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DIY Cardboard Slot Machine

DIY Cardboard Slot Machine

The Q takes a gamble with this build – a fully-functional slot machine built from cardboard, popsicle sticks, and hot glue. We love the detail he included on the reels to make it look like the real deal. Stick around for a few other fun DIY builds in this compilation video.

DIY Dado Bit Organizer

DIY Dado Bit Organizer

Keith’s Test Garage has been making organizer trays for his collection of router and Dremel bits. He started out by drilling holes that fit the bits, then he thought of a much simpler method: intersecting dadoes. The grooves take only five minutes to make with a table saw.

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Making Gourmet Cheez-Its

Making Gourmet Cheez-Its

“How hard can it be to make a cracker?” It turns out it’s pretty hard. But is it impossible? Watch Bon Appetit’s resident pastry chef Claire Saffitz try to recreate the color, texture and of course the flavor of original Cheez-Its snack crackers.

DIY Iron-on Transfers

DIY Iron-on Transfers

There are ready made kits for iron-on or heat transfer printing. Shmoxd tried out two of them, then at 5:24 shows us how you can make ones just as good using screen printing and heat transfer powder. This method is cheap and good for low volume production.

Rocket-Powered Golf Club

Rocket-Powered Golf Club

Mark Rober and his friends worked with Destin of Smarter Every Day to add rockets to a golf club. The resulting contraption can consistently propel a golf ball to 150mph. It’s so powerful, they couldn’t find the balls it hit. They also made a weaker handheld version.

Colin Furze’s Fold-out Shield

Colin Furze’s Fold-out Shield

After making a replica of the wrist-mounted axe from Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Colin Furze made a replica of the fold-out umbrella shield from the game. It may not look like much, but it was one of his most difficult projects yet. Build video here.

Building a Glass Deck

Building a Glass Deck

HomeMadeModern wanted to find a cool use for glass blocks, so he thought about making an outdoor LED-lit glass deck. It’s definitely not for everyone – it takes a lot of expertise and work, and not everyone has a freakin’ mountain – but the setup is pretty sweet.

Cooking the Swanson

Cooking the Swanson

Binging with Babish shows us how to cook the Swanson, a turkey leg wrapped in bacon that Ron Swanson casually showed off in Parks & Recreation. As expected, it takes a lot to make just a couple of these bad boys, especially when turkey’s not in season.

Making a Kid-Sized Rover

Making a Kid-Sized Rover

Kris Temmerman wanted to learn how to TIG weld. He ended up doing way more than that. Watch him create a small motorized six-wheeled vehicle that resembles the Mars rover (with a seat). It has an aluminum body, six-wheel drive, and four-wheel steering.

Making a Grass and Mud Hut

Making a Grass and Mud Hut

It’s the rainy season in Primitive Technology’s area, which means it’s time to build shelter from the storm. He chose to build a low-roofed hut with a grass thatch and mud walls and floors. It took him about 36 hours over the course of a week just gathering the grass.

DIY Gyroscopic Gimbal

DIY Gyroscopic Gimbal

While they’re pretty cheap and easy to come by these days, maker of stuff The Q decided to see if he could build himself a stabilizing rig for a camera for the heck of it. His oversized gimbal uses PVC pipe for its structure, and the platter from a hard drive as its gyro wheel.

Making Cleaners from Scratch

Making Cleaners from Scratch

How to Make Everything gathered or made various cleaners from scratch – pumicite, borax, baking soda, vinegar, oxalic acid, bleach, lye, acetone, and ethanol. But before that, he had an interesting conversation with someone who cleans crime scenes for a living.

Colin Furze’s Wrist-Mounted Axe

Colin Furze’s Wrist-Mounted Axe

Colin Furze promotes the upcoming action RPG Sekiro Shadows Die Twice by making a working replica of the game’s wrist-mounted axe. The axe is secured to the mount on his arm by magnets and a rubber hose, allowing him to swap axes easily.

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Making a Giant Screwdriver

Making a Giant Screwdriver

Jackman Works and his friend Zack went to great lengths to create a 4:1 scale screwdriver based on the classic Craftsman design. He made the entire handle out of epoxy resin for that translucent look, while Zack forged the jumbo bit out of steel. More here.

Wooden Pixel Lounger

Wooden Pixel Lounger

Woodworker Lignum shows off another fantastic build – a sculptural lounge chair crafted from bits and pieces of wood cut into small slats, glued together, then sanded smooth to reveal an eye-catching pixelated pattern.

Toy Car Door Indicator

Toy Car Door Indicator

DIYer mathisox made door ajar indicators for his old van that keep the vehicle’s retro charm. He attached switches to the van’s doors that activate motors attached to a toy car. If a door on the van is open, the corresponding door would also be open on the toy.

Making Capt. Marvel’s Helmet

Making Capt. Marvel’s Helmet

Odin Makes created a wearable replica of the badass mask and helmet from the fantastic Captain Marvel movie. As usual, he made most of it with craft foam. He put LEDs inside thin polyethylene sheets to make the glowing mohawk.

Building an All-wood Bike

Building an All-wood Bike

For their latest project, William Osman and his friends decided to see if they could build a bicycle entirely from wood, including the gears and the wheels. Then, they tried to take the impractical bike for a ride to see how long it would survive.

Hydraulic Scissor Lift Shoes

Hydraulic Scissor Lift Shoes

Go go gadget feet! Mad inventor Colin Furze went to great lengths to make himself taller. He made a pair of scissor lifts, welded them to a pair of shoes then powered them with a hydraulic pump. Skip to 7:18 for the surprisingly effective result.

DIY Electric Rotary Gun

DIY Electric Rotary Gun

Make It Extreme shows off a really cool and potentially dangerous build – a rapid-fire pellet launcher that uses a motor drive and a spiral rotary wheel to load and launch up to 50 projectiles per second. Their Patreon subscribers get access to the build plans.

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Cola Can Gatling Gun

Cola Can Gatling Gun

We’ve seen toy weapons made from Coca-Cola cans, but this build from The S (not to be confused with The Q) is designed to launch the aluminum soda cans. The spinning cardboard and PVC gatling gun rapidly fires off eight Coke cans in just a couple of seconds.

RevArm2 Rubber Band Machine Gun

RevArm2 Rubber Band Machine Gun

It might look a bit like the Starship Enterprise, but what you’re actually looking at here is a rubber band machine gun that uses a pan-type magazine. While builder parabellum1262 hasn’t provided plans for building one, he does have tutorials for many other cool rubber band guns.

Desk with Hidden Laptop Storage

Desk with Hidden Laptop Storage

Make It shows off a very impressive DIY build project – a substantial desk made from reclaimed pallet wood. It features a hidden compartment in its top for storing his laptop, keeping it out of sight when not in use. There’s also a space for hiding a power strip.

DIY 3D Printed Bladeless Fan

DIY 3D Printed Bladeless Fan

Thingiverse member DanielMitchell has shared his 3D model for a triangular desktop bladeless fan. It uses a computer fan hidden in its base, and is easy to put together. Thingiverse has links to print shops if you don’t have access to a 3D printer.

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.

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.

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