blog archive for the 'DIY' tag

Ok Go, again

Ok Go is a band that just keeps hitting video homeruns. Everything they do is stunningly original, patiently created, and wildly internet-viral-friendly. They are simply the definition of the future of music. That, by the way, has nothing to do with whether or not you like their music. Frankly, I can take or leave a [...]


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incredible machines

These hand-built, Japanese, Rube Goldberg-esque machines accomplish nothing in the most extraordinary ways. Reminds me of the incredible Honda Cog ad we talked about three years ago. This video is a must watch.


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iPod Video info

OK, so the new iPod is incredible. I don’t know exactly why they dropped firewire support entirely, but the USB 2 seems to be working fine. One important thing to note that I have not read anywhere else: the new iPod is power rated from 5 – 30 volts. The old iPod from 8 – [...]


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frog design mind

Clay Wiedemann, “senior analyst” at frog design, NY has a new regular feature on Gizmodo called, “frog Design Mind.” This week he discussed the secondary market of good design, the use and re-use of a product, beyond its intended purpose – like the Altoids tin. He’s right, the DIY culture is a new big deal. [...]


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mologogo

Time for another good idea. Mologogo. A good friend of mine put a little application that combines GPS or faux-GPS coordinate data sent from any location sensitive cellphone to a Google Map. That means if you have basically any Nextel phone with Java and GPS built in, you can download a little pice of software [...]


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knife block copy

Some of you might remember a few weeks back when I posted about this genius knife block design by Martin Robitsch. The Schaschlik knife block costs $110, and my knives are just not worth it. But for a simple little DIY test of skills, it seemed like a great project. So, as promised, I built [...]


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potato gun

I remember that my mechanical engineering friend and roommate in college built a fantastic potato gun. (Carl – if you read this, email me. Haven’t heard from you in a long time…) It was made of simple hardware store parts – pvc, some pvc glue, and a barbeque ignitor. See the best site here. A [...]


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