Category: DIY

Your guide on how to make interesting computer cases, perform nifty mods, hack your gadgets and tinker around with electronics

BOSEbuild Bluetooth Speaker kit allows kids to build their own speaker

boseBuild bluetooth speaker kit

DIY gadgets are a rage these days, and how could a manufacturer such as Bose stay behind in the league. Embracing the maker movement, to allow buyers become makers, BOSEbuild educational division has revealed a DIY speaker. Dubbed the BOSEbuild Bluetooth Speaker, this is a project as Bose explains, to “Discover how your world works.” The customizable speaker much bigger in size than a regular Bose speaker, features larger components so that they are easy to tinker with. Read More…

Mini Space X Falcon 9 nails tough landing in a swimming pool

Mini Falcon 9 landing

Elon Musk’s dream of space tourism is inching closer to practicality with the four-storey tall Falcon 9 spacecraft which has been undergoing rigorous testing in the last year or so. The testing has been fruitful and the two stage rocket looks on course for what’s been planned by Elon Musk. One of its achievement has been landing on a drone ship in the middle of an ocean. While all this is exciting for the world and astronomy lovers, another hobbyist [ajw61185] has posted a video on Youtube which replicates the Falcon 9 landing sequence in a scaled down version.
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Crazy Colin turns into Iceman freezing stuff with liquid nitrogen

Colin Furze Iceman

When it comes to Colin Furze’s inventions, you can expect nothing but craziness. The witty Brit is good at making things no one else ever thought of, and they are downright impressive. This time Colin decides to turn himself into a superhero, to be precise, Iceman from X-Men. Although he doesn’t turn himself into a blob of ice, but he does manage to freeze everything that comes his way. All thanks to liquid nitrogen gas (Temperature -192 degree Celsius), the inventor manages to do it with ease. He calls it the Colin Furze Ice-Man CryoPack and you can learn how to make it yourself.
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World’s largest Nerf gun fires cannon to the length of a football field

DIY Nerf Gun

Nerf guns, whether they are homemade or purchased from a toy store are always on the top list of kids. Not only that, these safe guns can shoot anything that won’t cause any harm. For this very reason Nerf guns are the inspiration for any DIY creation by people obsessed with guns for fun. Mark Rober, an electrical engineer and YouTuber, seems be one such guy, and he has taken his Nerf gun DIY to another level which is both intimidating and cool.
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Hacker 3D prints a case to run Android on an iPhone 6S [Video]

Android on the iPhone

Seasoned developer cum hacker Nick Lee is back at tinkering with Apple iPhone to run Android operating systems. After successfully hacking the Apple Watch to run Mac OS and running Windows 95 on the Apple Watch, Lee has gone ahead and found a way to run a full-fledged version of Android Marshmallow on the iPhone. The developer has cloned  Android Open Source Project (AOSP) to design a customized Android Marshmallow that can be run on the iPhone. Read More…

Edible Google Cardboard VR headset made from graham cracker and icing

Edible Google Cardboard

Debate about the best VR headset is not going to fade away, since it is going to be an integral part of our life. Google Cardboard, so far, has emerged as the most affordable virtual reality headset that turns your smartphone into a tool for viewing VR applications. The dirt cheap VR headset has been around for a long time and we were bound to see an interesting take on Google Cardboard.
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Drill-powered skateboard is one crazy idea for DIY’ers

Drill powered skateboard

You can get a new age electric skateboard for yourself, but where’s the fun in that? For creative geeks like you and me the best options is to spend the weekend building something that is unique and exciting. Youtube user [Inspire To Make] has got quite a few impressive DIYs under their belt and this one just crashed their popularity meter. A drill-powered electric skateboard which you can also make at home.

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Build a cool DIY mini USB fan for your smartphone

USB fan for smartphone

Mini USB powered fans are available in abundance. You can buy one online, and there is nothing extraordinary in it. But creating your own DIY mini USB fan that can work with any smartphone is real fun. Creative Channel has posted a video showing step by step construction of a homemade USB fan. All you need is an OGT cable, coreless Motor 7×20 mm, heat shrink tubing, 5,5 centimeter propeller, 12Ω resistor, 0,8 mm fine wire, some paint, and soldering equipment. The entire project would take about one hour of your time, which would be worth it. Go through the video, and you’ll find it pretty easy to do –it-yourself.
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Creative cardboard creations put together in a gripping collection

Creative cardboard creations put together in a gripping collection

Cardboard as a material has structural strength to hold the heaviest of cargo and at the same time flexibility to be used according to your needs. It comes handy as a raw material for school projects, but a few genius artists can turn it into work of art. In the hand of a master craftsman who are blessed with the technical bend of mind, cardboard can be turned into jaw-dropping creations. As our dedication to such artistic people and of course the cardboard material that makes it all possible, here is a collection of the best cardboard creations that’ll you’ll ever see.
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Engineer father builds artificial pancreas for his Type 1 diabetic son

Artificial Pancreas Andrew Calabrese

According to American Diabetes Association almost 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year. This estimated figure includes considerable number of Type 1 diabetes cases. Type 1 diabetes (condition where pancreas stop producing insulin) is diagnosed more in young children and third-grader Andrew Calabrese is just one of them. Since, Andrew was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and his pancreas gave up on him, his parents have wanted to do anything possible to make his battle with diabetes less disturbing. While Andrew’s mother Heidi set up a social support group to connect with other people and families battling the life-changing disease, his father Jason (software engineer by profession) built Andrew robotic pancreas that’ll help regulate his insulin levels. Read More…

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