Category Archive for: ‘DIY’

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Grow Your Own Zombie Plants and Watch Them Play Dead

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Many of you probably know of the Mimosa pudica, due to that Best Vines Facebook page that seems to always spam your feed, but very few of you probably know that the plant in question is called the Mimosa pudica.  It is also likely that you did not know of the new ThinkGeek Grow Your Own Zombie Plant product, which lets you have these crazy things in your own home! The .GIF above shows you exactly the kind of power that this kit will …

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‘Knits for Nerds’ by Joan of Dark: book review

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Crafty geeks, rejoice! There is a special corner of Geeky Heaven reserved for nerds who are also knitters. And ‘Knits for Nerds’ by Toni Carr, or “Joan of Dark,” is its bible.   With 30 original patterns from Toni Carr and other designers covering fandoms from Star Wars to Harry Potter, this book is a great investment if you’re into cosplay. Knitted cosplay, that is. Even if you don’t normally knit your costumes, you might want to save some money by knitting …

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Glowing Cupcake Recipe: So Easy That Even I Can Do It

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  I called this a glowing cupcake recipe, but the truth is that these babies don’t glow on their own, and neither do the cupcakes you’ll be making.  (What?)  You will need a blacklight, but if you are throwing a party with glowing cupcakes, it’s worth the investment.  That is, of course, assuming that you don’t want to look like a lamey-pants in front of the cool kids.  “You’re too old to say that.”  Don’t be a ninnymuggins, you booger-pickin’ lamey pants. …

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Playable Tetris Pumpkin Carving In The Spirit of Halloween

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  This is my semi-official Halloween post, and I think you’ll all enjoy it.  Why carve a pathetic Tetris pumpkin when you’re going to be revealed as the noob that you are when you see this thing sitting on a neighbor’s front porch.  This playable Tetris pumpkin doesn’t use fire, but it lights up for all of the kiddies around the block, and that’s all that really matters. Equipped with 28 LEDs and a usable stem-joystick, you can play a solid game of Tetris …

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How To Make Avengers Bookmarks And Save The World, Plus Your Spot

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These Avengers Bookmarks are a great of example of simple DIY geek arts and crafts.  So, you’re not good enough to make an 16-bit Samus cosplay – so what.  Big whoop.  Stop feeling sorry for yourself; you’re getting tear stains on my very expensive Persian rugs that I bought from Ikea.  ”Dude, I think you got scammed.”  The only one who got scammed is you, because you didn’t get these hand-crafted Persian rugs when they were on sale.  Also, this iPad I …

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H2O Instant Water Candle Kit

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  The H2O Instant Water Candle Kit is a great way to quickly and easily make your own candle.  For $4, you get 3 floaters, 18 wicks, and 20 grams of water coloring that is available in blue, green, or red.  First, you need to get a glass, vase, or something of that sort.  Next, fill it 3/4 full with water.  Now add the included food coloring to the water to make it colorful, and put in anything else that you want. …

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Happy Halloween: Angry Birds Pumpkin Scene

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Happy Halloween, my dear readers!  If you were hoping for a special Halloween post, you’ve got it.  A couple of days ago, I went around my local neighborhoods, searching for a very sexy female house decked out in geeky Halloween creations.  I came upon a place of business that featured an Angry Birds pumpkin scene made of pumpkins and hay, and couldn’t wait to share it with you guys.  By that, I mean I needed to wait, because I would look like …

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