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This Guy Built a Gorgeous Camera From Scratch

Ever find yourself in the position where you need something but can’t afford it? Lucus Landers did, when he needed a large-format camera for class so he found a laser-cutter and built a pretty janky-looking one out of wood. Now, the Louisiana native has just finished building another camera from scratch. It is a…

Stare In Awe, Disbelief, and Envy at This Console-Covered Boombox for Gamers Stare In Awe, Disbelief, and Envy at This Console-Covered Boombox for Gamers

YouTube’s My Mate VINCE has a knack for wiring modern video game consoles to old-school TVs. After perfecting his skills, he’s hacked together what is undoubtedly his greatest, most absurd creation: a resurrected boombox that lets gamers play their favorite titles anywhere they’re strong enough to carry this…

A Chef's Knife Forged From Ice Is the Perfect Disposable Cutlery

After forging impressively sharp blades from random materials like saran wrap, chocolate, pasta, and even a dead fish, Japan’s most resourceful knife maker has created what could be the perfect disposable cutlery: a chef’s knife made from ice that simply melts away when dinner’s done.

This Guy Hacked a Polaroid Camera to Print on Cheap Receipt Paper Instead of Pricey Film

Shooting on film continues to get more and more expensive, especially for fans of instant cameras like the reborn Polaroid. Sixteen bucks for just eight shots was far too pricey for Tim Alex Jacobs, so he hacked an old Polaroid camera to instead spit out images on cheap thermal paper, the same kind used in cash…

A Pair of Aspiring Tony Starks Built an Enormous Hulkbuster Using Parts Bought on eBay

Mad British inventors Colin Furze and James Bruton have finally revealed the finished version of their DIY Hulkbuster armor. Standing almost 11 feet tall, it towers over Furze’s tiny backyard and workshop, but does Tony Stark have to worry about losing his monopoly on armored suits?

This Real-Life, Coin-Shooting Mario Block Is My New Retirement Plan

Stressed about job security? Worried about making ends meet? Super Mario might be a plumber, but do you ever see him fixing pipes? No, and why would he when his world is filled with random blocks that spew gold coins? Apparently hoping for an early retirement, hacker Jonathan Whalen attempted to build a real-life…

A Chef's Knife Made From Plastic Wrap Proves Everything in Your Kitchen Is a Blade Waiting to Happen

You might think the most dangerous part of a roll of plastic wrap is the metal cutting blade on the package, but another hazard lurks within the roll itself. After turning aluminum foil into an functional blade, Japan’s most talented knife maker has now demonstrated how a roll of regular food wrap can be hardened,…

Lego-Sweeping Robovac Made of Lego Bricks Is the Best Thing to Happen to Bare Feet

If you’ve got kids at home, or if you’re just incredibly careless with your own Lego collection, YouTube’s The Brick Wall has built a Roomba-like robovac that sweeps any errant plastic pieces off your floors, letting you finally walk around barefoot with impunity.

Upgrade Your Nintendo Switch With These Clever DIY Lego Accessories

Nintendo’s upcoming Labo accessory for its portable Switch console certainly looks like it introduces some unique gameplay mechanisms. But do you really want to pay $70 for some cardboard origami? Not when you can build similar accessories using all the Lego you never stopped buying once you grew up.

Musk's Flamethrower Looks Like a Toddler's Toy Next to This Jet-Powered Fire Tornado Cannon

If you weren’t able to scrape together $500 to buy Elon Musk’s fund-raising flamethrower, YouTube’s Jairus of All has a cheaper, DIY alternative that instead spews a massive spinning tornado of fire using a pair of ducted fans and a tank of liquid propane worn as a backpack.

This Clever MacBook Touchscreen Hack Works Surprisingly Well Considering It Costs $1

To date, Apple’s mostly useless Touch Bar is the closest the company has ever come to selling a touchscreen Mac. But if you’ve got a spare dollar in your wallet, you could upgrade your MacBook with touchscreen-like functionality all by yourself using this wonderfully clever hack.

This Custom-Made, 1,200-Round Triple Nerf Gun Is So Big It Needs a Tripod

There’s no better example of bigger being better than this devastating 1,200-round Nerf blaster made by combining three Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K blasters and a plastic storage container that serves as a massive ammo hopper. The result is a foam-firing Frankenstein that’s so massive and heavy you need a camera tripod to…

Resourceful Knife Maker Proves You Can Turn Aluminum Foil Into a Terrifyingly Sharp Blade

We’ve all had to improvise when realizing we’ve run out of clean dishes. A pot becomes a bowl, a ladel a spoon, but finding a substitute for a sharp kitchen knife requires a little more effort. As long as you’ve got a roll of aluminum foil on hand, and some unmatched knife-making skills, however, you’ll be able to…

An Engine From a Log Splitter Turned This Power Wheels Barbie Jeep Into a Drifting Machine

Dustin Sloan and Trenton Charlson might not be household names, but if you spend too much time on the internet, you might recognize some of their creations. Last year they upgraded a tricycle with a chainsaw engine, and this year they’ve crammed the gas-powered engine from a log splitter into a Power Wheels Barbie…

Absurdly Super-Sized Lighter Makes Playing With Fire Extra Fun and Even More Dangerous

Our brains are hard-wired with an unhealthy fascination with fire, and humanity will probably never get to the point where we treat it with as much respect as it deserves. But that’s because playing with fire is always so much fun! And watching videos of mad inventors building super-sized, flame-throwing lighters…

These Hackers Built a Prosthetic Nerf Blaster That Can Be Fired by Flexing Arm Muscles

After realizing they had an unfair advantage during Nerf battles over a competitor who was missing a hand, the tinkerers at Hackerloop decided to level the battlefield by building Nicholas Huchet a custom Nerf blaster prosthetic that can be automatically fired whenever he contracts his forearm muscles.

Cos/Play: Tony Ray Takes Us to Wakanda With DIY Black Panther Jewelry Cos/Play: Tony Ray Takes Us to Wakanda With DIY Black Panther Jewelry

For Tony Ray, Black Panther is more than just a movie or comic, and dressing up as the titular character is something special: “I feel as if I am king of the great nation of Wakanda.” The cosplayer and activist (who goes by the name Everybody Loves Tony Ray) has designed and worn several looks inspired by T’Challa,…

This Super-Sharp Knife Made From Pasta Probably Cuts Better Than It Tastes

Any kitchen innovation that reduces the number of dishes you have to clean is always welcome, and that’s exactly why we love this functional knife made from dried pasta. Not only can it be used to slice up tomatoes for a sauce, it can also be boiled and eaten as the main course.

Save Millions of Dollars on Ink With a Printer That Taps Out Images Using a Pencil

Years after it was revealed that HP’s printer ink was more expensive than actual human blood, printing photos at home on an inkjet is still a ripoff. You’re better off having them printed professionally at a photo center, or, by recycling a bunch of old electronics into a home-made printer that uses a tapping pencil…

I Hope This Kid Appreciates How Awesome His Custom-Made Star Wars AT-ST High Chair Is

What’s the age cutoff for using a high chair without looking super awkward? I’m hoping it falls somewhere just north of 40 so that I can retrace Matthew Regonini’s steps and build a larger version of this wonderful AT-ST high chair for use in my office.

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