Category: DIY

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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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Czech adventurers on a 900km journey in a plastic bottles boat

Plastic bottles boat

In an attempt to bring much needed awareness to the increasing plastic pollution in Europe, two young adventurers have created a plastic bottles boat. Honza Kára, a 22-year-old student and Jakub Bures, a 21-year-old mechanic are in the middle of their unusual journey these days as they are peddling their way almost a thousand kilometers from their hometown Nymburk down the River Elbe to the great port of Hamburg on the North Sea. The 10-metre long boat is made out of 5000 plastic bottles was launched officially on July 12, 2014 at Elbe river in Nymburk.

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Functional Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine is a monster just like the real one

Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine

Air powered Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine

Looks like DIYer [Lego Solde] has got quite a good hand at making miniature engines from Lego that are reminiscent to the real engines. Last time around it was the Lego Toyota 4A-GE engine and now [Lego Solde] has made a thumping Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine that is a benchmark in itself. This 8 liter turbo charged W16 engine has two narrow V8s with 64 valves and four camshafts with two overhead camshafts that allows the engine to be compact. And all of it made from Lego bricks!
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Duo builds life-size LEGO ABB robotic arm that’s fully automatic [W/video]

Science and technology have come a long way, yet there is little interest for the same in kids and young adults. But with creations like the life-size LEGO ABB robotic arm there is a good chance that kids’ interest can be diverted towards engineering, science and technology. This is not the first, and surely not the last use of programmable Lego to create life-size robots, but detailed Lego ABB robotic arm made entirely from Mindstorms EV3 kit in eight months by two LEGO-building and robotics enthusiasts Kenneth Madsen and Lasse Lauesen, is surely the most spectacular robotic arm to behold. Made from 10,000 Lego bricks and six moving axis, the Lego ABB robotic arm is completely automatic. Read More…

DIY Iron throne for your smartphone

Iron Throne dock for smartphone

Game of Thrones has gripped audience worldwide and the Iron Throne has captured everyone’s imagination in this epic saga. As the Lannister’s and Targaryen’s fight it out in the quest for supremacy, one Game of Thrones fan has decided to make the throne her own. DIY expert [Merichuel] has made a mini iron throne for her smartphone from regular stuff like sponge, leather straps, spray paint and some sword-like sandwich picks.
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Turn plastic bottles into strong ropes in a jiffy [W/video]

Plastic bottle rope

In a world dominated by packed food and drinks, plastic bottles contribute as a major source of non-recyclable litter that is destroying our planet by the minute. One intuitive DIYer from Russia has something on his mind to curb that, and put the discarded plastic bottles to good use. He has made a small little device that turns plastic bottle trash into strong ropes that can be put to any number of uses. It can be used as a fishing line, rope to hang clothes on, as a bicycle handlebar wrap, cable clamps and much more.
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Tetris T-shirt brings the addictive arcade game to your body canvas

Tetris Tshirt by Marc Kerger

Tetris was perhaps the most addictive game of the 80s and 90s era that captured the imagination of young, as well as old gamers. After the original version was made, there were many different variants of this game on different platforms. Still after two decades, Tetris has not escaped the minds of people and DIYers who want to incorporate its gaming interface in many different ways. One such perfect example of Tetris taking to the wearables is the Tetris T-shirt designed by Marc Kerger from Luxembourg, to celebrate 30 years of the Tetris legacy.
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Would you slash out €2,499 for the portable R-Kaid-R arcade machine by Love Hulten?

R Kaid R arcade machine by Love Hulten

Handmade arcade gaming machines always stand out from the rest of the DIYs that catch our attention and portable arcade machines are what we like. This hybrid of a Mame Machine and portable arcade machine, called as R-Kaid-R by the famous Swedish DIYer Love Hulten is something of a jackpot for gamers. Perfectly mixing the game physics of yesteryears when arcade gaming was the rage and digital spectrum of today’s gaming scenario; Love crafted this magnificent gaming arcade console with millimeter perfect detail.
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Turn Android smartphone into a dirt cheap virtual reality headset made from cardboard

Google cardboard virtual reality headset for Android smartphones

Are virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift or Sony’s virtual reality headset too expensive for you? Then probably you are looking out for some cheap way to enjoy 3D virtual reality content. Google probably knows what’s going in your mind, that is why they showed their take on cheap virtual reality headset at their I/O developer’s conference. Well, it is not exactly a headset but a tad better in my view. Google Cardboard project is a fun and expensive way to experience augmented reality as it turns your Android smartphone into a virtual reality headset enclosed inside a DIY cardboard.
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Dad and his kids bring R2-D2 Droid into the real world

R2-D2 Droid

Many avid fans purchase their favorite Star Wars merchandise online or from stores but, Kansas-based George Westwater and his sons have brought the fictional character R2-D2 Droid from the Sci-Fi flick into the real world. Westwater built the fully functional droid with his 7-year-old son Alex and 5-year-old son Zach. It is installed with a motor that is controlled by a remote to move it around a room and play sound clips from the movie, including the theme song. It also beeps and flashes multi-colored LED lights using its computerized software. Read More…