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Madcap Inventor Show You How To Make A Jacuzzi On Wheels… With BBQ

Our favorite mad garage inventor, British plumber-turned-YouTube-inventing-celebrity, Colin Furze, is back and this time, he have received a special request from Google. The search giant wanted the madcap inventor to create something which could be used to advertise the Mountain View tech company’s search. In other words, the creation should be usable as a vehicle to promote using the products from Google’s advertisers and for companies to use them to sell. For a man who has an insatiable appetite to create, it is only natural for Furze to take up the challenge. Continue reading Madcap Inventor Show You How To Make A Jacuzzi On Wheels… With BBQ

Guy Became Hero Again For Putting A Headphone Jack Into An iPhone 7

Remember the hero who built himself an iPhone 6s with parts sourced exclusively from the electronics market in China? Well, he’s back again and what he did in his latest project will leave many headphone jack lovers fall in love. Yes. We are referring to Scotty Allen AKA Strange Parts and yes, we are talking about putting a working headphone jack into the headphone jack-less iPhone 7. In his latest video posted on his YouTube channel, which lasted for a little over 30 minutes, Allen shown us how he used a stock Apple Lightning-to-3.5mm jack dongle and a custom designed flexible PCB to create a working headphone jack which he packed inside an iPhone 7. Continue reading Guy Became Hero Again For Putting A Headphone Jack Into An iPhone 7

Amazing DIY “Polaroid” Camera Lets You Take Instant Animated GIFs

Hogwarts portraits belong to the magical realm of Harry Potter and obviously, it is not real and personally, I don’t see it happening anytime soon. No, wait. Maybe it will, like Minority Report has shown us and the Instagif DIY Instant GIF Camera by avid maker Abhishek Singh could be the start. Abhishek has created a Polaroid camera equivalent that, instead of still images, outputs animated GIF. I know right. It sounded rather magical, however, don’t expect Harry Potter kind of enchantment of moving and talking portraits or moving images on newspapers from this DIY contraption. The technology is not there yet. But still, this is one step up the real-life Hogwarts portrait we saw a while back since you will not need a smartphone to make the image come alive. Continue reading Amazing DIY “Polaroid” Camera Lets You Take Instant Animated GIFs

This Face Recognition NERF Blaster Identifies Target Before Shooting

While most grown ups continue to enjoy NERF toys as they are, some took it to the next level with mods. Mods are cool which makes the whole NERF experience a little more, how do you say? Intimate? Something like that. I did some myself to a good’ol Maverick Rev-6, but they are just basics. In fact, many mods are because there’s really this much you can do with a stock NERF blaster. But leave it to the geeks and you will see some pretty dope high-tech mods like the NERF Vulcan Sentry Gun some years ago. Sentry, as the name suggests, is a NERF robotic guard that protects your fort autonomously. It was good and all, except that it could not differentiate between friends from foes. The Raspberry Pi-powered NERF Blaster you see here, however, can. Continue reading This Face Recognition NERF Blaster Identifies Target Before Shooting

Guy Built Christopher Nolan’s Batmobile ‘Tumbler’ Out Of A Minivan

Thinking of getting rid of your rusty, old minivan? Well, don’t. Not at least until you have read this. What you see here is the modern day pop culture, the Batmobile, AKA Tumbler, made famous by Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy, DIY-ed entirely in the garage. Granted, this is a rather crude contraption, but you’d be impressed if you know that it actually has a minivan underpinning. Yes. That’s right. This is in fact a bat-minivan, or batvan, if you will. Cobbled by Instructables member Kid Hero who we’d hailed as a real-life superhero for making minivan great again. It may not look exactly like the movies’, it does look reasonably decent. Continue reading Guy Built Christopher Nolan’s Batmobile ‘Tumbler’ Out Of A Minivan

Guy Builds Working ‘Hoverbike’ In Just Three Weeks In His Garage

Folks, this is FlytCycle, a garage-built ‘hoverbike’ that took mere three weeks to take it from nothing to flight. The project started sometime in late April and completed in May, but by July, this flying contraption has already clocked in numerous test flights. Powered by no less than ten electric motors, arranged in a two-tier setup, FlytCycle’s latest flight test proved that it is extremely stable in low level flight and hover, and it is well capable of flying a human operator. While FlytCycle did get an instrument panel of sort and a proper seat complete with arm rests, it does not, however, come with a proper flight sticks like an actual should have at this point. Continue reading Guy Builds Working ‘Hoverbike’ In Just Three Weeks In His Garage

How A DIY Robot Cracked A Safe And How You Can Built One Yourself

You know those fictional high-tech safe cracking devices you see in movies? Well, here’s one in real life. Yes. What you see here is a safe cracking robot made by the team over at SparkFun Electronics. The story went that Seidle’s wife picked up a safe without a combination as his Christmas gift and challenge him to open it. Open it he sure did, but being the founder of the SparkFun, he did not crack it spending hours to ’feeling’ the safe with a stethoscope; instead Seidle with partners-in-crime Rob Reynolds and Joel Bartlett devised a robot that will do the job on his behalf. Continue reading How A DIY Robot Cracked A Safe And How You Can Built One Yourself

The World’s Largest Super Soaker Spits Out Water At Crazy 272 MPH

Following the world’s largest NERF gun, YouTuber/tinkerer Mark Rober has created the world’s largest Super Soaker and it actually works! Hmmm, I wonder what the anti-riot department’s thought? Ok, maybe not; it will hurt them rather than suppress them. Not a good idea, obviously. Apparently, it is Guinness World Record holder for the largest Super Soaker, coming in at a cool 7 feet long. Like Mark’s previous creation, he strive to be as authentic as possible in terms of look and authenticity, and the result is a Super Soaker that looks like it got hit by the enlargement ray gun and of course, shoots water. Continue reading The World’s Largest Super Soaker Spits Out Water At Crazy 272 MPH

Guy Made A Pretty Damn Powerful Glock 19 Out Of Cardboard

Yes. It is Glock 19, complete with functional magazine, and it totally shoots. Perhaps most importantly, it is made mostly out of cardboard. You may have already heard of it, but for some of us here, it was a revelation. A realization that materials as simple as cardboard, papers, rubber bands, could replicate a real working pistol. Just imagine if you work it with a 3D printer with more solid materials like ABS, or even metals. Man, you could easily made a gun right in your home. Of course, the process is not as simple. Personally, I thought of crafting one myself, using cardboard, of course, but looking through the 15 minutes plus video, it sure looks like it takes some sort of talent to put together one. Patience is prerequisite too, if I may add. Continue reading Guy Made A Pretty Damn Powerful Glock 19 Out Of Cardboard

How To Make A Functional Commando’s M202 FLASH-like Rocket Launcher

With a little ingenuity, pretty much anything can be turned into a weapon. Even cardboards – as proven by the incredibly talented YouTuber, The Q. The Q here is not quite the Q from Bond movies, but I am pretty sure if this dude is given the resources Q had in the movies, he will probably be as brilliant as the fictional Q, if not more brilliant. I am serious. Just take a look his portfolio. Tell me you aren’t a wee bit impressed. Many of The Q’s projects are crazy awesome, but this one here is the best in proving that cardboard can be dangerous too. Continue reading How To Make A Functional Commando’s M202 FLASH-like Rocket Launcher