“Alexa, order me some Xanax.” That’s the first command we’d issue to this creepy nightmare fuel, Mike McGurrin’s Amazon Alexa build which speaks its words from an animatronic skull. Grab the full build plans on Hackster.
Using a pair of record players, a stick of wood, a binder clip, a fine point pen, and some tape, you can make a machine that traces the movements of one turntable’s arm, to make abstract art on the other’s platter. You can make something even cooler with a little extra effort.
A brilliantly simple way to create two-point perspective drawings by fixing a piece of elastic string to the two edges of your image, then pulling it up and down with a paper clip. It doesn’t provide a hard straight-edge, but it’s still a cool hack.
PyroGirl turns into the Mother of Dragons with this awesome mod. You see, she took a toy figure of Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon, and added a tiny flamethrower to it. Now the little guy can actually breathe fire, laying waste to everything standing in its way.
We’ve seen lots of fancy “making of” videos from blacksmiths making awesome metal weapons. But it turns out that with a mix of frozen water and layered toilet paper, you can make a sword that can also smash helpless fruits – at least until the sun melts it.
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