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Category: DIY + Hacks

This “Smart” Fingerprint Padlock Is Easily Defeated with a Screwdriver

This “Smart” Fingerprint Padlock Is Easily Defeated with a Screwdriver
Check out this fingerprint padlock. It was sent to lockpicking hobbyist LockPickingLawyer for review. It didn’t take him long to figure out that this lock can be disassembled by simply removing three Torx screws around the bezel. You don’t need a LockPickingLawyer to know that this isn’t going to keep…

Colin Furze Creates Jet Powered Micro Scooter for His Kid

Colin Furze Creates Jet Powered Micro Scooter for His Kid
Mad scientist and all-around fun guy Colin Furze has created another crazy project. This powered micro scooter is a bit less dangerous than some of his previous builds, because he actually wanted to let his 5-year-old son ride on it. Even though he calls it “Jet Powered”, it actually doesn’t…
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Adam Savage Modifies a NERF Blaster, Gives It 1,000 Shot Capacity

Adam Savage Modifies a NERF Blaster, Gives It 1,000 Shot Capacity
Is there anything that Adam Savage has not created or modified or tinkered with? Probably not. His latest great creation is a one-day modification of a NERF Rival Nemesis ball blaster, with which he added a custom 1,000 round magazine. Adam has a lot of balls to make this project.…

Artist Turns Car into a Pizza Oven on Wheels

Artist Turns Car into a Pizza Oven on Wheels
New York style… Chicago style… California style… everyone has their favorite kind of pizza. I personally like a super-thin and crispy brick oven pizza like the ones they make in Italy. Now, thanks to one enterprising artist, you can have a delicious thin-crust pizza cooked up inside of a car.…

Someone Put a Zoom Lens on a Game Boy Camera

Someone Put a Zoom Lens on a Game Boy Camera
It’s been 20 years since the strange little Game Boy Camera came on the scene, giving us terrible, low-res, black and white images. Still, kids liked it. It was a $50 digital camera, and it was fun. People still play with it – like designer Bastiaan Ekeler, who recently hacked…

This NERF Blaster Can Cast Floating “Holographic” Spells

This NERF Blaster Can Cast Floating “Holographic” Spells
Doctor Strange definitely needs this NERF blaster – a gun that generates animated spells out of thin air. This truly is wizardry. This cool hack comes from a Japanese cosplayer, and it is able to achieve the effect by using a spinning LED wand. So even though wizards don’t need…

Build Your Own Minimal Gaming Handheld

Build Your Own Minimal Gaming Handheld
Want something unique for your gadget collection? Look no further than SainSmart’s DIY Game Console Kit V2. This kit gives you everything you need to build your own primitive handheld gaming system, which plays simple games on a grid of LEDs. The kit does comes with simple versions of Tetris…

This Custom Star Wars Rey’s Blaster Fires Glowsticks

This Custom Star Wars Rey’s Blaster Fires Glowsticks
If you’ve ever wanted a blaster that looks like it is actually firing lasers, Joerg Sprave is your man. He has come up with a clever way to simulate blaster fire. There are no actual deadly lasers here, so no worries about shooting your eye out. Instead, he uses glow…

IKEA Chair Turned Into an RC Plane: FlyKEA Chairplane

IKEA Chair Turned Into an RC Plane: FlyKEA Chairplane
People seem to have a lot of trouble assembling IKEA furniture, which I never quite understood. But whether or not you manage complete its construction, you can always try to turn it into something else. Like turning it into an R/C plane and just flying it away into the wild…

This Bicycle Rides on Car Tires

This Bicycle Rides on Car Tires
I’ve always preferred riding mountain bikes to road and hybrid bikes, thanks to their wider and more forgiving tires and suspension systems. I’ve seen some fat tire bikes before, but nothing quite like this. What you’re looking at here is a bike that rides on actual car tires. This impressive…

Robotic LEGO Car-Building Factory Puts Minifigs out of Work

Robotic LEGO Car-Building Factory Puts Minifigs out of Work
Imagine a LEGO car factory where, like the real world, the workers have been replaced by robots. Did this make LEGO cars cheaper for the people of LEGOLand? Probably so. The factory is faster than ever with no minifigs working the line, making mistakes and getting the occasional limb chopped…

This Polaroid Camera Prints on Receipt Paper

This Polaroid Camera Prints on Receipt Paper
These days, shooting on film is expensive, and it continues to get more expensive. If you use an instant camera, like Polaroid it costs a lot to snap pics. $19 for just eight shots was too much for Tim Alex Jacobs, so he hacked an old Polaroid camera to print…

I Need This LEGO Breakfast Machine

I Need This LEGO Breakfast Machine
Who feels like making breakfast when you’re still half asleep? Not me. That’s why I have to build a breakfast-making robot like this one. This breakfast-making machine is amazing. It will make you bacon and eggs using two custom-built LEGO robots. One is a huge scaffold that delivers bacon and…

This Crazy Rube Goldberg Machine Is a Tape Dispenser

This Crazy Rube Goldberg Machine Is a Tape Dispenser
What if I told you that it takes a full five minutes to get a single piece of tape out of this insane Rube Goldberg machine? Hey, it’s about the journey, not the tape. At least that’s what I would keep telling myself if I had to wait on this…

This Mario Question Mark Block Shoots Coins

This Mario Question Mark Block Shoots Coins
How do you think Mario got so rich? I know, it’s not so simple in our world. We don’t have blocks that give us coins when we hit them. Actually, yes we do. If times are tough and you could use a little boost in your finances, just bonk your…

This Driveable, Electric-Powered TIE Fighter Owns the Road

This Driveable, Electric-Powered TIE Fighter Owns the Road
Every time we’ve seen a TIE Fighter in the movies, it’s been zooming through space or sitting on the deck of an Imperial battlestation. But this TIE Fighter can actually drive on the street. This land-based TIE Fighter was built by Queensland, Nova Scotia man Allan Carver. This Imperial vehicle…
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