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Everything You Need To Build A Triple-Bladed Lightsaber

It’s easy to figure out exactly when Star Wars fans first started building their own replica lightsabers — it was almost certainly the same day the original film premiered back in 1977. And if the triple-bladed lightsaber seen in the teaser for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens has inspired your DIY side, this infographic will walk you through building a simple replica that actually lights up.


Windows 10 Will Be The Software Brains Behind DIY Arduino Projects

Both Start Menu-lovin’ Microsoft maniacs and amateur engineers should froth over this news: Arduino and Microsoft are teaming up to make Windows 10 the first Arduino-certified operating system.


IKEA Just Made It Easy To Add Wireless Charging To Your Furniture

Slowly but surely, IKEA’s getting into the electronics business. The Swedish furniture giant will start selling wirelessly charging furniture in coming weeks. Don’t want new furniture? No sweat. IKEA makes it incredibly easy to install its new inductive charging device in any piece of furniture.


This Hacked App Lets You Play Bloodborne In Any Room Of The House

Gosh, wouldn’t it be nice to play a little Bloodborne tonight? Shame my wife will be using the TV. If only I had a way to stream the game from my PlayStation 4 to another device. How about a hacked version of the PS4 Remote Play app that works on Android phones and tablets — and my Nvidia Shield? Yes. Yes. That will do nicely.


Soda Actually Makes For An Excellent Cleaning Agent

Need to scrape gum off a footpath or get bird crap off your car or even clean your toilet? Just pour soda on it or around it or in it and let the delicious bubbly sugar liquid diabetes do its thing. Soda can be a magic cleaning material, which is awesome to know in a pinch but also completely disgusting since we willingly put it in our body.


Robotic Player Guitar Shreds On Its Own

It started nearly thirty years ago, when Ben Reardon encountered a robot playing a classical guitar at the 1988 World Expo in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia. He was only a teenager at the time, but he knew right then what he had to do.


I Built My First Computer In Four Hours, Watch It In Three Minutes

Last week, I helped Chris Davidson of Game Chops build a new PC. Neither of us had built a computer before, so we streamed the process on Twitch TV to elicit the collective wisdom of the internet. Because, who needs manuals? (In retrospect, instructions might have helped speed things along a bit.)


A Customisable Computer Built Entirely From LEGO

Legos have been experiencing something of a renaissance lately. With adults now using their childhood building bricks in more creative ways than ever, it was only a matter of time before somebody decided to bring a portable, customisable, LEGO-based desktop computer into the world.


Meet The Crazy Climber Who Made His Own Carbon Fibre Ice Axes

If you want to climb ice, you’re going to need a pair of ice axes. The state-of-the-art is this carbon pair from Black Diamond, which will run you a cool $US340 per axe. Or, you could just make your own, like this guy did, saving himself over 500 grams in the process.


Turning Styrofoam Into Aluminium Is Surprisingly Easy

If you’re looking for a fun, high-risk weekend project, look no further: Grant Thompson, the self-styled “King of Random”, has decided to shared his method for transforming styrofoam into metal. (Spoiler: don’t try this one around your kids.)


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