Category: DIY

DIY wind-powered turntable, where wind determines speed of the record

wind powered record player

To cut out technology from your record player and make it more environmentally conscious, Popular Science has developed a motor-less turntable that plays music to the tune of wind. Popsci has put out an eight-step guide to building a motor-free, wind-powered record player, which would get occasional diy-ers like myself to sit out on a Sunday building one for themselves. The project is a simple build, and it shouldn’t take you more than $35 and a couple of hours. Read More…

Indian teenager invents machine to harness wind energy on moving trains  

 

Indian Teengare invents wind-energy harnessing machineWhile the capital of India has become the most polluted city on earth,  some young brains are working to be part of the solution, and not the problem itself.

A 17-years-old Indian teen has joined the league of those who actually understand the relevance of switching to renewable energy sources as other sources are exhausting rapidly. Considering the environmental damage due to traditional methods of electricity production, Akash Singh, originally a resident of Jewar, Greater Noida and a student at Government Polytechnic College in Manesar, Gurgaon has developed a method to harness force of wind on moving vehicles, especially trains. Read More…

“Pass the butter robot” from Rick and Morty comes to life

Pass the butter robotOne of the members from the Rick and Morty club that had appeared in an American animated science-fiction comedy television series of the ‘Adult Swim’ has come to life.  A Redditor has turned a smartphone controlled toy tank into a real-life cute and distressed ‘pass the butter robot’ and it’s doing fine – asking the same question and receiving the same answer. Read More…

SafariSeat – world’s first low cost, all-terrain wheelchair

SafariSeat all terrain wheelchair

Janna Deeble, a 23-year old British inventor, brought up in Kenya, was wheelchair bound for months after a fretful skateboarding accident that left him with a broken leg. Janna didn’t take the handicap as turndown, instead the youngster dedicated time to build the SafariSeat – world’s first low cost all-terrain wheelchair that can run with equal prowess in the desert and jungle. The all-terrain wheelchair is designed primarily as a way to easy commuting issues faced by wheelchair-bound individuals in rural Africa. Read More…

Coolest Halloween costume- A full-body, functional DSLR Camera    

Nikkon Camera CostumeThis Halloween,  photographer Bryan Troll undertook a tedious task of making a distinct impression at the party. Indeed, he succeeded in doing so by his Nikkon Camera costume. We aren’t talking about just cardboard outfit, but a fully-functional DSLR camera equipped with flash and LCD screens that instantly displays clicked images. Read More…

Transformers costume made from Amazon Prime boxes

Amazon-Prime-Costume

People keep surprising us with their unique ideas and artwork which have never been seen before. This one is right up there with the unique dirt cheap creations. Caron Arnold, a creative director of Fusions Marketing agency in St. Louis has come up with her own version of a Transformer costume made from cardboard boxes.
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Superdad Ryan builds awesome ‘Ghostbuster Ecto-1’ for his paraplegic son

Superdad Ryan builds Ecto-1

Super dad Ryan Scott Miller is back with another marvelous Halloween costume for his 9-years-old paraplegic son Jeremy, who is suffering from ‘spina bifida’. It means he has not developed his spine properly in accordance to his age and he always needs his wheelchair to move around. Earlier, Ryan had built a cool ‘Star Wars Snowspeeder’ around Jeremy’s wheelchair. This time, it’s the Ecto-car featured in “Ghostbusters”. Jeremy is a big fan of Ghostbusters, so his dad thought it would be another special gift for him. Read More…

DIY solar-powered trike made from scrap, really comfortable to ride

solar powered trike made from scrap

People around the world are creating all sorts of eco-friendly ways to commute. A Canadian named Nathan Muller is the latest to join the force. Muller has built a solar-powered trike and it’s made entirely from scrap. Built over a few months, the trike’s highpoint is of course the 3 feet by 5 feet solar panel on its roof. But what really catches the eye is the cool car-like seat with backrest that you can lean back on, on a clean, green ride through the town. Read More…

Flip Dot Clock makes smart use of electromagnets to display time

Flip Dot Clock DIY

We have seen a plethora of clocks that look different and in some cases, they have completely unthought-of functionality. Maintaining our love for the coolest timepieces around, here we have the Flip Dot Clock by Kentaro Iizuka. The maker has done smart use of electromagnets and Arduino controller to create a matrix of flipping dots which display the current time accurately. One side of the dots is colored in neon green color and the other in black color.
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DIYer builds palm-sized SNES with Raspberry Pi Zero

SNES console with Raspberry Pi Zero

Nintendo revealed NES all-in-one console at the San Diego Comic Con and the mini-console is scheduled to launch with built-in library of 30 games for Christmas. Before Nintendo rolls out an original console, YouTube user lyberty5 (Hugo Dorison) has handmade a palm-sized SNES that you’d want to have. The Dorison’s Super Nintendo Entertainment System comprises a well painted clay exterior and is fitted in with a Raspberry Pi Zero and couple of USB hubs. The 16-bit DIY console comes pre-installed with games like Kirby Super Star, Doom and Yoshi’s Island. Read More…