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12 Ways to Build Your Own Retro Game Machine

With some 30 years of video gaming history now behind us, there’s never been a greater choice of retro games to dig back into, whether it’s on your smartphone or a classic console rebooted for modern times. For the more serious seekers of gaming nostalgia, there are plenty of hands-on projects you can attempt yourself, and these are some of the best we’ve found. So prep your wallet, brush up on your coding and handyman skills, and get ready to build. Read More >>

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11 DIY Projects to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home

The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only inching toward fully automated homes. Still, you can take matters into your own hands and speed up the rate of progress with these DIY smart home systems. They’re easy to build and most can be up and running in under an hour. Read More >>

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Vase Made of 256 Crayons Must Smell Amazing

A melted brick of crayons on a lathe combines everything I love about craftsmanship with everything I remember enjoying about a spirograph. The toys get bigger, but we never really grow up. Read More >>

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How to Turn an Old SLR and Lens Into a Peephole

If you have a knackered old SLR lying around, are game for a project and fancy adding a little quirk to your front door, why not think about creating a photography themed peephole? Read More >>

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You’ll Never Squint Again With This Automatically-Resizing Font

If you've ever tried to glance at your computer screen and read something from across the room, you know it's a pretty futile effort, no matter how hard you squint. This demo website has a solution: dynamically changing font size based on your distance from the screen. The catch? It wants to watch you read. Read More >>

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Kickstarter UK’s Launching on October 31st For All Your Crazy Ideas

Do you love the various ingenious projects and ideas that crop up on Kickstarter? Wish there was a UK version? The wait is nearly over. Come October 31st we'll have a Kickstarter to call our own, well, sort of. Read More >>