ApolloCrowe from Carbide 3D uses one of their Nomad desktop CNC machines to slice up soda cans, and transforms them into parts for a pair of robot sculptures. There’s a lot of handwork involved after the aluminum is cut, but it’s still cool to watch the machine work its magic.
Shnatko shows off one of the coolest coffee tables we’ve ever seen. It’s got a matrix of 512 RGB LEDs he’s programmed to display a variety of animations, and proximity sensors which can be used to detect movement and objects, and change the display accordingly.
Sit back and enjoy as Jimmy Diresta uses a slab of damascus steel and sticks of walnut wood to craft a cool cane with a rippled sword blade concealed in its handle. We love the locking mechanism he built, and watching it go from square to round is tremendously satisfying.
“I designed and printed this nice little blade guide. It’s a little bit short though so I’m going to use this piece of wood to bring up the height.” YouTuber DangerousAndAwesome captures the spirit of the Internet – spending way too much time on something useless.
Those fidget spinner thingies are starting to turn up everywhere, but rather than buy some cheap mass-produced toy, our old pal Engineer BrunS decided to make some of his own. There are few things more satisfying than watching metal shavings go flying as it’s milled.
He’s that ninja! diegator spent about 7 months making a replica of the mask worn by Metal Gear Solid‘s cyborg ninja. The mask has light up parts and its front plates have servos to toggle them open and closed. He’s also planning to make a replica of Gray Fox’s body suit.
Console modder Ed Zarick made a replica of the Iron Man-themed Xbox One that Xbox France gave away in 2016. He designed and 3D printed the raised parts as well as the arc reactor. Check out his build log here. You can grab the design and 3D files on his blog.
DIY fans, grab the Kinkajou bottle cutter and turn your old beer, soda and booze bottles into drinking glasses or candles. This special bundle includes both the bottle cutting and candle making kits, so all you need is to BYOB. Save 31% in The Awesomer Shop.
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.
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.
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 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.