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G-SHOCK CasioOak Jellyfish Rainbow Custom Watch

G-SHOCK CasioOak Jellyfish Rainbow Custom Watch
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Watch shop IFLW and The Dial Artist create customized timepieces by meticulously hand-painting their dials and markers. Among their collection of bespoke G-SHOCK models is this see through “Jellyfish” analog/digital watch with rainbow markings and bezel lettering. It also comes in black or full metal.

PS5 Dwarven Kingdom Mod

PS5 Dwarven Kingdom Mod

Following up on their awesome cyberpunk city and medieval house computer case mods, Martina and Hansi from Nerdforge are back with an aesthetic upgrade for the PlayStation 5. After questioning the uninspiring looks of the console, they transformed it into a dwarven kingdom with molten lava pouring down its sides.

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Ram Trucks x Chris Stapleton Traveller

Ram Trucks x Chris Stapleton Traveller

Ram Trucks teamed up with musician Chris Stapleton to create one of the best-looking pickups we’ve seen. Based on the 2500 Heavy Duty, the Traveller features two-tone paint inspired by the 1979 Ram Palomino. It rides on 18″ turbo fin wheels, a custom Ram hood ornament, and 1980s-style badges. It’s even better on the inside.

Making an Invisible Home Theater System

Making an Invisible Home Theater System

Since the advent of flat screens, TVs are thinner than ever. But they also keep coming in larger sizes, dominating many living rooms. Matt from DIY Perks wanted to hide his big screen in plain sight. The wall unit he built conceals a 75″ LG QNED mini LED TV, a full home theater sound system, a PS5, a gaming PC, and more.

Making a Fat Tire Electric Bike

Making a Fat Tire Electric Bike

Totally Handy walks us through the process of building a custom electric bicycle from scratch. In addition to its low-rider style, it has an extra-fat car tire on its rear wheel for added stability. The second part of the video shows off a totally different build – a custom made branding iron made from a melted-down engine.

Liquid-Filled Guitar

Liquid-Filled Guitar

Inspired by Kirk Hammett’s Wavecaster and John 5’s lava lamp guitar, Astaremi built this custom electric guitar that’s filled with a mix of liquids with different viscosities that produce a colorful wave effect when shaken. He says it’s “heavy as hell,” and we sure hope it never springs a leak.

Lunar 01 Customizable Keyboard

Lunar 01 Customizable Keyboard

The Lunar 01 is a customizable 87%-size mechanical keyboard inspired by spaceship design. It has hot-swappable keys, a colorful LED light bar, a volume knob, and detachable fidget spinners that look like rockets. It supports wired and wireless connections and is available with a variety of keycap designs and color schemes.

Patterned Plywood Electric Guitar with LEDs

Patterned Plywood Electric Guitar with LEDs

We’ve seen a lot of cool custom guitar builds over the years, but we’re particularly enchanted by this one. Woodworker Ray Whitby created this beautiful and unique electric guitar from layers of wood and epoxy resin, cut into chevron shapes, assembled and shaped into the guitar’s face, and backlit with LED lighting.

Custom Hot Wheels Bentley 6×6

Custom Hot Wheels Bentley 6×6

What’s better than a Bentley Continental GT? How about a 6-wheel-drive Bentley lifted for off-road rallying and outfitted with fat tires and skid plates? While we’d love to see a real-world version of this, for now, we’ll have to settle for this sweet custom Hot Wheels car from the Jakarta Diecast Project.

Doodlestation Synthesizer

Doodlestation Synthesizer

Love Hultén is back with another awesome custom build. The Doodlestation is an analog synthesizer with a playful aesthetic. It combines Sequential, Moog, and Hologram modules, a theremin, and a tape-loop echo. Complementing its easter egg colored keys and patch cables is a visualizer with a dude barfing a rainbow.

Victory Sneaker Chair

Victory Sneaker Chair
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NYC design studio Ceeze is known for their unique customized sneakers. Their Victory Chair features a seat cushion made from cutout Nike sneaker panels, each applied to a Nappa leather backing. The chair features a baltic birch frame and materials from 32 Air Jordan 1 sneakers. Only 10 chairs will be made.

Mega Briefcase PC

Mega Briefcase PC

The first portable computers weren’t exactly compact or lightweight. DIY Perks’ briefcase PC follows in these footsteps, but the payoff for the heft is a high-end gaming PC with a wrap-around 144Hz triple display, a 16-core AMD Ryzen 5950X CPU, an NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU, 64GB of RAM, and a premium audio system with a subwoofer.

The Hydra

The Hydra

This insane three-headed instrument is the brainchild of musician Steve Vai and guitar-maker Ibanez. It combines a fretless 12-string neck, a half-fretless bass neck, a seven-string guitar neck, plus an electric harp at its base. This beautiful beast was designed by Moti Kashiuchi and crafted by Kazuya Kuroki of Ibanez Japan.

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MegaRexx MegaBronc

MegaRexx MegaBronc

MegaRexx specializes in upgrading for Ford Super Duty trucks. The custom-built MegaBronc started as a 2021 F-250, but now seats seven, and has a removable hardtop. Powered by a 6.7L V8 turbodiesel engine, it rides on enormous 40″ mud-terrain tires, and has a custom grille inspired by its namesake Ford Bronco.

Electric Piano Wire Instrument

Electric Piano Wire Instrument

Inventor and musician Nicolas Bras continues to expand his collection of unconventional musical instruments with a gizmo that looks like a guitar had a chunk taken out of it. Nic assembled a pair of bass guitar pickups and eight lengths of piano wire on a wooden block, resulting in a wonderfully weird and unique sound.

NPKC 60% Wooden Keyboard Case

NPKC 60% Wooden Keyboard Case
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This wooden case provides an elegant foundation for your custom keyboard project. It comes in walnut or bamboo wood and has a built-in wrist rest. Inside, you’ll find M2 screw mounting points to hold universal 60% keyboard PCBs, along with a USB cutout. Drop can set you up with the PCB and keyboard components too.

PXLCARS Custom Car Pixel Art + Keychains

PXLCARS Custom Car Pixel Art + Keychains
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Looking for a unique gift for a car enthusiast? PXLCARS makes one-off pixel art illustrations of vehicles and can turn them into custom acrylic keychains. They just need some good photos of the car, truck, or SUV you’d like illustrated. Keychain packages include a copy of the digital illustration.

EXO Giga Bike PC

EXO Giga Bike PC

Most people who want a portable gaming PC buy a high-end laptop. Russian builder Yolenzo created a gaming rig on a bicycle. The Exo Giga Bike packs an AORUS Z590I Ultra mobo, an Intel Core i5-11600K CPU, an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU, a 2TB SSD, and 32 GB of RAM. They’re gonna need a really long power cord and HDMI cable.

LEGO CUBE-ROBO Series

LEGO CUBE-ROBO Series

If there’s one kind of toy that we wish LEGO would make more of, it would be shape-shifters. Moko Brick Laboratory shows off an awesome custom LEGO series that looks like a Rubik’s cube, but transforms to form a mech. Among the designs are an Iron Man Hulkbuster, Aliens Power Loader, and Super Mecha Mario.

Gaming PC + PS5 Combo System

Gaming PC + PS5 Combo System

Modding Cafe has created the ultimate gaming system. The custom tower case combines a high-end gaming PC with a PlayStation 5 console. The PC packs a Core i9 11900K CPU and an ASUS ROG Strix 3080 GPU. Both systems are watercooled and the PS5’s Blu-ray drive allows game discs to be loaded from the side of the case.

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Boat or Car?

Boat or Car?

Driving your sports car into a lake is a very bad idea – unless it’s actually a boat that looks like a car. A group of three friends in Egypt came up with the idea of these custom-made powerboats which look just like convertible sports cars. Sadly, they’re not amphibious, so they only work on water, but they still look awesome.

Building a Wood + Carbon Fiber PS5 Case

Building a Wood + Carbon Fiber PS5 Case

The curvy, oversized tower design of Sony’s PlayStation 5 has definitely been divisive among gamers. After building himself an amazing brass case for a PS5, DIY Perks decided to build something a little more subdued, re-wrapping the powerful gaming system inside of a handsome walnut wood and carbon fiber enclosure.

Map on Glass Lamps

Map on Glass Lamps
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These unique accent lamps can be personalized with a map of a city of your choice. Faytown Designs makes each one by etching the design onto its glass shade. The tabletop lamps measure 19″ tall and come with a T45 Edison light bulb to accentuate the details. They also can do logos and other custom images.

How to Mod an Xbox Series X

How to Mod an Xbox Series X

The stark, monolithic design of the Xbox Series X is just crying out for customization. In this video from Miffed, he shows how to disassemble the console and repaint the case. He also installed RGB LED lighting behind the grid of vent holes, which we really thought should have been standard from the factory.

Win These One-of-Kind Royal Albartross Golf Shoes

Win These One-of-Kind Royal Albartross Golf Shoes

To celebrate the 2020 Masters, golf’s final championship this year, Royal Albartross is giving away a one-of-a-kind pair of Saxon White spikeless shoes. Hand-painted by Caitlin Fielder, they illustrate the Augusta Nat’l Golf Club. Contest ends 11:59 p.m. EST Nov. 15, hours after the crowning of a new golf champ.

Custom Baseball Bat Mugs

Custom Baseball Bat Mugs
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Swing for the fences every time you take a sip from these unique baseball bat mugs from Young Bat Co. Each one is handmade from the barrel of a real bat and can be custom laser-engraved or painted with text or images. They come in tall (12oz) and junior (6oz) versions. They make a great groomsmen’s gift.

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