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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.


The Beginner's Guide To The Raspberry Pi

You’ve probably seen mention of the Raspberry Pi in your travels across the internet, but what exactly is this compact piece of circuitry? What can you do with it and why would you want to? If you’re new to the life of Pi then we’re here to explain everything you need to know and then some.


Bose's New Speaker Only Costs $US150 But You Have To Build It Yourself

Every company wants kids to build stuff — not in an illegal child labour kind of way but in a fun, educational kind of way. Ball robots are teaching kids code and Google’s new modular blocks work towards a similar goal. But Bose’s BOSEbuild speaker is more interested in teaching the ins and outs of sound and speaker design. It also looks cool as hell.


Watch This Wacky Automated Breakfast Machine Make Eggs, Toast And Tea

Video: The most important meal of the day is also the most annoying to make because you’re groggy, in a rush and haven’t had your cup of coffee yet. Genius men Peter Browne and Mervyn Huggett solved that eternal problem of making breakfast by building a machine to, well, make breakfast for them. Yep, like in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the machine spits out soft-boiled eggs, perfect toast, tea and coffee, and even brings out the morning newspaper.


Man Finishes Building His Own $73,200 CPU, Weighs Half A Tonne

The weekend is a great time to tackle that project you’ve been putting off for a while. Say, building a shelf, painting the bedroom or constructing your own CPU. Allotting time for these… wait, did I just write CPU? Yes, yes I did. And a fellow by the name of James Newman has shown it’s very possible… though it might take longer than a single Sunday.


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