Mythbusters may be over, but Adam Savage never seems to rest. He is always creating new and cool things. His latest project was to build a seat for his dogs that could go in the back of his brand new car and protect the leather interior.
There’s something so cool and soothing about seeing a melted brick of crayons being made into a vase on a lathe. The swirling colors as it turns, combined with the colorful bits of wax flying everywhere is just so cool.
You might remember Dave Hakkens as the man who popularized the idea of modular smartphones with his Phonebloks concept. He’s back with another environment-friendly movement, and this time he has a more concrete solution. Together with his friends, Dave setup Precious Plastic, which are DIY plastic recycling machines.
Watching my kids grow up, I often wondered when they were very young exactly what their internal monologue was, if anything. Everything they found went into their mouth from dirt to bugs. I assume the they were thinking “ooooh pretty….eat it.” This little wooden toy wouldn’t be good for the tiniest of Star Trek fans, it looks like the crew members are just the right shape and size to slip down baby’s throat.
Order 66 Creatures and Effects was one of the companies chosen to participate in the Biker Scout Helmet Project, which will feature customized biker scout aka scout trooper helmets that will be auctioned off for charity.
This past Easter, LEGO builder Jason Allemann aka JK Brickworks made his own version of Evil Mad Scientist’ Eggbot using the parts that are in the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit 31313. It works with felt tip markers such as Sharpies and can draw seven patterns, which you select using the buttons on the EV3 controller.
When Jelssin needs to feel big and strong, he can reach for Juggernog tonight. Or any night. The PS4 owner and Call of Duty fan recently won a real-life replica of the Juggernog refrigerator from CoD’s Zombies mode, courtesy of Super-Gamer Builds.
Check out these wacky knives. These aren’t any normal knives though, they are made in Japanese Lolita style. They don’t roll off an assembly line somewhere; they are made by fourth-generation Japanese bladesmith Shingeki Tanaka.
One of them is a girly looking pink with hearts carved into the blade and is called “Lappin.” The other is called “Juliette” and has a butterfly wing carved into it and is black and goth looking.
CharlieMcN33l has two great loves in his life: Star Wars and his Harley. He has even customized special Star Wars helmets for himself. So naturally when he started using his X-Wing pilot helmet, he need a matching flight jacket to go with it.
Etsy shop PaisleyGarbage is selling this beautiful desk lamp made of U-shaped poplar and acrylic pieces stacked side-by-side. They took to Reddit to share how they made the lamp.
PaisleyGarbage used a 35W laser cutter to prepare the wood and acrylic parts, including the base.
Etsy store Anson Design Co. makes decorative items made of wood and concrete, including these cute planters based on famous Star Wars ships. They even come with a low maintenance air plant.
The Millennium Falcon planter comes in two sizes.
It’s clear that Leonardo da Vinci’s mind was always in full motion. The famous inventor drew up countless plans for contraptions and weaponry. Some of his inventions were built while most of them remained on paper.
Oh Japan, you never fail me with your oddness and yummy foods. This time out we have a handcrafted watch that hides lunch in its watch face. It might not have enough food to fill you up, but it is very cool and I want it.
The Internet of Things isn’t just about connecting your garage door to your car or your fridge to Amazon. It can also be about connecting your smartphone to a flamethrower, as SparkFun’s Nick Poole shows in a DIY project that he made to promote their new ESP8266 Thing dev board.
I’ve always rather fancied swords having grown up on kung fu and ninja flicks. This amazing short film shows master bladesmith Tony Swatton of Sword & Stone as he creates an epic sword that any roman soldier would have been glad to have.