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DIY Popsicle Stick NERF Blaster

DIY Popsicle Stick NERF Blaster

Sure, you can buy a NERF blaster for less than $10, but there’s something rewarding about making your own stuff. Here, Astonishing Studios shows us how to make a working NERF gun using popsicle sticks, straws, a syringe, and an ample dose of hot glue.

Planting Cassava and Yams

Planting Cassava and Yams

Primitive Technology set up a new garden to plant sweet cassava and yams – two crops that are relatively easy to maintain and produce lots of food. He also shows us the old stone hut that he built 10 years ago, and his pet mammoth turkey.

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Trying to Make a Vacuum Chamber

Trying to Make a Vacuum Chamber

ElectroBOOM needed a vacuum chamber to see if his Tesla coil will still make sparks in a vacuum. But instead of buying one or looking up guides, he decided to wing it. “Sometimes spending money saves you more money and time.” We coulda told you that, Mehdi.

Rubber Band Refrigerator

Rubber Band Refrigerator

Applied Science shows off a thermodynamic property of rubber bands – that they change in temperature as they stretch and contract, then takes advantage of this to create a refrigerator. It’s not very effective, but still a cool idea. That Shaper CNC router is awesome too.

DIY Ocean Table

DIY Ocean Table

Woodworker I Like to Make Stuff tries his hand at concrete to make an ocean-themed table for his wife. He used the concrete as the bottom surface then added layers of blue-dyed clear epoxy resin to mimic the sea.

Learning to Hack a Coffee Maker

Learning to Hack a Coffee Maker

Serial fast learner Mike Boyd picked up an Arduino kit for beginners and figured out how to code and tinker with electronics so he could toggle his coffee maker using his phone. Check out his YouTube comment for the twist.

Dangerous Toast Buttering Robot

Dangerous Toast Buttering Robot

Rick’s butter robot is too smart for its purpose. YouTuber William Osman’s creation on the other hand is too powerful for the task. It’ll gleefully butter – or mash – anything you put in front of it though. Skip to 7:10 for the sort of finished robot.

How to Fix Squeaking Car Brakes

How to Fix Squeaking Car Brakes

YouTuber ChrisFix brought new and old brake parts to point out the common reasons why your vehicle makes squeaking or scraping noises when you step on the brake. They could be from worn out parts, rust, lack of lubrication and more.

DIY Bulb USB Charger

DIY Bulb USB Charger

Rulof Maker often stays in hotel rooms where there’s no outlet near the bed. He hacked a USB charger to a light bulb’s base so he can charge through the bedside lamp instead. “It looks like it comes from shop.” No it doesn’t Rulof, you big, sexy liar. Also, you could just buy these.

Adam Savage’s Custom NERF Rifle

Adam Savage’s Custom NERF Rifle

Adam Savage joined Imgur’s 2016 Secret Santa and made a custom NERF sniper rifle as his gift. He went for a weathered sci-fi look and beefed up its firing mechanism. He kinda borked the magazine with paint, but overall he did a great job. Finished build at 29:08.

Making a Steampunk Lighter

Making a Steampunk Lighter

G.I Customs posted this cool time-lapse video that shows off the painstaking process of hand-machining a custom bronze and brass steampunk-style lighter. We would have liked to see how he created the skull design though.

DIY Locker Vending Machine

DIY Locker Vending Machine

Since his paper books have been replaced by digital ones, 17-year-old Blake Hawkins didn’t have much use for his school locker. So he built a soda vending machine that fit the cabinet perfectly. It has two dispensers that can hold up to six cans each. Instructions here.

Making Eyeglasses from Scratch

Making Eyeglasses from Scratch

YouTuber How to Make Everything’s latest project is a pair of prescription glasses. While gathering the raw materials needed for them is surprisingly easy, processing those materials is incredibly hard and time-consuming. Especially if you go it blind.

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Making a Bed Shed

Making a Bed Shed

Primitive Technology’s new year’s resolution – whatever year it is in his dimension – must have been to sleep better. He built a shed that has enough space for a cot. It took him two weeks to make the shed and the bed frame, but he says he spent most of that time gathering grass.

DIY Cardboard Terminator Arm

DIY Cardboard Terminator Arm

MudbrainsTvDIY gives us a brief glimpse at an amazing build – he replicated the T-800 arm that Miles Dyson had in Terminator 2. It’s made entirely from cardboard, glue, and varnish. If you’ve got about 7 hours to spare, you can watch how he built it, step by laborious step.

Making a Wooden Soccer Ball

Making a Wooden Soccer Ball

Vladimir Zhilenko’s video is in Russian, but you don’t need to speak the language to admire his craft as he builds a wooden soccer ball replica. It required lots of geometry and patience, but the result is impressive. Sanding the edges into a sphere had to be so satisfying. Skip to 2:02.

DIY Hot Glue Wallet

DIY Hot Glue Wallet

WeAreX shows off a fun technique for creating a DIY billfold entirely out of hot glue. The trick is using a cut-up soda can as the non-stick form for making the pieces. Just be careful not to cut your fingers on the sharp edges of the can.

DIY Marceline’s Ax Bass

DIY Marceline’s Ax Bass

DIY Prop Shop usually makes props out of affordable materials, but they shelled out extra for a ready-to-assemble electric bass and brought out their heavy duty tools to make a functioning replica of Marceline the Vampire Queen’s instrument.

VW Resurrection

VW Resurrection

YouTuber Florian George collects old Volkswagens. He heard of a Kombi that was rotting on a mountain near where he lived. He bought it and was about to tow it back down when it struck him how awesome it would be if it could make the trek on its own. More here.

Railroad Spike Tomahawk

Railroad Spike Tomahawk

Another amazing blacksmithing video by Miller Knives, in which he takes a rusty old railroad spike, and gradually hammers, grinds, and sculpts it into a completely usable tomahawk. We’d love to see what he could turn an old tomahawk into.

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Mechanical LEGO Keyboard 2.0

Mechanical LEGO Keyboard 2.0

A few years ago Jason Allemann built a working LEGO keyboard. He recently one-upped his creation by using mechanical key switches for that clicky feel and sound. He 3D printed custom key caps that worked with both LEGO pieces and Cherry MX switches.

LEGO NERF Gun

LEGO NERF Gun

AstonishingStudios combined two of our favorite man-child playthings, LEGO and NERF, by creating a fully-functional replica of a NERF Maverick Rev-6 gun using the plastic building bricks. Now we want a LEGO Mega Mastodon.

Car Wheel Bicycle

Car Wheel Bicycle

Instead of hiring a welder to fix his car, Instructables member Mr-Mash thought he’d do the welding himself. The problem is, he didn’t know how to weld. To teach himself, he picked up a book and made a bicycle with car wheels. He says the end result is not that hard to ride.

Making Lime Bast Rope

Making Lime Bast Rope

Silje Ensby documented how ropemakers in Norway traditionally make rope out of the inner bark of the lime or basswood tree. The tedious process results in an inherently waterproof rope that also resists rotting.

3D-Printed Camaro Engine

3D-Printed Camaro Engine

Eric Harrell used his 3D printer to render an accurate, fully-functional scale model of the LS3 V8 engine from a Chevrolet Camaro. It took him over 200 hours to print the finished model. If you’ve got the time, the printer, and the filament, grab the plans from Thingiverse.

Toilet Paper Skateboard

Toilet Paper Skateboard

Lauri and Anni from the Hydraulic Press Channel took a break from their typical destruction to create something with their tools. By crushing rolls of toilet paper within an inch of their life, they were able to eventually come up with a semi-workable skateboard deck.

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