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Making a Cardboard Street Sweeper

Making a Cardboard Street Sweeper

Using cardboard for its shell, and popsicle sticks and R/C car parts for its drivetrain, V. Idea created a miniature utility truck with spinning brushes that sweep up lightweight objects from the sidewalk in front of it. Hot glue is a wonderful thing, isn’t it?

Fologram

Fologram

Fologram combines computer-aided design with the holographic capabilities of Microsoft’s HoloLens headset to help in assembling even complex objects. The hologram can overlay exactly where each piece of the build should go, as well as an outline of the finished product.

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DIY Beer Keg Sidecar

DIY Beer Keg Sidecar

Maker Laura Kampf turned an old beer keg – which was filled with what we hope was expired beer – into a sidecar for her electric bicycle. She made a custom frame and used an angle joint to help the sidecar handle uneven terrain.

Making Cured Meat

Making Cured Meat

The latest relaxing video from do-it-all maker Li Zikai sees her creating cured meat from scratch for a Chinese New Year meal. She covered ducks and pork with homemade seasoning before smoking and curing it. Then she prepared various dishes out of them.

Making Stone Yam Planters

Making Stone Yam Planters

It’s the rainy season in Primitive Technology’s side of the world (and time), so he stopped messing with fire for a bit. He decided to build a better version of his yam garden, one that won’t rot while still protecting the tubers from turkeys and pigs.

Making a Hex Nut Diamond Ring

Making a Hex Nut Diamond Ring

Pablo Cimadevila is known for making beautiful custom made jewelry. A fan challenged him to make a ring out of a nut, and he obliged – with two nuts. Watch him turn the lowly fasteners into a lovely diamond ring in this wonderfully shot video.

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.

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
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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
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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.

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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 Mini McDonald’s Meals

Making Mini McDonald’s Meals

Miniature artist HMS2 shows us how to make some ridiculously tiny and accurate replicas of fast food and their packaging from McDonald’s. We love the individual french fries, and how the Coke even has microscopic ice cubes.

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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DIY Smartphone Macro Lens

DIY Smartphone Macro Lens

There are countless lens add-ons for smartphones, many of which are under $10. But if you’re really, really cheap, or just like to hack stuff, Chris Notap’s video will show you how to recycle lenses from cheap thrift store cameras, with shockingly good results.

Building a Wooden Vise

Building a Wooden Vise

Bench vises are typically made from metal. But John Heisz of I Build It decided to see if he could make a fully-functional version of the ubiquitous shop tool from the material it’s typically used to hold in place. Build guide here.

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.

Making a Cereal Bowl from Cereal

Making a Cereal Bowl from Cereal

After making bowls out of a variety of materials, Peter Brown’s viewers have been asking him to make a cereal bowl made of cereal. He finally gave in to their requests. The process is simple, but it takes a lot of time and skill. The end result is beautiful, but it’s barely food safe.

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.

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