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Chinese man invents hands-free automatic hair washing machine

DIY hands-free automatic hair washing machine by  Chen Gongke

For some it takes quite a considerable time to wash, dry and style their hair; yes I know some of my friends who take ages to go through that regime. For them it is a luxury, but for those who cannot do it themselves due to some medical condition, the dependence on others is pretty evident. Chen Gongke, a 38-year-old Chinese inventor who saw his paralyzed grandmother unable to wash her hair or do other basic chores of life, came up with a unique idea to get over this problem. A hands-free washing machine that would wash and dry the hair automatically in just five minutes.
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Cold Boy – Mini fridge turned into a Game Boy machine, boy oh boy!

Cold Boy Mini Fridge turned into Game Boy

What does it take to be creative and do something that somebody never even though of doing? Actually not much, but this mental barrier is too over-whelming for most of us to cross. That however is not the case with Daniel d’Entremont who is an art history major. As opposed to his academic pursuit this bloke decided to run his imagination wild and turn a mini fridge into a Game Boy, all by himself. The inspiration, well, he used to look at his fridge and always wondered how it looked like a Nintendo Game Boy, so decided to turn it into one.
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Aye-Mac is world’s first Irn-Bru cooled custom computer

Irn-Bru cooled computer

Every computer, from the largest gaming rig to the smallest PC on your desk generates heat. Heat that can burn the innards of the system. We’ve seen fan and water cooled computers already; pushing that a stride further, enthusiastic modder John Lawson and his colleagues at PC Doctor (with shared passion for computers and Irn-Bru) have custom built a computer that is cooled by the country’s favorite orange beverage – the Irn-Bru – and it is called the ‘Aye-Mac.’   Read More…

World’s largest arcade machine is three times an old school cabinet

Largest Arcade Machine

When everything is getting smaller and smaller, this man wants to bring big back. Jason Camberis, a network engineer from Chicago, USA, has created what is the world’s largest arcade machine and it’s officially recognized by Guinness World Records. Jason’s idea behind building this gigantic video game machine is to remind people of days when they were young and a lot shorter – when they struggled to reach to joysticks and buttons on an arcade machine, yet loved the whole experience of being in front of a video game. Read More…

Whiz-kid sisters launch homemade craft to get a glimpse of space

Loki Lego Launcher

They haven’t even touched their teen years and these two sisters already know more about space and astronomy than you would know. Meet Kimberly and Rebecca Yeung aged 8 and 10 who have a passion for space science, and they proved it alright by launching their homemade craft to the edge of Earth’s atmosphere, almost reaching 78,000 feet with a top speed of 110 km/h. That height apparently is achieved by a commercial aircraft carrier and it in itself is a great achievement when you consider their age!
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PS4 controller customized for a gamer with muscular dystrophy

Custom built PS4 controllor by Caleb Kraft

It’s not at surprising to know that playing video games can be practically difficult for ones with physical disabilities. Should some sort of inability restrict the differently abled from playing their favorite video games? Not at all! Thanks to some industrious tinkerers, hackers and modders like Caleb Kraft; game controllers are being tweaked to help disabled gamers play games with ease. After his custom built game controller for Thomas with muscular dystrophy; Caleb Kraft has recently modded PS4 controller for one Johel, who also suffers with muscular dystrophy. Read More…

Dad makes life-size Bumblebee Transformer replica for his demanding son

Bumblebee Transformer replica by Wang Liansheng

After watching the latest Transformers: Age of Extinction movie, Wang Liansheng’s son wanted a big transformer toy of his own. Wang, who is a local shipyard welder in Suqian City of East China’s Jiangsu province bought a toy transformer replica for the kid, but he wanted a bigger one! That motivated the creative dad to start building a 5 meter tall Bumblebee Transformer from discarded automotive parts and it took him almost a year to achieve the desired result. And just for the records, he promised his son to make a cool life-sized transformer and fulfilled the promise with heart.
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Spaceship like overhead control panel for computer shortcuts is remarkable

DIY Overhead Control Panel

One look at this mind-boggling DIY and you’d want to own it. Reditt user [smashcuts] has mated his computer system with a sci-fi warship like overhead console which looks nothing less than amazing. This overhead control panel features 100 programmable buttons with flick switches that initiate a certain action on the computer. For example, buttons in the top row open softwares like Chrome, Photoshop or iTunes while buttons in the center panel buttons trigger actions like Open, Save, Close etc. of a document.
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Battlecade gaming console by Love Hulten fits inside a small briefcase

Battlecade portable gaming console

Retro gaming consoles and their DIY counterparts always attract attention for all the right reasons. Simply because arcade gaming will never lose its essence, come what may. Modders like Ben Heck always push the envelope of modding and things possible with DIY projects. Not far behind is Love Hulten who has come-up with some really cool PC mods in the past and now he is back with yet another creation.
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Lego cyborg arm with smartphone mount is not ready for the future yet

Diavo Voltaggio Lego cyborg arm

There is still time for the BrickFair Virginia 2015, so here’s this Lego cyborg arm from the BrickFair 2014. Nothing like an exoskeleton; the cyborg arm is made just to shake hands and impress onlookers – and did I get impressed – I’ll get back to that. Developed by Diavo Voltaggio using LEGO Mark VI Mindstorms, the cyborg arm comes complete with lots of LED lights and of course a smartphone mount. And, the smartphone has no other function than to sit there and look cool. Read More…

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