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Tag: Diy

Cat Rides His Own Electric Skateboard

Cat Rides His Own Electric Skateboard
Kim Pimmel is an engineer who also happens to be a filmmaker. He has a cat named “MIDI”, clearly the geekiest cat name ever. His cat does something many don’t – he doesn’t flip out when something unexpected happens, such as giving him a ride on a motorized skateboard.

Texas Cowboy Moves to New Jersey and Builds an Electric Horse

Texas Cowboy Moves to New Jersey and Builds an Electric Horse
Few things are less appealing to a cowboy from the rural wilds of Texas that is a real rodeo cowboy than moving to New Jersey. This is exactly what happened to Steve Bacque when he met a woman from Jersey and got married.

Underwear Knife: Underwear That’s Cut to Wear

Underwear Knife: Underwear That’s Cut to Wear
You know those guys who can make anything into a knife? Plastic, paper, butter, whatever? Well, YouTuber Kiwami Japan is the mad leader of these geniuses. One of his more recent creations involved turning underwear into a kitchen knife.

This NERF-inspired Bazooka Is Anything But Safe

This NERF-inspired Bazooka Is Anything But Safe
Over the last few years, NERF has added some awesome larger guns to its arsenal. Some even need a shoulder strap. But none of those weapons compare to Ryan & David’s recent creation: We’re talking a four-foot long custom-built rocket launcher that fires oversized darts made from pool noodles.

This Camera Turns Images Into Doodles

This Camera Turns Images Into Doodles
Cameras are for capturing exactly what we see with our naked eye and we won’t be satisfied until the technology captures scenes perfectly. That’s why we still have new and improved cameras hitting the market. But what if we went in the opposite direction?

This Book Lets You Build Your Own Human Skeleton

This Book Lets You Build Your Own Human Skeleton
Just because you want a life-size skeleton in your room, that doesn’t automatically make you a weirdo. Maybe you’re a medical student, maybe a bone doctor, maybe it’s Halloween, or maybe you are just a weirdo, which is fine too.

Build a TV Christmas Ornament That Plays Classic Commercials

Build a TV Christmas Ornament That Plays Classic Commercials
“Christmas is too commercial, man!” You’ve heard that phrase uttered every year, and yes, it’s true. Christmas has been commercialized and taken over by the man. So you know what? If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

Learn How to Make Your Own Lightsaber Pen

Learn How to Make Your Own Lightsaber Pen
If the pen is mightier than the sword, this lightsaber pen is mightier than… The pen. Despite our technological advancements, we do still use writing instruments on occasion, but one day soon they may be relics, so a lightsaber pen like this has a lot in common with the Jedi weapon of choice.

DIY Acoustic Levitator Lets You Float Objects in Mid-air

DIY Acoustic Levitator Lets You Float Objects in Mid-air
While most levitation is achieved with magnets, it’s also possible to suspend small objects in air using sound waves. Thanks to engineer Asier Marzo, you can even create your own acoustic levitator, which can float lightweight objects like water droplets, styrofoam beads, and even insects.

Add IR Thermal Vision to Your Homebrew Projects

Add IR Thermal Vision to Your Homebrew Projects
Thermal cameras are pretty nifty devices. They let you see the heat signature of objects by capturing infrared light. There are off-the shelf thermal camera devices like the ones from FLIR, but they’re kind of pricey, and not particularly friendly to hacking into your own projects.

Make Your Own Cardboard Paper Airplane Launcher

Make Your Own Cardboard Paper Airplane Launcher
Why toss paper airplanes by hand, when you can have a machine take care of the hard work for you? Now you can make a semi-automatic paper airplane launcher for yourself. This thing is a cool paper airplane gun/paper airplane aircraft carrier in one.

Ultimate Sleeping Pod Lets You Snooze Only 4 Hours Per Day

Ultimate Sleeping Pod Lets You Snooze Only 4 Hours Per Day
James from TheHackSmith has created what might be the ultimate sleep hack. His impressive project involves a Casper mattress, and a fancy and very expensive pod to house said mattress with the goal of letting the builder sleep less without being tired all the time.

2-Player Pinball Machine: Ain’t Seen Nothing Like It In Any Amusement Hall

2-Player Pinball Machine: Ain’t Seen Nothing Like It In Any Amusement Hall
Typically, pinball is a one player at a time game, but artist Cristiana Felgueiras of Get Hands Dirty has created an awesome two player pinball machine that two players can use simultaneously. She had some help from Inventables‘ X-Carve 3D carving machine.

Sony KOOV Robotics Kit Review: Hands on with the Robots

Sony KOOV Robotics Kit Review: Hands on with the Robots
Every generation’s kids seem to know much more about technology than the prior generation. I grew up as part of the first wave of kids to use desktop computers, and now the little ones are using smartphones and tablets like they were born with them as appendages.

DIY Working Mini Apple II Computer

DIY Working Mini Apple II Computer
Do you love the classic Apple II computer? Video game engineer Chris Larkin recently met up with the folks at Tested to show how he built a working miniature Apple II replica. This mini version of the classic computer emulates the full size one, but you can hold this one in the palm of your hand.

Dirty Baby Washing Machine is Something All Parents Want

Dirty Baby Washing Machine is Something All Parents Want
I learned a few things the hard way when my son was born. For instance, I knew you had to keep a hand on the baby while they were on the changing table lest he roll off.