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Tag: Diy

SAM Electronics Kit Replaces Solder with Bluetooth: Hack in Pieces

SAM Electronics Kit Replaces Solder with Bluetooth: Hack in Pieces
Last year we featured LittleBits, an electronics kit for children and beginners that uses built-in magnets instead of solder to connect modules together. A new kit called SAM takes the user-friendliness to another level, because its modules connect to each other wirelessly. SAM uses Bluetooth Low Energy and the Internet…

DIY Iron Man Gauntlet with Rocket: Tiny Tanning Machine

DIY Iron Man Gauntlet with Rocket: Tiny Tanning Machine
Patrick Priebe is at it again. The prop maker’s latest toy is a step up from his usual laser–emitting or flame-spewing gizmos. It’s an Iron Man-themed gauntlet with a built-in model rocket launcher. It also has a palm-mounted laser, because Patrick doesn’t mess around when it comes to messing around.…
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Wrist-mounted Flamethrower Shows up at Maker Faire

Wrist-mounted Flamethrower Shows up at Maker Faire
A dude showed up at the Maker Faire in his neck of the woods recently and he had a slick device, a wrist-mounted flamethrower. This flamethrower is different from the wrist-mounted design we talked about in the past. The builder of this one is a guy named Stephen Hawes.…

DIY TARDIS Headboard for Sleepy Time Lords

DIY TARDIS Headboard for Sleepy Time Lords
We all have to sleep. When I was single, all I needed was a mattress on the floor, a pillow, and a blanket. Sheets and pillowcases not needed. After I got married, my wife required all sorts of stuff. We had to have a skirt on the box springs, which…

Foldable VR Racing Rig: Autobox, Roll out!

Foldable VR Racing Rig: Autobox, Roll out!
Redditor veriix wanted to have an Oculus Rift racing simulation setup, but he also wanted to stay married to his wife. So he gave up on his dream of having a conventional racing rig… and built something way cooler. Here’s veriix’s racing rig (with friend for scale): This is also…

DIY Motorized Omnidirectional Robot Couch: I’d Buy That for a Dollar!

DIY Motorized Omnidirectional Robot Couch: I’d Buy That for a Dollar!
We’ve seen a couch on wheels before, but this one made by Engineering students in University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia can drive in any direction and has a Raspberry Pi for a brain. Led by Steph McArthur and Will Andrew, the UNSW students built a custom steel chassis…

Homemade Elysium Exoskeleton Lifts 170 Pounds

Homemade Elysium Exoskeleton Lifts 170 Pounds
YouTuber The Hacksmith has been working on a special project for a long time – his Elysium-inspired exoskeleton. And now it is ready for action. This set of pneumatic-powered cyborg arms give him super strength and allow him to curl more than 170 pounds just like a killer robot.…

Minecraft Room is a Blocky Bunch of Awesome

Minecraft Room is a Blocky Bunch of Awesome
If you are a fan of Minecraft, you will love this. The parents of a couple lucky kids made their kids rooms into Minecraft themed awesomeness. These cool parents are named Kai-Lynn and Daniel, and with some paint, time and elbow grease they made a very cool room.…

Best Dad Ever Builds Hovercraft for His Kids

Best Dad Ever Builds Hovercraft for His Kids
This YouTube user aptly named “Papa” built a hovercraft for his kids. He wins the father of the week award. He could have just built vehicle with wheels and they would have been happy, but he went the extra mile and added hover capabilities.…

DIY Game of Thrones 3D Board Game: A Song of War and Hammer

DIY Game of Thrones 3D Board Game: A Song of War and Hammer
The A Game of Thrones board game was clearly made by and for fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire series. The game is much easier to understand and appreciate if you’ve read the novels, or at least watched the HBO series. But even if you don’t know …

Make Your Own Dancing Baby Groot

Make Your Own Dancing Baby Groot
If you have read the comic books and seen the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, then you know all about the friendlier version of Groot, who reappeared in the Marvel Universe in 2006. Well, now you can make your own Baby Groot.…

Dad Builds Tiny but Interactive NASA Spaceship, Skyrockets in Dad Rankings

Dad Builds Tiny but Interactive NASA Spaceship, Skyrockets in Dad Rankings
Earlier this year, we looked at a mission control desk that Jeff Highsmith made for his older son. But what’s a mission control center without a spaceship to manage? So a few months later, Jeff set out to build a small spaceship in his younger son’s bedroom. The result is…

Make Your Own Concrete Thwomp

Make Your Own Concrete Thwomp
Like most Mario video game characters, Thwomps are bad guys, yet are still somehow cute. These spiked cinder blocks have personality. Sure, they are trying to pulverize you, but you still have to love them.…

Water to Wine Illusion Box: the Miracle of Air Pressure

Water to Wine Illusion Box: the Miracle of Air Pressure
Earlier this month we featured a concept for a device that turns water and other ingredients into wine. Jason Poel Smith’s hack on the other hand is more for laughs, and is easy to make on your own. Behold, brothers and sisters, a box that turns water into wine! As…

Darth Vader Outdoor Wood Stove: The Smoked Side of the Force

Darth Vader Outdoor Wood Stove: The Smoked Side of the Force
Impressive. Most Impressive. The Force is strong with this Darth Vader outdoor wood stove. It was made by instructables member doddieszoomer and if you want to make one, just head over to instructables for the build info.…

DIY Conductive Paint: Good Idea on Paper

DIY Conductive Paint: Good Idea on Paper
Conductive paint or conductive ink is lets you draw conductive traces, great for simple projects, mockups or even minor electronic repairs. You can easily order these materials from different manufacturers – such as Bare Conductive – but if you want to save money check out Brian McEvoy’s simple guide to…
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