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MAKERphone DIY Mobile Phone

MAKERphone DIY Mobile Phone

The MAKERphone is a DIY kit that comes with everything you need to build a rudimentary mobile phone – it can make calls, send texts, play music and games, and more. The instructions to build the phone will be posted online, as well as tutorials for coding apps.

How to Make a Sandpaper Holder

How to Make a Sandpaper Holder

If you often use sandpaper, check out Izzy Swan’s guide to making a simple but clever sandpaper holder. On each shelf there’s a second plywood sheet that can be moved up and down, serving as a weight to hold the sandpaper. Get the plan for free here.

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Making a Soundwave Boombox

Making a Soundwave Boombox

Soundwave toy inferior, DIY Soundwave boombox superior. I Like to Make Stuff made a boombox-sized Bluetooth speaker that looks like his favorite Transformer, the Decepticon’s Soundwave. As he said, you can choose to tackle the project in a simpler way than he did.

NERF Blaster Modification Guide

NERF Blaster Modification Guide

Written by YouTuber Luke Goodman aka Out of Darts, The NERF Blaster Modification Guide is an unofficial handbook that has everything you need to know about modding NERF weapons, from the basics to more advanced processes such as 3D printing.

How to Make Gourmet Twizzlers

How to Make Gourmet Twizzlers

Bon Appétit pastry chef Claire Saffitz’s latest gourmet snack project was an attempt to replicate Twizzlers. She tried her best to avoid using processed ingredients, but it seems corn syrup is key in making the chewy candy. Here’s how real Twizzlers get made.

How to Make Adventure Time Dishes

How to Make Adventure Time Dishes

Binging with Babish bids goodbye to Adventure Time by showing us how to make gourmet versions of Prismo’s pickles – i.e. preserved pickles – BMO’s special sentient sandwich – i.e. an omelette sandwich – and of course the world famous bacon pancaaaake.

3D Printing Time-Lapse Hack

3D Printing Time-Lapse Hack

Because of their relatively slow speed, time-lapse videos are the best way to showcase 3D printer builds. Make Anything shows off a neat technique that perfectly synchronizes each layer printed with a still camera’s shutter, resulting in a really slick and smooth visual effect.

How to Make Bug Spray from Scratch

How to Make Bug Spray from Scratch

How to Make Everything is based in bug-riddled Minnesota. So for his latest project he thought he’d make some insect repellent from scratch. It turned out to be one of the simplest and most successful of his projects. Too bad we don’t have lab equipment at home.

DIY All-in-one Arcade Machine

DIY All-in-one Arcade Machine

Instructables member pjnovas built a portable plug-and-play arcade machine where all of the electronics are housed inside the arcade controller. All you need is an HD monitor or TV. It can also be used as a normal arcade controller on other systems.

How to Screen Print Cheaply

How to Screen Print Cheaply

Screen printing frames or kits are not expensive. But if you’d like an even cheaper option, check out this guide by Shmoxd. They used embroidery hoops, pantyhoses or chiffon fabric, markers and glue. All in all the materials – minus the paint – will set you back only $20.

How to Make a Simple Kayak

How to Make a Simple Kayak

DIY channel The Q shows us how to make a kayak using only three materials: sticks, shrinkwrap and a ton of transparent tape. The question of course is how and why you’d carry the latter two in the wild. But the end result is surprisingly sturdy.

DIY Glass Speaker & Edison Light

DIY Glass Speaker & Edison Light

DIY Perks shows us how to make a beautiful, vintage-looking Bluetooth speaker and LED lamp using cheap parts and electronics. There is a bit of 3D printing and soldering involved though. If you’re up to the task, check out the video’s description for the relevant links.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

How to Make a Concrete & Walnut Table

How to Make a Concrete & Walnut Table

HomeMadeModern combined an expensive material – walnut – with an affordable base material – concrete – to make a beautiful and relatively easy to create table. He cast the space on the concrete where the walnut panels would be using acrylic sheets.

How to Make a Rustic Desk from Scratch

How to Make a Rustic Desk from Scratch

DIY Perks’ latest guide shows how you can make a rustic-looking desk with drawers, all from scratch. The project uses readily available materials such as MDF and pine. It also uses only basic tools such as a saw, a drill and some clamps.

How to Make a Donut Vending Machine

How to Make a Donut Vending Machine

Little Puffin shows how you can make a donut vending machine out of cardboard. It requires only a little soldering and no programming. But it still works like a proper vending machine, needing the right coin and all. Check out the video’s description for the materials.

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.

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