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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 Clawsplay video

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 Vehicleplay video

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 Lighterplay video

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 Tankplay video

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 Simulatorplay video

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 Helmetplay video

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 Quadbikeplay video

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 Machineplay video

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 Rifleplay video

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 620play video

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 Dragonplay video

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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BSG: Viper Car

BSG: Viper Car

This street-legal Battlestar Galactica’s Viper was built by amusement park mechanic Dean Shorey. It’s made from a postal jeep with a small-block Chevy V8 – just like the original spaceships.

13 Stars
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Thingamagoop 2

Thingamagoop 2play video
$100-$160  Buy View

Our favorite bleepin’ light-controlled audio synth is back with Thingamagoop 2; it adds analog and digital oscillators, an improved speaker, and an Arduino Programmer jack.

7 Stars
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Flame-Throwing Scooter

Flame-Throwing Scooterplay video

Colin Furze’s completely street illegal scooter burns rubber–and just about everything else; he’s equipped it with a “road rage” rear-facing flamethrower that shoots flames up to 15 feet.

21 Stars
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