A team of guys in Russia show off the build process behind their own homebrew tank. We’re assuming the plywood bits at the start were an earlier prototype, as the finished MS-1 tank appears to be made from sturdier materials like metal and rubber.
Angelo Casimiro wanted a replica of The Force Awakens’ rotund droid, but Sphero’s version wasnt’t big enough. Instead, he spent his Xmas break building his own full-size droid for just $120, with a paper-mâché beach ball body and an Arduino brain. More on Instructables.
YouTuber John Heisz made a folding knife out of a worn out circular saw blade. Our takeaway here is that it’s incredibly hard to do it by hand. Also, we have to redefine our notion of “basic tools.” John also made a wooden knife with the same template. More on his site.
There are lots of projects you could do around your house to make everyday things a little better. Sometimes you just need to man up and DIY. We dusted off our amateur carpentry skills to build this versatile PVC storage rack, with a little help from our friends at Lowe’s.
Practical effects wizard Joey Shanks shows us how to replicate the lightsaber effect seen in the first Star Wars movie not using digital trickery, but the same 3M Scotchlite reflection effect that Lucas and his team used back in 1977. The spinning blade trick was brilliant.
Shawn “Obi-Shawn” Crosby visits children’s hospitals with fellow Star Wars cosplayers to cheer up patients. He bought a used Nissan 350Z and modified it using found items to give it a Star Wars theme. The flight sim joystick shifter is wicked. More on Hack A Day.
There are lots of projects you could do around your house to make everyday things a little better. Sometimes you just need to man up and DIY. We dusted off our amateur carpentry skills to build a great wall-mounted bottle opener, with a little help from our friends at Lowe’s.
For their series Cardboard Chaos, the guys from Signal Snowboards teamed up with Ernest Packaging and the Fender Custom Shop to create a Stratocaster with a body made from layered cardboard. The end result is completely playable, and more durable than you’d think.
Asked what he would do if he had only a month before the apocalypse, Colin Furze decided he’d want to live a bit longer, so he built a bunker under his garden. He then filled it with his previous inventions, including a couple of weapons that we haven’t seen before.