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LEGO Mindstorms Egg Decorator: Leggbot

LEGO Mindstorms Egg Decorator: Leggbot
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. Check it out in action in the video below, then head to Jason’s website to download his guide for the robot. [via Geyser of Awesome]

Life-size Juggernog Fridge Replica: Merch-A-Cola

Life-size Juggernog Fridge Replica: Merch-A-Cola
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. Super-Gamer Builds bought a brand new fridge then put their modding skills to work.
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Lolita Knives are Handmade and Will Julienne the Crap out of Carrots

Lolita Knives are Handmade and Will Julienne the Crap out of Carrots
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.”

X-Wing Pilot Motorcycle Jacket: Stay on Target

X-Wing Pilot Motorcycle Jacket: Stay on Target
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. Charlie usually wears a Carhartt Duck Detroit or a MA-1 Bomber when he rides, so he incorporated these into the new jacket, which is 60% X-Wing flight jacket, 30% Carhartt jacket, and 10% MA-1 Bomber jacket.

Stacked Wood & Acrylic Lamp with Reed Switch: Attention Magnet

Stacked Wood & Acrylic Lamp with Reed Switch: Attention Magnet
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.

Death Star & Millennium Falcon Planters: The Green Side of the Force

Death Star & Millennium Falcon Planters: The Green Side of the Force
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.

Build a Mini Catapult Designed by Leonardo da Vinci

Build a Mini Catapult Designed by Leonardo da Vinci
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.

Bento Watch Packs Lunch and Chopsticks: It’s Bento Time!

Bento Watch Packs Lunch and Chopsticks: It’s Bento Time!
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 entire project as undertaken by a company called Takii, who lined up an all-star team to pull off the task.

DIY Remote Controlled Flamethrower: Wi-Fire

DIY Remote Controlled Flamethrower: Wi-Fire
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. Nick made a webpage that contains links to toggle the flamethrower’s valves and ignitor.

Making a 93-layer Damascus Steel Roman Gladius Sword Is Beautiful

Making a 93-layer Damascus Steel Roman Gladius Sword Is Beautiful
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.

3D Printed Hearthstone Box: He’s Gonna Be Rich

3D Printed Hearthstone Box: He’s Gonna Be Rich
Behold, Julien de Muyter’s mighty invention! It’s a 3D printed replica of the magical box or chest that houses the animated game boards in Hearthstone. Julien’s model measures about 10″x 8″x 6″ and takes between 20 to 25 hours total to print. 

Batmobile PC Case: Carputer

Batmobile PC Case: Carputer
Look at this beautiful Batmobile model. You may not believe it, but there is no room for Batman to sit in the driver’s seat, because there is a PC hiding inside of it. As a model of the new Batmobile it looks great, but it is so much more than it appears. It’s liquid-cooled, packing 16GB of RAM with a GTX 960 Gaming 4G graphics card.

DIY Cheap Batman Utility Belt: Holy Thrift Shop Batman!

DIY Cheap Batman Utility Belt: Holy Thrift Shop Batman!
Batman’s utility belt isn’t as cool as his mask or logo, but it’s an equally essential part of any Dark Knight costume. DIY Prop Shop shows us how you can make a replica of the belt out of only $9 (USD) worth of materials. Host Odin Abbott based his belt on the one that’s on Michael Keaton’s Batman costume.

Cosmic Exploration Poster Shows Man’s Space Efforts in One Graphic

Cosmic Exploration Poster Shows Man’s Space Efforts in One Graphic
You might want to cue up that sappy music from the short-lived Star Trek: Enterprise show for this story. This poster is a giant graphic that shows some of the myriad spacecraft humans have sent into space from 1959 through 2015.

Full-Size LEGO Bat-Signal Actually Works

Full-Size LEGO Bat-Signal Actually Works
When you need Batman’s help, just turn on the old Bat-Signal and he’ll come running. Don’t have a Bat-Signal handy? You can always build a LEGO version, like this one made by expert brick builder Nathan Sawaya. Nathan recently debuted this life-size LEGO replica of the Bat-Signal from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on Good Morning America.

DIY Wall Mount Frame for Old iPhones: Reframe

DIY Wall Mount Frame for Old iPhones: Reframe
Got an old iPhone or two lying around unused? Instructables member Purincess may have a great woodworking project for you. He calls it Reframe, a wall mount frame that lets you use your old phone as a digital clock, picture frame and more. The idea behind Reframe is to hide the obsolete iPhone, leaving only a portion of its display exposed.
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