If cube-shaped magnetic building blocks aren’t your thing – perhaps some other Platonic solids will be. TRIDO’s self-aligning construction toys let you build all kinds of interesting structures and creatures using octahedrons, tetrahedrons, and half-tetrahedrons.
We’ve featured a number of Pawel “Sariel” Kmiec’s incredible LEGO Technic builds. Now learn from the best with this 424-page guide which takes you from basic building principles up through sturdy and complex mechanisms so you can make your own wonderful machines.
We’ve seen tiny building blocks before, but this Mini Materials‘ Sample Pack includes not only mini cinder blocks and bricks, but mortar to hold them together. Also includes some tiny 2x4s and a pallet. Just think, a few thousand of these, and you can build your next home.
We can’t fathom the amount of work it took Frank Howarth to shoot this stop-motion video of a lawn chair crafting itself without a single carpenter. If it looks familiar, that’s because Frank’s bookcase and table saw posses the same magical properties. (Thanks Victor!)
Primitive Technology shows us how he created a complete, heated shelter using nothing more than rudimentary handmade tools, trees, strips of cane and mud. He even made his own roof tiles from clay, using a kiln he made with similar techniques. The total build took him 102 days.