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If You Want This Gorgeous Sound Bar, You Have To Build It Yourself

Instructables user ralf_k is an engineer by day and self-described “noisy neighbor by night” who wanted a modern looking sound bar that isn’t plasticky. I am not sure if there is such sound bar out there. Even there is, I am sure it is going to cost a fortune. Anyways, he set out to make one and the result is this: a gorgeous plywood and MDF sound bar. ralf_k has share with the Internet how he did it on his Instructables page. While we do not know how it sounds, the aesthetic has already won us over. Plus, with two tweeters, two woofers, two amplifiers, four passive radiators, and a programmable Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to boot, how bad can it be right? Continue reading If You Want This Gorgeous Sound Bar, You Have To Build It Yourself

5 Signs You Are Not Taking Care Of Your Car

You don’t have to be a car enthusiast to care for your vehicle effectively. Many vehicle owners make the big mistake of failing to maintain their car, despite paying a considerable amount of money for the powerful machine. Unsure if you’re looking after your vehicle? Here are five signs you’re not taking care of your car… Continue reading 5 Signs You Are Not Taking Care Of Your Car

Rapid Whale Mini Boat Is A One-man Boat That Fits Into A Compact Hatch

Who doesn’t like boats? But lets face it: not everyone has a vehicle that is capable of towing a 27-foot boat to the shore, much less afford the maintenance that comes with a full-fledged boat. At this point, you could either make peace with your desire to own a motor boat by going with kayaks, which are more transportation-friendly, or you could look to this super fun, super cute Rapid Whale Mini Boat Kit. Inspired by a number of boats, including Paul Elkin’s 8’ “Little Miss Sally” and American Boathead’s 8’ “Model C,” Rapid Whale Mini Boat Kit is a fully-functional 6 foot long electric-powered boat that looks like something pulled straight out of a fantasy world. Continue reading Rapid Whale Mini Boat Is A One-man Boat That Fits Into A Compact Hatch

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

How To Fold An Origami Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter. Yes! It’s Possible!

Believe it or not, it is possible to fold a Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter out of a single piece of square paper. I know right. Considering how complicated a X-Wing is, you’d be forgiven for being skeptical that it is even possible, but as it turns it, you can actually do that. Well, that’s the wonder of origami, my friends. It seems like nothing is quite impossible with a sheet of paper when in the hands of everyday geniuses like origami enthusiast Joe who also run a YouTube channel aptly called How To Origami. Joe posted a video with detailed instruction on how to fold an origami em>Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter to go with a detailed written instruction on Instructables. Continue reading How To Fold An Origami Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter. Yes! It’s Possible!

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