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Diy

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.

How to Make Fake Neon Lights

How to Make Fake Neon Lights

Neon lights are incredibly hard to make and require specialized equipment. Thankfully, arts and crafts master Shmoxd came up with a way to effectively imitate that neon glow using polycarbonate tubing and electroluminescent wire.

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Rapid Whale Mini Boat

Rapid Whale Mini Boat
$950  Buy Link Comment

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.

Nintendo Labo Overview

Nintendo Labo Overview
$70-$80  Buy Link Comment

Interested in Nintendo’s Labo cardboard kits for the Switch? Let the big N tell you more. This video explains what you’ll get with each kit, how you’ll put the toys together and how you can create your own interactive cardboard toys.

Making an Aluminum Foil Sculpture

Making an Aluminum Foil Sculpture

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.

V-One Circuit Board Printer

V-One Circuit Board Printer
$3499  Buy Link Comment

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.

Making End Grain Coasters

Making End Grain Coasters

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.

Building an A-frame Hut

Building an A-frame Hut

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.

DIY Rubber Band Machine Gun

DIY Rubber Band Machine Gun

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.

Nintendo Labo Switch Cardboard Kits

Nintendo Labo Switch Cardboard Kits
$60-$70  Buy Link Comment

Nintendo Labo are upcoming video games for the Nintendo Switch that have a DIY component. The games come with flat pack cardboard objects that work with the Switch’s sensors to become controllers. There’s a variety kit and a robot kit. Drops 4/2018.

DIY Mini Telegraph

DIY Mini Telegraph

Telegraphs were once the fastest way to send messages over a distance. While they’re long since obsolete, DIYprojects decided to build a modern take on the paper strip telegraph, using an Arduino Mini, a motor, wood, and a pen to write down text messages. Build guide here.

DIY Flaming Vortex Fountain

DIY Flaming Vortex Fountain

Grant “The King of Random” Thompson shows us how to build a cool looking light-up fountain that not only spins water around in an endless whirlpool, it has a bubbler that he rigged up with propane gas so the surface of the water lights on fire.

Building a Log Cabin Solo

Building a Log Cabin Solo

My Self Reliance is an avid outdoorsman and loves doing what he calls “real life Minecraft.” Watch him spend around six months splitting wood and building a cabin all by his lonesome and using only hand tools. We’re both envious and tired after watching his time-lapse.

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DIY Mini Power Saw Kits

DIY Mini Power Saw Kits
~$40 ea  Buy Link Comment

Do you like to build models or have other hobbies which require cutting parts? These kits from HobbyKing let you make your own miniature power drop saw and table saw. They’re great for cutting balsa wood and plastic. They can even run on battery power.

Easy DIY Photo Filters

Easy DIY Photo Filters

Looking to add some interesting analog effects to your photography? COOPH’s latest tutorial video shows us eight ways to use common household items to create lens filters for any camera on the cheap. The plastic cutout ones are our favorites with their dreamy look.

Deal: FiberFix Total Repair Tool

Deal: FiberFix Total Repair Tool
$15  Buy Link Comment

Repair your household problems with this durable and versatile repair compound. Seal cracks, fill gaps, cover exposed wires, build layers, or use it like glue. Includes a blue light to accelerate curing and harden the seal. Save 62% in The Awesomer Shop.

Deal: SunFounder Robot Kit

Deal: SunFounder Robot Kit
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Learn to build your own walking robot with the SunFounder Nano DIY 4-DOF Robot Kit. It uses a ultrasonic sensor to avoid obstacles, and programming is easy with the companion visual programming toolkit. You can get this fun kit for 16% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

Adam Savage’s Blade Runner Binoculars

Adam Savage’s Blade Runner Binoculars

Watch Adam Savage make a replica of Deckard’s binoculars from Blade Runner 2049. He started with a 3D model made by fellow maker Jon-a-Tron, which he modified to make it more faithful to the movie prop.

How to Make Simple Speaker Stands

How to Make Simple Speaker Stands

I Like to Make Stuff points out different ways to make a pair of simple speaker stands that raise your monitors to ear level. He used a handful of power tools, but you can still make the stands with a hand saw and some sandpaper. Get the template here.

LiquidWatch DIY Wristwatch

LiquidWatch DIY Wristwatch

Hack A Day member CF made this sweet electronic wristwatch using the incredibly small and affordable ATmega328 chip. The LiquidWatch uses 97 LEDs to tell the time. The inner ring of LEDs shows the hour, while the outer ring shows the minutes and seconds.

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LEGO RC 1:24 Crane Scale Model

LEGO RC 1:24 Crane Scale Model

Dawid Szmandra made one of the best LEGO creations we’ve seen. It’s a fully functioning, detailed and remote-controlled 1:24 scale model of the Liebherr LR11000 crawler crane. It’s strong enough to lift objects as heavy as a dining chair.

Making a Knife out of Dried Fish

Making a Knife out of Dried Fish

Kiwamijapan loves to make DIY weapons and tools. But this one takes the cake. He took katsuobushi – dried and preserved tuna (aka bonito) – which is literally hard as a rock, and turned it into a knife. Get ready for a whole lot of soothing sharpening and filing sounds.

Primitive Technology: Pottery and Stove

Primitive Technology: Pottery and Stove

Now in his second playthrough, our favorite YouTuber tested the clay in his new area by making several pieces of pottery. All that and, well, not much else in the latest episode of Clay, Coal and Cargo Shorts Primitive Technology.

How to Make Recycled Paper

How to Make Recycled Paper

Shmoxd shows us how to make recycled paper using readily available materials. He then adds texture and color to the new paper by adding different bits like plants, food and even shredded electronics. But will it blend?

Making Candy Canes from Scratch

Making Candy Canes from Scratch

To celebrate the holidays, true DIYer How To Make Everything decided to take a stab at making some candy canes, starting out by extracting sugar straight from cane, and using natural flavorings and colors. Will they turn out better than his candy corns?

Carving a Wood Mug Sculpture

Carving a Wood Mug Sculpture

Artist and goofball Bobby Duke laminates together a few hunk of bass wood and carves them into the shape of a mug. But his craft project doesn’t end there, as he eventually transforms his creation into an awesome sculpture with the help of some colored pencils.

The School of Life Bus Home

The School of Life Bus Home

Living Big in a Tiny House visited another great school bus conversion. Tamra and JT Lane furnished and decorated their “School of Life” bus almost entirely with upcycled materials. The patchwork of wood and the wood stove gives the bus a lived-in vibe.

How to Make a Retractable License Plate

How to Make a Retractable License Plate

Prop maker David Guyton takes a break from making badass prop armor to present his take on a retractable license plate. His DIY solution is made from affordable materials and uses a simple scissor mechanism. You’ll have to figure out how to mount it on your car though.

DIY RC LEGO BB-8

DIY RC LEGO BB-8

LEGO enthusiast Sariel modified the LEGO BB-8 kit to make it move via remote control. It doesn’t roll exactly like the droid does, but it’s still a cool mod. Sariel used SBrick and Power Functions parts to make the mod. You can download the instructions on his website.

DIY Exploding Popcorn Cake

DIY Exploding Popcorn Cake

Want to make a dessert that’s sure to be the talk of the party? Ann Reardon of How to Cook That shows us how to create a tasty salted caramel and chocolate cake that looks like a pot overflowing with popcorn. She makes it look easy, but we’re sure it’s not. Full recipe here.

Mini Concrete Mixer Coffee Stirrer

Mini Concrete Mixer Coffee Stirrer

Maker W&M walks us through the process of turning a couple of muffin tins into a miniature concrete mixer, complete with a motorized stirrer. Though in this case, its purpose is to smoothly blend instant coffee with water. Probably would make a good hot cocoa too.

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