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…It’s Things Thursday: Zoombicycles?

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.

[Zoombicycles]

[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]

…It’s Things Thursday: Paper Plane Launcher?

Paper Plane Launcher

Sure, you might not NEED an Electric Paper Plane Launcher, but that doesn’t mean you can’t WANT an Electric Paper Plane Launcher.

The kit, which uses spinning discs to launch your plane at up to 30 mph, takes just one AA battery, and attaches to your desk with suction cups so that you can launch airplanes at cubicles across the room all day without getting even a wee bit tired.

[Urban Outfitters – Paper Plane Launcher]

[Via: Coolest Gadgets]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Pioneer MiniCamino?

MiniCamino

If you’re trying to get people to pay attention to your car, nothing does it quite like chopping the back half off of a Mini and turning it into a MiniCamino.

This Pioneer show car features an MS Design widebody kit in two-tone chocolate and white, a custom convertible kit, Recaros, a surfboard rack, an iPod dock, and enough Pioneer electronics to blow your neighbor’s ears out.

[Pioneer – Mini Pick-Up]

[Via: CarScoop]

…You can make your own swan ice sculpture?

Swan Ice Sculpture

When I think of a fancy party table, I think of a fancy ice sculpture centerpiece, which is why this DIY Swan Ice Sculpture Kit is the perfect way to class up any party.

Simply fill it with water, toss it in the freezer, and wait.

In a few hours, you’ll have a centerpiece that is sure to impress any guest; though it’s going to be tough to explain how you carved the small details with a chainsaw.

Tip: To make the ice clear, just boil the water a few times:

[Fred Flare – DIY Swan Ice Sculpture Kit]

[Via: Trend Hunter]