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Welcome to the ElephantStaircase Wiki

What is Elephant Staircase?

Elephant Staircase is a wiki made up of pages detailing ridiculously sweet projects. These projects range from do-it-yourself projects, to hacking/modding (legally of course), to cool ideas for random stuff, to random cool things to do with your time and money. Basically a cookbook for the technically inclined, scientifically fascinated, geeks, nerds, mechancially curious, l33t, or just anyone who cares.

Completed Projects


How to build a dorm room loft


How to Keep Hard drives cool

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DIY Teleprompter

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How to convert RCA cable to CAT5


How to build your own computer


How to install linux


How to put a (NES) and SEGA in one box


How to build a pretty cheap scsi raid array


Increase the power of your ipod itrip

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How to add a fan to a computer mouse


Make shot glasses out of ice


How to make/modify a 10 dollar digital camera


Boost your wireless signal with this DIY antenna

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How to make a four way RCA switch box


How to convert VGA to RJ45

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How to - LED switch for light up fans


DIY Dry Erase Board


Convert a Commodore game joystick to a working Commodore 64

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DIY LoveSac (shredded memory foam beanbag)

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Build Your Own IPod/Flash memory mp3 player

Projects looking for help

Do it yourself computer networking - Creating a computer network over existing cables for cheap!

Completed Projects

In Progress Projects

Small Parts Shelves

Small LCD panels made easy

How to - modify a factory 10/22 stock to fit after market bull barrel

How to - PVC Trashcan

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How to make a desk top film can cannon

How to build a fire effect using Fluorescent Light Starters

How to add shelves to an already small dorm room

How to backup your DVDs

How to build a small model hovercraft

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Make your own overhead projector for cheap

How to Catch a Squirrel in your apartment

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How to do a 2-tone paint job on a computer case

How to make a milk jug spigut

How to make and print your own T-Shirts

How to make a $14 Steadycam

How to make a $33 lightsaber in 33 minutes

Hipster PDA

Check out our official links page!

To add a project of your own, edit this page to add a link, save this page, click your link, begin editting your page. Please follow (i.e. copy and paste) this template we made as it helps us ensure the quality of the content on this wiki. Thanks.

Please see documentation on customizing the interface and the User's Guide for usage and configuration help.

Suggested but not yet attempted Pages

How to build a real-looking bulletproof vest movie prop

How to build an LCD picture frame

How to Hack a juicebox media player

Make your own box wine



How to screw up your LCD screen or its TFT

If you have 100% success with everything you do then congratulations, you are a liar. Most of us make mistakes and screw stuff up. Here are some of our mistakes and things we messed up, we hope you will learn from our failures.

Idea discussion

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Bed side clock safe box

Want to add your project but don't have time? Post your project page link and we'll add your project page to our library

Check out our official links page!

NEW:Editable listing of Local Electronics Shops/Stores

In this section we want to open a dialogue for ideas. If you need some help or direction for a project, look on similar topics for guideful tips or just put it out there and see what others think.