UC Berkeley student Derek Low lives with BRAD, but BRAD's not his roommate. BRAD is the Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dormroom that Low built for himself to live in while attending the university, and it's got everything from voice-activated lights to separate modes for different moods.
Mini arcade cabinets don't get more adorable than Le Chuck's 1/6 scale Atari Star Wars replica with custom X-wing joystick yoke. Measuring at just 12 inches, this little guy even has authentic light-up coin slots. Talk about paying attention to the details!
Clearly, air-traffic controller James Price isn't worried about taking his work home with him. He's a man so in love with airplanes, he's spent 20 years and $150,000, building a high tech flight similar in the nose of an actual Boeing 737. It's parked in his garage.
In the mother of all DIY projects, a hacker and a bunch of his friends got together and decided they could improve on mini-golf. They combined mini-golf with some of classic video game themes to create an insanely cool 12-hole course.
Tax time is pretty much done so you'll have some time on your hands, right? Perfect, then you can dive into this DIY programmable LED light cube project. If you don't count watching the video of it in all its swirly action, I counted somewhere around 30 "general" steps needed to make it work.
Who knows when Google's Project Glass will actually be released. We only know that Google co-founder Sergey Brin has a pair. One augmented reality expert couldn't wait, so he hacked together his own. This is what it looks like.
From Blastr: If you've seen (or read) Katsuhiro Otomo's classic, Akira, you've probably thought "Man, I'd love to tear it up on Kaneda's motorcycle." One dude in Japan spent 10 million yen to make that dream come true and he's currently riding it across the Land of the Rising Sun to raise money for charity.
Baby carriages built out of old bomb shells not good enough for your tot? How about a carriage that looks like a 1960 Cadillac convertible with flames shooting out of its rear and a little neon under glow? Is this baby's ride even street legal?
What do you do with 5,000 floppy discs besides use them to play Star Wars music? Answer: nothing. The best you can hope for is to try and get all your data off of them before consigning them to the scrap heap, and one exceptionally creative (or desperate) hacker named Dweller has developed an autoloader to do the job for him.
Here's a question: how terrible can you make a computer that can still run Ubuntu? The answer, it seems, is fairly terrible, as hacker Dmitry Grinberg discovered when he designed the anemic monstrosity pictured above, deliberately constructed to be as slow as possible.