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Recreating Ice Cream Truck Treats

Recreating Ice Cream Truck Treats

Brothers Green Eats had the perfect idea to fight this crazy summer heat. He recreated four of his favorite ice cream treats: chocolate eclair, bomb pop and firecracker popsicles, and of course an ice cream sandwich. Drool.

DIY Concrete and LEGO Table

DIY Concrete and LEGO Table

Maker Chris Salomone loved the idea of river and ocean tables. But he was sick of seeing the same materials – glass and wood – used over and over again. So he made a river table that uses concrete as the land and LEGO pieces as the river.

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DIY Monowheel Cycle

DIY Monowheel Cycle

Make It Extreme lives up to their name with this impressive build – a hula hoop inspired hubless vehicle much like the ones that famously appeared in the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics – though in this case, the bike is motorized instead of pedal-driven.

Making an Obsidian Sword from Scratch

Making an Obsidian Sword from Scratch

How to Make Everything has been getting a ton of requests to make a sword out of obsidian, likely in part due to the material’s use in Game of Thrones as the White Walker-slaying dragonglass. Uniting the Seven Kingdoms may have been an easier task.

Turning Firewood into Art

Turning Firewood into Art

Woodworker Ollari’s shows us how – with enough talent and creativity – something as mundane as a hunk of old firewood can be transformed into a beautiful piece of art. We got a little nervous when he started drilling the holes, but it turned out brilliantly.

Adam Savage Kit-bashes a Robot

Adam Savage Kit-bashes a Robot

Tested’s Adam Savage has built some incredibly complex projects, but here he returns to his model-making roots, and shows us how to make a completely unique robot sculpture using parts cobbled together parts from Weta Workshop’s Giant Killer Robots board game.

How to Make Gourmet Oreos

How to Make Gourmet Oreos

Bon Appétit’s pastry chef Claire Saffitz thought she faced a daunting task in trying to recreate the original Oreos. But thanks to another chef’s recipe, she quickly figured out how to make ones that seem to taste even better than the original.

How to Make a Weight Bench

How to Make a Weight Bench

HomeMadeModern shows fitness buffs how they can save a lot of money and a few trips to the gym. He made a weight bench almost entirely out of 2×4 wood. He used kaizen foam to cushion the bench and marine fabric to cover it. You can get the build plans on his website.

Making Sunscreen from Scratch

Making Sunscreen from Scratch

How to Make Everything explains how ultraviolet light can damage our bodies as well as what people used to use to block ultraviolet light. He then attempts to make his own sunscreen. He cheated a bit, but the end result actually works.

DIY LEGO Brick Vacuum

DIY LEGO Brick Vacuum

The King of Random shows off a build that should be standard-issue for every household with kids. Its a customized vacuum cleaner accessory designed for sucking up and storing the countless LEGO bricks all over your floor. Somebody needs to put these into production.

Primitive Technology: Wood Ash Cement

Primitive Technology: Wood Ash Cement

Primitive Technology could soon be living in a building. He discovered a way to make a cement-like material by burning bark and leaves at a high temperature until he got white ashes. He then turned the ash into paste and fired it into a kiln, then mixed it with clay.

Making a Knife from Underwear

Making a Knife from Underwear

Just when we thought Kiwami Japan had run out of unusual materials to make knives from, he’s come up with another. He ironed then shaped several pairs of boxers into a sharp, functional blade. It helps that they contain synthetics. This wouldn’t work with 100% cotton.

DIY Pin Art Board

DIY Pin Art Board

Those pin art boards that you can press your face or other body parts into are cheap and easy to come by. But The Q decided he wanted a much bigger one, so he set about the arduous task of drilling 4,758 tiny holes into plywood, then poking a skewer through each one.

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Building a New Old PC

Building a New Old PC

AkBKukU wanted to celebrate Windows 98’s 20th birthday in style. So he dug up unopened computer components and peripherals from 20 years ago and put them together to make a brand new yet instantly obsolete gaming PC.

How to Make Ice Cream at Home

How to Make Ice Cream at Home

Binging with Babish teaches us three ways to make our favorite frozen treat. The first two are easy and require only a handful of ingredients. One uses bananas as the base, while the other uses condensed milk and whipped cream. The third one is the traditional way.

How to Make a Giant Slip N’ Slide

How to Make a Giant Slip N’ Slide

I Like to Make Stuff got envious of a friend who had a large slip n’ slide, so he decided to build one out of off the shelf parts. The build’s main parts are PVC pipes, pool noodles and plastic sheets. The spray bar was made such that it can be disassembled for storage.

How to Make Ant-Man’s Helmet

How to Make Ant-Man’s Helmet

Odin Makes shows us how to make Ant-Man’s helmet from Ant-Man and The Wasp. It’s made almost entirely out of craft foam and floor mat foam, and the lenses are from a plastic bowl. If your crafting skills are up to it, you can get Odin’s templates here.

Tree Weight Bench

Tree Weight Bench

Those of you who spend any time at the gym will be more than familiar with the sight of the good old weightlifter’s bench. Well if you’d like one at home, you could buy one from Amazon, or you could build one from trees, like Hudson and Duke White from Buff Dudes.

World’s Largest BBQ Lighter

World’s Largest BBQ Lighter

Peter Sripol and his buddy Sam spent a couple of days building a huge barbecue lighter, complete with a red body and black switch. Inside is a weed torch modified to fit a butane bottle. Watch them set off their leftover Fourth of July fireworks with it.

DIY NERF Rocket Launcher

DIY NERF Rocket Launcher

(PG-13: Language) Ryan & David made a NERF-themed rocket launcher that can do some serious damage. For ammo, they made gigantic Nerf darts out of PVC fittings and pool noodles. Watch them wreck stuff with this dangerous and almost certainly illegal toy.

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DIY Aluminum Can Gauntlet

DIY Aluminum Can Gauntlet

3D Sanago usually uses his skills to create incredible sculptures using a 3D doodling pen. But this time out, he decided to do something completely different, and crafted a piece of armor for his hand and wrist using soda cans and aluminum brads.

Making a Baterang

Making a Baterang

Among Batman’s many wonderful toys is the Baterang – a gadget that sports the bat logo and works as a returnable boomerang. While real-world would physics prevent the original design from working, The Q shows us how to make a wooden version that really does fly.

Sand Drawing Robot

Sand Drawing Robot

Ivan Miranda made a robot that can draw images on sand by etching one line at a time. It does take its time, and it would be nice if he could make it more portable and freewheeling, but it’s still a neat build. Skip to 1:40 to see the robot in action.

Invis Mx2 Invisible Joinery System

Invis Mx2 Invisible Joinery System
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Lamello’s Invis Mx2 is a system of connectors and a magnetic drill drive that lets you create invisible joints without using glues, screws or clamps. The system also makes it easy to disassemble the joints. The Mx2 has a 60% higher clamping force than its predecessor.

Making Fireworks from Scratch

Making Fireworks from Scratch

How to Make Everything shares a brief history of fireworks, and how they work. Then he gathers the ingredients he needs to make them from scratch, including bat droppings. The resulting fireworks made for a pretty quiet Fourth of July, but technically they still worked.

Shooting NERF Darts from a Real Gun

Shooting NERF Darts from a Real Gun

Ryan & David modified the barrel of a rifle so they could load it with NERF darts, which they propelled with blank cartridges. It turns out the result is still lethal. We’d like to see this done in slow motion though, because it looks like the rifle turned into a shotgun.

How to Make a Tool Cabinet

How to Make a Tool Cabinet

Get Hands Dirty had a surplus of plywood, so she decided to use them to make a relatively simple tool cabinet. You’ll still need a variety of power tools to complete the project, but it doesn’t use any fancy joinery, only glue, nails and screws.

Restoring a Rusty Hammer

Restoring a Rusty Hammer

Builder Ollari’s takes a rusty old hammer head he found at a flea market and makes it look good as new after polishing away the rust and creating a new wooden handle from a hunk of ash. We’d be proud to hang the resulting sledgehammer over our workbench.

How to Save a Wet Book

How to Save a Wet Book

Syracuse University Libraries’ Preservation department shows us how to save a water-logged book and restore it back to its original condition. All you need is some paper towels, a fan and some weights. You should also store it in the freezer if you can’t work on it right away.

Making Lucky Charms from Scratch

Making Lucky Charms from Scratch

After doing her best to make her own Skittles, Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz once again is determined to make a gourmet version of a popular food – and nobody better mess with her Lucky Charms! Of course our method for getting those marshmallows is a bit simpler.

DIY Pong Clock

DIY Pong Clock

Instructables member oliverb made an Arduino-powered digital clock that has a fun mode. It can tell the time by playing Pong with itself, updating the score to accurately reflect the time. It can also show the time in large digits or with words. Learn how to make one here.

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