Awesome Building

TRIDO Magnetic Building Blocks

TRIDO Magnetic Building Blocks

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.

3D Printed House

3D Printed House

Apis Cor has developed a giant 3D printer which can be brought to a construction site, and can output the structural components of a 100 square meter (~1076 sq. ft.) dwelling in about 24 hours, and for only about $10,000. Learn more about the process here.

Advertisement

Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide

Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide
Buy

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.

Building Javits Center in LEGO

Building Javits Center in LEGO

LEGO artist Sean Kenney spent over 440 hours designing and building this detailed architectural model of New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, using 114,470 individual bricks. Watch the impressive build come together in this time-lapse video.

Wood Shop Metal Ceiling

Wood Shop Metal Ceiling

Hampton Rutland picks up where he left off with his time-lapse wood shop build, this time laying in insulation and corrugated metal sheets against his roof, and joined by some special guests along the way. The fun starts around 2:11.

The Tunnel Zipper Truck

The Tunnel Zipper Truck

Lock Block Ltd. built this custom truck which allows them to build free-standing tunnels by using the roller-covered, arched rear of the truck as a temporary support as their brick structures are set into place. We recommend changing your playback speed to 2x.

How to Make & Use a Sling

How to Make & Use a Sling

Primitive Technology makes a sling from bark fiber and then learns how to shoot with it. It’s one of the simplest ranged weapons you can make, but it’s very hard to master and is noisy too. For April Fools’ he should show us how he shoots and edits videos.

Lawn Chair Stop-Motion

Lawn Chair Stop-Motion

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!)

Bridge-Building Machine

Bridge-Building Machine

If you ever wondered how they add sections to a bridge these days, check out this incredible time-lapse of an industrial bridge-building machine that can cantilever itself out between pillars, and then slide pre-fab sections into place as it crawls forward.

Making a Baseball Bat

Making a Baseball Bat

Make’s Darbin Orvar shows how to craft a baseball bat from three pieces of walnut and rough-sawn maple wood that she cuts, trims, smooths, laminates, then hand-tools and finishes on her lathe. It’s a tremendous amount of work, but an impressive result.

Building a Hut from Scratch

Building a Hut from Scratch

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.

Japanese Joinery

Japanese Joinery

An immensely satisfying demonstration of craftsmanship as two Japanese carpenters show the kind of precision required to perfectly interlock a pair of wooden beams into an extremely strong unified structure.

LEGO Taj Mahal

LEGO Taj Mahal
Buy

This rare LEGO set the architectural wonder with over 5,900 bricks. Finished model measures appx. 20″(w) and 16″(h). At $1100, it’s expensive, but not nearly as much as the real Taj Mahal cost.

Advertisement

(Iron Man’s) House for Sale

(Iron Man’s) House for Sale

$25M will get you the stunning (and somewhat familiar) 11,000 sf Razor house, with mind-boggling views. The only thing missing is a Tony Stark cut-out in the secret lab. (Thanks Sonic!)

Pixelated Ping Pong Pad

Pixelated Ping Pong Pad

A teeny 90 sf private hideaway for a partner in the Snarkitecture firm, Box/Box was completed in 2 months at a cost of less than $100/sf and features 25,000 ping pong balls as wallpaper. (Thanks Jon!)

ADVERTISEMENT
« Previous

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure
Advertise | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Sites We Like

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games & Geeks: Technabob | Cool Cars: 95Octane
Site Design & Content © 2008-2021 Awesomer Media / The Awesomer™
Visit our Friends at: Not Always Right