The Mini isn’t the newest kid on the block, but Josh D’s Wood iPod Mini gets a drool-worthy makeover; it’s made with Australian red cedar and a working Camphor Laurel clickwheel.
You won’t need to be an origami master to fold this papercraft Ninja Gaiden, which is why it’s full of win: simply download the rar’d PDF here to build yourself an 8-bit diorama.
Don’t let Damien Hirst and BANKSY have all the fun–IARTISTLONDON is selling DIY kits that let you recreate over-hyped, uber-pricey contemporary art pieces on the cheap.
No, it’s not making off with your laptop–ReBo:Do Three is a semi-autonomous robot which accepts any Windows, Linux or Mac netbook to guide its array of IR navigation sensors.
Quirky.com doesn’t just let you buy things–it lets you build them, too; the social product development site lets users submit product ideas, vote on them and earn cash for their help.
That’s no moon, it’s a BBQ grill: Bryan A. Tate’s Death Star Grill is actually two Webers shaped into a fearsome grilling battlestation; Mandolorian-marinated Ewok steaks, anyone?
Though still a work in progress, Tom Banwell’s leather Underground Explorer Helmet is perfect for steampunk spelunkers; it includes a respirator, headlamp and oxygen canister.
Using webcams, Android and Flickr, MOTO Labs’ Home Energy Monitor keeps track of your power usage and pushes it to your Google homepage; it even works with Tweet-A-Watt.
You won’t be rolling up people, cars and cities, but this shiny Katamari Controller by Kellbot is pretty sweet nonetheless; it uses hacked PS2 controllers, Arduino, and an optical mouse.
Finally, a twitter tool with real “utility”: Adafruit Industries’ Tweet-a-Watt tweets your power usage using a Kill-A-Watt monitor and a wireless transmitter; build your own or buy a kit.
We hope you can read fast, because this Ghostmatrix printer uses an array of UV LEDs to scan across phosphorescent paper; the result is a stream of letters that slowly fade.
Kudos to David Osborne for being ultra efficient: his traveling drum kit serves as both his ride and his gig, with a bicycle that can be transformed into a drumset in only 20 minutes.
Guilherme Martins’ PAPERduino is an ultra-affordable Arduino that uses paper instead of PCB; even better, he gets to print all his layouts right on the paper, making assembly a breeze.
You’re not playing with yourself, you’re just playing Tetris: these funky DIY keyboard pants by Zach Hoeken are actually only half functional but definitely put the quirky in QWERTY.
Saving money never sounded so good: Teenage Engineering’s Styrofoam Turntable is constructed from high density foam and actually works; they also plan to make an OP-1 Synth.
We’re not sure how effective Daniel Eindhoven’s CoilMaster Coil Gun is, but it sure as hell looks badass: it’s a 14-shot semi-automatic which fires 42g projectiles with 18J of kinetic energy.
Evil Mad Scientist Labs shows off some of the chroma-fantastic properties of their Peggy 2 LED board in the video above; it’s amazing that they’re doing this with 2×2 RGBW super pixels.
Its refresh rates are atrocious, but we have to hand it to Kyle Buckner for creating one cool school project: his wooden MacBook features a working hinge and penciled-in details.
Turn your living room into an impromptu nightclub with this hypnotic DIY RGB Coffee Table; it uses 9×9 array of 81 Arduino-controlled ShiftBrite LEDs installed on a 2×2 Ikea table.
Running around with Franziska Dierschke’s pinhole camera is a surefire way to get yourself actually shot; still, it makes for some interesting candid photos as it lacks a viewfinder.
Modern Thinker is Peter Terren’s rendition of Rodin’s classic Thinker, albeit with Tesla coils and sparklers; a fine wire mask and foil suit kept hit from becoming a Modern Charcoal Briquette.
Mesmerizing to watch, interactive artist Tobias Revell’s Patachronic Clock consists of 60 clocks in a circle; each clock ticks roughly one second faster and slower than its neighbors.
Using nothing more than bacon and an air house, Theo Gray creates a thermic lance capable of cutting steel; it’s really about the oil, as he also uses cucumber and oil-coated breadsticks.
Now this is what we call circuit bending: the Speak n’ Spellbinder is a Rock Band guitar and Speak and Spell mashup that includes tone triggers, variable pitch and whammy bar.
Styled after a rhinoceros beetle, Kabutom RX-03 is an 11 meter, 15 ton robot created by 60 year-old Takahashi-san; it can be piloted or remote controlled and can carry passengers.
The union of a dragon cutout and an Arduino tracked platform, Puff is designed put out fires with puffs of air; he even has a panic mode that makes him flee after too many failed attempts.
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