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Working LEGO Keyboard

Working LEGO Keyboard

Jason Allemann combined work and play in this brilliant mod. He took the electronics from a discarded keyboard then used LEGO pieces to make keys and switches, creating a playful keyboard that’s good enough for daily use.

10 Stars
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How to Make a Mini Crossbow

How to Make a Mini Crossbow

DaveHax shows us how to create a tiny, but still dangerous crossbow using a plastic bottle cap, a couple of popsicle sticks and a rubber band. The ammunition? Toothpicks, Q-Tips or flaming matchsticks. Daryl Dixon approves.

13 Stars
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Inventables

Inventables

Inventables is an amazing shop for anyone who likes to create. They stock all the materials and equipment needed for digital manufacturing: 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC mills, and supplies to make just about anything you can dream of.

16 Stars
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LEGO Soda Machine

LEGO Soda Machine

Superlegosam wanted a soda machine on his desk, so he did what any LEGO geek would do, and built a fully-functional vending machine using LEGO bricks and an NXT controller. It even accepts coins. He’s also got a candy machine.

23 Stars
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DIY Smartphone Microscope

DIY Smartphone Microscope

Everyday objects can become a lot more interesting when observed at the microscopic level. Why not give this project by kmyoshino a try and turn your smartphone into a digital microscope with materials costing just $10.

24 Stars
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Cutting Granite by Hand

Cutting Granite by Hand

We always thought it took giant machinery to split a block of granite, but Dennis Carter uses his 2-pound hammer and chisels to crack this 26,000 pound block of Deer Isle granite in two. We love the sounds made by the process.

157 Stars
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Papercraft Lamborghini Aventador

Papercraft Lamborghini Aventador

Taras Lesko adds one more car to his cardboard collection. He built this 8ft. long replica of the Lamborghini Aventador as it appears in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. You can buy the template for a 30″ version of this build on his website.

17 Stars
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The Treehouse Elevator

The Treehouse Elevator

So you built yourself a 30-foot-tall treehouse. Now how will you get up there? Build a rope ladder? Shimmy up the tree? Feh. What are you, a caveman? You need an elevator like Ethan Schlussler built out of his old 20-speed bike.

134 Stars
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Mini Bow and Arrow Tutorial

Mini Bow and Arrow Tutorial

Dave Hax teaches us how to craft a clever mini bow and arrow out of common household items in this tutorial. We wonder if this is the weaponry the Brotherhood without Banners would use in mini Game of Thrones.

21 Stars
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R/C Starship Enterprise

R/C Starship Enterprise

An impressive DIY build in which R/C enthusiast TheMiro59 built a model of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D which can actually fly. It even has fiber-optic lighting. Though it flies using a propeller, not warp nacelles.

46 Stars
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Papercraft Pagani Zonda

Papercraft Pagani Zonda
$2-$5  Buy Link View

Taras Lesko, the man behind the Papercraft Bugatti Veyron returns with another intricately detailed supercar model you can print and build yourself. Concerned that you don’t have the skills? Watch the instruction video first.

20 Stars
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AK-47 Guitar

AK-47 Guitar

Guitar builder Jimmy DiResta made this custom electric guitar for musician Wyclef Jean, turning what was once an axe into an assault rifle. Jump to 6:35 to see the finished instrument.

41 Stars
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Refillable Canned Air Hack

Refillable Canned Air Hack

Canned air is a very handy cleaning tool, but if you want to save money and the environment, try this trick by Household Hacker. It turns a disposable can into a refillable one using a bike tire valve and some epoxy.

47 Stars
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Massive Mechanical Hand

Massive Mechanical Hand

Ivan Owen built this mechanical prop hand which can mimic the movements of the wearer’s hand. You can custom order one over on Etsy. He’s also working on working prosthetic fingers for amputees.

34 Stars
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Tiny Arcade Machine

Tiny Arcade Machine

Gaming geek Jeroen Domburg has created a fully-functional mini arcade machine, using a Raspberry Pi, a custom acrylic case, a 2.4″ LCD and a tiny OLED marquee. It plays classic games using MAME.

41 Stars
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Flaming Pumpkin

Flaming Pumpkin

Most people light up their pumpkins with a little votive candle, but Youtuber DaveHax prefers to fill his with toilet paper and kerosene – resulting in a spectacular, but relatively contained fire show.

28 Stars
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Slobproof! Paint Pen

Slobproof! Paint Pen
$20  Buy Link Hat Tip View

An ingenious receptacle for household paint. Fill it via the included syringe then snap its brush head on to vacuum seal it. Good for small paint jobs or making the most out of leftover paint.

31 Stars
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PLY90 Brackets

PLY90 Brackets
$45++  Pledge Hat Tip View

Invented by Micah Black, PLY90 brackets are aluminum and stainless steel connectors meant to connect pieces of sheet-wood or plywood, allowing you to create your furniture and other DIY projects.

76 Stars
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Kinkajou Bottle Cutter

Kinkajou Bottle Cutter

Are you a fan of Bottlehood Glassware? Here’s your chance to make your own upcycled glasses or vases from bottles. The Kinkajou by Patrick Lehoux lets you score bottles with little effort.

97 Stars
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DIY Dodecahedron Speaker

DIY Dodecahedron Speaker

Talk about surround sound. A fun weekend project for dedicated audiophiles and tinkerers. You’ll need a 3D printer to make it, but all in all it’ll only cost you $100 to build one.

20 Stars
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Meteorite Wedding Ring

Meteorite Wedding Ring

Aside from his awesome username, Redditor laporkenstein is also in the running for most bad ass groom ever. He forged his own wedding ring out of a chunk of Gibeon meteorite and steel.

212 Stars
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