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Tag: Diy

DIY Claw Machine: Insert Effort

DIY Claw Machine: Insert Effort
Ryan Bates is working on a unicorn in the arcade world: a fair claw machine. Powered by an Arduino Mega, the machine isn’t easy to build, but at least it won’t screw you or your customers. To reduce costs, Ryan built the claw machine partly out of widely available 3D…

DIY Death Star Laser Array Model: The Ultimate Power in the Living Room

DIY Death Star Laser Array Model: The Ultimate Power in the Living Room
Laser enthusiast Patrick Priebe rides on the Star Wars hype train by making a much smaller version of the Death Star’s superlaser. It may not be able to destroy planets, but it probably could blind a Rebel or two. Patrick made the array using 14 6W lasers. After mounting them…
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A Chart of Every LEGO Color

A Chart of Every LEGO Color
Growing up, it always seemed that the LEGO bricks I had were white, yellow, red, green, or blue. As my daughter got older and started to play with some of the sets aimed at little girls, a bunch of pink bricks ended up around my house and under my toes.…

DIY Metal Gear Solid V Chopper Photo Wall: Fulton Album

DIY Metal Gear Solid V Chopper Photo Wall: Fulton Album
Redditor NoPlaceForHideo let the legend come back to life by printing some of the photos in Venom Snake’s Aerial Command Center and arranging them on his wall. Don’t scatter your sorrow to the heartless sea. Print the high res photos from these Imgur albums so you’ll always remember this crazy…

DIY iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Glowing Apple Logo: White Badge of Voidage

DIY iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Glowing Apple Logo: White Badge of Voidage
David aka The Unlockr came up with a fun way for experienced smartphone tinkerers to show off their skills. He’s selling a DIY kit that adds an LED to the back of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The LED diverts a bit of power from the iPhone’s screen, so…

DIY Star Wars First Order TIE Fighter Toy Quadcopter Mod: The Babies Awaken

DIY Star Wars First Order TIE Fighter Toy Quadcopter Mod: The Babies Awaken
Like the Imperial speeder bike quadcopter we saw earlier this year, YouTuber ajw61185’s quadcopter started out as a toy. He modified Hasbro’s First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter, and turned into a flying day care center. Ajw61185 cut holes on the toy’s wings and the bracket that holds the wings…

Micaton Will Fix your Pathetic and Weak Screwing Game

Micaton Will Fix your Pathetic and Weak Screwing Game
Guys, your wife or significant other might not tell you this, but your screwing game probably needs some help. Lots of people have performance issues when it comes to screwing – things like difficulty getting into the hole, or maybe you keep sliding the shaft at the wrong angle and…

DIY Robotic Wheatley Replica: Hey! Pick Me up!

DIY Robotic Wheatley Replica: Hey! Pick Me up!
Portal fans, you might want to hang onto something. Word of advice, up to you. Genevieve Bee made this cool talking and moving replica of Wheatley from scratch. Genevieve Bee used XPS foam, foamed PVC and epoxy putty to make Wheatley’s body. She used parts of a flashlight, a CD…

DIY Star Wars Rey’s Speeder Bike Quadcopter is No Scrapheap

DIY Star Wars Rey’s Speeder Bike Quadcopter is No Scrapheap
Makers have proven that quadcopters and Star Wars go well together. So much so that even Disney is starting to cash in. Here’s another great example of this winning combination, courtesy of Michal Miszta aka The Model Maker. The custom made quadcopter measures about 13″x 9″x 5″ and weighs around…

Boldport Buggy DIY Toy: LEDybug

Boldport Buggy DIY Toy: LEDybug
Work on your soldering skills with Boldport’s cute soldering kit. The Buggy has a beautiful ladybug-shaped circuit board, six candle-flicker LEDs and adjustable antennae and legs. Its legs hold the resistors, so the cute tubing socks are not just for show but for insulation as well. Boldport founder Dr. Saar…

DIY NERF Rival Zeus Rifle108-Ball Magazine: Good Luck Picking Those Up

DIY NERF Rival Zeus Rifle108-Ball Magazine: Good Luck Picking Those Up
Released earlier this year, NERF’s Rival guns have become a hit. Its literal big gun, the Zeus, is fairly light, accurate and has good range. The problem is that it holds only up to 12 balls. That’s why YouTuber Out of Darts is coming up with ways to drastically increase…

Homemade LED Flashlight Packs 90,000 Lumens of Retina Searing Light

Homemade LED Flashlight Packs 90,000 Lumens of Retina Searing Light
This oversize flashlight is incredibly bright thanks to its 90,000 lumens of output. For those of you who don’t know how much light that is – it’s more than enough to send Gizmo into rigor mortis. Daniel Riley of Stratus Productions built the flashlight using ten 100w LED chips that…

DIY View-Master Image Digitizer: Archive-Master

DIY View-Master Image Digitizer: Archive-Master
The View-Master has been reborn as a virtual reality system, but you don’t have to throw out your original reels. Julius Howlett came up with a way to make digital copies of the tiny photos using a 3D printed adapter, a 20mm lens and a smartphone. Think of the adapter…

Guy Makes Giant Lightsabers for His Christmas Display

Guy Makes Giant Lightsabers for His Christmas Display
In order to make his home Christmas light display truly epic this year, Bob Clagett of I Like to Make Stuff made a pair of comically giant lightsabers. I don’t think these could kill anyone since they are pretty hard to hold, but you can actually have a duel with…

Arduino Knife-wielding Tentacle Dares You to Turn it Off

Arduino Knife-wielding Tentacle Dares You to Turn it Off
YouTuber outaspaceman is a budding maker. Or a mad scientist. While learning how to use the Arduino, he accidentally built the opposite of the useless machine. It’s not exactly useful though. The perfectly-titled Knife-wielding Tentacle is based on the Arduino tutorial program Blink Without Delay. Outaspaceman used littleBits’ proto and…

Guy Doesn’t Like Selfie Sticks, Invents “Selfie Arms”

Guy Doesn’t Like Selfie Sticks, Invents “Selfie Arms”
A man in Japan named Mansun was embarrassed by the idea of using a selfie stick, as well he should be, so he invented a pair of extra-long “selfie arms.” No, these aren’t embarrassing at all. Much better than selfie sticks. Yeah, that won’t draw any attention at all. The…
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