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Category: DIY + Hacks

mintyPi: Handheld Gaming Inside Altoid Tins

mintyPi: Handheld Gaming Inside Altoid Tins
Portable DIY gaming units have been popular for a long time, and with the launch of the tiny, wireless-capable Raspberry Pi Zero W, it seems like a great time to get back to making these small handhelds.

Giant Robot Battle Going Down this August!

Giant Robot Battle Going Down this August!
Remember last summer when some robot builders from America challenged robot builders from Japan? Well the Japanese accepted that challenge, and the robot battle is now scheduled for sometime this August. I’ll be watching this robot beat down for sure, as the two giant mechs go head to head for a battle to the death.
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Make a Minigun from Coca-Cola Cans and Syringes

Make a Minigun from Coca-Cola Cans and Syringes
If you have some Coca-Cola cans, some lighters, and a few spare syringes just lying around, you can use them to make your own minigun. The question is, should you? Yes. Yes you should. Unless you hurt yourself, in which case, I do not endorse this idea at all.

Deadpool Toy Blows Bubbles out of His Butt

Deadpool Toy Blows Bubbles out of His Butt
Deadpool is a snarky bastard and doesn’t mind talking about squeezing his ass into a red costume. I could definitely see Deadpool trying to blow bubbles using farts. Instructables contributor Britt Michelsen posted a step-by-step guide for turning one of those rude BUB-L Breezer toys into a Deadpool toy of farting, bubbly glory.

Plane with KFC Bucket Wings Actually Flies

Plane with KFC Bucket Wings Actually Flies
Wings? Who needs wings on a plane when you can have two greasy chicken buckets? YouTuber and supergeek Peter Sripol wanted to see if a plane could fly with KFC buckets for wings, so he set out to prove it.

Kniterate Personal Knitting Machine Will Put Grandma out of Business

Kniterate Personal Knitting Machine Will Put Grandma out of Business
My Mamaw (that’s grandmother for you yankees out there) used to knit all the time. She was big on making blankets with yarn that had enough open space to be terrible at keeping you warm, and were itchy enough to drive you mad.

Make Your Own Cardboard Coin Sorting Machine

Make Your Own Cardboard Coin Sorting Machine
These days you can pay for things in all kinds of electronic ways, but if you still find yourself with a bunch of coins, here is a fun way to sort them. The Q channel shows us how to make a coin sorting machine using just cardboard, a knife, a metal ruler, and some glue.

Duck Tape Turns up at WonderCon with Cosplay Repair Booth

Duck Tape Turns up at WonderCon with Cosplay Repair Booth
We like cosplay around here, despite the fact that I am not much for dressing up (I even shun pants). People who like to go to conferences like ComicCon or WonderCon are a bit more enthusiastic about getting dressed up than I am. 

Daedalus Is a Real-Life Iron Man Flying Suit

Daedalus Is a Real-Life Iron Man Flying Suit
It looks like we have a real life Tony Stark on our hands. Inventor Richard Browning and his team at start-up, Gravity Industries, have created the Daedalus. It is basically a special suit that turns its wearer into a flying hero.

Motorized LEGO Game of Thrones Red Keep Sculpture

Motorized LEGO Game of Thrones Red Keep Sculpture
I didn’t like Game of Thrones at first, but the show has certainly grown on me and I like it now. It’s one of the few shows that I still like to watch the opening scenes of just to see the moving fortresses and such.

This Is One NERF Dart You Wouldn’t Want to Be Hit by

This Is One NERF Dart You Wouldn’t Want to Be Hit by
The thing about NERF darts is, they’re designed to be safe. You can unload them on friends without having to worry about any serious injury, but what happens when you fire a NERF dart from an air cannon?

Nintendo Switch Controller Gets a GameCube Makeover

Nintendo Switch Controller Gets a GameCube Makeover
Check out this Nintendo Switch controller cosplaying as a Gamecube pad. This colorful controller is the work of Boss Fight Props, who normally makes cosplay gear, and it really does look much cooler with a Gamecube theme.

Man Turns Car into Mario Kart 64 Controller

Man Turns Car into Mario Kart 64 Controller
One Chevrolet Volt owner has done something very cool with his car, turning the vehicle into an expensive controller for Mario Kart 64. Controlling the game involves using the steering wheel to steer, the accelerator and brakes, as well as the windshield wipers and flashing the headlights.

This Incredible Handmade Helmet Will Scare the Bejeezus out of You

This Incredible Handmade Helmet Will Scare the Bejeezus out of You
Do you want an instant winner for a costume contest? Check out this amazing handmade mask and helmet combination that is both awe-inspiring and terrifying. The Erebus design was created by Brian Cargile of Two Horns United, and will transform its wearer into some kind of evil being straight out of a video game set in the postapocalyptic future.

How to Trap an Autonomous Car

How to Trap an Autonomous Car
A performance artist has devised a simple way to trap unruly autonomous cars. A guy going by the name “stml” has done this by using the dotted and solid lines we all know for the streets we drive on each day.

Auto-tracking Dartboard Makes Everyone a Pro

Auto-tracking Dartboard Makes Everyone a Pro
When you’re at the pub, drinking all night and playing darts, I bet your aim is pretty bad. For most of us, hitting the bulls-eye becomes harder the more you drink. Not when you’re playing with Mark Rober’s motion-tracking dart board though.
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