Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Couple of Easy DIY Geek Projects

So there are two projects I would love to have the time, budget, skills and motivation to tackle. The first, someone already did – make an INCREDIBLE Steel Battalion gaming pod.

Big Steel Battalion Box

Look at this thing. Of COURSE you want it.

The next thing I haven’t seen anyone do (yet), and it would probably be because nobody is this big of a Buck Rogers nerd. I want to take this solar-powered, Bluetooth-ready, smartphone-charging speaker from Eton

Eton Rugged Rukus

and build a new housing for it that is basically Dr. Theopolis from Buck Rogers:

Dr Theopolis from Buck Rogers

Dr Theopolis from Buck Rogers

Put the solar panels on the back, use the existing battery, and conceal the speakers behind the face. Then incorporate a speaker/mic so it would be fully functional to handle phone calls (maybe even fish lens for video calls?). And of course, add in some sound-sensitive LEDs so it blinks in time with the music/person talking.

There, I’ve done all the hard work of coming up with the idea, who’s ready to do the minor, easy job of manufacturing?

03 Apr 2015