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DIY R2-D2 Steampunk Teapot

DIY R2-D2 Steampunk Teapot

AWE me shows us how to make a teapot from a Victorian galaxy far, far away. They built an Artoo body around a teapot using aluminum bars and sheets, epoxy, a cake bowl and bits and bobs from a junkyard.

Colin Furze’s Star Wars AT-ACT

Colin Furze’s Star Wars AT-ACT

eBay UK commissioned Colin Furze to make a huge model of the AT-ACT, an Imperial troop transport vehicle from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Its head and guns move, and its guts are packed with tons of Star Wars merch from eBay sellers. Build video here.

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DIY Batman Grappling Gun

DIY Batman Grappling Gun

James Hobson of Hacksmith Industries created an impressive working replica of Batman’s grappling gun, complete with a bat-shaped hook that can fire to the roof of a six-story building. He next plans on making a device that allows him to ascend a building.

Record Player Drawing Machine

Record Player Drawing Machine

Using a pair of record players, a stick of wood, a binder clip, a fine point pen, and some tape, you can make a machine that traces the movements of one turntable’s arm, to make abstract art on the other’s platter. You can make something even cooler with a little extra effort.

Skateboard to Pocket Knife

Skateboard to Pocket Knife

Made By Skateboarding shows us the process of taking old skateboard decks, slicing, relaminating, and reworking the wood to transform them into new objects. In this case, we get a cool pocket knife we’d be proud to own. You can buy their knives here.

How to Buy a Parts Car

How to Buy a Parts Car

YouTuber ChrisFix teaches us how to look for a parts car – a cheap vehicle that you’re going to strip for parts for your existing cars. You’re going to have to do a fair amount of research, but it could save you a lot of money.

DIY Fire Tornado

DIY Fire Tornado

TheBackyardScientist shares a simple way to create a small fire tornado with no moving parts. The trick is to split the glass receptacle in half and place each half around the flame slightly off center. The wind that comes in through the gaps will create the tornado effect.

Colin Furze: 10 Years of Making

Colin Furze: 10 Years of Making

“Nothing’s a stupid idea in my life!” Colin Furze has garnered more than 391 million views since he started his YouTube channel in 2006. He celebrated his 10th anniversary by showcasing some of his most popular weapons, appliances, vehicles and of course his bunker.

DIY See-Through Hybrid Rocket

DIY See-Through Hybrid Rocket

NightHawkInLight walks us through the basic science behind hybrid rockets, and the process behind building a compact rocket using acrylic rod and a canister of oxygen to control its output on demand.

DIY Zenyatta’s Orb

DIY Zenyatta’s Orb

Like Overwatch? Awe Me shows us how to make a floating replica of Zenyatta’s Orb of Destruction using a plastic ball ornament, EVA foam, an electromagnet and an LED. The beauty of this guide is that you can easily spin it off to make other levitating orbs.

DIY Paint Super Soaker

DIY Paint Super Soaker

YouTuber Mark Rober and Gateway Props modified seven Super Soakers to fire paint. Then Rober and his nephews had a real life Splatoon battle in an all-white room. For his ultimate weapon, Rober consulted with none other than the madman Colin Furze.

Making a Steel & Leather Tool Tote

Making a Steel & Leather Tool Tote

Carpenter Jimmy DiResta has previously made some useful tool totes out of wood, but this time, he decided to make a more stylish and unique tote, welded from steel rods, and wrapped in leather. It’s heavy for a toolbox, but it’s not going to be used for field work.

DIY Rick & Morty Butter Robot

DIY Rick & Morty Butter Robot

“What is my purpose?” Redditor andredotcom modified a smartphone controlled toy tank and made a 3D printed body for it to make it look and sound like the existentially devastated butter robot from Rick & Morty.

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Making a Shrimp Trap

Making a Shrimp Trap

Primitive Technology goes easy on himself for once and makes a shrimp trap. It has a funnel that lets shrimp in but not out. It doesn’t need bait and you can make multiple traps to get you more food. Or something to barter. Man, a complete PT village would be awesome.

Making a Zombie Killer Bat

Making a Zombie Killer Bat

Carpenter Frank Howarth’s latest creation is designed for fighting off walkers, ready to bash in their skulls with even greater effectiveness than Negan’s dirty girl, Lucille. Plus, Frank’s turned, patterned bat is simply beautiful when it’s not covered in blood and guts.

The LEGO Skateboard

The LEGO Skateboard

The guys at Braille Skateboarding test out a crazy skateboard made by Peter Brown of Shop Time, using LEGO blocks and epoxy resin as the only deck materials. Watch it in action to see how it holds up at 5:00.

DIY Glow Wall

DIY Glow Wall

If you’ve ever been to a science museum, there’s a good chance you’ve seen one of those walls that temporarily glows and captures shadows when exposed to light. Mark Rober shows us how to make your very own glow wall. Grab the phosphorescent vinyl sheets here.

Making a Spear Thrower

Making a Spear Thrower

Primitive Technology spent about a day making a spear thrower. It’s made from a branch that had a smaller branch shooting out of it. The branch’s collar acts as a cup that cradles the spear. It let him throw a spear up to 49ft. away.

Making a Tiny Toaster

Making a Tiny Toaster

Miniature maker HMS2 shows us how to use plastic sheets and rods, and mad X-Acto knife skills to build a teensy toaster which looks absolutely perfect. Of course, you’ll need to make some tiny bread too, and be sure to wash it down with a tiny espresso.

DIY Tornado Machine

DIY Tornado Machine

YouTuber NighthawkInLight made a machine that generates a small and safe vortex of air. The mini-tornado comes from a modified inline ventilation fan, while its visibility is enhanced by ultrasonic foggers and an LED lamp. It also serves as a humidifier.

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DIY 72,000 Lumen Flashlight

DIY 72,000 Lumen Flashlight

Maker Samm Sheperd created this insanely bright source of illumination that uses eight 100-watt LED chips which generate so much heat that he built a system with computer water cooling components to keep it from bursting into flames.

Making a Tiled Roof Shed

Making a Tiled Roof Shed

Primitive Technology built a roofed shed so he can store firewood and do other fire-related projects out of the rain. It took him a week to gather the timber and turn them into a frame, three days to make and dry a kiln, and almost a day to make the tiles.

DIY Micro SNES

DIY Micro SNES

Thanks to the Raspberry Pi Zero, YouTuber lyberty5 was able to make an SNES emulator that’s about the size of a lighter. He made the cute Super Famicom case from scratch, making it out of clay, Bondo and modeling paint.

Love Props Daft Punk Helmet

Love Props Daft Punk Helmet

Love Props’ replica of Guy-Manuel’s first generation Daft Punk helmet is packed with electronics to take advantage of its potential as a wearable light show. The LEDs can react to sound or movement, and there’s a USB port and an SD card slot to swap choreographies.

DIY Laser Zapper

DIY Laser Zapper

Seb Lee-Delisle modified a Nintendo Zapper to fire laser beams and even have smoke come out of the barrel with each shot. It has a pair of LEDs, a laser module, and a vape module. The light effects on the wall are from a separate projector.

DIY 3D Carved Staircase

DIY 3D Carved Staircase

Maker Benjamin Uyeda used Inventables’ X-Carve 3D carving machine to cut hundreds of layers of wood, which he laminated together to make an impressive spiral staircase. The whole thing was made from 13 sheets of Purebond plywood. Full build video here.

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