ThinkGeek: DIY RFID Set

March 1, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

RFID no doubt is a very inexpensive and useful technology for corporations and governments, but sadly also very scary for the informed citizen, offering endless possibilities to black hat hackers with malicious intents. ThinkGeek is now offering this RFID DIY kit, so you can check out what you can get from those RFID tags you […]

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Guitar built with replica wooden NES parts

February 28, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

Now this is one weird but funky guitar, DIY built in Japan and modelled on the Nintendo Family Computer (FamCom, know to the Western world as Nintendo Entertainment System/NES). The guitar doesn’t actually use any original NES parts, but instead the enthusiast used Japanese timber to make replica parts and controllers, even using wood for […]

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DIY #4: USB AA NiMH/NiCd charger

February 1, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

In one of our previous DIY projects I already mentioned how much I dislike cables, because of the amount us gadget lovers carry around with us. One of the worst, even if cable-less, things must be my AA charger: it is bulky (they tried to make it look nice and gave it a rounded design) […]

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DIY #3: How to build your own laptop

January 26, 2007 by poeloq | 3 Comments

Laptops are quite diverse nowadays, you can have them small or large; black, grey, white or any other color really; rounded or edgy and so on. But really: in the end, even if you have on of those weird Swarovski models, they do all look quite the same. So how about building one yourself. Until […]

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Netgear Wireless HD

January 18, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

I mentioned this morning in our DIY feature how many cables I have lying around and my distaste of this fact. I remember trying to setup a Linux media center PC a few years back to centrally archive my music, films and other media in one central place. I did not actually get round to […]

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Daily DIY Gadget #2: Chargerbox

January 18, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

It is near to impossible to ever see my desk tidy, which is mainly due to the amount of cables that are clogging it: power cord for the notebook, LAN cable, iPod USB cable, digital camera USB cable, audio cables (about 5), 3 telephone cables, webcam cable, headset cable, … and chargers. I have a […]

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Daily DIY Gadget: MIDIbox

January 17, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

Todays featured project is the MIDIbox SID by Thorsten Klose of Germany. The MIDIbox SID is a DIY synthesizer using the Commodor 64 sound chips called SID. The C64 may already be more than 20 years old, but the sound chips brought back to live in this DIY synthesizer can still generate fantastic and amazing […]

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