Archive for September, 2008

Rubberband Gun inspired by Metal Gear


In case you are out of focus with video games, you may have heard about Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The game is immensely popular, and there is a gun used by the main character Snake that is definitely some sweet metal gear.

A Japanese fan has designed a stainless steel gun that resembles on from the game, but this one shoots rubberbands. I’ve never really used rubberband guns before, but this one certainly makes me want it.

All the user needs to do is cock the metal gear in the back and string on about six rubberbands. Then you just take aim and fire, and there is even a safety.

The gun even has a laser-sighter like the one in The Terminator, and there is even a flashlight for shots in the dark. The gun even has a fold down handle for keeping aim extra steady.

Well, this is just a fan-inspired creation for now, but surely the video game crowd is big enough to want something like this. In other words, there is a demand, but probably not much of a supply. I would say to the Japanese fanboy who invented it to get ready for mass production.

In the meantime, feel free to enjoy this YouTube video of the gun in action.


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The Portal inspired Weighted Companion Cube Subwoofer

The game Portal has motivated modders all over to recreate the Weighted Companion Cube and make it functional within their lives.  Well the latest modder, d_stilgar, decided to create the Companion Cube and slip a subwoofer into it.  Which would make your PC all the more geek friendly.  He is also working on two speakers that will also be Portal inspired to go with the subwoofer.  Hopefully he’ll get that project finished and posted soon.

Although don’t be surprised if you don’t see anything about them for a little while.  Apparently the subwoofer took several months for him to complete.  So odds are it’s going to take several more months to create the speakers.  Sadly, he’s not giving even the slightest teasing hint as to what the speakers will look like either.  The subwoofer weighs 40 lbs and features pink EL lights.  The EL lights begin to glow brightly like in the game once the lights are shut off.  Thankfully, if you’re interested in trying out this mod yourself you can go to his site and see all the details on how this was created.

Source: GamerFront


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Pipe Organ Chair

How 2.0: Pipe Organ Chair from My Home 2.0 DIY on Vimeo.

Don’t you just love the idea of convergence device? Well, the Pipe Organ Chair definitely sounds much better than a fart, but it does take a whole different of expertise level other than a healthy amount of beans on an empty stomach to come up with a symphony.

This is a pipe organ chair that plays a tune when you sit down (insert your musical furniture joke here). I built this as the encore to the Word family’s musical playroom. This isn’t the easiest DIY. So if you’re not up to the challenge, just sit back, relax, and enjoy my silent movie debut.

Head on here to read up on how it is done, but enjoy the video above in the mean time.


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