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Giant Batman Fidget Spinner Cast from Bullet Casings

Giant Batman Fidget Spinner Cast from Bullet Casings
The Dark Knight takes one look at your dinky little fidget spinner and laughs. As always, his toys are much cooler. But you don’t have to be a billionaire to have one. PressTube shows you how to make one for yourself – assuming you’re comfortable working with molten brass.

DIY Wooden Safe Can Be Literally Cracked

DIY Wooden Safe Can Be Literally Cracked
If you want a place to keep your money or favorite snacks safe from theives, but you want one made of something supremely strong like thin top-grade plywood you are in luck. ThinkGeek has a DIY kit from UGears that lets you build a small combination safe from pre-cut plywood parts.
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Guy Builds Holographic Cortana Appliance: Halo IRL

Guy Builds Holographic Cortana Appliance: Halo IRL
Microsoft wants to make their Cortana personal assistant a serious Alexa competitor, obviously, so they should take note of this what Jarem Archer aka untitled network has done here, with the creation of a Halo-inspired holographic Cortana appliance.

Make Your Own Facehugger, Then Give It a Home

Make Your Own Facehugger, Then Give It a Home
Few things in this life are as terrifying as a xenomorph or a facehugger. So creep out your friends and family by building your very own version of the creepy face-loving creature and its cryo-stasis tube from the Alien movies.

You Need Tweezers to Solve the World’s Smallest Rubik’s Cube

You Need Tweezers to Solve the World’s Smallest Rubik’s Cube
You better get your magnifying glass and some tweezers to solve this Rubik’s Cube. Puzzle maker Tony Fisher had previously built the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube, and now it looks like he’s built the world’s smallest Rubik’s Cube.

Guy Turns Classic LEGO Set Into an RC Airplane That Actually Flies

Guy Turns Classic LEGO Set Into an RC Airplane That Actually Flies
This is proof that you can make your LEGO dreams come true. Adam Woodworth, an aerospace engineer and hardware designer at Google, wanted to see how aeronautically sound a LEGO airplane design really was, so naturally he built his own to test it out, building a large RC version of it.

Single-player Ping Pong: Table (Tennis) for One

Single-player Ping Pong: Table (Tennis) for One
Single player ping pong? That’s just a pipe-dream. It’s a myth. People have been chasing that dragon for years. It’s vaporware! Pie in the sky fantasy! Not anymore. The dream has become a reality. Check out the video below as The Q demonstrates how to make a wooden table tennis game for one person.

Guy Builds Human-size Mousetrap, Mice Rejoice

Guy Builds Human-size Mousetrap, Mice Rejoice
If you ever had a mousetrap come down on your finger or a toe, you know the excruciating pain that it causes. Now imagine a giant mousetrap that is big enough to slam down on your body and kill you dead.

Popsicle Stick Wolverine Claws: Cold Man Logan

Popsicle Stick Wolverine Claws: Cold Man Logan
Do you want the coolest DIY Wolverine claws? Then head to your freezer and eat up some popsicles stat! These Popsicle Stick Wolverine Claws are totally badass, and you can make them at home. Sure, these are just popsicle sticks, but they are sharp enough to do some serious damage as shown in the video.They are made from popsicle sticks, toothpicks, rubber bands, paper, and some Krazy Glue.

Guy Builds Mad Max Cars for His Toddlers

Guy Builds Mad Max Cars for His Toddlers
You know you are a Mad Max fan when you start building apocalyptic cars for your toddlers. That’s what Ian Pfaff, of Glendale, California did. And they are super cool mini cars that are hopefully battle-ready.

Weaponizing LEGO Bricks: You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Literally.

Weaponizing LEGO Bricks: You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Literally.
And you thought that LEGO bricks were painful to step on. Imagine getting shot with them. There’s a gun for that. Joerg Sprave’s latest creation is a custom elastic-powered gun that can turn LEGO bricks into nasty projectiles.

LEGO Mindstorms TrotBot Walks Like an 8-Legged Horse

LEGO Mindstorms TrotBot Walks Like an 8-Legged Horse
This TrotBot was created by Ben Vagle. It is an 8-legged robot built out of LEGO Mindstorms and despite its looks, it uses a walking mechanism inspired by the gait of a galloping horse. You can see it in action in the videos below.

Bart Simpson’s Megaphone Prank Recreated IRL

Bart Simpson’s Megaphone Prank Recreated IRL
Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Bart finds all of those megaphones and breaks all of the windows in Springfield? Well, Kevin Kohler, better known as The Backyard Scientist has recreated the prank. Will it explode all of Homer’s beers in the fridge?

This Pizza Box Robot Shoots a Laser in Your Eye

This Pizza Box Robot Shoots a Laser in Your Eye
“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!” That’s what someone should have told this kid. Northern Arizona University student and programmer Michael Reeves has built a sophisticated pizza box robot – one that uses a camera and facial recognition software to shoot a laser straight beam into your eye.

Students Build Chainsaw Powered Tricycle

Students Build Chainsaw Powered Tricycle
What do you do when you are a college student who wants to zip around campus, but don’t have speedy scooter? You do what these two Georgia Tech students in Atlanta did. They used their engineering skills to create the “chainsaw trike.” These guys built this hilarious and awesome ride by combining an old chainsaw motor with a tiny tricycle.

Check out These Remote-Controlled Star Wars Mouse Droids

Check out These Remote-Controlled Star Wars Mouse Droids
While attending WonderCon 2017 in Anaheim, Norman Chan of Tested talked with Mike Senna and Michael McMaster about their custom built Mouse Droids. In case you don’t remember, Mouse Droids are known for roaming the halls of the Death Star and other Imperial buildings, and are pretty adorable as far as speedy little droids go.
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