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FPS with Real Guns

FPS with Real Guns

Waterloo Labs’ FPS with Real Guns rigs up a projection screen with accelerometers to detect bullet impacts: in other words, it lets you literally shoot the screen while playing Half-Life.

11 Stars
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DIY BSG Viper Rockets

DIY BSG Viper Rockets

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.

2 Stars
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Video: Sticky Light

Video: Sticky Light

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!

28 Stars
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DIY: Laser Harp Hero

DIY: Laser Harp Hero

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.

9 Stars
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Case: DireSnake Bomb

Case: DireSnake Bomb

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.

9 Stars
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Bioshock Tabletop Pieces

Bioshock Tabletop Pieces

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.

4 Stars
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The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter

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.

5 Stars
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DIY: Game Over SNES

DIY: Game Over SNES

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.

3 Stars
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DIY: Open Source PSP

DIY: Open Source PSP

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.

3 Stars
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DIY: Resistance 2 Rifle

DIY: Resistance 2 Rifle

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.

5 Stars
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Star Wars: Uncut

Star Wars: Uncut

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.

11 Stars
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Video: Spherical Robot

Video: Spherical Robot

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.

7 Stars
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iPhone App: iDoor

iPhone App: iDoor

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!

12 Stars
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Xbox 360 Portable #5

Xbox 360 Portable #5

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!

14 Stars
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Supertendo Portable SNES

Supertendo Portable SNES

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.

14 Stars
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Twitter Pulse Box

Twitter Pulse Box

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.

2 Stars
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DIY: LOLrioKART

DIY: LOLrioKART

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.

16 Stars
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Potato Gatling Gun

Potato Gatling Gun

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.

7 Stars
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Wood iPod Mini

Wood iPod Mini

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.

12 Stars
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Papercraft Ninja Gaiden

Papercraft Ninja Gaiden

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.

6 Stars
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DIY Contemporary Art

DIY Contemporary Art
$8-$80  Buy Hat Tip View

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.

6 Stars
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