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ASUS Takes On Raspberry Pi With Its Own Credit Card-sized Tinker Board

We featured quite a handful of Raspberry Pi-powered projects here and until now, it seems like the words “Raspberry Pi-powered” are going to be on the lips of many makers and hobbyists. Well, not quite, if ASUS can help it. ASUS has officially enter into the maker space, a lively community where tinkerers, hobbyists need the piece of electronics to get their projects going. Officially known as Tinker Board, this credit card-sized Raspberry Pi challenger features an ARM SoC boasting a quadcore 1.8 GHz processor with heatsink, a Mali T764 GPU that supports HD and UHD playback, 2GB Dual Channel LPDDR3 RAM, and a SD 3.0 microSD slot for OS/storage. Continue reading ASUS Takes On Raspberry Pi With Its Own Credit Card-sized Tinker Board

Now, Here’s A Home Movie Theater That Most People Can Afford To Own

When we talked about home movie theater, movie theaters like the custom Dark Knight home theater and the one that’s Pirates of the Caribbean-themed, costing millions of dollars, comes to mind. Well, the good news is, it is not necessary the case as proven by one Donovan AKA The Beardless Man. It is just a matter of thinking out-of-the-box, really. As far as Donovan is concerned, the idea of movie theater is a tablet and the only question remains is, how to create a movie-themed ‘theater’ that the kids can watch their favorite movies whilst lying down, handsfree. Continue reading Now, Here’s A Home Movie Theater That Most People Can Afford To Own

For Some Reason, A Dude Made His Own iPhone In China Feels Like A Hero To Us

A computer programmer with zero experience electronics has built himself a working iPhone 6s and for some reason, it feels like a heroic act to us. I mean, no freaking shit. He actually built a complete, like-new device from scratch! And yeah, the touch ID is working alright. The dude, whom we believe to be a person called Scotty Allen AKA Strange Parts, was a former software engineer who decided to take on the challenge of building a 16GB iPhone 6s from scratch and as part of his adventure, he hit up China’s famed Huaqiangbei, AKA ‘Silicon Valley of Hardware’, in Shenzhen, spending two months locating the parts and putting the device together. Continue reading For Some Reason, A Dude Made His Own iPhone In China Feels Like A Hero To Us

This Fully Functional Gray Fox Helmet Is Metal Solid Gear Fans’ Wet Dream

This is Diego Valdes. He is an aerospace engineer by day and an avid cosplay DIY-er by night, and what makes Diego stands from the sea of cosplayers is his Animatronic Gray Fox Helmet. Yes. That Gray Fox. The fictional character, a former agent of U.S. Special Forces-turned-mercenary, from the popular video game franchise Metal Gear Solid. Obviously, Diego’s creation wouldn’t be as impressive if it was merely a helmet. What makes it so dope is, it is a full functional animatronic helmet. Impressed by the attention to details on the original Gray Fox’e helmet, Diego took up the challenge to tweak the helmet so that it will be technically feasible to animate it. Continue reading This Fully Functional Gray Fox Helmet Is Metal Solid Gear Fans’ Wet Dream

Mad Inventor Colin Furze Has A Book That Teaches Kids To Make Things

As it turns out, mad garage inventor and famed YouTuber, Brit Colin Furze is equally at home with wrenches and blow torch as with writing a book. Wait, what?! Book? Yes. You heard that right. The man who pretty much owns the garage has written a book and as one may have guessed, it is all about making stuff at your own backyard. But you won’t be doing extreme builds like he did; instead this 192-page hardcover book, aptly entitled Colin Fuze: This Book Isn’t Safe! (Puffin, ISBN-13 978-0141386959), aims to inspire young folks to be creative and make things. Continue reading Mad Inventor Colin Furze Has A Book That Teaches Kids To Make Things

it’s Official. Colin Furze Has Just Build The World’s Fastest Bumper Car

The things that madcap British garage inventor, Colin Furze, built certainly are ridiculous enough to quality them a place on the Guinness World Records and he certainly got recognized for some of the works, including the largest bonfire (2006), the longest motorcycle (2008), the fastest speed on a mobility scooter (2010), the fastest pram (2012), and now, he can add world’s fastest bumper car to his growing accolades. The BBC Worldwide sponsored bumper car, AKA dodgem, has made the run with Top Gear’s The Stig behind the wheel (or should we say, handlebar?) and in the process, setting the record of the world’s fastest bumper car. Continue reading it’s Official. Colin Furze Has Just Build The World’s Fastest Bumper Car

Watch Colin Furze Turn A Bumper Car Into A 600cc 100BHP Monster

British mad garage inventor, Colin Furze, strikes again and this time, he was asked by BBC to build The Stig, the anonymous race car driver from BBC television series Top Gear, a new ride. According to BBC The Stig loves it when the slow is made to go fast which is pretty much the Colin’s speciality. In response to this request, Furze set out to procure a 1960s dodgem AKA bumper car and proceed to turn it into anything but an electricity-driven flat ride. The reborn bumper car is given a set of go-kart wheels and at its heart, it has a 100BHP 600cc 4-cylinder motor pulled from a Honda sports bike. Already, you know it is going to be an insane ride, don’t you? Continue reading Watch Colin Furze Turn A Bumper Car Into A 600cc 100BHP Monster

This Is How You Can Turn A White Front Red iPhone To One With A Black Front

The first ever iPhone to get the (PRODUCT)RED treatment, the Apple (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have just officially become available last Friday, but the community already can’t wait to put it under the knife to get what some want: a black front. Yes. The white front is not getting a lot of love cos’, apparently, most people are evil because they like it in black instead of the white the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 (and 7 Plus) comes equipped with. Nah. Just kidding. Anyways, I am not going to lie. I am also leaning towards black cos’ I think it looks better with the crimson red of the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone. That said if you are so incline of having the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 with black front, well, not all hopes are lost. Continue reading This Is How You Can Turn A White Front Red iPhone To One With A Black Front

A Zelda-worthy Home Is One That’s Zelda Ocarina Controlled

No. This isn’t a Zelda edition of the Amazon Echo. Though it will be cool if it was. This is the heart to the Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation by Allen Pan AKA Sufficiently Advanced, and yes, Pan is the same man behind the ‘real’ working Mjolnir hammer and the real-life light saber. As you can see, Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation is not a weapon, though I am sure you can hook it up to unleash your own private army (don’t ask me how, though), or you could just use it to help you achieve more peaceful and mundane tasks like turning on the humidifier, lamps and whatnot, simply by playing the appropriate Legend of Zelda tune. Continue reading A Zelda-worthy Home Is One That’s Zelda Ocarina Controlled

Custom Star Wars AT-AT Mailbox Deserves The Title Of Best Mailbox Ever

Not everyone can be like Colin Furze who has the technical skill and financial backing to build an 18-foot tall ‘playable’ AT-AT in their backyard, but I am sure most of us are well capable of cobbling up a smaller scale version suitable for your mails and the occasional squirrel/chipmunk raids. Just to clarify, by mails, we are referring to the good’ol snail mails which still refused to die in this digital age. I know. This Custom Star Wars Imperial AT-AT Mailbox is, aesthetically, not perfect, but you know what? That’s actually the beauty of this mailbox. Continue reading Custom Star Wars AT-AT Mailbox Deserves The Title Of Best Mailbox Ever