Musician and maker Nicolas Bras makes all sorts of wild and inventive musical instruments. In this video, he shows how he used a bunch of PVC pipes to make the most complicated wind instrument ever. The 2-octave chromatic bass pan flute has 30 pipes and is held together with plastic zip ties.
Quantum Tech HD introduces us to the work of Vang Hà, a hobbyist who creates functional scale models of trucks and construction equipment from PVC pipes that he heats and bends into flat sheets. This video condenses his months-long quest to build a remote-controlled CAT 390F excavator down to about 20 minutes.
HomeMadeModern shows us how to create an eye-catching curved pool lounge chair from plywood and PVC pipe. The main trick was cutting notches for the pipes using a hole saw drill bit, then slicing through their centers with a jigsaw. After screwing all the PVC into place, he spray-painted it in a beachy green Krylon Fusion paint.
We recently saw a tiny remote-controlled airplane that could fit in the palm of your hand. The guys from Tail Happy Productions attempted to do the opposite and built an R/C plane that’s the same size as the real thing. They built the low-budget plane primarily from PVC pipe and styrofoam sheets. But will it even get off the ground?
Thanks in large part to Back to the Future, the DeLorean DMC-12 is one of the most iconic cars of all time. While we probably will never drive one, it’s good to know that it’s possible to build a tiny version with enough skill and time. Ank Creative shows off the modelmaking process for one incredibly detailed mini DeLorean.
PVC is quite the versatile material. It can be used for plumbing, building support structures, or even storage units. In this clip, SensiblePrepper shows us 17 different ways you can use various sizes of PVC pipe and fittings to help you survive when things go south. His ideas include weapons, tools, storage vessels and a makeshift canteen.
This soft-sided tool bag is made from durable 1000D PVC, which resists tears, punctures, water, and UV damage. Inside, you’ll find a large main compartment and eight small tool pouches, along with two pockets on front. Its high-visibility orange design is easy to spot, and has reflective stripes on its shoulder strap.
After getting his hands on a foam cylinder that looks like a gigantic NERF dart, Ivan Miranda did what any enterprising geek would do, and built himself a weapon to launch his oversize ammo. He built his bazooka from PVC drain pipe, 3D-printed parts, rubber surgical tubing, and paracord to reset its plunger.
Costumes, dinosaurs, engineering, and puppetry – Esmée Kramer combined these four passions into one awesome build. She spent months designing and making this amazing dinosaur rig using PVC pipes and foam panels. It really comes to life once she starts moving its head.