If you ask us, there are already way too many fidget spinners. But if were going to play with one, it would have to be PressTube’s awesome custom build – an oversize brass triple spinner made by melting and molding bullet casings, then quenching them with liquid nitrogen.
Devon of the Make Anything channel shows us a neat trick you can do with a 3D printer. By slicing your model just right, you can make just about any object into a springy, bendy, Slinky-like plaything. Separating the layers looks like a pain, but the finished models are super cool.
We’re not sure we’ve had enough caffeine to handle the enthusiasm of the Aussie surfer dude presenting this video from Better Homes and Gardens, but we can certainly get behind the design of this cool piece of DIY furniture, which can change forms to suit a variety of needs.
Is there anything The Q can’t make? The mysterious YouTube builder shows us how to make a set of nasty claws like Wolverine’s – without using any adamantium. These ones are made from popsicle sticks, toothpicks, rubber bands, paper, and a bit of Krazy Glue.
For Inventables’ fidget spinner challenge, Giaco Whatever decided to see if he could make one that could float in mid air. After a bunch of experimentation, he was able to get it to work by placing it between two opposing magnetic fields, and spinning it for stabilization.
One of the most necessary tools in any woodworker’s toolbox is the drawknife. Watch as blacksmith Torbjörn Åhman walks us through every step of the process to turn a hunk of steel into a useful tool. We love how one of the tools he uses in his craft is a log. (Thanks Victor!)
You’ll need to take 29 minutes out of your busy life to watch the entire video, but you should at least check out the first minute as artist Shaun Hughes shows off one of his most awesome creations, a 1973 Lincoln Penny that he’s re-engraved with a skull and intricate scrollwork.
We’ve seen how jawbreakers can be crushed and melted, now watch how they they’re made. Each bone-crunching candy starts out as a tiny compressed sugar pellet, and gradually grows through a ridiculously loud process of tumbling in sugar, flavorings, and food coloring.
Backyard engineer Peter Sripol turned a NERF rifle into a souped-up airsoft gun with a fairly large barrel. Then he loaded the gun with all sorts of improvised projectiles, such as AA batteries, 6″ nails, and fireworks. This guy’s going to be just fine in the apocalypse.
The Q shows us how to build a structurally-sound miniature house entirely out of wooden matchsticks, without any glue, then proceeds to burn it to the ground. Build one for yourself, and you’ll feel like a god as you control the fate of your tiny architectural creation.
The Q show off another one of their awesome low-budget builds, a robot arm that’s made primarily from cardboard and popsicle sticks, and controlled by plastic syringes filled with colored liquid. If there’s anyone we’d want to be stranded on a desert island with, it’s these guys.
Designer Paul Braddock of the Mold3D Channel demonstrates how to use objects made with a 3D printer to create silicone molds for casting items from a mix of metal powder and resin, giving them a sturdy and substantial part with a weathered metallic look with actual rust.