Tag Archives: Instructables

Custom Bike With Real Car Tires Is What Dark Knight’s Bicycle Would Look Like

Bicycles with big, fat tires are all the rage now and to be honest, I will never understand how the extra fat will help in the ride experience both on and off-road. I mean, logically speaking, the wider the contact surface, the harder you will have to pedal, ain’t it? However, notwithstanding my own skepticism, I do somehow find bikes with fat tires oddly attractive. So, just imagine my excitement when I saw this custom bicycle that rolls on actual car tires. Created by Instructables member Mr-Mash, Car Wheel Bicycle, as it is called, was a result of trying to pick up the art of welding. Continue reading Custom Bike With Real Car Tires Is What Dark Knight’s Bicycle Would Look Like

This 3D-printed Rubber Band Gatling Gun Will Make You Look Like A Cyborg

Times may have changed, but rubber band gun remains a favorite among boys and dudes alike. That said, while keeping with time, modern rubber band gun need not to be made out of wood, neither does it need to be handcrafted. Why? Because we have 3D printers now and first-time Instructables member mdavisgtm aka Matthew Davis is here to show how it is done. He has created The Arcus, a 3D-printed rubber band Gatling gun that is as functional as it is awesome looking. The coolest part is how you hold The Arcus: your hand goes deep inside the cavern formed by eight ‘barrels’ where it boasts an arm mount that makes The Arcus looks like part of your arm. Continue reading This 3D-printed Rubber Band Gatling Gun Will Make You Look Like A Cyborg

Homemade Chainsaw Blender Is The Coolest Way To Whip Out Cocktails

If a flying chainsaw sounds less than practical to you, then perhaps one that blends would be a better fit. Well, at least, you can use it to whip your favorite ice-cold cocktail right? For whatever reasons this weird prospect delights you, then you are in for a treat. Instructables user Mike Warren has just made your dream come true and he even took a notch up by throwing in a bike handlebar for good measure. Why the bike handlebar you asked? Simple. So you can use the motorcycle throttle to control the strength of the blending, which by itself is the coolest thing ever. I am sure your run-of-the-mill Walmart blender won’t be able to vary the motor speed on-the-fly and even if it does, it won’t be done via a motorcycle handlebar’s grip. Continue reading Homemade Chainsaw Blender Is The Coolest Way To Whip Out Cocktails

Forget About Smartwatches, This is How a Wrist-worn Communicator Should Look Like

Decades ago, Star Trek, Dick Track and the likes tickled our imaginations about wrist-worn two-way communication hardware, but those have since been superseded by our very capable smartphone. However, that does not mean wrist-worn communicator ain’t cool anymore and with the increasing popularity of smartwatch, speaking into your wrist might very be a fad again. Then again, a sleek, elegant piece of gadget on the wrist does quite speaks any substance, futuristically-speaking, unless you have this big-ass Communicator Watch as conjured up for tinkerer and Instructables member who goes by the name ‘DJ’. By now, many must have tried their hands on making wrist-worn communicator, but this one from DJ just blew our mind. Continue reading Forget About Smartwatches, This is How a Wrist-worn Communicator Should Look Like

You Can Built a Crossguard Lightsaber to ‘Test’ If It Will ‘Cut’ Your Hands When Wielding It

By now, we all know two important things about the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. One, it has a non-white Stormtrooper and two, it has a Lightsaber equipped with Lightsaber crossguard. The latter is the one that’s making the round on the Internet and among Star Wars fans with the question: won’t the crossguard cut the user’s hand? If you are still debating over this ‘technical’ issue, why not find it out by building one crossguard Lightsaber and test it out yourself? Obviously, Lightsaber is far from being real; there is no way, in today’s technology, we can contain the pure plasma energy in the form and shape required to form the Lightsaber. Continue reading You Can Built a Crossguard Lightsaber to ‘Test’ If It Will ‘Cut’ Your Hands When Wielding It

Guy Collaborates With Sugru To Create Super Cool Water Gatling Gun

if you have been following this blog, chances are you have read about Sugru, a super flexible compound that lets mend and make virtually anything you can think of. well, you probably already know that, don’t you? but what you didn’t know is, it was also part of material that made up this awesome water gatling gun. yes. gatling gun aka mini gun, the the fearsome, multi-barrel machine gun that rains metal slugs on thy enemies, causing pretty nasty damages and now, the same concept has been turned into a water gun or pistol, if you will, by one Alex Bygrave and the Sugru engineering and material teams. it took the 27-year-old engineer from Streatham Hill, South London, 50 hours to design and put together this super cool water ejecting Gatling gun with nothing more than everyday parts, ranging from black cab’s windscreen wiper to walking pole and of course, Sugru. Continue reading Guy Collaborates With Sugru To Create Super Cool Water Gatling Gun

Sonic Screwdriver Wand: When Doctor Who Meets Harry Potter

there is little in common between the world’s most doc, Doctor Who and wizard whiz kid Harry Potter except that they both hails from the U.K, but that doesn’t make a Sonic Screwdriver Wand anymore ridiculous – in fact, we thought that’s a pretty cool idea. we are not sure where you could purchase one after the one custom by Praeciarus Wands sold out, but if you have the knack with machinery, in particular wood working rigs, then Instructables member CabbitCastle is more than happy to show you how to craft one for yourself. though also based on the 10th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver, CabbitCastle’s iteration takes on a slightly different twist by fusing it with Romana’s Sonic Screwdriver to complete the wand look. the entire Sonic Screwdriver Wand is crafted from wood (like a wizard’s wand should), turned on a micro lathe as two separate parts (the Doctor’s and Romana’s) and joint together by means of wood dowel and wood glue. Continue reading Sonic Screwdriver Wand: When Doctor Who Meets Harry Potter

Arduino-powered LEGO Technic RC Car

the Arduino-powered LEGO Technic RC Car is where your love for LEGO and RC cars come together, but in a way that will get you a little more involved then just opening the box and assembling the various bricks and technic parts together. drawing its inspiration from another fellow contributor ‘sath02’, this dragster-like vehicle combines two sets of LEGO Technic sets, Dune Duster (#8207) and Power Pack (#8720), and has a Arduino UNO R3 as its ‘brain’, while a XBee wireless control undertakes the remote control duty. so, no. this is not something you can buy off the rack; it is an instructables project by contributor ‘nfrith’ that goes beyond your usual Technic RC knowledge and dive into the wonderful world of Arduino and stuff to get it going. Continue reading Arduino-powered LEGO Technic RC Car

Snail Mailbox Phone Alert

not everyone has mails everyday and therefore, wouldn’t it be nice if you could be alerted only when there are mails in your snail mail mailbox? you can say that this isn’t all that necessary. true, but it is one of those little things in life could make life more efficient and in this case, the efficiency comes about because you don’t need to head out to check you letterbox if you know there isn’t anything in there. and it also has a fringe benefit: it can potentially solve or even foil mail theft, that’s if you are facing such a problem. as far as we know, there isn’t a commercially available snail mail notifier, but there are a bunch of ideas from talented DIY-ers, employing different methods to get user notified of “incoming mails.” well, here’s one, the Snail Mailbox Phone Alert, by instructables contributor ‘nikoala3’ to add to the list. as in most cases, Arduino Uno forms the basis of this particular DIY system. Continue reading Snail Mailbox Phone Alert

Seedbot – Seed Spreading Robot

we’d be lying to you if we say we are dying to do some serious farming works, but if we have such a handy helper like this build-able Seedbot, a seed spreading robot, then we might just pick up our hoes and shovels and get our delicate hands dirty. surprised by the lack of automated seeding machine, Technology Editor of Instructables randofo aka Randy Sarafan decided to design and make one himself. we shall leave the debate of as to whether there is a need for such a robot in our homes aside, but what we can tell you that we are totally impressed by the overall aesthetic of randofo’s Seedbot (i.e. debate not necessary, we want one!). and if Randy’s “gender” of “robot” is anything to go by, you know are following the right person for the instructions needed to creating this awesome machine. Continue reading Seedbot – Seed Spreading Robot