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Deals: A DIY Tech Resource For Your Inner Mad Scientist

Your childhood dreams of becoming a mad scientist are about to become a reality. With the DIY Hardware & Internet of Things eBook Bundle, you’ll get access to eight premium e-book resources to help you do just that.


Guy Builds A Water-Cooled 72,000-Lumen Torch And Boy Is It Bright

Video: Unimpressed with the torches sold at your local outdoors store? Need to be able to spot bears at night from 8km away on your next camping trip? Just do what YouTube hacker Samm Sheperd did and build your own using eight 100-watt LED chips that produce somewhere around 72,000 lumens.


Watch Someone Hand-Carve A Very, Very, Very Small, Working Super Nintendo

Sure, YouTuber Hugo Doris could have 3D-printed some slick shell for his super-mini Super Nintendo, but when you’re making a one of a kind object, why not craft it by hand?


Guy Builds Gorgeous Sequencer Just To Test Video Game Arcade Buttons

When Mike Sannikov was designing an arcade game controller and needed to test which brand of buttons would work best, he didn’t just read some online reviews — he bought a small sampling of buttons and used them to build this gorgeous music sequencer as a test bed.


Someone Made A Miniature Of The Original Iron Throne And Ouch My Butt

The Iron Throne is one of the most iconic images in Game of Thrones, and yet it’s always been a bit, well, lacklustre. Now, someone’s taken it upon themselves to make a throne worthy of the Ruler of Westeros — or, at least, their LEGOs.


This LittleBits Kit Lets Kids Boobytrap Their Room

No one’s more invested in protecting their privacy than kids and teens who don’t want siblings or parents snooping around their bedrooms. So littleBits new “Rule Your Room Kit” includes eight different touch-activated gadgets that kids can build themselves, without requiring an electrical engineering degree, to help secure their rooms.


Building Your Own Air Hockey Table Is Surprisingly Easy

Video: Air hockey is Canada’s greatest pastime. OK — that’s not exactly true, but who the hell doesn’t love a game of air hockey?


3D-Printed Gatling Gun Fires 48 Rubber Bands in Mere Seconds

Matthew Davis’ Arcus is officially the most impressive thing we’ve ever seen come out of a 3D printer. Sure, cheap prosthetics and replacement body parts are important uses of the technology, but this spinning rubber band blaster is what finally makes us want to put a 3D printer on our desks.


How To Make A DIY Dyson Bladeless Fan With A Water Jug And A Plant Vase

Video: Dyson’s Bladeless Fans are wonderfully awesome but also ridiculously expensive. Am I really going to spend 450 bucks on a fan? Nah. Thankfully Rulof the master maker of things breaks down how to build the bladeless fan with a water jug, a few vases and a microwave fan.


Please, Don't Try Brain Stimulation At Home

In today’s edition of Things That Shouldn’t Need Explaining, scientists have issued a warning against self-administered brain stimulation by do-it-yourself users online.


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