At the Gadget Show Live last weekend, I got as close to a Segway as I’ve ever been, which made me ridiculously excited. I want one. But if I can’t get one, then this is probably the next best thing – it’s a Steampunk Segway, powered by pedalling.
The best thing, though, is that the creator has taken the time to document the entire creation process on Instructables. Make your own, but don’t come crying to us if it falls apart on the hard shoulder of the M4.
It’s been created by Instructables member Seamster, and although I’m a little too young to have owned a 2600 myself, I can appreciate the lamp’s best feature – the big red button will turn it on and off. Awe-inspiring. Now to craft a lampshade shaped liked a Pac-man ghost…
Giant Atari 2600 Joystick Lamp (via Kotaku)
Sounds like a very stupid way to spend a Sunday afternoon, but wait. Wait until you’ve seen the photograph.
The idea behind this superb Instructables piece is to make it look like someone’s ripped out your car stereo – so no one bothers trying to rip out your car stereo. It’s the in-car equivalent of walking around town with torn clothes and blood on your face, so no one bothers mugging you.
It’s one man’s idea. One man’s way to stop the local glue-sniffers from nicking his car stereo every Friday night, by covering up the docking clips and making it look like there’s nothing…