among duct tape enthusiasts, but it […]

  • BOSEbuild Speaker Cube: Build Your Own Bose Bluetooth Speaker

    BOSEbuild Speaker Cube: Build Your Own Bose Bluetooth Speaker

    Bluetooth speakers aren’t that hard to find nowadays, and they’re not as expensive as they used to be, either. But if you’re a person who fails to see the fun in just buying a speaker and then using it, or you know a child who feels that way, the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube is an ideal […]

  • The Ultimate Candy Bar From Cool Material

    The Ultimate Candy Bar From Cool Material

    At this very moment, I can stick my head out of my window and see disturbingly elaborate Halloween decorations in front of one of the apartments next to mine, so the best holiday of the year must be just around the corner. And the folks at Cool Material have whipped up The Ultimate Candy Bar […]

  • Table Pong Project: Play Pong in Real Life (Video)

    Table Pong Project: Play Pong in Real Life (Video)

    Pong is one of the most iconic video games of all time, thanks to its position as one of the first. It was originally designed to replicate ping pong, but in a post-modern twist now a group of developers are creating a way to play Pong in the real, physical world. It’s called the Table […]

  • Giacinto: “The First Quality DIY Loudspeaker”

    Giacinto: “The First Quality DIY Loudspeaker”

    Making your own speakers is kind of like having a conversation with a pair of tin cans and a piece of string in the audiophile world, but now there’s a way to craft a DIY sound system with a premium placed on audio quality. It’s Giacinto, billed by its inventor as “the first quality DIY […]