The folks over at Verna’s Vipers have DIY instructions not just for a single Battlestar Galactica Viper rocket, but an entire squadron: build everything from the MK II to the Blackbird.
Sticky Light is a smart laser scanner that uses a laser diode, mirrors and detector to trace contours, enabling you to play games like air hockey and pinball with bare hands. Thanks, Chris!
Stephen Hobley wowed us with his Laser Harp, but it gets better: he’s hacked it to work with open-source Guitar Hero clone Frets on Fire, appropriately dubbing it Laser Harp Hero.
Russian case modder DireSnake’s Bomb looks like it’s packed with antimatter, but it’s in reality a 12″ wide acrylic pipe with chrome-plated handles, 46 LEDs and 120 mm light fans.
It’s been ages since we played a round of AD&D, but these sweet Bioshock tabletop pieces have us dusting off our 20-sided dice; they’re converted from Warmachine figures.
We’ve always dreamed of creating our own tabletop game, but The Game Crafter lets you do exactly that: they’ll handle printing and fulfillment for a 50% cut, allowing you to focus on creation.
This Game Over SNES case mod won’t just eat cartridges but your brains, too; with blood splatters, burns, dents and even a pair of eyes, this console’s clearly been zombified.
Matt’s Open Source PSP isn’t a PSP, but named for its Sony-like dual controllers; still, it’s a fun DIY project that uses TripleWide Extendershield and Arduino to play two-player Pong.
Gears of War tends to get all the DIY love, but Hyokenseisou’s Resistance 2 Marksman is top-notch cosplay: it sports a working scope, laser guide, ammo counter and ammo clip.
I have a good feeling about this: Star Wars: Uncut gives fans a chance to retell A New Hope; the movie will be split into 472 clips, likely of varying quality but all better than Phantom Menace.
Like a hamster ball but with a Lego Mindstorms NXT inside, Nils Volker’s Spherical Robot is an exercise in gyroscopic driving: it moves by simply rotating its internal mass.
Designed by an MIT student, iDoor is the ultimate iPhone app: it opens a hydraulically actuated dorm room door which also responds to knocks thanks to vibration sensors. Thanks, Jacob!
Ben Heck’s fifth Xbox 360 Portable is lookin’ good: it adds an ethernet port, flush DVD and side panels, volume buttons and more air holes; it’s totally built from scratch. Thanks, Icebone!
Marshall’s Supertendo is a portable SNES that looks pro-enough to have come from Nintendo itself; that’s due to a vacuum-formed case, down to the speaker holes; buy it here.
We’ve seen Twitter hooked up to plants and to your electrical wiring, but this Twitter Pulse Box takes the cake for sheer morbidity: it measures your heartbeat–or the lack thereof.
Shopping cart theft is bad, but LOLrioKART is too full of win: made by MIT students, it’s powered by aircraft NiCd batteries, a 15hp motor, features regenerative braking and goes 45mph.
Potato cannons are a favorite project for weekend warriors, but this Potato Gatling Gun brings serious spud pwnage: for $200, it packs six barrels and can launch tubers up to 400 feet.
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.
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