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The Impossible Screw

The Impossible Screw

Latheman’s crazy machines made what he calls the “impossible screw.” If you hold it sideways, it will turn only clockwise. It doesn’t matter if you flip it. The only way to get it to turn both ways is to hold it upright. It’s a fun trinket that you can replicate with a hacksaw and a file.

DIY Cardboard Cat Whack-a-Mole

DIY Cardboard Cat Whack-a-Mole

Cardboard master The Q made a whack-a-mole game for his cat. Inside the cardboard case are metal wires connected to wooden dowels on one end and what appear to be ping pong balls as the moles on the other end.

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Making a Bumblebee Helmet

Making a Bumblebee Helmet

Prop maker Odin Abbott showcases his cutting and painting skills as well as his creativity by making a wearable Bumblebee helmet, complete with light up eyes. As with the rest of his projects, the helmet is made almost entirely out of craft foam.

Making Bioplastic from Scratch

Making Bioplastic from Scratch

Relics? No, they’re newly made cups. How to Make Everything tried to make biologically-sourced plastic using milk, potatoes and sugar. He actually succeeded in making plastic out of all three ingredients. But molding them was another matter. At least they’re biodegradable.

Hexbot Multipurpose Robot Arm

Hexbot Multipurpose Robot Arm

The Hexbot is a modular, quiet and accurate robot arm that can perform a variety of tasks. By default, it comes with a pen holder that lets it write and draw. But you can also get modules that turn it into a laser engraver, 3D printer and even a pick-and-place machine.

Picade Arcade Controller Console Kit

Picade Arcade Controller Console Kit

Pimoroni’s Picade Console Kit is the screen-less version of its Picade Desktop Arcade Kit. It comes with the same joysticks, buttons and Picade X HAT as the desktop arcade kit. All you need to add is a Raspberry Pi, a power supply, a microSD card and an HDMI cable.

DIY Flamethrower Skateboard

DIY Flamethrower Skateboard

Instructables contributor Mikeasaurus shows off his ridiculously dangerous looking creation, a skateboard which leaves a fiery trail in its wake. It drips out a small amount of fuel triggered by a foot-controlled switch, and ignites it with an electric sparker. Full build log here.

Making a Cardboard Typewriter

Making a Cardboard Typewriter

While SKM’s cardboard typewriter doesn’t actually work, it’s still an impressive build, with lots of neat details, a cantilevered keyboard, a turning roller, and a hidden compartment that lets it output a pre-typed page for fun.

Making Eric Andre’s Pizza Ball

Making Eric Andre’s Pizza Ball

Binging with Babish gives the people what they want, and delivers a pizza ball from The Eric Andre Show. It’s straightforward enough – mash pizzas together – so Andrew tried to make his gourmet version of a pizza ball… with mixed results.

Making Tofu and Mutton Hotpot

Making Tofu and Mutton Hotpot

DIY expert Li Zikai cooked a hearty winter meal consisting of fermented tofu and a hotpot with mutton. She prepared the tofu more than a month in advance, including making it from scratch. The shots of the pets are a nice bonus.

Making a Guitar from Pencils

Making a Guitar from Pencils

Watch as Burls Art transforms 1200 colored pencils drowned in epoxy resin into the body of a Fender Stratocaster style electric guitar. He says he’s never built a guitar before, which makes his build just that much more impressive.

PiiWii Pocket

PiiWii Pocket

Shank Mods made an impressive portable handheld console using the brains of a Nintendo Wii. This allows the PiiWii to play any Wii and GameCube game. It also works with Virtual Console, WiiWare and Homebrew apps. Games are loaded on a microSD card.

DIY Matchhead Rockets

DIY Matchhead Rockets

BrainfooTV shows us how to make nifty little rockets using ordinary household items like aluminum foil and strike-anywhere matches. They fire as far as 60 feet, and are surprisingly stable and accurate. The tailfins aren’t required, but they do make them look cooler.

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Casting a Sword from Pennies

Casting a Sword from Pennies

How to Make Everything decided to how many U.S. one cent coins it would take to make a copper sword. He first had to separate older and newer pennies to get the ones that are mostly copper, then set about the task. We’d love to see the blade patina over time.

LG HomeBrew

LG HomeBrew

LG’s upcoming tabletop appliance aims to make brewing and serving craft beer at home easy. It will work with single-use capsules and needs only a single button press to go to work. The HomeBrew can make 5L of beer in 2 weeks. It needs only hot water to clean itself.

Glitter Bomb vs. Package Thieves

Glitter Bomb vs. Package Thieves

After one of his packages got stolen, Mark Rober and his friend spent 6 months making a smart glitter bomb. Not only does it spew a ton of glitter, it also sprays fart spray and best of all records the whole thing. Here it is punishing evildoers.

Colin Furze’s Giant Christmas Tree

Colin Furze’s Giant Christmas Tree

Colin Furze’s Christmas project is simple by his standards, but we imagine it still must have involved quite the conversation between him and his family. He felled a 26 foot-tall tree, chopped it into three pieces and made it look like it was sticking out his house.

DIY Smartphone Slider

DIY Smartphone Slider

Want to shoot those smooth side-to-side shots that you see in pro videos? You could go out and buy a fancy slider, or you could follow COOPH’s handy guide on how to make an automated slider using ordinary household objects like a toy car and a kitchen timer.

Making a Giant Paper Airplane

Making a Giant Paper Airplane

The Q decided to see if he could build a larger-than-life version of a paper airplane that actually can fly. To pull off the build of his 122-inch long airplane, he ended up using polystyrene foam and glue, so it’s not exactly paper, but he scores points for airworthiness.

Skateboards into Beer Bottle

Skateboards into Beer Bottle

Crafter Luke Reed self-admittedly isn’t a wood lathe expert, but we’re still impressed with the results of his first ever lathe project – taking a stack old skateboard decks, laminating them together, then shaping them into a wooden beer bottle.

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Making an Air Conditioner from a Brick

Making an Air Conditioner from a Brick

Slivki Show demonstrates how you can use a couple of cheap computer fans, a plastic tray, and some water to turn a brick into a desktop air conditioner. The porous nature of the brick, and the cutouts in the one used here, turn it into a surprisingly efficient cooling device.

DIY PlayStation Classic

DIY PlayStation Classic

Lazy Game Room was disappointed with the PlayStation Classic, so he made his own take based on a Raspberry Pi. He made this easy to follow guide for those who want to take the DIY plunge. You’ll have to search for certain files on your own, but it shouldn’t be that difficult.

DIY Potato Can Gun

DIY Potato Can Gun

Given the fact that this weapon uses an electric spark and exploding butane gas to fire a large spherical projectile, American Hacker is very quick to point out that you should NOT try this at home. We agree, but it sure is fun to hear the sound of this thing in action.

Making Sweet Potato Dishes

Making Sweet Potato Dishes

Li Zikai’s latest captivating DIY video sees her harvesting sweet potatoes and making a variety of meals out of them. She baked them, turned them into omelettes, and painstakingly made noodles out of them. That last one must have taken a long time.

Building a Drum from Scratch

Building a Drum from Scratch

(Gross) How to Make Everything wants to make a collection of musical instruments from scratch. First up is a drum. He made it out of maple wood, pigskin and twine. He had a lot of help from a woodworker, but he did all the gross stuff for the leather.

Making a Plywood Sphere

Making a Plywood Sphere

Keith Williams of Oddball Gallery shows off a sculpture he created from birch plywood. He first cut and assembled 180 triangular pieces into a geodesic orb, then sanded it to smooth the edges and reveal its grain. The sander time-lapse is so awesome. Here’s its little brother.

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