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Geek Fun: Build a Real Life Super Mario Bros. Coin Block

If you like your DIY projects to have the sole purpose of establishing your geek cred, you can’t go wrong with this coin-dispensing Super Mario Bros. coin block.

Bruno Games shares a neat DIY project that combines paper craft, electronics, and nostalgia together into a functional Super Mario Bros. coin block. Build it, fill it with coins, and punch the bottom. You’ll be rewarded with coins flying in the air; beat box the Super Mario Bros. theme song while you’re doing it and you’ll have the entire experience at your fingertips.

Check out the link below for additional photos and an extremely detailed build guide.

Real Life Coin Block [Instructables via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/23/11

Comments (3)

  1. Fabio Vega

    omg! its a great Job!

  2. David Moreno

    The best thing is that he is Argentinian.
    Argentina FTW!

  3. Fede Taringa

    GREAT!

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