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Making a Real Doomfist

Making a Real Doomfist

Adding to his collection of cool and dangerous toys, The Hacksmith and team recently built an insane working version of Doomfist’s spiked gauntlet from Overwatch. The unwieldy pneumatic fist can exert over 2600 pounds of force. Talk about a One Punch Man.

How to Make a Portable Tiny Kitchen

How to Make a Portable Tiny Kitchen

HomeMadeModern shows us how to make a basic kitchen you can set up anywhere. Its main components are its legs, which is actually a foldable and adjustable sawhorse. But the table also has a sink with running water and even a hand sanitizer dispenser.

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Restoring a Rusty Knife

Restoring a Rusty Knife

This ancient butcher’s knife looks pretty much beyond repair, with thick, pitted rust covering every inch of it. But YouTuber Andre Will Do It lives up to his name, proving that with enough time and elbow grease, even something this worn can be made to look shiny and new.

Newspaper Club

Newspaper Club

Newspaper Club is your personal printing press. They can print your content on paper magazines, tabloids or broadsheets, even if you want just one copy. You can upload your design or start making it right from Newspaper Club’s website.

Aluminum Foil Knife

Aluminum Foil Knife

After showing us how to make surprisingly effective kitchen knives from chocolate, dried fish, and pasta. Kiwami Japan is back with a razor sharp blade handcrafted by hammering, heating, shaping, and sharpening an ordinary roll of aluminum foil.

DIY Flexible LED Work Lamp

DIY Flexible LED Work Lamp

Adam Savage recently found himself in need of a more versatile workbench lamp. So being the maker that he is, he crafted a snake-like LED light using off-the-shelf parts. Here’s the LED panel, Loc-Line, ball socket, flare nozzle, armature wire, and power supply he used.

DIY LEGO Prosthetic Arm

DIY LEGO Prosthetic Arm

Eighteen-year-old David Aguilar was born with an underdeveloped right arm. When he was 9 years old, he tried to make a prosthetic arm out of standard LEGO pieces. Recently, he was able to build a stronger and more functional arm using LEGO Technic pieces.

How to Make an Automatic Dice Roller

How to Make an Automatic Dice Roller

Adafruit shows us how to make an electronic and portable dice roller. It uses a small motor to spin a small platform, which in turn rolls the dice. As others have pointed out, it would be better if you make the platform uneven to shake the dice even more. Full guide here.

Primitive Technology: Making Lime

Primitive Technology: Making Lime

Primitive Technology tried to make a block of lime. His hardcore playground barely has any limestone, coral or sea shells, so he had to settle for a handful of empty snail shells. The lime can be used as a mortar for bricks and tiles.

LEGO Star Wars Podracer Arcade

LEGO Star Wars Podracer Arcade

LEGO enthusiasts Alexis Santos and Luis Baixinho paid homage to the classic podracing game Star Wars Episode 1: Racer with a one-of-a-kind arcade machine. Made entirely out of LEGO, the machine has you avoiding obstacles while you speed across the desert.

Wheeled-leg Climbing Robot

Wheeled-leg Climbing Robot

Inspired by a design posted by Brainergizer, YouTuber 上橋智恵 shows off an adorable little robot which can easily walk up walls and on ceilings – as long as they’re made out of metal. Its construction relies on neodymium magnets in its feet to work its magic.

How to Make Fake Neon Lights

How to Make Fake Neon Lights

Neon lights are incredibly hard to make and require specialized equipment. Thankfully, arts and crafts master Shmoxd came up with a way to effectively imitate that neon glow using polycarbonate tubing and electroluminescent wire.

Rapid Whale Mini Boat

Rapid Whale Mini Boat

Bay Area maker Joshua Tulberg is imagining you on the high seas with his kit for a 6′ long electric mini boat. Picture yourself building it with ease, thanks to marine-grade plywood and cable-tie and epoxy construction. Then imagine being the most popular fellow at the flotilla.

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Nintendo Labo Overview

Nintendo Labo Overview

Interested in Nintendo’s Labo cardboard kits for the Switch? Let the big N tell you more. This video explains what you’ll get with each kit, how you’ll put the toys together and how you can create your own interactive cardboard toys.

Making an Aluminum Foil Sculpture

Making an Aluminum Foil Sculpture

Bobby Duke headed down to his local Target store and picked up a few rolls of aluminum foil. He then demonstrated how even the simplest household items can be turned into art. We’re not too sure about the design aesthetic, but it’s still a cool idea that anyone can try.

V-One Circuit Board Printer

V-One Circuit Board Printer

Voltera’s machine lets you print two layer circuit boards right on your desktop. Its plotter lays down layers of silver-based conductive ink, making circuit prototyping and experimentation crazy simple. it can even prep, heat, and reflow solder for surface-mounted components.

Making End Grain Coasters

Making End Grain Coasters

Jackman Works shows us how he transforms old cargo pallets into sweet drink coasters by sanding, stacking, cutting, and laminating strips of their varied wooden slats into grid patterns. Show your appreciation for his craftsmanship, and buy a set of the coasters here.

Building an A-frame Hut

Building an A-frame Hut

Primitive Technology wanted to have a work space for large projects. So he built an A-frame hut – a roof built into the ground – complete with a tool shelf and a cot. But first he had to make the tools. And before that, gather materials. Laziness was fatal back in the day.

DIY Rubber Band Machine Gun

DIY Rubber Band Machine Gun

This wouldn’t be the first time we saw a machine gun that fires rubber bands, but this time out, we’ve got The Q showing us step-by-step how he built his from cardboard, wood, string, hot glue, and popsicle sticks. If you’d rather not DIY, you can buy a wood one here.

Nintendo Labo Switch Cardboard Kits

Nintendo Labo Switch Cardboard Kits

Nintendo Labo are upcoming video games for the Nintendo Switch that have a DIY component. The games come with flat pack cardboard objects that work with the Switch’s sensors to become controllers. There’s a variety kit and a robot kit. Drops 4/2018.

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DIY Flaming Vortex Fountain

DIY Flaming Vortex Fountain

Grant “The King of Random” Thompson shows us how to build a cool looking light-up fountain that not only spins water around in an endless whirlpool, it has a bubbler that he rigged up with propane gas so the surface of the water lights on fire.

Building a Log Cabin Solo

Building a Log Cabin Solo

My Self Reliance is an avid outdoorsman and loves doing what he calls “real life Minecraft.” Watch him spend around six months splitting wood and building a cabin all by his lonesome and using only hand tools. We’re both envious and tired after watching his time-lapse.

DIY Mini Power Saw Kits

DIY Mini Power Saw Kits

Do you like to build models or have other hobbies which require cutting parts? These kits from HobbyKing let you make your own miniature power drop saw and table saw. They’re great for cutting balsa wood and plastic. They can even run on battery power.

Adam Savage’s Blade Runner Binoculars

Adam Savage’s Blade Runner Binoculars

Watch Adam Savage make a replica of Deckard’s binoculars from Blade Runner 2049. He started with a 3D model made by fellow maker Jon-a-Tron, which he modified to make it more faithful to the movie prop.

How to Make Simple Speaker Stands

How to Make Simple Speaker Stands

I Like to Make Stuff points out different ways to make a pair of simple speaker stands that raise your monitors to ear level. He used a handful of power tools, but you can still make the stands with a hand saw and some sandpaper. Get the template here.

LiquidWatch DIY Wristwatch

LiquidWatch DIY Wristwatch

Hack A Day member CF made this sweet electronic wristwatch using the incredibly small and affordable ATmega328 chip. The LiquidWatch uses 97 LEDs to tell the time. The inner ring of LEDs shows the hour, while the outer ring shows the minutes and seconds.

Making a Knife out of Dried Fish

Making a Knife out of Dried Fish

Kiwamijapan loves to make DIY weapons and tools. But this one takes the cake. He took katsuobushi – dried and preserved tuna (aka bonito) – which is literally hard as a rock, and turned it into a knife. Get ready for a whole lot of soothing sharpening and filing sounds.

Primitive Technology: Pottery and Stove

Primitive Technology: Pottery and Stove

Now in his second playthrough, our favorite YouTuber tested the clay in his new area by making several pieces of pottery. All that and, well, not much else in the latest episode of Clay, Coal and Cargo Shorts Primitive Technology.

Making Candy Canes from Scratch

Making Candy Canes from Scratch

To celebrate the holidays, true DIYer How To Make Everything decided to take a stab at making some candy canes, starting out by extracting sugar straight from cane, and using natural flavorings and colors. Will they turn out better than his candy corns?

Carving a Wood Mug Sculpture

Carving a Wood Mug Sculpture

Artist and goofball Bobby Duke laminates together a few hunk of bass wood and carves them into the shape of a mug. But his craft project doesn’t end there, as he eventually transforms his creation into an awesome sculpture with the help of some colored pencils.

The School of Life Bus Home

The School of Life Bus Home

Living Big in a Tiny House visited another great school bus conversion. Tamra and JT Lane furnished and decorated their “School of Life” bus almost entirely with upcycled materials. The patchwork of wood and the wood stove gives the bus a lived-in vibe.

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