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Iron Man suit complete with arc reactor made from cardboard

Peter Bruce Iron Man costume made from cardboard

30 August is an epic day of geek culture. Fans of sci-fi, gaming and comics will all gearing to get a glimpse of some of the neediest cosplays at the CamCon event in Cambridge. One cosplayer who is certainly going to impress one and all at the geek culture convention is 28-year-old Peter Bruce. Peter, a cinema worker by profession, has crafted an Iron Man suit from cardboard and papier mache and has painted it in the Iron Man colors. Read More…

Build your diesel powered airplane in just two weeks

Glasair self assembled airplane

You could make a four-seater aircraft on your own and that too just in two weeks’ time flat. Arlington-based Glasair, a Washington based company owned by Jilin Hanxing Group Co. Ltd. Will soon be giving you that option as they have plans to collaborate with a Chinese company Continental Motors of Mobile, to make it possible. This highly customizable aircraft uses jet fuel that can burn in any DIY plane and is much easier to find.
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Big Red Lady Harley Davidson by Ueli Anliker

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We’ve seen some really mean machines transformed into beautiful entities. Harley Davidson motorbikes are the finest example. There have been more pimped Harley’s than any other motorcycle. Ueli Anliker Swiss DIYer – famous for his taste for red and gold, has given Harley Davidson V-Rod a red and golden cover making it entirely unrecognizable. Now, would you call that cool? If you ask us – we are still guessing! Read More…

Electric Arduino Go-kart made by a 15-year old kid

Arduino powered Go-kart

A 15 year old child prodigy from California has been working on an Arduino powered Go-kart and finally it is complete. Going by the name [Gizmotronics], the kid has posted all the details of this project on Instructables which took him just USD $500 to make, and he calls it the Electric Arduino Go-kart. The four wheeled electric go-kart needs a push start to get going and after that it is all about showing the driving skills on a track. The 5000mAh battery in this homemade go-kart propels the whole thing forward and to keep the electric motor cool there are large fans.
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Dad builds spacecraft simulator for son, complete with control switches

Kids Room Spacecraft

Kind of things DIY-er dads build for their kids is simply worth appreciation. Just like in the past we have seen some cool DIYs that are right up there with the best, here is another one, done with love by a father for his son. Jeff Highsmith has been working on a spaceship-like Mission Control Desk for his elder son . Highsmith has created a spaceship simulator habitat for his younger son that is complete with real switches and input buttons that can be seen in a NASA space shuttle. To complete the spaceship effect, Highsmith has added sound effects and bass shaker that emulate feeling of a take-off. The only thing missing is the feel of zero gravity, which would be asking for too much, quite frankly!
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Art-Bot robotic arm made from bicycle parts cuts effortlessly through wood

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Morgan Rauscher has been working on an 8-inch long robotic arm dubbed Art-Bot for almost a decade now, that can cut through hardwood with ease courtesy a chainsaw attached to the arm ending. Interestingly the robotic arm is made from bicycle parts to demonstrate how trash material can be used to create something worth adoring. The robotic arm is controlled with the help of arcade machine like buttons salvaged from arcade video game which gives one the feel of maneuvering around the robotic hand in a gaming like environment.
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Ferrari V12 engine computer case mod inspires creativity

Ferrari V12 engine computer case mod

In normal course, you wouldn’t expect a car hood to open up to reveal a full grown PC inside or for that matter see the love of hotrod married with passion for computer mod. But it has happened, and in context, here is another special computer case – a Ferrari V12 engine computer case mod that you cannot help but admire. Created by Russian modder using CNC 3D modeling and vacuum forming, the custom-built computer case is a result of childhood fantasy for V12 engines. While the main cabinet and guts inside may seem pretty similar to your lady shopping bag-styled PC, the top of the case resembles the V12 engine. And did I tell you, it even sounds like one too? Read More…

Full-scale replica of Transformers made from trash automotive parts

Danilo Baletic Transformers sculptures made from trash

DIYs that embark on life-like transformers are always exciting and if these fictional characters are made from scrap material then it is even better. 22-year old Danilo Baletic from Podgorica, Montenegro believes that car scrap can be used to make eye-catching sculptures and that is exactly what inspired him to make the towering Transformer like structures that are now displayed at various locations around the city. Danilo’s work includes metal sculptures of Autobots, Decepticons and Megatron that intimidate the onlookers who are amazed by the humongous structures spanning 14m (46 feet) made by this young artist.
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How about a 3D printed Apple iWatch?

iPod watch strap

If your patience is running out in the wait of eagerly awaited Apple iWatch, then this might bring a smile to your face. Today,we have brought to you a 3D printed version of the iWatch (of course it’s fake) that surely will give you something to cheer about. Stewart Davies, a product design graduate from University of Edinburgh has created a 3D printed iPod watch strap for the Apple’s 6th generation of the iPod Nano. Both of these products can combine to become a cool iWatch, at least something to fool your friends.

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