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DIY Wind-Powered Car

DIY Wind-Powered Car

A Chinese farmer took about three months and $1600(USD) to build this rather unusual electric vehicle which harvests its energy from wind and stores it for up to 87 miles per charge.

Building Block Furniture

Building Block Furniture

These special building blocks let you create usable furniture, thanks to their increased height-to-width ratio and tall studs which help make their connections more stable than LEGO bricks.

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Berlin Boombox

Berlin Boombox

Made of recyclable cardboard, the boldly graphic Berlin Boombox is a DIY portable speaker with stereo amp that’ll be easy to carry while you bump your tunes around town. Just don’t get it wet.

Soda Bottle Airsoft Gun

Soda Bottle Airsoft Gun

DIY weapons specialist Nighthawkinlight shows us how to make an Airsoft-style machine gun using a soda bottle and an air compressor blow gun. It doesn’t get points for style, but it does the job.

Mr. Curly Says Hello

Mr. Curly Says Hello

Musician, composer and instrument maker Linsey Pollak introduces us to some strange but awesome sounding instrumentation and music in this clip from his show Passing Wind. (Thanks, Don!)

Kitchen Synthesizer

Kitchen Synthesizer

Ever wonder what composers do in their free time? Yeah, neither did we until we saw Stephen J. Anderson make a synth out of old electronics and a kitchen into an instrument. Music starts at 2:20.

Sound-Reactive Kanye Glasses

Sound-Reactive Kanye Glasses

(NSFW: Lyrics) DIY geek Ch00f took a pair of the slatted sunglasses Kanye made famous, and rigged them with EL wires, and a circuit which reacts to music. The slight delay is only the video encode.

Vintage Camera Nightlights

Vintage Camera Nightlights

Flickr user Jason Hull buys damaged 50s and 60s plastic cameras and guts them out to turn them into low cost yet beautiful nightlights. Keep tabs on his Etsy shop for new stock.

CarCareKiosk

CarCareKiosk

The iFixit for cars. It has tons of videos with step-by-step guides for repairs on specific vehicle models. Their YouTube channel has sample clips; check out their site for more videos. Still in Beta.

Super Bowl Lamp

Super Bowl Lamp

One of the more clever IKEA hacks we’ve seen in a while. Using a bunch of plastic cups, plates, and bowls, artist Ognev Vlaminck managed to put together this functional and stylish table lamp.

“Romantic” Star Projector

“Romantic” Star Projector

What’s so romantic about a star projector? Oh. Right. Still, you don’t really need a cuddle-buddy to appreciate this DIY astro-projector with a rotating base and compass point allignments.

Custom Honda Monkey

Custom Honda Monkey

It may bear the Honda insignia on its tank, but it’s actually only inspired by the classic Z series bikes, aka Monkeys. Hadrien Le Flanchec built it with his own hands using a variety of parts.

Paper Pip-Boy 3000

Paper Pip-Boy 3000

Chanced1’s replicas of the Pip-Boy 3000 from Fallout 3 are so well made you won’t notice they’re made of paper unless you look closely. It uses an iPhone for its display, similar to this hack.

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Giveaway: Blocklets

Giveaway: Blocklets

We loved these interlocking blocks the first time we saw them. Now win one of three 256-piece Blocklets kits, worth $50 each. (Contest Has Ended, Thanks for Your Entries!)

Most Useless Machine V2.0

Most Useless Machine V2.0

An epic battle between man vs. useless machine (a gadget that turns itself off as soon as it is turned on). They initially go at it toe to toe, but then the box levels up in classic hyperbolic anime fashion.

Blocklets

Blocklets

These interlocking wood and acrylic blocks can be snapped together to form just about any object you can imagine. Want some? Support the Kickstarter project, and you’ll be building sometime soon.

Bottle Cap Starry Night

Bottle Cap Starry Night

We can’t imagine how much “research” went into UVA students Ross Thomas and Elizabeth Farrell 8000 piece, 7′ x 9′ beer bottle cap rendition of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Want to buy it? E-mail them.

Low Budget X-Men

Low Budget X-Men

Designer Vó Maria has been working his way through the X-Men cast of characters, giving us the cheapest possible costumes the next time we want to dress up as Wolverine, Magneto or Cyclops.

LEGO Ship-in-a-Bottle

LEGO Ship-in-a-Bottle

Ever wondered how they get those model ships into bottles? Watch this video and learn. Julia Morley’s LEGO ship-in-a-bottle build makes our brains hurt. We’d never have the patience to try this.

EX Vehicle

EX Vehicle

Screwdrivers are the power source in the EX Vehicle, a three-wheeled machine with whole body steering. It has a top speed of 18 mph and uses 2 twin 18-volt electronic screwdrivers as batteries.

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Homemade Wolverine Claws

Homemade Wolverine Claws

Ah, DIY’ers: Check out these katana blades and some homemade housing that, when combined, make a tidy little pair of Wolverine claws that pop out at will (by moving your arm). (Thanks Nick!)

LEGO Snow Vehicle

LEGO Snow Vehicle

Peer Kreuger – the man who made this agile LEGO tank – is back with another LEGO vehicle. He calls his creation the Stilzkin Indrik Arctic Vehicle, hardy beasts that can haul a load through snow.

DIY Laser Lighter

DIY Laser Lighter

Ever wanted to know how to modify a cheap Bic lighter into a laser pointer that still lights a cigarette? Thanks to kipkay, now we all do. Kids: pretend that you don’t. (Thanks Benton!)

LEGO Metal Grudge Tank

LEGO Metal Grudge Tank

One of the best LEGO creations we’ve ever seen, Peer Kreuger’s Metal Slug-inspired tank has 48 omniwheels, giving the remote-controlled beast a surprising amount of agility. More pics here.

DIY Formula One Simulator

DIY Formula One Simulator

Without the budget to go buy one of those Predator Motion Sims, these guys got creative and put together their own homebrew version. Now why that flat F1 track is so hilly, we don’t know.

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