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Give Your Ninja 250 A Sick New Look With Brasse’s 31BLK Modification Package

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The Kawasaki Ninja 250 is a fine bike, if a little middling. But with Brasse’s modification kit, you can transform it into something considerably more unique.

It comes complete with two gullwing headlamps, a drag speedometer, a new rear fender assembly, right & left component/cover panels, plus options like a quick-release passenger seat, replacement right and left lower fairings, and a side-mount license plate bracket.

“When not in use, the passenger seat is stored on the front of the bike – locking in place with a double slam-latch mounting bracket. When it’s time to give someone a lift, simply unlatch, and slide the parallel 13-inch solid steel rods back into the frame and pin-lock in place.” This gives you the ability to go from a streetfighter look to a passenger-carrying one in seconds. It’s $1,695 for the kit, which happens to include all the tools for the transformation, so you can do it yourself.

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Screw It…With a Wink and a Smile

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Sometimes, even the smallest of details make all the difference. Take these screws that are aptly called the Screw:), for example. They look just like your average screw except for the head, which has a smiley face imprinted right on it. That means conventional screwdrivers won’t work with it either, because you can’t exactly jam it into the smiley face’s eye to screw it in. Instead, you’ll need a custom screwdriver with a protruding smiley face to be able to screw the Screw:) in tightly.

The Screw:) was designed by Studio Yumakano in collaboration with Japan-based screw factory Komuro Manufacturing.Continue Reading

For Singles With a Sense of Humor: DIY Make-Out Pillow

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Valentine’s day sucks for a lot of people–the primary reason being how it makes singles out of place with all the couple-themed offers and dinner deals retailers and restaurants put out that time of the year. But as a single person on happy hearts day, you can either go with the flow and ignore all the red paper hearts strewn all over the place–or have some fun with your singlehood.

If you still find yourself single (but, of course, never alone) on February 14th next year, then here’s a fun project that you can take on, just for the heck of it: the DIY Make-Out Pillow.Continue Reading

Custom Super Mario Drum Set is Awesome

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This Super Mario Brothers-themed drum set was made by Josh Fry and it’s all kinds of awesome. It features everyone’s favorite characters from the Mario franchise, including Mario himself, Luigi, the Princess, and even the Toad. I also see the Fire Flower power up and several question mark blocks that are just ripe for the hitting.

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Super Mario Doorbell is a Huge Level Up From the Usual

You might want to get your tools ready, because you’ll probably never be satisfied with your current doorbell after you see the one programmer Joseph Thai has by his front door. It was created with a Super Mario Brothers theme in mind. The button is covered with an image of a coin, and there’s a counter that keeps track of how many times the doorbell has been pressed (or how many coins have already been collected. Get it?)

Every time a guest presses the coin button, the counter displayed will increment and the coin sound from Mario will be played. As a special bonus, every 10 coins will cause the life-up sound to be played, and every 100 coins will cause the mushroom upgrade sound to be played.

Want to make your own? Joseph was nice enough to post all the technical stuff on his website.

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DIY: Cereal Tea Bags, For When All You Want Is The Milk At The Bottom

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Admit it: you only eat cereal so you can get to the bottom of the bowl with no cereal left and just enjoy the flavour infused milk by itself. It’s a thing, and we don’t blame you. It’s as if all the flavours just pooled at the bottom and it’s wonderful. Well, if you like it so much, you can skip the eating of the cereal altogether by making these Cereal Tea Bags. Instructables user Aaron_Geman gives us a 7 step process to remove actual tea from a teabag, and replace it with crushed cereal. It’s simple enough, although upon reflection it sure seems like a lot of effort just to avoid getting more nutrition inside of you (although… we’re not sure we should call it “nutrition” when we’re looking at FruitLoops.). But hey, you could always give this to that person in your life who’s addicted to Fruit Loop goop.

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Not Just For Gaming: Smoking Out of a GameCube and the E-Cig Connection

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What have you done with your GameCube aside from play games on it? Most people would say that’s all they did, but the dudes from the Nebula Vaping Lounge who were behind this awesome modded GameCube e-hookah can say that they at least smoked a few on theirs. E-hookahs and e-cigarettes are closely related, with the latter being such a hot topic these days.

In fact, my friends and I debated on the merits of e-cigs over our weekly Saturday brunch and things got heated pretty quickly (okay, enough with the puns!)

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Build It, Code It: Kano DIY Computer Kit

Kano DIY Computer Kit

 

Some people like to play games. Others like to build stuff and learn to code as they go along.

If that’s how people describe you, then you would probably enjoy having a go at the Kano. It’s a DIY computer kit where you can build your own computer. It’s meant for people young and old who are passionate about learning what makes computers tick. Each kit contains all the necessary parts needed to make a working computer–but the fun doesn’t when it’s all assembled. In fact, that’s when the fun begins, because the computer can be booted up to write basic programs, hack stuff, and even program games.

The Kano DIY computer kit costs $100.

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Now You Can Print Your Own ‘Animated’ Optical Illusions

Bored? Got a cat you want to play with? Then grab some paper and a sheet of transparency film and check out the clip above. It’s essentially a video of some cool and mind-boggling optical illusions that look like they’re moving–even though they’re not. Hence, the classification that they’re optical illusions.

Entertain some kids. Show your friends. Amaze your cat. This is at least something to do when you’re bored and are itching to do something.

You can check out the YouTube video link to get links to the designs that you can print out.

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