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Giveaway: Blocklets

Giveaway: Blocklets

We loved these interlocking blocks the first time we saw them. Now win one of three 256-piece Blocklets kits, worth $50 each. (Contest Has Ended, Thanks for Your Entries!)

18 Stars
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Most Useless Machine V2.0

Most Useless Machine V2.0

An epic battle between man vs. useless machine (a gadget that turns itself off as soon as it is turned on). They initially go at it toe to toe, but then the box levels up in classic hyperbolic anime fashion.

222 Stars
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Blocklets

Blocklets

These interlocking wood and acrylic blocks can be snapped together to form just about any object you can imagine. Want some? Support the Kickstarter project, and you’ll be building sometime soon.

38 Stars
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Bottle Cap Starry Night

Bottle Cap Starry Night

We can’t imagine how much “research” went into UVA students Ross Thomas and Elizabeth Farrell 8000 piece, 7′ x 9′ beer bottle cap rendition of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Want to buy it? E-mail them.

64 Stars
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Low Budget X-Men

Low Budget X-Men

Designer Vó Maria has been working his way through the X-Men cast of characters, giving us the cheapest possible costumes the next time we want to dress up as Wolverine, Magneto or Cyclops.

44 Stars
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LEGO Ship-in-a-Bottle

LEGO Ship-in-a-Bottle

Ever wondered how they get those model ships into bottles? Watch this video and learn. Julia Morley’s LEGO ship-in-a-bottle build makes our brains hurt. We’d never have the patience to try this.

43 Stars
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EX Vehicle

EX Vehicle

Screwdrivers are the power source in the EX Vehicle, a three-wheeled machine with whole body steering. It has a top speed of 18 mph and uses 2 twin 18-volt electronic screwdrivers as batteries.

20 Stars
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Homemade Wolverine Claws

Homemade Wolverine Claws

Ah, DIY’ers: Check out these katana blades and some homemade housing that, when combined, make a tidy little pair of Wolverine claws that pop out at will (by moving your arm). (Thanks Nick!)

69 Stars
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LEGO Snow Vehicle

LEGO Snow Vehicle

Peer Kreuger – the man who made this agile LEGO tank – is back with another LEGO vehicle. He calls his creation the Stilzkin Indrik Arctic Vehicle, hardy beasts that can haul a load through snow.

46 Stars
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DIY Laser Lighter

DIY Laser Lighter

Ever wanted to know how to modify a cheap Bic lighter into a laser pointer that still lights a cigarette? Thanks to kipkay, now we all do. Kids: pretend that you don’t. (Thanks Benton!)

83 Stars
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LEGO Metal Grudge Tank

LEGO Metal Grudge Tank

One of the best LEGO creations we’ve ever seen, Peer Kreuger’s Metal Slug-inspired tank has 48 omniwheels, giving the remote-controlled beast a surprising amount of agility. More pics here.

55 Stars
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DIY Formula One Simulator

DIY Formula One Simulator

Without the budget to go buy one of those Predator Motion Sims, these guys got creative and put together their own homebrew version. Now why that flat F1 track is so hilly, we don’t know.

69 Stars
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Daft Punk Helmet

Daft Punk Helmet

It took Volpin Props 17 months of blood, sweat and tears to create this incredible Daft Punk helmet, complete with colorful lighting and shiny gold exterior. Hi-res pics on Volpin’s flickr stream.

99 Stars
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BigDog Quadbike

BigDog Quadbike

This 4-wheeled, 4-person recumbent bike is a marvel of modern mechanical engineering. See it up close and personal at Detroit’s Maker Faire 7/31-8/1. Maybe you can beg for a ride.

20 Stars
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LEGO Pinball Machine

LEGO Pinball Machine

The guys behind this LEGO machine are real pinball wizards. It’s built from ~8000 LEGOs, including 6 NXT robots, 9 touch sensors, 10 light sensors and 4 motors. Only the ball isn’t a LEGO part.

15 Stars
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Coffee Powered Car

Coffee Powered Car

Created by BCC1’s Bang Goes The Theory tv show, the Car-puccino is the world’s first coffee powered car. The converted 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco has a caffeine buzz top speed of 60 mph.

18 Stars
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Halo NERF Assault Rifle

Halo NERF Assault Rifle

Modder Moz was looking for a cool Halo-inspired weapon to go with his Spartan costume, and decided to make himself a fully-functional laser-sighted Ma5B Assault Rifle that fires Nerf darts.

23 Stars
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TreMoto Monstrosity 620

TreMoto Monstrosity 620

Hacked out of a Ducati Monster 620ie by two U of Miss. grads for their senior project – and now a startup biz – this 3-wheeler is less likely to get you into trouble when cornering than regular bikes.

13 Stars
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Homebrew Fire-Breathing Dragon

Homebrew Fire-Breathing Dragon

Created by Tony DeRose and his two sons for the upcoming Maker Faire, Saphira is an 8-foot tall metal, mechanical, fire-breathing beast. Now, that’s some dragon breath. (Jump to 2:50 for fire!)

6 Stars
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Raygun Gothic Rocket

Raygun Gothic Rocket

Inspired by 1930s to 1950s science fiction, this handbuilt rocketship sculpture is truly a sight to behold. The retro-fantastic ship is getting ready to land at the Maker Faire Bay Area (5/22-5/23).

9 Stars
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VIA ARTiGO DIY PC Kit

VIA ARTiGO DIY PC Kit
$199+  Buy Hat Tip View

This tiny box isn’t much bigger than a sandwich, but the VIA ARTiGO is a fully-functional PC, with a 64-bit 1.2GHz VIA Nano CPU. It measures just 5.7″ x 3.9″ x 2″, and comes in a bare bones kit.

16 Stars
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