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Making a Blower and Charcoal

Making a Blower and Charcoal

New land, new house, same old needs. Primitive Technology made a new blower for his new playground. The blower is lighter than his previous one, and he needs it badly. His new area is damp and infested with mosquitoes, making it harder to gather wood.

DIY Cardboard Bear Trap

DIY Cardboard Bear Trap

It might not be strong enough to stop an actual bear, but this pointy-toothed trap made from cardboard, a ruler, skewers, and rubber bands can definitely bust some balloons. Mr. Hot Glue’s Family walks us through the build of his silly contraption with an equally silly video clip.

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DIY GameCube Mini Console

DIY GameCube Mini Console

With “classic editionretro consoles becoming more commonplace, maker and hardcore Nintendo fan Nintendrew tried his hand at building a GameCube mini console. His version ended up being quite expensive, but a mass-produced version could be much cheaper.

IKEA Chairplane

IKEA Chairplane

The guys from YouTube channel FliteTest love to make all kinds of crazy R/C flying machines, and their latest build is a doozie. They managed to convert a wooden chair from IKEA into an airplane that reliably flies. Lift-off at 7:13.

Giant LEGO Bulldozer

Giant LEGO Bulldozer

LEGO fan Matt Denton managed to 3D print another jumbo-sized version of a classic LEGO Technic kit – their 1979 bulldozer model. Just like the original, this supersized version was assembled from nearly 400 parts. Unlike the original, this one took 600 hours to print.

Custom LEGO Pinball Machine

Custom LEGO Pinball Machine

Bre Burns of Renegade Bricks shows off Benny’s Spaceship Adventure, a pinball machine for LEGO purists. She built it from over 15,000 LEGO, Technic, and Mindstorms components, and no glue, screws, or other trickery was used. More at Brothers Brick.

Deal: WRENCHit Hex Wrench

Deal: WRENCHit Hex Wrench
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This versatile stainless steel tool can carry up to 5 of its 10 included interchangeable wrench heads at a time, offering quick switching between multiple sizes. It’s also got a set of built-in spoke wrenches and opens bottles. Save 10% in The Awesomer Shop.

CNC Engraving Photos

CNC Engraving Photos

When combined with software that converts images into halftone or other artistic patterns, a computer-controlled engraving machine can produce some really impressive images by varying the depth of its carving bit. CNC user Jānis Šatrovskis shows off the technique.

Soda Can Race Car

Soda Can Race Car

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.

DIY Glow Slime

DIY Glow Slime

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!

DIY Supersonic NERF Cannon

DIY Supersonic NERF Cannon

By using an air pump and a burst disc to pressurize and release helium gas, The Backyard Scientist shows off an insanely powerful NERF gun that can fire darts faster than the speed of sound. Watch, and you might even learn a thing or two about physics.

Deal: DIY Pinball Machines

Deal: DIY Pinball Machines
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Unleash your inner pinball wizard this fun cardboard kit, which encourages customization. Features a working launcher and flippers, and comes with two interchangeable playboards. Check out the colorful expansion packs too. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.

Making a Scrap Wood Table

Making a Scrap Wood Table

Got a bunch of old scraps of wood lying around from other projects? Why not turn that excess lumber into a new table? TG Woodworking shows us how to transform miscellaneous cuts of wood into a beautiful butcher block work table with a few standard shop tools.

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How to Make a Simple Loft Bed

How to Make a Simple Loft Bed

HomeMadeModern made a simple but versatile loft bed using construction scaffolding and an aluminum deck. The scaffolding not only saved them a lot of time, it’s also modular. They can easily change its height and add parts using off-the-shelf components.

Making Cap’s Infinity War Shields

Making Cap’s Infinity War Shields

Odin Makes didn’t have access to vibranium, so instead he made replicas of Captain America’s Avengers: Infinity War shields out of “foamium” – craft foam and foam floor mats. You can find the patterns and parts list in the video’s description.

Building a Round Hut

Building a Round Hut

Primitive Technology’s A-frame hut was ruined after a few months due to rain, insects and mold. So he decided to build a round hut to replace it. He dug a drainange moat around the hut and kept a fire burning inside to keep mosquitoes and moths at bay.

DIY Cardboard Lock

DIY Cardboard Lock

Watch as maker of things The Q crafts a fully-functional giant padlock from cardboard, plastic, hot glue, and syringes. While this oversize lock would easily be defeated with a cigarette lighter, it’s still a pretty nifty build.

Making a Knife from Plastic Wrap

Making a Knife from Plastic Wrap

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.

Building a Rope and Wood PC

Building a Rope and Wood PC

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.

Making a Real Doomfist

Making a Real Doomfist

Adding to his collection of cool and dangerous toys, The Hacksmith and team recently built an insane working version of Doomfist’s spiked gauntlet from Overwatch. The unwieldy pneumatic fist can exert over 2600 pounds of force. Talk about a One Punch Man.

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How to Make a Portable Tiny Kitchen

How to Make a Portable Tiny Kitchen

HomeMadeModern shows us how to make a basic kitchen you can set up anywhere. Its main components are its legs, which is actually a foldable and adjustable sawhorse. But the table also has a sink with running water and even a hand sanitizer dispenser.

Making a Micro Chess Set

Making a Micro Chess Set

Maker of cool things W&M walks us through the painstaking process of milling a set of teensy brass chess pieces, and crafting an elegant wooden board on which to play the game. The pieces are so small, the game needs to be played with tweezers.

Restoring a Rusty Knife

Restoring a Rusty Knife

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.

Newspaper Club

Newspaper Club
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Newspaper Club is your personal printing press. They can print your content on paper magazines, tabloids or broadsheets, even if you want just one copy. You can upload your design or start making it right from Newspaper Club’s website.

Aluminum Foil Knife

Aluminum Foil Knife

After showing us how to make surprisingly effective kitchen knives from chocolate, dried fish, and pasta. Kiwami Japan is back with a razor sharp blade handcrafted by hammering, heating, shaping, and sharpening an ordinary roll of aluminum foil.

DIY Flexible LED Work Lamp

DIY Flexible LED Work Lamp

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.

DIY LEGO Prosthetic Arm

DIY LEGO Prosthetic Arm

Eighteen-year-old David Aguilar was born with an underdeveloped right arm. When he was 9 years old, he tried to make a prosthetic arm out of standard LEGO pieces. Recently, he was able to build a stronger and more functional arm using LEGO Technic pieces.

How to Make an Automatic Dice Roller

How to Make an Automatic Dice Roller

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.

Primitive Technology: Making Lime

Primitive Technology: Making Lime

Primitive Technology tried to make a block of lime. His hardcore playground barely has any limestone, coral or sea shells, so he had to settle for a handful of empty snail shells. The lime can be used as a mortar for bricks and tiles.

LEGO Star Wars Podracer Arcade

LEGO Star Wars Podracer Arcade

LEGO enthusiasts Alexis Santos and Luis Baixinho paid homage to the classic podracing game Star Wars Episode 1: Racer with a one-of-a-kind arcade machine. Made entirely out of LEGO, the machine has you avoiding obstacles while you speed across the desert.

Wheeled-leg Climbing Robot

Wheeled-leg Climbing Robot

Inspired by a design posted by Brainergizer, YouTuber 上橋智恵 shows off an adorable little robot which can easily walk up walls and on ceilings – as long as they’re made out of metal. Its construction relies on neodymium magnets in its feet to work its magic.

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