Category: DIY

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Make a budget Terminator Arm from household items

Dustin McLean, the famous DIYer from the low budget Prop Shop is back again with a how to. This time he shows how one can make the popular Terminator arm for just $15 from daily household objects. If you want the hand to look fancier with an attractive stand, the budget extends to $30. Any which way it is quite cheap for what you get in the end.
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DIY: Cool Woodburning art that can be fatal if touched!

Woodburning Art by Backyard scientist

DIY on a weekend is a good way to get your creative brain bits charged, and today we have one that is simple but should be performed under extreme precaution. The Backyard Scientist has put up a DIY in Youtube that shows how you can create some cool artwork for your home or office using microwave oven transformer and a pile of neatly cut plywood.
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Galactic Dimension: Jumbo-sized pinball machine for pure arcade fun

Pinball Machine Galactic Dimension by Niklas Roy

You say Pinball and the feeling of nostalgia is all that oozes in one’s mind. That arcade music keeps ringing in my head and the metal ball bouncing against all the props placed. Niklas Roy, a die-hard pinball fan and DIY project maker has brought those sweet memories back, but in a jumbo design. This is Galactic Dimension, a supersized pinball machine designed by him for Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany; and it more than meets the eye. Everything about this machine is colossal as it invites pinball lovers to try their hand on a 3×6 meter machine inspired by the cosmic vastness and UFOs.
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Man creates wood-gas powered SUV that runs two miles per pound of wood burned

Don Mannes wood-gas powered SUV

People are constantly looking for alternative ways to power their vehicles. While automakers are working on electric and hybrid vehicles; Don Mannes, a 71-year-old Zeeland Township Michigan, resident has modified his 1995 Geo Tracker sports utility vehicle to run on wood-gas along with gasoline. The wood-gas powered SUV features a specially assembled wood burning stove on the back, which burns wood to power the tracker with carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas. Interestingly thus, Mannes’ green SUV give mileage by miles per pounds of wood burned instead of miles per gallon – the vehicle can run for two miles on one pound of wood burned. Read More…

Make your own Lawn Darts that can inflict some serious damage

Lawn Darts by Joerg Sprave

Joerg Sprave, the seasoned DIYer who is incomparable when it comes to making weapons is back again with another creation of his. This time he has created Lawn Darts that are banned in U.S. but since he lives in Germany he didn’t bother much before making them. As would imagine, this weapon is as dangerous as it sounds but exciting I must say.
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Japanese engineer hacks Roomba vacuum cleaner into robot painter

Roomba cleaning robot painter

Since it was first introduced in 2002, Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner by iRobot has gone through various modifications and a lot of hacking. We’ve seen wonderful light paintings by Roomba, and now courtesy a project ‘Tails of Head’ by Japanese engineer HYdeJll, wherein a Roomba cleaning robot has been hacked into a painting robot; we’ll witness the vacuum cleaning genius making abstract paintings on a 1,000mm x 1,000mm canvas. Read More…

Emergency Party Button satisfies your uncontrollable urge to groove all night

Emergency Party Button DIY

We all love partying, and when it comes as a surprise there’s nothing better than it. Inspired by the instant party button shown in the movie Austin Powers, this Emergency Party Button by Plasma2002 instantly turns any room into a party zone. But for that there is got to be connected mechanism of lights and lasers that start an instant party turning the ambience of a room. Read More…

Rocking horse with the gut of a bike engine, only Colin could have thought of that!

MotorHorse by Colin Furze

The crazy Brit is back again with yet another surprising invention of his. Yes, I’m talking about Colin Furze, and his new DIY project is a rocking horse that can burn the tarmac down the alley. A rocking horse converted into a two-wheel racing machine that can take on any skilled knight of the yesteryears. This people is MotorHorse, a fiberglass rocking horse converted into something that I have not seen before. Colin made this MotorHorse as a request from guys over at Field Day, and boy is it rocking!
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Strange World: Man implants microchip in his hand to commute in the local subway

Vlad Zaitsev implants chip under his skin

Vlad Zaitsev implants microchip under his skin

How the hell do you remember to put your public transport card inside the wallet amidst the tight daily schedule? Either you set a reminder for it or bank on your memory to buzz the reminder every single morning. Another way would be to implant the chip in your palm and never ever bother about remembering it. Yes, that is exactly what Vlad Zaitsev, a Russian engineer did! Read More…

Lego F1 RC car inspired by Ferrari 248 makes me fall in love once again!

Lego Technic RC F1 Car by sariel

Lego Technic RC F1 Car by Sariel

Lego enthusiast Sariel is a pro when it comes to making replicas of automotive things, and his long list of DIY Lego projects proves the point all-right. This time he has invested his time in making a Lego Technic RC F1 Car, a replica of the very famous Ferrari 248 F1 car from 2006 Formula-1 season that was driven by the legend Michael Schumacher. Sariel who’s not that much of a Formula-1 fan, admitted that while making this Lego project he could not exactly replica the car, but also said that it is pretty close to the real thing.
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