Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Whooo buddy, its been a long time...

I know none of you out there have missed me, as there are none of you out there to do the missing. However, I've decided to kick this back up again and see if we can't get just a small handful of people to read our shite.

Up first (again), one of my favourite little projects that never get old.
There are a bunch of videos floating around demostrating these nifty handheld fireballs, so i just googled and grabbed one.

Take the jump for the vid and instructions!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Captain James West, U.S. Secret Service

Though certainly not the origin, Will Smith's 1999 movie, Wild Wild West, opened the eyes of many to the world of
steam·punk - n.
a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan "What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner." It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy or horror themes.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you:
(jump to find out!)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Find your keys!

So, Jimmy flies into Middleofnowherevilletown, Michigan, and his friend Eugene picks him up from the aeroport. Though proud of the way he's handled his facebook seperation anxiety thus far, Jimmy's itching to get on the internet. Upon arrival at Eugene's house, Jimmy opens up the laptop he's been clutching to his chest.
"Hey, whats your WEP key?"
"My wuh?"


So Jimmy asks to use Eugene's computer.
"My.. internet broke?"

..double shit.

How to avoid getting Jimmy'd, after the hop

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cheap-ass Virtual Whiteboard

So I figured I'd start this off with a project that I've actually tried.
This post comes to you from the brilliant mind of Mr. Johnny Chung Lee, creator of the $14 "Poor Man's Steadycam".
Anywhoo, what we're trying to do here is mimic a $1000+ SMARTboard, cheesy music and all.

Take the jump for a video sample of the "real" SMARTboard and slightly more complete instructions.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Super-Powered Laser Pointer -Update-

Okay be honest, laser pointers are only fun/useful for so long before you get bored (unless you own a cat.)
How much would you totally dig a laser pointer that burned more than your retinas?
Materials and directions after the jump

Friday, January 22, 2010


So, uh...
..I guess I'm, uh, s'posed to introduce myself.
*stares at toes*

...or sum`in..

aww screw it.
I'm Andrés, or you can call me wedge for short.
I like to build things, take things apart, blow things up, and sing.
Hopefully this little venture of ours will help you kill some time, save some money, and maybe even learn something! [dont count on that last one though]

And remember, if you hurt yourself attempting a project, TOO BAD! its not our fault.
(maybe we can come up with a difficulty rating system though.. thoughts?)


Wednesday, January 20, 2010


hello there visitor!
allow me to introduce this website.
here you find a collection of various Do It Yourself projects or that would be fun to work on in your spare time just for the hell of it, or to save money.
these projects can range anywhere from small program tweaks to make your computer or programs run better, or differently, or all the way to a hefty hardware store visit to make yourself something technical and fantastic.

most of these DIY projects will not be attempted by myself, this is not a DIY project review site either.
i am merely a gateway and organizer to various DIY stuff i find online, or is told to me from friends.

i very much hope you find this website both intriguing, comedic, and distracting.
i would also love it if some of these projects save you some money

thanks for visiting,
Michael Castellanos!