Elizabeth FishContributor, TechHive

Elizabeth Fish is a freelance writer who happens to run a hyperlocal news website in Lincoln, UK. She also covers all things geeky for TechHive.

Paintbot fires paint at your tweeted command, isn't so fun to clean up after

It turns out being a Twitter user can be messy if you have access to a paintball gun and Arduino.

This Lego paper airplane machine lets you unleash total chaos in the office

Cause office mayhem with a Lego machine built purely for paper-based shenanigans.

Russian meteorite was just a common large space rock

You can safely disregard any conspiracy theories regarding the meteorite that lit up the sky in Russia earlier this month.

This massive Lego Hogwarts uses 400,000 bricks

If you want to prove just how much of a fan you are of both Lego and Harry Potter, then perhaps you should undertake a project like this one by Alice Finch. She built a Lego version of Hogwarts made out of 400,000 (!) bricks.

Nokia makes it easy to replace your Lumia hull--if you have a 3D printer, that is

Nokia and MakerBot teamed up to let you 3D-print a new outer shell for your Lumia smartphone.

Apple wants to kill your Evasi0n iOS jailbreak (and other stuff you missed)

Did you have a good weekend? Well, don’t get too comfortable, because if your iOS gadget is jailbroken, particularly with Evasi0n, it looks like Apple will soon ruin your good mood.

Mercury's early magma ocean is one you wouldn't have wanted to swim in

Don’t be fooled by Mercury’s murky gray coloration: As it turns out, it has quite the colorful—and hot—past. In fact, MIT scientists now believe the planet once harbored great oceans of magma.

NASA solar flare data looks an awful lot like abstract art

The best kind of art is geeky art, and these visualizations of the Sun’s plasma will certainly please.

Lego loom means you’ll never have to shop for clothes again

When the weather’s cold, your Lego collection could help you make your own knitwear to stay warm.

Turn all those Lego minifigs into wall art (and other stuff you missed)

I’m sure everyone reading today’s GeekBytes has a bit of Lego in their house, or at least good memories of a Lego collection. With that in mind, I’m also sure all of you have come across the issue of not only where to store your bricks, but what to do with spare parts.

Newly discovered W49B is a stunningly beautiful black hole

Check out the incredible images of a new black hole, which exploded in a curious fashion, from on of NASA’s orbiting telescopes.

500 Rubik's Cubes become stop-motion art in this music video

Pop musician Jason Chen took a massive pile of Rubik’s Cubes and turned them into a music video.

Don't wake Daddy! DIY alarm clock tells your kid it's not time to wake up

"Any parent knows that getting a child to sleep through the night can be a daunting task. That's why Adafruit Support Forum member ufskenny built the "Ok to Wake" clock for his child.

Modded NES puts an end to blowing on game cartridges

If you want your NES console to last longer, try upgrading its innards like Ben Heck.

Interview: Raspberry Pi creator wants to bring hardware hacking to everyone

GeekTech caught up with Eben Upton, co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, to see how Raspberry Pi is doing a year after release.