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DIY Sugar Rockets

DIY Sugar Rocketsplay video

The King of Random makes high-flying rockets using sugar, potassium nitrate and kitty litter. It’s very cheap but also very dangerous, because the resulting mixture is combustible. Also use cardboard instead of PVC tubes.

33 Stars
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Carvey 3D Carving Machine

Carvey 3D Carving Machineplay video
$1999+  Pledge View

Inventables‘ easy-to-use machine lets you upload designs from your computer and carves objects from a variety of materials. The bundled software can carve and cut in 2.5D, while you can use off-the-shelf CAM software for full 3D objects.

3 Stars
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Fireworks Safety Suit

Fireworks Safety Suitplay video

A fireworks maker approached mad scientist Colin Furze to make a promo video. Colin decided to make a steel suit so that he could stand in the middle of a fireworks display. Naturally. Tony Stark would be proud.

7 Stars
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Modos Modular Furniture

Modos Modular Furnitureplay video
$25++  Pledge View

Modos is based on aluminum connectors that let you slot in boards to make a variety of furniture. You can get just the connectors or with Modos’ laminated plywood boards, which are 0.75″ thick and have walnut or maple veneer.

6 Stars
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DIY X-Men: Pyro

DIY X-Men: Pyroplay video

Madman Colin Furze continues to build his own personal arsenal of X-Men abilities, this time replicating Pyro’s fiery skills with tiny, but mighty wrist mounted flamethrowers. Impressive, but we don’t think he’ll be able to do Deadpool.

9 Stars
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DIY Magnetic Shoes

DIY Magnetic Shoesplay video

After making a replica of Wolverine’s claws, the lively Colin Furze tried his hands, er feet at emulating Magneto by creating a pair of magnetic shoes. Together with a steel bar, the shoes let him “walk” on the ceiling.

15 Stars
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Working Wolverine Claws

Working Wolverine Clawsplay video

Extreme builder Colin Furze (of flame-throwing scooter fame) made these deadly steel replicas of Wolverine’s adamantium claws can both extend or retract with the push of a button. What could possibly go wrong? Build video here.

30 Stars
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DIY TV Tray 2.0

DIY TV Tray 2.0

Instructables member craftclarity made a TV tray that has an additional shelf to store other items such as a laptop, magazines or remote controls. Its desk and legs are also foldable so it doesn’t take up a lot of space when stored.

5 Stars
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HopBox Home Brewing Kits

HopBox Home Brewing Kitsplay video
$160++  Pledge Link View

Designed to make brewing your own beer, cider or mead easy, HopBox offers hand-built brewing kits that include equipment, starter ingredients, brewing instructions, rustic wood stands and even bottles for your finished product.

4 Stars
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How to Put Inkjet Prints on Wood

How to Put Inkjet Prints on Woodplay video

You can pay to have your photographs transferred to wood. But if you want to DIY, check out Steve Ramsey’s trick. You’ll need an inkjet printer, a non-porous sheet such as the backing of adhesive labels and a bit of lacquer.

34 Stars
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Working LEGO Keyboard

Working LEGO Keyboardplay video

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 Crossbowplay video

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 Machineplay video

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 Microscopeplay video

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 Handplay video

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.

19 Stars
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The Treehouse Elevator

The Treehouse Elevatorplay video

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 Tutorialplay video

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 Enterpriseplay video

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 Zondaplay video
$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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