Tech Tuesdays Vol. 30: DO IT YOURSELF, 5th Edition

Before we do anything, you owe it to yourself to view the following video.  Despite the fact that it's entirely in Chinese, you don't need to speak Mandarin to understand that Volkswagon's Chinese division has created a fully functional floating car (say that 10 times fast).  I'm highly impressed, and quite jealous.  On a completely unrelated note, the host guy in the video bears a striking resemblance to Avatar Aang, The Last Airbender.

Now to continue our DIY journey.

Too sexy for store brands. (You gotta admit, THAT'S cool!)

If you've ever wanted to make a custom phone cover but didn't want to spend $30 or wait for shipping periods, fellow blogger One Pearl Button has a step-by-step solution for you that's actually pretty simple.  Head on over to OPB via the link for more on that.

Also, for those of you who still aren't comfortable holding a rectangle between your palms, an easy DIY tutorial makes use of simple cardboard cutouts to provide a game-controller-like fit for all your handheld devices.

Cardboard: good for childhood forts, and just about anything else you can imagine -- including ergonomic grip.  Huzzah!
Last but not least, if you're looking for a true challenge and enjoy working on cars, I found the perfect tutorial.  A guy decided to make his own remote startup system for an old school Subaru.  While most systems (here's lookin' at you, VIPER) cost a few hundred (VIPER starts around $176, not including installation) this DIY alternative is probably under $50.
Megatron's got nothin' on this guy.  Michael Bay is seething with jealousy.  (Jealousy, and explosions.)

That's all for now, folks.  Enjoy!

Side-note: I'm offering rewards for anyone who can tell me the name of the background music in the above video.  I like it, but I don't know what it is.  Help is greatly appreciated.


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