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.
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.
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 cast.
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.
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 hitting the wrong hole.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 them.
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.