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Category: DIY + Hacks

Man Builds Custom Fish Tank Stroller to Take His Goldfish on Walks

Man Builds Custom Fish Tank Stroller to Take His Goldfish on Walks
Taiwanese Youtuber Huang Xiaojie had a dream: a dream of taking his beloved goldfish for walks around town with him. So what did he do? He built himself a custom fish tank stroller, of course! I think we can all agree it was the logical decision and way better than just filling a backpack with water and hoping for the best.

Carving and Building a Kinetic Whale Sculpture: A Whale of a Good Time

Carving and Building a Kinetic Whale Sculpture: A Whale of a Good Time
Have you always dreamed of building your own wooden whale kinetic sculpture? Who hasn’t? It’s one of the dreams that unifies humanity. And thankfully, photographer and artist Sylvain Gautier documented the process in which he built this particular model, so you can follow along and build your own.

Modder Builds MacBook Mini: “The World’s Smallest MacBook Pro”

Modder Builds MacBook Mini: “The World’s Smallest MacBook Pro”
Because dream it and you can achieve it, modder Michael Pick (aka the Casual Engineer) went and built himself a custom MacBook Mini, which he considers “the world’s smallest MacBook Pro.” It doesn’t actually run iOS, though, instead, it’s powered by a Raspberry Pi 4 running iRaspbian OS.

DIY Tandem Shower Head Kit: For Singing Duets in the Shower

DIY Tandem Shower Head Kit: For Singing Duets in the Shower
The DIY Tandem Shower by Boona is just that: a do-it-yourself solution to doubling your existing shower heads by adding another attached to a long rod. Impressively, the Tandem Shower has already far surpassed its Kickstarter goal, with more than $400,000 in funding past its initial $10,000 goal.

HAL 9000 Garage Door Button Upgrade: I’m Sorry, Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That

HAL 9000 Garage Door Button Upgrade: I’m Sorry, Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That
Because garage door buttons are boring and demand a futuristic improvement, Instructable user danthemakerman went and created detailed DIY instructions for taking your garage door button to the next level with a 2001: A Space Odyssey-inspired HAL 9000 upgrade.

Whack-It: A Handle-less Hammer for Hard to Reach Nails

Whack-It: A Handle-less Hammer for Hard to Reach Nails
Because nails often need to be driven in hard-to-reach places at inopportune angles, the Whack-It makes it possible thanks to its compact, handle-less design. Made of solid brass, the Whack-It is available in two sizes (1.5″ x .75″ small and 2″ x 1″ large) and is capable of whacking whatever, whenever.

Guys Successfully 3D Print a Functional Wheel Rim

Guys Successfully 3D Print a Functional Wheel Rim
Because 3D printing offers a glimpse into the future, Jón Schone of YouTube channel Proper Printing used the technology to print a car rim that can successfully be driven on without failing and causing a horrific accident.

3D Printed R/C Ice Vehicle Is Triple Axel Ready

3D Printed R/C Ice Vehicle Is Triple Axel Ready
The brainchild of Simon Sörensen of YouTube channel RCLifeOn, this R/C vehicle was designed specifically with traversing ice in mind. Inspired by the one-wheeled motorcycle from 2003’s Spy Kids 3 (I must have missed that), the vehicle was constructed using 3D printed parts and features a brushless motor powering a spiked rear wheel via a chain drive with steering provided by two repurposed ice skating blades.

RC Shrek The Swamp Engine: Move Over, Thomas!

RC Shrek The Swamp Engine: Move Over, Thomas!
Inspired by the DreamWorks movies (and presumably at least one fever dream), YouTube channel Studson Studio decided to build a Shrek-themed R/C tank engine. In the video, Studson takes us all aboard for the entire locomotive journey, steaming along from concept to the very last stop.

Denture Shaped Hex Bit Holder: Open Wide!

Denture Shaped Hex Bit Holder: Open Wide!
Because nightmares come in all shapes and sizes, this particular bad dream happens to come in the shape and size of a drill and screwdriver bit holder that looks like a pair of dentures. 3D printed by Etsy seller MacGyverDood, $50 will get you a pair of empty dentures, and $70 will get you the dentures with a 100-piece screwdriver and drill bit set so you can fill it with your most frequently used “teeth.”

The World’s Smallest Power Tools Are Impossibly Tiny

The World’s Smallest Power Tools Are Impossibly Tiny
Dream it, and you can achieve it. And apparently, YouTuber Enos Camare dreamed of the world’s smallest power tools – a 1/12 scale cordless Makita impact driver and circular saw and made them a reality. Clearly, these are an absolute must for any dollhouse home improvement projects you may have, and my dolls are finally going to get the finished basement they deserve.

BAGO Glovebox Clip Keeps Bags Standing Upright While Driving

BAGO Glovebox Clip Keeps Bags Standing Upright While Driving
Filed under products I didn’t know I needed but am now questioning how I ever lived without, the BAGO keeps bags standing upright in your car while driving to help prevent spills or damage to their contents.

The Santasizer: 11 Synchronized Synthesized Dancing Santas

The Santasizer: 11 Synchronized Synthesized Dancing Santas
Crafted by musical mad scientist Sam Battle of Youtube channel Look Mum No Computer, the Santasizer isn’t an antibacterial hand gel to help keep the coronavirus at bay, but eleven dancing Santa toys from the 90’s connected to a synthesizer that reacts to the input being played through them.

Real Cracked Log Lamps: For That Campfire Feeling Indoors

Real Cracked Log Lamps: For That Campfire Feeling Indoors
There’s nothing quite like telling stories around a campfire. But what if you’re inside? And what if you don’t have a fireplace like me? Enter Tasmanian artist Duncan Meerding’s beautifully crafted Cracked Log Lamps, salvaged pieces of wood that he’s outfitted with a lightbulb socket inside so they glow warmly through the cracks.

Animatronic Alien Xenomorph Rocks out on Guitar

Animatronic Alien Xenomorph Rocks out on Guitar
Xenomorphs: they’re just misunderstood aliens that want to rock out, not kill. Case in point: this small animatronic xenomorph built by Danny Huynh that jams out on guitar. Free Bird! Admittedly, I would still have a hard time feeling comfortable being a groupie.

AT-AT Aquarium Looks Like Hoth After Global Warming

AT-AT Aquarium Looks Like Hoth After Global Warming
When you think of AT-ATs, you think of these giant mechanical beasts stomping along the snowy surface of Hoth. But what would happen if the Empire’s war machines ran on fossil fuels and their CO2 emissions, resulting in a greenhouse effect?