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LEGO Cello

LEGO Cello

Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO cello not only is roughly the size of a real cello, but can be played, too–just don’t’ expect it to sound like one; watch the time lapse, brick-by-brick video above.

DIY: Racing Console

DIY: Racing Console

Our friends at 0-60mag.com show you how to build your own Need For Speed: Shift-themed racing console for only $500 (not including electronics); get the 60-page PDF here.

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Tweeting Kegerator

Tweeting Kegerator

We’ve seen Twitter for power usage and watering plants, but the Tweeting Kegerator is easily the most useful: it monitors beer temp, handle pulls and brew levels; follow it on Twitter.

DIY: Chumby Guts

DIY: Chumby Guts

Loved for being open-source and hacker-friendly, Chumby is now available in kit-form; Chumby Guts is cheaper and comes unassembled, but is limited to 3 per order due to popularity.

Robot: Deep Green

Robot: Deep Green

IBM’s Deep Blue may be a chess champ, but Queens University’s Deep Green is a hustler-in-training; the team is also working on human-friendly augmented reality pool.

Camper Bike

Camper Bike

Kevin Cyr’s Camper Bike is a functional three-wheeled, pedal-powered RV that made the rounds in China in 2008; he’s currently at work on his next project, the urban-inspired Camper Kart.

Project Icarus

Project Icarus

We’re still waiting for our own flight to space, but MIT students recently sent a camera 17.5 miles into near-space using a prepaid GPS cellphone, hand warmers and a styrofoam beer cooler.

Computer Repair Flowchart

Computer Repair Flowchart

Behind every great business is a great flowchart: this Computer Repair Flowchart may have been made in 2003, but is still a goldmine of information on common hardware issues.

LEGO Sudoku Robot

LEGO Sudoku Robot

Solving Sudoku is trivial for this LEGO robot by Hans Andersson; the hardest part is image recognition, accomplished with a light sensor and several algorithms. Thanks, Nurgak!

Chain Mail Chess Set

Chain Mail Chess Set

We can almost picture a medieval battlefield with this fantastic Chain Mail Chess Set; it’s made by artisan David Austin and consists of precisely 42,256 rings.

DIY: Dry Ice Cannon

DIY: Dry Ice Cannon

Learn how to build your own Dry Ice Cannon above, which can send objects up to 80 m with 22 bar of pressure by mixing dry ice and water; red beret not necessary for max range.

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.

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.

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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