You don’t have to be from October 21, 2015 to build your own Back to the Future hoverboard you know. This video will show you how. It actually looks very simple and the board looks just like the one in the movie!
Niconico member tono2 made replicas of the Inkzooka, Splat Charger and Splat Bomb from Splatoon. But since his Splat Charger is a prettied up water gun and his Splat Bomb is just a prop, the highlight of his tono2’s showcase is his hilariously powerful Inkzooka.
…or rather, a decent DIY low budget Terminator arm. I can tape five toothpicks to a broom and call it the T-800’s limb, but that’s not going to get me any YouTube money. Luckily the host of Awe Me’s new show Low Budget Prop Shop is the very capable Dustin McLean.
Last year, we featured the Nomad, a desktop CNC mill. Toolbotics’ Tooli is also a desktop CNC machine, but it’s meant for arts and crafts. Its four optional heads lets you automate a variety of tasks, from drawing to assembling small items.
Fans of driving simulator games not only play with steering wheels, gear shifters and pedals. Some of them get working gauges to make the experience more immersive. Hack A Day forum member Leon Bataille wanted to have a dashboard for Euro Truck Simulator 2 (ETS 2), but instead of buying or building the gauges and indicators, he decided to use the dashboard of an actual car.
Philip Isherwood and his team at Saber Forge are known for making high quality lightsaber replicas. Now they’d like to share the wonder of building your own lightsaber with Adaptive Saber Parts (ASP). These modular parts will let you build and customize your lightsaber even if you don’t have tools or experience.
Gwent is the new hit digital card game from CD Projekt Red. It comes with an RPG mini game where you help a pretty warlock. It’s cool, but it’s no Gwent. So it’s no surprise that fans would want to enjoy it offline, just like what Redditor Ayzkalyn did.
Earlier this year we checked out a LEGO building station on wheels that a father made for his son. Redditor thaitwin also built a LEGO station for his kids, but he opted to have base plates built right on to its surface.
Despite the advances in hardware and software and lots of guides online, 3D printing can still be tedious, even for experienced makers. One of the hassles of 3D printing is that your print can get stuck on the print bed; you’ll have to wait for it to cool then gingerly pry it off.
Last year, TMW Unlimited Lab Tech Lead Roo Williams was asked to come up with a better way to take profile photos of new employees. At the time, someone from Human Resources simply used a compact camera to take a shot of the newbies.
Hardware and software developer Sergey Grishchenko made this small remote-controlled model of NASA’s Curiosity rover from scratch. Sergey designed and printed most of the toy’s non-electronic parts, including the wheels and the claw arm.
Sergey used a LinkIt One computer to power his mini Curiosity.
In the past months we’ve seen retro video game consoles based on the Raspberry Pi stuffed in ever shrinking Game Boy (or Game Boy–inspired) cases. So it’s refreshing to see the opposite for once: a huge Game Boy replica with a 19″ screen.