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Tag: Instructables

DIY Game & Watch: Make & Play

DIY Game & Watch: Make & Play
When he was a kid, Instructables member Andrew Hannay had a 1980 Nintendo Game & Watch game called Vermin, which was also released by Time Out under the title Exterminator. He sold the handheld on eBay,…

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…
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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…

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…

Portable VCR Turned into Raspberry Pi Media Center: Very Cool Retro Case Mod

Portable VCR Turned into Raspberry Pi Media Center: Very Cool Retro Case Mod
Instructables member Mister M loves to convert old gadgets into their newer incarnations. For his latest project, he turned a 1981 Sharp VC-2300H portable VCR into a media center powered by the Raspberry Pi. Thanks to…

DIY Dog Tracker Sniffs out When & Where Your Dog Poops

DIY Dog Tracker Sniffs out When & Where Your Dog Poops
Pet locators are nothing new, but Eric Tsai’s homemade dog tracker not only tells him where his dog is, it can also tell him if and where it’s pooping. Or if it’s just sitting down somewhere.…

3D Printed Photographs: Negative Negatives

3D Printed Photographs: Negative Negatives
A couple of years ago we featured Amanda Ghassaei’s 3D printed records. Here’s another one of her 3D printing projects. She made a Processing script that turns greyscale image files into 3D files. When printed, the…

Steam-powered Tank: Steam Fortress

Steam-powered Tank: Steam Fortress
A few years ago we featured I-Wei Huang aka Crab-Fu’s remote-controlled steam-powered tank. Instructables member Ian aka steamhobby is a big fan of Crab-Fu and also makes steam-powered toys in his spare time. His recent project…

Zippo Remote Control: Need a Light Switch?

Zippo Remote Control: Need a Light Switch?
Here’s a slick hack for makers. Instructables user TSJWang made a small radio transmitter that fits inside a Zippo case. He went to great lengths to ensure that his device still looks exactly like a lighter. …

Pinball Machine Desk: Insert Coin to Work

Pinball Machine Desk: Insert Coin to Work
I love old pinball machines. I love to play them and I wouldn’t mind having one for a desk. That’s what Tim Sway, an artist in Wallingford, Connecticut, has done here. He has turned an old…

Make Your Own Glowing Gambit Playing Card

Make Your Own Glowing Gambit Playing Card
Whether you are cosplaying or really trying to live your life like the Ragin’ Cajun, you need one thing first. Cool playing cards that you can throw. Well, now you can learn how to make some.…

Unicorn Barf, It’s What’s for Dinner

Unicorn Barf, It’s What’s for Dinner
Wow. Everything nasty that a unicorn does, looks so pretty. We have seen sparkly rainbow unicorn poop before, but it turns out that their barf is just as festive and colorful, plus it’s edible.…

Sonic Screwdriver Wand: Doctor Potter? Harry Who?

Sonic Screwdriver Wand: Doctor Potter? Harry Who?
If you like your Harry Potter mixed with some Doctor Who, this is your lucky day. Here is a sonic screwdriver wand. You can make your own. But is it magic or science? It is both…

Etch a Sketch Clock Draws the Time: It’s Sketch O’ Clock

Etch a Sketch Clock Draws the Time: It’s Sketch O’ Clock
This clock by Instructables member dodgey99 uses an Etch A Sketch to draw the time, then flips over to erase the markings and update the time. It’s the kind of clock you would expect to find…

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Raspberry Case: Fruit of the Loom

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Raspberry Case: Fruit of the Loom
We’ve seen pies with fruit inside. Instructables member Rick Winscot created a fruit with a whole Pi inside. Rick designed and printed a case for the Raspberry Pi that looks just like the Raspberry Pi Foundation…

Xbox 360 Controller Dog Leash: Pet Simulator

Xbox 360 Controller Dog Leash: Pet Simulator
Instructables Community Manager and avid maker Mike Warren figured out a way to work on his gaming skills while walking his dog. He gutted a broken Xbox 360 controller and turned it into a large but…
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