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DIYer builds palm-sized SNES with Raspberry Pi Zero

SNES console with Raspberry Pi Zero

Nintendo revealed NES all-in-one console at the San Diego Comic Con and the mini-console is scheduled to launch with built-in library of 30 games for Christmas. Before Nintendo rolls out an original console, YouTube user lyberty5 (Hugo Dorison) has handmade a palm-sized SNES that you’d want to have. The Dorison’s Super Nintendo Entertainment System comprises a well painted clay exterior and is fitted in with a Raspberry Pi Zero and couple of USB hubs. The 16-bit DIY console comes pre-installed with games like Kirby Super Star, Doom and Yoshi’s Island. Read More…

DIY: The coolest wireless LED keyboard you can make at home

DIY LED Keyboard

Hackaday.io user [AnonymouSmst] has created this uber cool keyboard which is not only good looking, but also smart in many ways. This wireless keyboard is a whole console in its own rights with 62 Cherry MX mechanical switches, 68 RGB LED backlights, 2 joysticks, 128×32 pixel OLED display and RFID/NFC chips for the communication bit. The brain of this smart keyboard is ATMEGA2560 chip which keeps all the electronic components in sync for seamless experience.
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Students build solar-powered car in fuel and electricity stricken Gaza

Gaza-Strip-Solar-Powered-Car

Inspired by acute electricity shortage and fuel deficiency in Gaza Strip in Palestine, two students from the Islamic Al Azhar University have developed a solar-powered car that does 18mph. Engineering students Al Miqaty and Khalid Al Bardawil worked closely with the University’s Mechatronics Engineering Department and created a single-seat vehicle for their graduation project. With solar panel embedded to the roof, this car is considered as an innovative step for people in Palestine. Read More…

Batmobile built 16 years ago stuns crowd in Moscow [Video]

Leif Garvin Batmobile

Swedish creator Leif Garvin made a Batmobile some 16 years ago and recently, after managing all the custom formalities, he was able to display it to a much enthusiastic crowd in Moscow, Russia. The Batmobile is made by converting a 1973 Lincoln Continental and it took Garvin three and a half years to build it over an estimated $1 million. The custom made vehicle is an exact replica of the Batmobile in “Batman Returns.” Read More…

9-year-old boy 3D prints prosthetic hand with functional fingers

Calramon Mabalot 3D printed prosthetic hand for teacher

When most 9-year-olds you and I know are busy playing with their hot wheels and iPads; San Diego, California-based 9-year-old Calramon Mabalot has 3D printed a prosthetic hand complete with articulated fingers for a local teacher he met while learning about 3D printing. Together with his brother and father Carlos, Calramon was able to build the hand for Nick, a high school teacher, who needed a usable 3D printed prosthetic. Read More…

Man builds 1,200 kg functional bicycle, aims for the world record for heaviest bike

Frank Dose world's heaviest bicycle What do you do when you visit a scrap yard; you probably pick the handiest of things to build a usable product. For Frank Dose from Rade, German, big is the new small. Using mammoth wheels from an industrial fertilizer spreader and with apple amount of scrap steel, sourced from all possible places including scrap yards, Dose has built a 2,072 pounds (940 kg) bicycle that he wants to ride into the record books as the world’s heaviest functional bike. Read More…

Hyper-realistic Batman suit with 23 functional gadgets enters Guinness World Records

If you’re into all things Batman, you’re going to love this Batman suit created by special effects artist Julian Checkley. Styled after the ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ game, the hyper-realistic cosplay has earned Checkley a name in the Guinness World Records. To enter the record books, Checkley has embedded the suit with some 23 functional gadgets, each one making him more of a Batman when suited-up. Read More…

Man builds wooden airplane at home to fly quicker to work

Frantisek Hadrava homemade wooden airplane

Almost all of us waste a lot of time in traffic while driving to work. While most of us think of having ways to fly to office, one man named Frantisek Hadrava of the Czech Republic has actually built a plane that he flies to work and back home. The 45-year-old Hadrava was tired of wasting 14 minutes driving to work, he decided he wanted a plane to cut that travel time at least in half. Hadrava spent two years designing and building an ultralight wooden aircraft ‘Vampira’ that flies him to his work place, Drevostroj, a small factory in Ckyne in just 7 minutes. Read More…

Geeky Infinity Skirt inspired from traditional Chinese armor

Infinity Skirt

Most of the time it’s the geeky men who come out with DIY projects involving Arduinos, 3D printing and electronic tinkering. Don’t count out the girls though, as Imgur user [SexyCyborg] has created her own tech savvy skirt for the Maker Faire. She calls it the infinity skirt, since it displays infinite mirror effect thanks to the Array of LEDs embedded on each individual tile. The design is inspired by traditional Chinese armor and you do actually need to wear a layer of clothing as the skirt won’t help hide much.
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A year-old baby rides unfettered on a homemade wheelchair

Eva Moore get homemade wheelchair

The Moore’s family in Edmonton, Canada, is one strong family, and their newest member, the little one-year-old Eva Moore a very special kid. The miracle baby survives with permanent spinal cord damage, which has left her unable to walk. Despite the odds, Eva is inspiring everyone around by adapting to the tiny wheelchair her parents have put together, so that Eva can move about independently and do most of the things other kids of her age can do. Read More…

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