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Tag: Diy

Adam Savage Builds a Star Trek Captains Chair

Adam Savage Builds a Star Trek Captains Chair
When Adam Savage isn’t working on Mythbusters or other projects, he spends his off time creating some really cool and geeky items. Case in point is this Star Trek captain’s chair replica. The project was inspired after Savage purchased an expensive “replica” captain’s chair that left him wanting more. So…

Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms

Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms
We’ve seen programmable electronics that use magnets or Bluetooth instead of wires and solder to connect its parts. But those kits are mainly meant for beginners, and are not as powerful or versatile as more advanced computers such as the Raspberry Pi or Arduino boards. Modulo Labs has developed a…
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Fan-made Ultron Mask: There Is No Nose on Me

Fan-made Ultron Mask: There Is No Nose on Me
This sweet wearable Ultron mask was made through the combined efforts of Jacob Morin, Michael Ruddy of Hero Complex, and Sean Shaw of Shawshank Cosplay and Props. Jacob made the 3D model, Michael printed the helmet and Sean made the final mask based on the 3D printed one. Michael used…

3D Printed Light-up The Sims Plumbob: Mood Ring for Your Head

3D Printed Light-up The Sims Plumbob: Mood Ring for Your Head
Engineering student/maker/currently selected character Daniel Harari can make his feelings unequivocal with his DIY The Sims Plumbob. The battery-powered accessory has RGB lights that he controls with an Android app via Bluetooth. I think he’s in a good mood. Daniel used Thingiverse user Jigsawnz’ 3D model for the Plumbob itself.…

Transforming Papercraft Robots: Fold Out!

Transforming Papercraft Robots: Fold Out!
Paperformed makes a variety of papercraft models that it sells as DIY kits. Two of its most advanced kits are the Changeable Robots. They’re scale models clearly inspired by Transformers, and like Hasbro’s toys these bots have humanoid and vehicle forms. The Racing Warrior is made of 202 parts and…

Orbit1 Desktop Metal Plating Machine: Modder’s Touch

Orbit1 Desktop Metal Plating Machine: Modder’s Touch
We already have 3D printers that can make objects out of metal or metal composites, but if all you want is a metal coating then the Orbit1 might be for you. It’s a compact electroplating machine that can coat small objects with a variety of metals. While there are plenty…

Onion Omega Single Board Computer Will Have Vets and Newbies Crying Tears of Joy

Onion Omega Single Board Computer Will Have Vets and Newbies Crying Tears of Joy
Between the Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other development boards, it seems like makers already have more than enough small computers to choose from. But Onion Corporation believes its upcoming Omega will be welcomed with open arms because it will be familiar to both experienced programmers and people who have no…

DIY Portable Electronics Experiment Station: Lapshop

DIY Portable Electronics Experiment Station: Lapshop
Like many makers, Instructables member Gizmologist was running out of room on her workbench because of all her projects. So she decided to make a compact and self-contained toolkit to test electronics. She ended up packing an Arduino Uno, a breadboard, a voltage regulator and a capacitor substitution board in…

Build Your Own LEGO Magnetized Safe

Build Your Own LEGO Magnetized Safe
Protect your valuables using LEGO bricks – by making a safe with them. You know you have a ton laying around and hey, it beats stepping on them. This video will teach you how to take your leftover LEGO bricks and turn them into a secret safe.…

Steel Battalion Immersive Gaming Rig Is the Hardest of Hardcore

Steel Battalion Immersive Gaming Rig Is the Hardest of Hardcore
I love games where you get to battle it out with giant robot mechs. I grew up on MechWarrior and loved that game. However, I have never been a console gamer, which explains why I have never heard of Steel Battalion. The 2002 Xbox game was a mech fighting game…

DIY LEGO Alien Power Loader Set: Spaceman’s Suit

DIY LEGO Alien Power Loader Set: Spaceman’s Suit
Mark Nathan Willetts submitted his prototype for an Alien Power Loader set to LEGO Ideas, but they rejected it because of the franchise’s violent nature. Which I find weird given that LEGO approved the Exo Suit. At least the Caterpillar P-5000 was originally meant for construction. In any case, Mark…

DIY Mechanical Keyboard: WASD Production

DIY Mechanical Keyboard: WASD Production
Mechanical keyboards are popular among gamers and programmers. Redditor wildpanic outgeeked them all by making his own keyboard. Inside the 3D printed case and keycaps are Cherry MX Green switches, 1N4148 diodes and a Teensy microcontroller, which wildpanic connected using 20 gauge copper wire. In case you were wondering, the…

mDrawBot 4-in-1 Drawing Robot : Deviant Artist

mDrawBot 4-in-1 Drawing Robot : Deviant Artist
If you love Evil Mad Scientist’s Eggbot, check out Makeblock’s mDrawBot. It’s a modular kit that you can assemble into one of four different forms, each suited to drawing on a particular surface. mEggbot draws on ellipsoidal surfaces just like Eggbot, mScara draws on horizontal surfaces, mSpider draws on vertical…

DIY Game & Watch: Make & Play

DIY Game & Watch: Make & Play
When he was a kid, Instructables member Andrew Hannay had a 1980 Nintendo Game & Watch game called Vermin, which was also released by Time Out under the title Exterminator. He sold the handheld on eBay, but lately he’s been itching to play it and other Game & Watch games. …

Raspberry Pi Inside Mechanical Keyboard: RaspCherry

Raspberry Pi Inside Mechanical Keyboard: RaspCherry
Redditor Lauri Hakkarainen aka b10nik wanted to have an excuse to buy a mechanical keyboard, so he thought of turning it into a computer by installing a Raspberry Pi 2 inside. Even though his Project Kiiboard turned out to be a bit complicated, you wouldn’t think that from looking at…

DIY Kerbal Space Program Controller: Keyboard Space Center

DIY Kerbal Space Program Controller: Keyboard Space Center
Kegan Holtzhausen’s custom modular controller for Kerbal Space Program has his fellow Kerbalnauts over the Mun. He calls it the Psimax CS40 Telemetric Joystick. Adjust your pocket rocket’s pitch and read on. Kegan used a Retex Abox enclosure to house the controller’s modules and then 3D printed the top plates.…
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