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Tag: Diy

LightMode Helmet Lights Get More Aerodynamic and Still Make You Look Like TRON

LightMode Helmet Lights Get More Aerodynamic and Still Make You Look Like TRON
Back in 2014, we first talked about LightMode kits, which let you put glowing lights on your motorcycle helmet and look like TRON cruising down the road. There were some annoyances with that original kit for some folks like the boxy design of the controller and the fact that you needed AA batteries. 

Dude Restores ’80s Centipede Arcade Cabinet and I Want to Play

Dude Restores ’80s Centipede Arcade Cabinet and I Want to Play
I loved the arcades back in my youth, at least when my dad would let me raid his stash of quarters and go. I had a particular penchant for Centipede mostly because it had a trackball rather than joysticks, and for some reason that was awesome to elementary school me.
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Create Your Own LEGO Spirograph Machine

Create Your Own LEGO Spirograph Machine
Like cool machines? How about drawing? Jason Allemann built a neat LEGO Spirograph robot that can draw several geometric patterns, just like the old toy. By adjusting the arms, it can doodle different sorts of hypotrochoids.

Make a Tiny Arcade Cabinet from Popsicle Sticks

Make a Tiny Arcade Cabinet from Popsicle Sticks
If you’ve been meaning to make an arcade cabinet for your phone, here’s a fun way to do it. This video will show you how. Your first step is to eat a whole bunch of popsicles, so get to work.

Guy Builds Killer Water Gun: Super Duper Soaker

Guy Builds Killer Water Gun: Super Duper Soaker
Can you believe that the Super Soaker has been around for 25 years? They’re generally pretty tame, but there was some controversy when it came out because some people were filling them with bleach. That’s scary enough, but nothing compared to what this custom built water gun can do.

This Steel D20 Could Literally Kill the Demogorgon

This Steel D20 Could Literally Kill the Demogorgon
If you have spent any amount of time playing Dungeons & Dragons or any other fantasy role-playing game that involves dice, you know the D20. This 20-sided die is the one that you go to when shiz gets real and you have only a slight chance of killing the Demogorgon.

Renegade 3D Pen Turns Empty Bottles into Art

Renegade 3D Pen Turns Empty Bottles into Art
Some of the coolest stuff turns up on Kickstarter. I remember when the 3Doodler first showed up there a few years ago, I thought that was really cool but didn’t like the idea of expensive filaments to purchase to keep using the pen.

Make Your Own Rocket Lamp and Blast Off

Make Your Own Rocket Lamp and Blast Off
This amazing table lamp shows the power and majesty of a rocket taking off. You can’t buy it, but if you think it looks awesome, as I do, you can make one yourself. If you want to try to DIY, you’ll need this model kit, a bunch of polypropylene pillow stuffing for the clouds, as well as the instructions outlined on Tinkerings.

Bose Wants Kids to Build Their Own Speakers

Bose Wants Kids to Build Their Own Speakers
Bose is offering up a new product that they hope will encourage kids to learn about electronics. The Speaker Cube is a build-it-yourself Bluetooth speaker that is aimed at kids eight years old and older. With the $149 Speaker Cube, anyone can learn step by step, how to make a device that reproduces music or other sounds.

DIY LEGO Lunchbox Kit: For Brick Building Emergencies

DIY LEGO Lunchbox Kit: For Brick Building Emergencies
LEGO is an awesome way to build just about anything. It’s why we love these bricks so much. But even hardcore LEGO fans can sometimes find themselves without their bricks. Well, that won’t happen with this DIY LEGO Kit.

Build Rick and Morty’s Portal Gun for Cheap

Build Rick and Morty’s Portal Gun for Cheap
By now you’ve probably seen many builds of Rick and Morty’s portal gun, but this version from DIY Prop Shop looks pretty amazing. Makes me want to get schwifty. Take a sh*t on the floor! A giant head must have shown up at DIY prop shop and bellowed, “Show me what you got!” and they did.

Giant NERF Gun Will Knock Out Your Soul

Giant NERF Gun Will Knock Out Your Soul
I’ve been involved in enough NERF wars to know you want to protect two specific parts of your body… or technically four. You protect your eyes and your balls. Everything else can take a hit with no ill effects.

Learn to Make Some DIY Fallout Body Armor for Cheap

Learn to Make Some DIY Fallout Body Armor for Cheap
If you have ever wanted your own Fallout armor, you can make some without spending all your Nuka Cola caps. This episode of DIY Prop Shop will show you how. And it doesn’t involve wandering around the wasteland until you find some.

The Ultimate Night Vision Headlamp

The Ultimate Night Vision Headlamp
Almost 10 years ago, Dan Goldwater of MonkeyLectric made one headlamp to rule them all. Go figure that Instructables just shared it in their newsletter this week. Guess it’s just that cool. He even put it to test by using it in the Gold Rush 24-hour Adventure endurance race in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.

DIY Half-Life 2 City Scanner Drone: Crowbar Not Included

DIY Half-Life 2 City Scanner Drone: Crowbar Not Included
I am a big fan of the Half-Life franchise and like most fans, I am still pissed that we haven’t seen a new Half-Life game in years. I have lots of memories of playing that game and smashing stuff with my crowbar.

A Drill-powered Skateboard Is an Awesome Way to Travel

A Drill-powered Skateboard Is an Awesome Way to Travel
Sure, you could get yourself one of those fancy electric longboards that are all the rage right now, but they’re expensive. Fully decked out, one of these will cost you around $1,600(USD), and will take time to arrive.
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