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This mini pipe organ is made entirely out of paper

This mini pipe organ is made entirely out of paper

We’ve seen our fair share of DIY hobby projects that try to recreate once popular machines from modern components. Almost all of those involve some form of electronics or another. While we have come across a few that used only physical forces combined with metallic constructs, few projects can claim to be as intricate and time-consuming as the one pulled of by Aliaksei Zholner. He has, in effect, created a miniaturized pipe organ made out of nothing but paper.

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Here’s how you can make your own Razer Project Valerie

Here’s how you can make your own Razer Project Valerie

While the jury is still out on the practicality or absurdity of a laptop with three screens, it's a commonly held belief that productivity is proportional to the number of screens you have. Or not. Be that as it may, you may have developed a certain envy for Razer's Project Valerie prototype, which may never become a real product. Fret not, because JerryRigEverything has just shared how you can make your own DIY Project Valerie laptop for not more than $300.

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DIY Lego self-lacing shoe one ups those self-lacing Nikes

DIY Lego self-lacing shoe one ups those self-lacing Nikes

Last fall, Nike unveiled their HyperAdapt sneakers, a pair of honest-to-god self-lacing shoes. Unfortunately they sold for a little over $700, placing them far out of reach for average consumers. However, DIYer Vimal Patel has shown that with a little ingenuity, you can make your own self-lacing shoes powered by Lego. They don't even have to be Nikes!

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Famicom Pocket puts the Famicom Mini inside a Game Boy

Famicom Pocket puts the Famicom Mini inside a Game Boy

There has never been a lack of hacks and DIY projects surrounding Nintendo’s most beloved classic gaming systems, but Nintendo itself kicked off renewed interest when it launched the Famicom Mini in Japan and the NES Classic to the rest of the world. There have been some interesting work trying to replicate those mini consoles using a Raspberry Pi or, more recently, hacking into the box to make it support more than the fixed 30 games inside. This latest one to come straight from Japan is, perhaps, the craziest and best one yet, which practically puts a NES inside a GameBoy. Behold, the “Famicom Pocket”!

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Legend of Zelda fan 3D-printed the original game’s overworld map

Legend of Zelda fan 3D-printed the original game’s overworld map

The original Legend of Zelda is a classic for a number of reasons. Not only did the gameplay and story excite players for years to come, but its huge and expansive overworld, an impressive feat in the NES days, kept players exploring for the next dungeon and other secrets. Back then, if players weren't lucky enough to get their hands on the 2D map from Nintendo Power, they'd have to resort to graph paper to keep track of where they'd been.

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Netflix wants this DIY stuffed bear to control your TV

Netflix wants this DIY stuffed bear to control your TV

Connected Mr. Bear is a toy with a light-up heart that controls what's played on your Netflix account. What's even creepier than this bear being able to control what you watch is its choice of TV shows. You see, as Netflix sees it, Full House (or Fuller House) is the perfect jumping-off point for a new kind of connected toy. A toy with a light-up heart - one that demands you watch Full House when it commands.

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Shift phones lead the way: fair to workers, trusting end-users

Shift phones lead the way: fair to workers, trusting end-users

Android lives on the German-made Shift phone brand in a variety of colors and device sizes, all of which are made with love. They're all tagged with #LovePhone because the brand is built on three terms: design with detail, technology that's repairable, and production that's fair to workers. If what Shift suggests is entirely true, this is a company that cares for not just profits, but the people involved at every step, as well.

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Homemade USB Killer destroys computer components

Homemade USB Killer destroys computer components

I'm not sure why you would want a flash drive style device that is capable of destroying some of the components inside a PC. The only use I can think of is vandalism at schools or work, which is what at least a few of the commenters on a YouTube video posted by Thomas Kim seem to be interested in. Kim posted a video showing the steps needed to build a DIY USB Killer that blasts voltage through the USB port of a PC to make it shut down.

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LightMode Kits Redesigned with sleeker hardware, still looks like Tron

LightMode Kits Redesigned with sleeker hardware, still looks like Tron

A new project has reached its funding goal on Kickstarter that aims to make your motorcycle helmet look like a prop from the set of the latest Tron film. The project is called LightMode Kits Redesigned and it is an improvement on the original LightMode. The big change comes in the control and power module that operates the entire system.

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RetroPie console fits inside an old Wii U controller

RetroPie console fits inside an old Wii U controller

A dude going by the name [banjokazooie] has created one of the slickest game console hacks we have seen in a long time. He took what appears to be a broken special edition Zelda Wii U controller with an LCD screen and turned it into a completely different game console. The redone portable console uses a Raspberry Pi 3 inside along with a 6.5-inch HDMI display.

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Pixie Arduino wearable watch is pure DIY geek chic

Pixie Arduino wearable watch is pure DIY geek chic

If you want a wearable that you can walk into a store and buy there are plenty out there to choose from. If you want a wearable that is unique and geeky cool, you have to build it yourself. This is exactly what has transpired with this oddly cool Pixie wearable. Pixie is an Arduino-based NeoPixel watch.

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Kano DIY computer brings camera, speaker kits to crowdfunding

Kano DIY computer brings camera, speaker kits to crowdfunding

Technology and electronics have come such a long way that it’s already possible to build basic computers as easy as you would LEGO structures. But how about the parts that attach to that computer? Not so much. Once again, Kano is trying bring that DIY plus LEGO culture to kids and the young at heart by trying to crowdfund three kits that separately form a camera, a Bluetooth speaker, and a pixel grid display. Together, especially with the sensors the ship with, they form together hours of educational fun.

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