Category: DIY

Swedish man builds manned flying chair with eight propellers [Video]

DIY Flying chair

Humans have been trying to build various ways to fly – of all the peculiar ways, this flying chair by a Swedish DIY-er is probably the most astounding. The flying chair with eight homemade propellers can hover good 5-7 feet above the ground. And interestingly, it can flying with the creator sitting in it. The video published on the developers YouTube channel called the Amazing DIY Projects shows the man flying in the multicoptor and detailing all enthusiastic DIY-ers on how they can go about making one of these. It has taken the creator 10 attempts before he has been able to build a multicopter that can fly with a man on board. Check video demonstration of the manned multicopter below. Read More…

Japanese craftsman builds an electric car made entirely from bamboo

Electric car made from bamboo

Japanese seem to have a strange love for electric cars and bamboo. After the ravishing single-seat electric bamboo car by engineers at Kyoto University, a craftsman in Japan has built his own electric vehicle completely from bamboo. Built at a cost of 30-thousand dollars (all of which was sourced through a crowdfunding campaign), the auto rickshaw-style car, if you may, eschews the smooth curves and glossy paint of the modern day electric vehicles for bamboo. Read More…

How to build a wireless inductive phone charger

DIY wireless charger

Some people don’t like things of the shelf simply for how convenient they look to use.  Noah Feehan from Makezine is just one amid such people. For some reason, he is not convinced with standard inductive chargers for Qi compatible smartphones. But he doesn’t sit back and lament over it; instead, he collects a few power tools including a CNC mill and sets out to build a wooden Qi charger. The charger is easy to make. Feehan says it’s unusual yet convenient to use and can make a good gift for someone with a Qi-compatible phone. Read More…

12 years and 90k dollars later a Canadian readies twin-jet powered Ferrari Enzo knock-off

Twin jet powerd car by Ryan McQueen

There are no actual parts of a Ferrari Enzo on this one, but it is surely made for the exhibitions of Ferraris. Strapping jet engines into cars for drag races and land speed records is nothing new, but fitting a handmade car with two Rolls Royce jet engines is certainly new. Sherwood Park, Canada resident Ryan McQueen did just that with his Ferrari Enzo lookalike that he calls Insanity. Aptly named Insanity, this features 14,000 pounds of thrust and is can reach maximum speeds of 650 km/h. With all that power, fuel economy of the car is domed – the jet powered car consumes 400 liters of fuel in under two minutes. Read More…

Chinese student builds personal fresh air device in dorm filled with smokers

DIY fresh air respiration device

There have been times when most of you (me included) have shared dorms with smokers. Being a non-smoker was the biggest crime you thought, when your roommates chose to smoke right inside the room. It was long back I was at the receiving end and sadly wasn’t as crazy as this Chinese college student in Nanning City China. I got accustomed to second hand smoke and did nothing more than moving out of the room when things got too cloudy inside. The 26-year-old lad, pseudonym Shandianzhililiang on Weibo, seem to have passively smoked up too much (only a guess) that he came up with this outrageous contraption that could kill him of heat and excessive fresh air (pun intended) faster than second hand some would. Read More…

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…