Think of the Bulbdial Clock as a modern sundial: three rings of 12 multicolored LEDs project light onto a central rod, which in turn casts shadows–i.e., minute, hour and second hands.
James Hasskin has taken the Korg Kaossilator, a touchpad synth, and packed it into the shell of a Guitar Hero guitar; the result is a techno-tastic axe mashup with 100 sound effects.
Because using machinery for its intended purpose is so passe: Jed of HackLab takes a laser cutter’s motors and belts out a stirring rendition of the Super Mario Bros. theme song.
Post-nuke America meets Apple with this iPod Touch-powered Pip-Boy 3000; it uses the shell of the wristwatch replica that came with Amazon’s Survival Edition of Fallout 3.
Free up some room in your wallet and rain papery death on coworkers with the Cardapult: this DIY project is made using only business cards/card stock, rubber bands and glue.
Kristofer Hammar’s DIY SNES Cartridge USB Hub is fast and easy; three out of four ports are available, with the last is permanently attached to a flash drive dongle for storage.
The Wii’s artistic offerings have thus far been limited, but Wii Spray promises to shake things up a bit; it allows you to do virtual graffiti using a spray can with a Wii Remote inside.
Whatever your bike–road, mountain or BMX–Spoke POV lets you customize your wheel using 30 LEDs; you’ll get a kit with software for using your own bitmap images.
If babies and U.S. presidents twitter, why not houseplants? Botanicalls is a DIY Arduino-powered kit with a moisture sensor that tweets via Wi-Fi everytime you forget to water.
Ideal for defending against space invaders (or annoying coworkers), this Airsoft Gun rig by Jay is controlled with a WiiMote using Python code and an ioBridge 204 module.
Celebrate your 30th birthday in style: Instructables reader Derek and his girlfriend has created two Daft Punk-styled suits and helmets with EL wire and Arduino-powered LEDs.
Vomitsaw’s 8-bit Nintoaster has been one-upped with twice the bits: made with an actual toaster, the Super Nintoaster plays SNES games and features dimmable orange LEDs.
Shaped into a scorpion from old motherboards, Frenkie’s Sting Case Mod not only glows and packs a laser in the tail but is a working PC: it’s got a 533MHz CPU on a VIA EPIA mobo.
If you’ve ever wanted to see how professional screenprinters do it, the video above follows Jon Sherman of Flavor Paper around his hand-screened wallpaper plant in New Orleans.
Anybody up for a game of Speed Jenga? This home-made wooden pistol uses a rubber band to snap a bolt into a tower, fast enough to eject bricks without toppling (usually).
You’ll either be the envy of construction crews or teased mercilessly, but we’re still amazed by the level detail in this hand-tooled aluminum hard hat; check out that dozer!
This LEGO Ogre Tank by brdavis5 is cool enough with “Hailstorm”, a multiple Zamor sphere firing system; even cooler: its NXT can autonomously seek out and destroy targets.
Lifelong inventor Dan (aka Tinkerbots) of San Diego has a sweet collection of ray guns that are pure heaven for steampunk and retro sci-fi fans; he assembles them from found objects.
Just when we thought we’d burned out on Little Big Planet: this Contra remake is a must-see for old-school NES fans, and includes 8 stages by 7 authors on the LittleBig Contra team.
Jared Bouck takes paintball seriously, and with his dual-barreled turret who are we to argue? It can be controlled wirelessly from half a mile while blasting out 34 balls per second.
Make Magazine’s John Park not only talks about consumer ‘bots like the Roomba but shows us how to build our own, including a solar junkbot and a more complex beetlebot.
Not bad for a 14 year-old: this DS Lite is solar-powered thanks to four cells, two diodes and a chip to prevent overcharging; it trickles power to the battery so you’ll never wall charge again.
Go where no Trekkie has gone before and create your own Star Trek cartoon, thanks to a partnership between CBS and GoAnimate.com; create your own adventures with Kirk & the crew here.
We woulda killed to have one of these Edge Robotic Arms as a kid; when assembled this solder-less DIY kit results in a five-axis arm with an LED-lit gripper that can lift up to 100g.
Texan Mark Winkler builds a full-scale trebuchet, calls it “Mongo,” uses it to hurl sixteen pound balls of fire at the Maker Faire, and one of his friends still has the nerve to ask, “Why?”
Short of creating interdimensional rifts, this replica SDHPD/Portal gun is about as real as it gets with blue, orange and red LED lighting, a subtly weathered case and blood splatters.
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