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Tag: Diy

Man Building Wooden Boat That Can Withstand Tsunami: Tsunamiball

Man Building Wooden Boat That Can Withstand Tsunami: Tsunamiball
After the 2011 tsunami in Japan, designer Chris Robinson and his friends bounced around ideas for ways to survive such a disaster. One of their ideas was for a spherical escape vessel. After doing a bit of research, Chris decided to pursue the idea by actually building it. The Tsunamiball…

DIY T-Rex Trophy Heat Lamp Looks Best in the Jurassic Dark

DIY T-Rex Trophy Heat Lamp Looks Best in the Jurassic Dark
When I first saw this metal T-Rex lamp, I thought it was pretty awesome. Then I realized that it’s actually a heat lamp, which is about as close as you can get to a fire-breathing dinosaur without it actually breathing fire. I wonder if you put a piece of paper…
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Piper DIY Minecraft Console: Gamecraft

Piper DIY Minecraft Console: Gamecraft
Upgrade Complete is a Flash game series where you have to improve the game itself in order to progress. Piper is the hardware equivalent of that. It’s a specialized Minecraft gaming console meant for kids, who will need to put it together before and while they play. Piper is powered…

DIY LEGO Forage Harvester: Farming Simulator Simulator

DIY LEGO Forage Harvester: Farming Simulator Simulator
Michał Skorupka aka Eric Trax doesn’t just have a badass slash on his badass name, he also makes badass scale models of farming implements using LEGO. His latest creation is this scale model of the CLAAS Jaguar 900 series. The toy tractor has working lights and steering. Its mean-looking toothed…

DIY BMO Portable Retro Console: RaspBMO

DIY BMO Portable Retro Console: RaspBMO
We’ve seen a BMO toy with a LEGO case and another one that appears to have a wooden case. Mike Barretta’s take on the living console has a 3D printed case and buttons. That’s right, this BMO works much like a Game Boy in that you use the buttons on…

3D Printed Snowman Mold: Cold off the Press

3D Printed Snowman Mold: Cold off the Press
Thingiverse member CloudJ helps make the last days of winter more fun with his DIY snowman mold. Available in two- and three-ball variants, the mold lets you make lots of tiny snowmen in minutes. As Nerd Approved pointed out, CloudJ’s snowmen look just like the ones that Bill Watterson’s Calvin…

DIY LEGO Mindstorms Toy 3D Printer: Novice Builder

DIY LEGO Mindstorms Toy 3D Printer: Novice Builder
If you build it, he will come – and then build a LEGO version of it. So goes the quote from the classic non-existent drama Brick of Dreams. Today that “he” is Instructables member W1ll14m. The alphanumeric boy wonder recently shared his progress on a 3D printer made of LEGO…

DIY Legend of Zelda Nightlight: Fauxntom Stained Glass

DIY Legend of Zelda Nightlight: Fauxntom Stained Glass
Redditor BigBadBobBitchin made this beautiful The Legend of Zelda-themed nightlight as a Valentine’s Day for his girlfriend. The nightlight looks like an armory, with some of Link’s swords and shields displayed in front of a fake stained glass of the Hylian crest. BigBadBobBitchin bought the miniature weapons at a comic…

DIY LEGO 3D Headset: Oculus Bricks

DIY LEGO 3D Headset: Oculus Bricks
If you have a cache of LEGO, you can skip Google’s Cardboard VR headset and do what Redditor lordrothschild did. Just add a couple of lenses from magnifying glasses and a cloth strap and you’re ready to go. Lordrothschild says his ghetto headset isn’t that uncomfortable, though he still needs…

Mesh Bluetooth Electronics Kit with Drag & Drop Programming: Pair, Swipe, Make

Mesh Bluetooth Electronics Kit with Drag & Drop Programming: Pair, Swipe, Make
Last year we learned about SAM, a newbie-friendly electronics kit that used Bluetooth instead of solder or wires to connect its modules. Mesh is a lot like SAM, only with an even less intimidating presentation. Like SAM, Mesh modules or “tags” use Bluetooth to communicate with each other and with…

LEGO Pinned Insect Specimen Manipulator: Entomolego

LEGO Pinned Insect Specimen Manipulator: Entomolego
Insect specimens are usually pinned when stored or exhibited. When these pinned insects need to be examined or documented, a pinned specimen manipulator is used so that the insect can be moved around without removing it from the pin. Researchers from the Natural History Museum in London recently published a…

DIY PlayStation 4 Controller Battery Upgrade: Dual the Shock

DIY PlayStation 4 Controller Battery Upgrade: Dual the Shock
One of the PlayStation 4’s worst flaws is the short battery life of its controller. The DualShock 4’s always on LED exacerbates the issue, but the fact is it has a low-capacity battery. You can buy Nyko’s external battery to alleviate the issue, or you can go the DIY route…

DIY LEGO Creation Station: Imagination on Wheels

DIY LEGO Creation Station: Imagination on Wheels
Like millions of children around the world, Instructables member Tez_Gelmir’s son is a big LEGO fan. And like millions of families around the world the father and son often end up spending a lot of time sorting through their piles of LEGO just to get the parts they want to…

DIY Raspberry Pi Google Calendar Display Keeps It on the Same Page

DIY Raspberry Pi Google Calendar Display Keeps It on the Same Page
If you have a spare tablet, you can turn it into an interactive calendar just by mounting it and keeping your calendar app of choice on the screen at all times. But if all you have is a spare monitor, check out Instructables member Alex Pine’s guide. He used a…

Atlas 3D Scanner Kit is Cheap, DIY and Raspberry Pi Powered

Atlas 3D Scanner Kit is Cheap, DIY and Raspberry Pi Powered
I really like the idea of having a 3D printer and scanner in my house so I can make things. I don’t know what exactly I would make, but I would totally scan anything I could fit on the plate and then print it out. The problem is that 3D…

Antique Radio Podcast Player: Podtique

Antique Radio Podcast Player: Podtique
Video killed the radio star, but podcasts revived him. Roderick Mann combined his love for podcasts with the beauty and tactility of old radios in Podtique. Podtique has the body of a 1936 Goldentone radio, but most of its guts have been replaced by modern components. Roderick used a BeagleBone…
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