Mad Science Monday

By Unknown
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Last Thanksgiving we showed you how to cook a turkey using thermite. Now that summer is here (and somehow already coming to an end), it's time for something more BBQ-friendly. DIYer Ben Krasnow gathers his family and friends together for some nice beef kebabs. I'm not entirely sure about sticking glove-less hands near molten iron or ingesting something that's been touching said lava.

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/08/thermite-bbq.html

http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2010/11/25/white-trash-repairs-how-you-should-be-cooking-today/

http://benkrasnow.blogspot.com/

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computer repair laptop laptop cooler Mad Science Monday - 4914051072
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From the Submitter: I made this contraption to keep my laptop from overheating. It cooled from 69ºC to 39ºC within ten minutes. And yes, those are 2.1 kV transformers. And yes, that's a roll of duct tape.

Let me label that for you:

1: Laptop that he just can't let go of. 2: Books that he tried to read and failed. The Silmarillion (left) and Ulysses (right). 2 - again? come on dude, you only had to count to 5: Anyway, mentioned above. 3. CPU fan stolen from parent's desktop. 4: The crowning achievement of the piece, almighty duct tape.

bicycle Mad Science Monday wtf - 4725410560
By Natasha
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I have no idea what to think of this. It looks like a tiny avalanche hit a bike store and they just decided to go with it.

~NSHA

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bluetooth Mad Science Monday playstation video games - 5783869952
By Doppel (Via Playstation Community)
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From the submitter:

I play games online on PSN, bluetooth headset kept getting lost, then I just hacked the two together. An effective fix! Full build log at the source.

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dangerous Finland Mad Science Monday sled snow - 4784019968
By Unknown
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Not surprisingly, they have the highest burn rate in the very small industry of sled-delivered goods. ~NSHA

cars electricity generator Mad Science Monday - 5554298880
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From the submitter:

WE Energies decided to cut off my power, so a few minor kludges later, the whole house has power, not shown is the extension cord with two male ends.