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Spinning Guitar Neck

Spinning Guitar Neck

Normally, if you want a guitar and a bass, those are two instruments. Inspired by a weird prototype guitar shown in the Beatles Get Back documentary, Mattias Krantz engineered this unique guitar with a cylindrical neck that rotates beneath its player’s digits, allowing its player to switch instantly between guitar and bass strings. It’s also got a motor drive.

Tank Gaming PC

Tank Gaming PC
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ViridianChase created this unique gaming computer that looks like a tank. Its case is built from metal with a digital camo pattern and tempered glass windows. It has 13 LED-lit fans, six of which simulate tread wheels. In addition to its fans, it packs NZXT Kraken 360X water cooling, an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU, and an ASUS STRIX 6700XT graphics card.

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Folding Rack-and-Pinion Knife

Folding Rack-and-Pinion Knife

Joerg Sprave is known for his inventive slingshot designs. He’s also into unique weapons. In this video, he shows off a neat custom knife he built with a rack-and-pinion mechanism. It pops open and closes quickly with the flick of a lever. He’s sending the prototype to a professional knifemaker to see if it can be refined and put into production.

Pipermoto J Series Super Scooter

Pipermoto J Series Super Scooter

Scooters don’t get much more awesome than Pipermoto’s J Series. Created by bike customizer John Piper, this handcrafted scooter not only looks amazing, it’s perfectly balanced and crazy quick. It’s powered by a 690cc KTM LC4 Duke engine that makes 67 hp and zooms from 0-to-60 mph in 4.0 seconds on its way to a top speed of 120 mph.

Pubbets Personalized Puppets

Pubbets Personalized Puppets

Over a decade ago, we featured a service that let you make your own Muppet. Sadly, that’s no longer available, but Pubbets are here to make that dream a reality again. The Pubbets Lab lets you customize a full-body puppet’s color, outfit, hair, eyes, nose, glasses, and more. Each puppet has posable hands, internal finger grips, and detachable legs.

Apocalypse Super Truck

Apocalypse Super Truck

Apocalypse Manufacturing’s slant-back Super Truck is built to take on whatever the world (or the end of it) dishes out. The custom truck has a boosted 6.2L Hellcat V8 making 850 hp and sending that to all four wheels. The badass, 240″ long pickup rides on 40″ tires, has a custom steel front end and rear bumper, and can tow up to 15,000 lb.

Road Tripping with a Camper Trike

Road Tripping with a Camper Trike

Most campers sit on the back of a pickup truck or are towed by one. After seeing a Japanese artist’s design for a pedal-powered camper, the Dangie Bros. decided they needed one too. The tiny camper sleeps two in very cramped quarters and weighs about 500 pounds, but they still managed to take it on a (short) road trip.

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Mega Briefcase PC

Mega Briefcase PC

The first portable computers weren’t exactly compact or lightweight. DIY Perks’ briefcase PC follows in these footsteps, but the payoff for the heft is a high-end gaming PC with a wrap-around 144Hz triple display, a 16-core AMD Ryzen 5950X CPU, an NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU, 64GB of RAM, and a premium audio system with a subwoofer.

G-SHOCK CasioOak Jellyfish Rainbow Custom Watch

G-SHOCK CasioOak Jellyfish Rainbow Custom Watch
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Watch shop IFLW and The Dial Artist create customized timepieces by meticulously hand-painting their dials and markers. Among their collection of bespoke G-SHOCK models is this see through “Jellyfish” analog/digital watch with rainbow markings and bezel lettering. It also comes in black or full metal.

PS5 Dwarven Kingdom Mod

PS5 Dwarven Kingdom Mod

Following up on their awesome cyberpunk city and medieval house computer case mods, Martina and Hansi from Nerdforge are back with an aesthetic upgrade for the PlayStation 5. After questioning the uninspiring looks of the console, they transformed it into a dwarven kingdom with molten lava pouring down its sides.

Ram Trucks x Chris Stapleton Traveller

Ram Trucks x Chris Stapleton Traveller

Ram Trucks teamed up with musician Chris Stapleton to create one of the best-looking pickups we’ve seen. Based on the 2500 Heavy Duty, the Traveller features two-tone paint inspired by the 1979 Ram Palomino. It rides on 18″ turbo fin wheels, a custom Ram hood ornament, and 1980s-style badges. It’s even better on the inside.

Making an Invisible Home Theater System

Making an Invisible Home Theater System

Since the advent of flat screens, TVs are thinner than ever. But they also keep coming in larger sizes, dominating many living rooms. Matt from DIY Perks wanted to hide his big screen in plain sight. The wall unit he built conceals a 75″ LG QNED mini LED TV, a full home theater sound system, a PS5, a gaming PC, and more.

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Making a Fat Tire Electric Bike

Making a Fat Tire Electric Bike

Totally Handy walks us through the process of building a custom electric bicycle from scratch. In addition to its low-rider style, it has an extra-fat car tire on its rear wheel for added stability. The second part of the video shows off a totally different build – a custom made branding iron made from a melted-down engine.

Liquid-Filled Guitar

Liquid-Filled Guitar

Inspired by Kirk Hammett’s Wavecaster and John 5’s lava lamp guitar, Astaremi built this custom electric guitar that’s filled with a mix of liquids with different viscosities that produce a colorful wave effect when shaken. He says it’s “heavy as hell,” and we sure hope it never springs a leak.

Lunar 01 Customizable Keyboard

Lunar 01 Customizable Keyboard

The Lunar 01 is a customizable 87%-size mechanical keyboard inspired by spaceship design. It has hot-swappable keys, a colorful LED light bar, a volume knob, and detachable fidget spinners that look like rockets. It supports wired and wireless connections and is available with a variety of keycap designs and color schemes.

Patterned Plywood Electric Guitar with LEDs

Patterned Plywood Electric Guitar with LEDs

We’ve seen a lot of cool custom guitar builds over the years, but we’re particularly enchanted by this one. Woodworker Ray Whitby created this beautiful and unique electric guitar from layers of wood and epoxy resin, cut into chevron shapes, assembled and shaped into the guitar’s face, and backlit with LED lighting.

Custom Hot Wheels Bentley 6×6

Custom Hot Wheels Bentley 6×6

What’s better than a Bentley Continental GT? How about a 6-wheel-drive Bentley lifted for off-road rallying and outfitted with fat tires and skid plates? While we’d love to see a real-world version of this, for now, we’ll have to settle for this sweet custom Hot Wheels car from the Jakarta Diecast Project.

Doodlestation Synthesizer

Doodlestation Synthesizer

Love Hultén is back with another awesome custom build. The Doodlestation is an analog synthesizer with a playful aesthetic. It combines Sequential, Moog, and Hologram modules, a theremin, and a tape-loop echo. Complementing its easter egg colored keys and patch cables is a visualizer with a dude barfing a rainbow.

Victory Sneaker Chair

Victory Sneaker Chair
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NYC design studio Ceeze is known for their unique customized sneakers. Their Victory Chair features a seat cushion made from cutout Nike sneaker panels, each applied to a Nappa leather backing. The chair features a baltic birch frame and materials from 32 Air Jordan 1 sneakers. Only 10 chairs will be made.

The Hydra

The Hydra

This insane three-headed instrument is the brainchild of musician Steve Vai and guitar-maker Ibanez. It combines a fretless 12-string neck, a half-fretless bass neck, a seven-string guitar neck, plus an electric harp at its base. This beautiful beast was designed by Moti Kashiuchi and crafted by Kazuya Kuroki of Ibanez Japan.

MegaRexx MegaBronc

MegaRexx MegaBronc

MegaRexx specializes in upgrading for Ford Super Duty trucks. The custom-built MegaBronc started as a 2021 F-250, but now seats seven, and has a removable hardtop. Powered by a 6.7L V8 turbodiesel engine, it rides on enormous 40″ mud-terrain tires, and has a custom grille inspired by its namesake Ford Bronco.

Electric Piano Wire Instrument

Electric Piano Wire Instrument

Inventor and musician Nicolas Bras continues to expand his collection of unconventional musical instruments with a gizmo that looks like a guitar had a chunk taken out of it. Nic assembled a pair of bass guitar pickups and eight lengths of piano wire on a wooden block, resulting in a wonderfully weird and unique sound.

NPKC 60% Wooden Keyboard Case

NPKC 60% Wooden Keyboard Case
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This wooden case provides an elegant foundation for your custom keyboard project. It comes in walnut or bamboo wood and has a built-in wrist rest. Inside, you’ll find M2 screw mounting points to hold universal 60% keyboard PCBs, along with a USB cutout. Drop can set you up with the PCB and keyboard components too.

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