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DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX

DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX
We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi used as the basis for a normal-sized laptop, but maker Node managed to cram a Pi 2, a keyboard and a 3.5″ touchscreen into a case that’s roughly the size of a Nintendo DS.

DIY Elder Scroll Replica: A Cheap Way to Go Insane

DIY Elder Scroll Replica: A Cheap Way to Go Insane
DIY Prop Shop’s latest project is a replica of the titular artifact in Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls games. This isn’t for newbie makers, but all of the materials are easily found online or in hardware stores and art or crafts supply stores.
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Deal: Make Your Own Drone with the FlexBot Camera Drone Kit

Deal: Make Your Own Drone with the FlexBot Camera Drone Kit
Why just buy a drone, when you can make your own? The FlexBot includes everything you need to make your own quadcopter, complete with an on-board camera. The kit includes the circuit board, motors, propellers, rechargeable battery, and outer shell parts you need to build your drone.

DIY LEGO Iron Man Watch Glove: Capt. America: Child’s Play

DIY LEGO Iron Man Watch Glove: Capt. America: Child’s Play
One of the many cool things Marvel has revealed in its trailers for Captain America: Civil War is Tony Stark’s new Iron Man glove, which he pulls out of his watch just in time to stop a pistol round that the Winter Soldier shot at him.

Build a Replica of Game of Thrones’ Dragon Eggs

Build a Replica of Game of Thrones’ Dragon Eggs
Building your own dragon eggs is much safer then trying to steal some from a mother dragon. That usually ends in you being burnt to a crisp and dropping those eggs cartoon style as your ashes fall to the ground. Well, on the latest episode of the AWE Me show DIY Prop Shop, host Dylan Thomas shows you how to build a replica of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon eggs from Game of Thrones.

Adam Savage Builds a Car Seat for His Puppies

Adam Savage Builds a Car Seat for His Puppies
Mythbusters may be over, but Adam Savage never seems to rest. He is always creating new and cool things. His latest project was to build a seat for his dogs that could go in the back of his brand new car and protect the leather interior.

Watch a Vase Get Made from 256 Crayons

Watch a Vase Get Made from 256 Crayons
There’s something so cool and soothing about seeing a melted brick of crayons being made into a vase on a lathe. The swirling colors as it turns, combined with the colorful bits of wax flying everywhere is just so cool.

Open Source Plastic Recycling Machines: Precious Plastic

Open Source Plastic Recycling Machines: Precious Plastic
You might remember Dave Hakkens as the man who popularized the idea of modular smartphones with his Phonebloks concept. He’s back with another environment-friendly movement, and this time he has a more concrete solution. Together with his friends, Dave setup Precious Plastic, which are DIY plastic recycling machines. The most crucial Precious Plastic machine is the shredder, which as its name implies breaks down plastic objects into smaller pieces.

Keyboard + DVD Covers = Foot Pedals

Keyboard + DVD Covers = Foot Pedals
USB pedals or foot switches are not expensive, but nothing beats free. Redditor shrodingers_Cat took out all but four of the keys on his spare keyboard and then taped DVD covers over each of the remaining keys.

LEGO Mindstorms Egg Decorator: Leggbot

LEGO Mindstorms Egg Decorator: Leggbot
This past Easter, LEGO builder Jason Allemann aka JK Brickworks made his own version of Evil Mad Scientist’ Eggbot using the parts that are in the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit 31313. It works with felt tip markers such as Sharpies and can draw seven patterns, which you select using the buttons on the EV3 controller. Check it out in action in the video below, then head to Jason’s website to download his guide for the robot. [via Geyser of Awesome]

Stacked Wood & Acrylic Lamp with Reed Switch: Attention Magnet

Stacked Wood & Acrylic Lamp with Reed Switch: Attention Magnet
Etsy shop PaisleyGarbage is selling this beautiful desk lamp made of U-shaped poplar and acrylic pieces stacked side-by-side. They took to Reddit to share how they made the lamp. PaisleyGarbage used a 35W laser cutter to prepare the wood and acrylic parts, including the base.

DIY Remote Controlled Flamethrower: Wi-Fire

DIY Remote Controlled Flamethrower: Wi-Fire
The Internet of Things isn’t just about connecting your garage door to your car or your fridge to Amazon. It can also be about connecting your smartphone to a flamethrower, as SparkFun’s Nick Poole shows in a DIY project that he made to promote their new ESP8266 Thing dev board. Nick made a webpage that contains links to toggle the flamethrower’s valves and ignitor.

3D Printed Hearthstone Box: He’s Gonna Be Rich

3D Printed Hearthstone Box: He’s Gonna Be Rich
Behold, Julien de Muyter’s mighty invention! It’s a 3D printed replica of the magical box or chest that houses the animated game boards in Hearthstone. Julien’s model measures about 10″x 8″x 6″ and takes between 20 to 25 hours total to print. 

DIY Cheap Batman Utility Belt: Holy Thrift Shop Batman!

DIY Cheap Batman Utility Belt: Holy Thrift Shop Batman!
Batman’s utility belt isn’t as cool as his mask or logo, but it’s an equally essential part of any Dark Knight costume. DIY Prop Shop shows us how you can make a replica of the belt out of only $9 (USD) worth of materials. Host Odin Abbott based his belt on the one that’s on Michael Keaton’s Batman costume.

DIY Wall Mount Frame for Old iPhones: Reframe

DIY Wall Mount Frame for Old iPhones: Reframe
Got an old iPhone or two lying around unused? Instructables member Purincess may have a great woodworking project for you. He calls it Reframe, a wall mount frame that lets you use your old phone as a digital clock, picture frame and more. The idea behind Reframe is to hide the obsolete iPhone, leaving only a portion of its display exposed.

How To Make a Ghostbuster’s Ghost Trap

How To Make a Ghostbuster’s Ghost Trap
Do you have specters, spooks and other paranormal anomalies? You need to catch those suckers before you get slimmed. Sean Charlesworth has just the thing for you. He created this cool ghost trap replica. It may not catch ghosts for real, but it will make you feel better. This trap was built using a mix of original parts and 3D-printed pieces.
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