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NOVA The Film by ROJO

NOVA is “a sincere DIY documentary film on new art and the young artists behind it”, filmed at Nova Contemporary Culture, which took place in July and August of 2010 at the Museum of Image and Sound, and SESC Pompeia, in Săo Paulo, Brazil.

[Via: Wooster Collective]

…iTab is an Apple tablet?


If you’re tired of waiting for Apple to release a tablet, then check out iTab, the creation of a user that just wasn’t willing to wait for Apple’s typical release cycle.

Made by Frankensteining together a Wacom Intuos and a broken MacBook, the iTab actually looks like it works rather well considering the hacked together nature of the whole project.

If you’re like to find out more info, or if you’re thinking of building one yourself, then check out his site for a full walk-through of the process.


[Via: Lifehacker]

…You can build your own Microsoft Surface?

DIY Surface

If Microsoft’s Surface PC has you dreaming about the future of computing, but the $12,000 price tag has brought you back to reality, then check out Maximum PC’s build of a multitouch surface computer that uses just $350 in parts and a bit of creative hacking.

The whole thing achieves the Surface like interface through the use of some infrared LEDs, a PS3 Eye camera, a projector, and some acrylic, and the wood cabinet gives it some class, though that would be purely optional if you wanted to keep it geek-tastic.

The computer itself is just a common Core 2 Duo, 2 gig RAM machine, and the software is all open source, so you could technically build one of your own if you were so inclined.

Just don’t let on to the price when your friends wonder where the spare Clevelands came from.

[Maximum PC – DIY Microsoft Surface]


…It’s Things Thursday: Zoombicycles?


Get up and go with an engine from Zoombicycles, a DIY moped kit that turns any bike into a speed machine with the addition of a 49cc or 80cc 2-stroke motor, gas tank, clutch and throttle controls.

Once you’re up and running, the engines can do between 18 and 30 miles per hour, and gets up to 150 miles per gallon, though the tank isn’t exactly going to take you on any cross-country road trips.

The best part is that because you provide the bike and do the install yourself, the kits are rather cheap, with all the necessary parts setting you back between $100 and $200 depending on options.

If you’ve got the need, then Zoombicycles is here to provide the speed.


[Via: Retro Thing]

…Puget Systems will dunk your PC in an aquarium?

Aquarium PC

Liquid cooling your PC has been around for some time now, and what started as a skill that only hard-core hackers and tinkerers could master is now offered in off-the-shelf Dell computers, so what’s a modder to do if he wants to stand out from the crowd at the next LAN party?

How about submerging the entire computer in a fish tank filled with mineral oil?

The computer, which was originally built by Puget Systems, is now available in a DIY kit that includes everything from the aquarium tank and SSD hard drive to the motherboard and power cords, so all you have to do is add components (and a lighting system if you want to be totally L33t). Plus, if you’re worried about voiding your warranty (because this will definitely do that) then rest assured knowing Puget Systems has been running theirs for over a year with no ill effects.

[Puget Systems – Aquarium Kit]