My daughter plays with a mix of toys from Barbies to cars. She doesn’t care if it’s a girl toy or a boy toy, she just wants something cool and fun to play with. She has a bunch of Barbie dolls, but nothing like this Swiss Army Barbie.
Thor’s hammer was forged out of a star by dwarven blacksmiths. This child-size replica was crafted from the heart by a loving dad. Redditor Crux1836 says his son asked him for a “real Thor hammer” for his 4th birthday.
What’s better than a magic 8 ball? A magic 20 icosahedron. Adafruit and Phillip Burgess made a guide that shows us how to make a D20 that talks about the resulting roll.
The die’s accelerometer helps it figure out which face is up.
The last time we featured Instructables Tez_Gelmir was for the portable LEGO building station he made for his son. This time it’s for a kickass speeder bike rocker that he made for his 1-year old daughter.
These Gallifreyan-patterned window blinds are perfect for any Time Lord who prefers a home to a traveling blue box. They were made by Kristy GD from the blog Please Excuse My Craftermath. These are perfect if you have a Doctor Who themed room already, and are just looking for that perfect finishing touch.
Redstone is a key component for making virtual computers in Minecraft. It’s also Spencer Kern’s key inspiration for his meticulously crafted mini ITX PC.
Spencer built the 8.5″x 8.5″x 8.5″ case almost entirely out of acrylic.
Here’s a relatively simple project for 3D printing newbies. YouMagine member excite tricked out his foosball set by replacing the heads of the players with stormtrooper helmets.
Excite based the helmets on Thingiverse member ProCoPrint3D’s design, then used permanent markers to add details.
The blogger behind Ideas from Everywhere truly lives up to the name of his blog. He wanted to do something special for his 5-year old daughter on her birthday. Something crazy. Mission accomplished.
He says to “Stop buying your kids crap toys.
I have a real problem with hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock and falling asleep again. The Ejector bed has no snooze button. When the alarm goes off, you are propelled through the air, so you’d better wake up.
You can buy specially constructed prisms that turn a mobile device – or any small display for that matter – into a hologram-like projector. But you can save a few bucks by making one out of a CD case instead.
Last month we saw how you can reuse a DVD-RW’s laser diode to make a small laser engraver. But if you’d rather buy something like it instead, check out the MicroSlice.
Made by Instructables member SilverJimmy, MicroSlice has a 405nm laser module, similar to the ones found in Blu-ray drives.
A year ago Creatables came up with a miniature inclined Slinky treadmill. Sadly, it appears the toy never made it into production. But one of our favorite woodworkers Matthias Wandel came up with a DIY and hand-powered alternative.
The limited edition Fallout 4 that comes with a Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV replica is already sold out. But thanks to 3D printing and Yvo de Haas, you can fill your wrists, legs, cats and even the entire world with Pip-Boys.
One of the most elemental aspects of the terrific 1997 Luc Besson-directed sci-fi flick The Fifth Element are “The Elemental Stones.” These four tan-colored bricks, which feature grooved patterns, represent earth, air, fire and water and are part of a device that is powerful enough to destroy the Great Evil before the villain annihilates our planet.
The past couple of years we’ve seen single board computers separated into modules to make them more accessible to newbie makers, especially children. Microduino knows there’s no better way to get kids interested than with LEGOs, so it came up with the mCookie.
We’ve seen how you can make a robot replica and a 3D printed figure of Star Wars‘ new droid BB-8. Here’s Caleb Kraft’s low budget version: a BB-8 hand puppet.
Caleb made the puppet using a 12″ globe, a 6″ styrofoam sphere, four neodymium magnets and some spray paint.