Most of the builds we’ve seen from The Q are small enough to carry, but the serial maker’s latest construction is substantially larger. It took over 400 hours to put together this 1.5:1 scale model of a Formula 1 race car, made entirely from soda cans and glue set onto a PVC chassis.
Nate from The King of Random shows us how to make a soupy, goopy concoction using Borax detergent and Elmer’s clear glue that can glow brilliantly in the dark when combined with the stuff from inside of glow sticks. If you’re gonna try this, wear gloves and eye protection!
After creating knives from fish, foil, and chocolate, pasta, Kiwami Japan shows us how to make a surprisingly sharp knife using ordinary plastic kitchen wrap. The main trick is to melt it down and flatten into a hardened sheet before sculpting it into a blade.
Despite its popularity as a building material, wood is rarely used in the construction of PC cases. Bucking that trend, DIY Perks built a truly unique computer system from wood, with rope trim. We love how he incorporated the air cooling system as a sculptural design element.
This ancient butcher’s knife looks pretty much beyond repair, with thick, pitted rust covering every inch of it. But YouTuber Andre Will Do It lives up to his name, proving that with enough time and elbow grease, even something this worn can be made to look shiny and new.
Adam Savage recently found himself in need of a more versatile workbench lamp. So being the maker that he is, he crafted a snake-like LED light using off-the-shelf parts. Here’s the LED panel, Loc-Line, ball socket, flare nozzle, armature wire, and power supply he used.
Adafruit shows us how to make an electronic and portable dice roller. It uses a small motor to spin a small platform, which in turn rolls the dice. As others have pointed out, it would be better if you make the platform uneven to shake the dice even more. Full guide here.
Bay Area maker Joshua Tulberg is imagining you on the high seas with his kit for a 6′ long electric mini boat. Picture yourself building it with ease, thanks to marine-grade plywood and cable-tie and epoxy construction. Then imagine being the most popular fellow at the flotilla.
Bobby Duke headed down to his local Target store and picked up a few rolls of aluminum foil. He then demonstrated how even the simplest household items can be turned into art. We’re not too sure about the design aesthetic, but it’s still a cool idea that anyone can try.
Voltera’s machine lets you print two layer circuit boards right on your desktop. Its plotter lays down layers of silver-based conductive ink, making circuit prototyping and experimentation crazy simple. it can even prep, heat, and reflow solder for surface-mounted components.
Jackman Works shows us how he transforms old cargo pallets into sweet drink coasters by sanding, stacking, cutting, and laminating strips of their varied wooden slats into grid patterns. Show your appreciation for his craftsmanship, and buy a set of the coasters here.
Primitive Technology wanted to have a work space for large projects. So he built an A-frame hut – a roof built into the ground – complete with a tool shelf and a cot. But first he had to make the tools. And before that, gather materials. Laziness was fatal back in the day.
This wouldn’t be the first time we saw a machine gun that fires rubber bands, but this time out, we’ve got The Q showing us step-by-step how he built his from cardboard, wood, string, hot glue, and popsicle sticks. If you’d rather not DIY, you can buy a wood one here.
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