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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

Alexa-enabled Robotic Skull Totally Reminds Us Of Crypt Keeper. Nice…

On today’s edition of “weirdest thing on Internet” is this talking skull, specifically a skull that response – complete with creepy animation – to your question. Yep, Project Yorick, as it is called, is exactly what you think it is: A robotic skull serving as Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa’s mouthpiece. Created by self-described aspiring roboticist, YouTuber ViennaMike, this fit-for-Halloween talking skull is inspired by the we-still-think-is-creepy-as-hell Alexa Billy Bass we saw last year. Sure, objectively, a fish by itself may not sound as creepy as a skull, but it is still a freaking fish that talks! Man, that was like straight out of Alice in Wonderland or something. Continue reading Alexa-enabled Robotic Skull Totally Reminds Us Of Crypt Keeper. Nice…

RC Hexapod With Thomas The Train That Spews Flames Is Creepy As Hell

Since RC Hexapod surfaced, there have been quite a number of mods on this multi-ped toy, but nothing speak creepiness like this one that came from tinkerer Peter Sripol. The man, who is known for some pretty crazy RC mods including the firefighting drone, put the disc-spitting Banggood RC Hexapod under the knife and swopping out toy-grade stuff for hobby-grade components like brushless motor and control system. The result was a higher performance Bangood RC Hexapod, but that itself is not creepy – not even close. Not content with the first mod, Peter again put the upgraded RC Hexapod under the knife; this time, he spliced the stock Hexapod’s body with a Thomas the Train toy and outfitting it with a real working homemade flamethrower (!). Continue reading RC Hexapod With Thomas The Train That Spews Flames Is Creepy As Hell

Win 98-powered DIY Smartwatch Made Windows 98 Great Again, Well, Kind Of…

Between the beginning of Windows to now, Windows 98 is perhaps the OS we reminisce most. It was not the greatest OS, but by comparison, it was the easiest to use. I dare say that Windows 98 offers me some fond memories and apparently, the same applies to one Michael Darby, AKA 314Reactor, who decided to bring back the beloved OS and into a big-ass, DIY smartwatch. The result may not appeal to all gadget lovers cos’ for one, it is a Windows 98 that is not natively designed for touch functionality and second, the operation is sluggish and as the man described it himself, “pretty much unusable,” but for someone like me who are all up for steampunk-ish, industrial gadgets, Darby’s work of art sure is apple to my eyes. Continue reading Win 98-powered DIY Smartwatch Made Windows 98 Great Again, Well, Kind Of…

This Is How You Create Fake Muscle For Cosplay Easily, No Gym Required

Some people are so serious about cosplay that they willingly hit the gym to buff up in order to look like a specific character, but what if you are too lazy, or don’t have the time to do so (because you are busy sewing up the costume)? Well, to that, Japanese cosplayer and Twitter user @YakiYakou will show you how to magically ‘grow’ some muscle (pretty much ‘on the fly’) with a little help from some self-adhesive invisible bra. Yep. Bra. That’s Nubra we are talking about. For the uninitiated (damn, you must be a true geek!), Nubra is invisible bra made of silicone ladies wear when they want to the strapless look when fashion pieces that expose shoulders and/or the back. Continue reading This Is How You Create Fake Muscle For Cosplay Easily, No Gym Required

Edible Mixed Tape Is Probably The Best And Coolest Valentine’s Day Gift Ever

Valentine’s Day is viewed by some as a business conspiracy to reap more money from consumers. You don’t need to look far to believe that this conspiracy theory may hold some truth. Just look at the bouquets’ price hikes. They are beyond horrendous. Perhaps, it (the price hike) is a way to make up for the “losses” through the many sales event through the year. I don’t know. Anyways, if you refused to partake in this reap-off fest, then why not make something for your love one? You know, like making a mixtape for him or her? But being the future, this mixtape is just a symbolic object that doesn’t actually record music or playback tunes. Continue reading Edible Mixed Tape Is Probably The Best And Coolest Valentine’s Day Gift Ever

Man Creates Working 3D Printed RC Motorcycle With Moving Rider

DIY stuff doesn’t necessary make things cheaper, but the process offers gratification that money can’t buy. Gratification like the ability to build your own radio controlled version of the 2016 Draxter Concept Drag Bike and maybe, even a 2016 Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP. We already piqued your interest, didn’t we? No? Well, then perhaps the fact that the aforementioned scaled, RC versions each has a rider that moves will. A RC motorcycle is, of course, nothing new, and I am sure a 3D printed one isn’t either, but one that features an articulated rider with arms, head and torso that moves like a real person riding like Brett Turnage’s creations? And DIY? Now, that’s something worthy of any motorcycle enthusiast, tinkerer, or RC aficionado’s attention. Continue reading Man Creates Working 3D Printed RC Motorcycle With Moving Rider

Custom Bike With Real Car Tires Is What Dark Knight’s Bicycle Would Look Like

Bicycles with big, fat tires are all the rage now and to be honest, I will never understand how the extra fat will help in the ride experience both on and off-road. I mean, logically speaking, the wider the contact surface, the harder you will have to pedal, ain’t it? However, notwithstanding my own skepticism, I do somehow find bikes with fat tires oddly attractive. So, just imagine my excitement when I saw this custom bicycle that rolls on actual car tires. Created by Instructables member Mr-Mash, Car Wheel Bicycle, as it is called, was a result of trying to pick up the art of welding. Continue reading Custom Bike With Real Car Tires Is What Dark Knight’s Bicycle Would Look Like

RediTape – The Goodness Of Regular Duct Tape Without The Bulk

You know what they say? There’s nothing a duct tape can’t fix or do, and that saying is not an urban legend; this trusty adhesive tape has been proven itself time and time again which makes one wish you could bring it wherever you go. Alas, you can’t, well, at least it is not quite possible if you aren’t wearing a cargo pants with huge-ass pockets. But that’s until RediTape Pocket-sized Duct Tape comes along. While RediTape may be of a pocketable size, it is no less wider in width as a regular roll of duct tape. In other words, RediTape sports the same 2-inch width as with any roll variety, but instead of the cumbersome roll form, it comes in a convenient-to-stowaway, flatten form so all 5 yards of this legendary, do-it-all tape can easily slips into your pocket – any pocket. Continue reading RediTape – The Goodness Of Regular Duct Tape Without The Bulk