Category Archive: Make

Mar 05 2014

Warranty Void: Game Console Repair Kit

I miss the days where all it took to fix a game was to blow on it. It’s becoming increasingly rare to use the skills you learned while your parents tried to hold you away from the candles on your brother’s birthday cake. This Ultimate Gaming Console Repair Kit would arrive in a convenient carrying …

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Feb 28 2014

Looks Like a Party: Lockheed Martin Duct-Taping Engineers to the Walls

What happens when you put a bunch of bored engineers in a room with a couple rolls of duct tape? With any other group you’d probably come up with several new hazing rituals, but with engineers they turned it into their favorite thing, a bridge building contest. Ok, so they didn’t really build bridges, these …

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Feb 27 2014

Like Low Resolution Pets: Geometric Animal Sculptures

What do you do when you’ve got a TIG welder, a metal shear, and a bunch of aluminum plate. You could either build a very unsafe tank or you could make yourself a friend. Thankfully for the safety of the world, this is the latter. As an amalgamation of the natural and the industrial artist …

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Feb 26 2014

Uncanny Seahorse will Haunt your Dreams

Here’s a piece of, I guess you could call it art, that I find very unsettling. If you can’t tell it’s a paper mache seahorse. To me it looks more like all my spider-swarm nightmares fell into a swimming pool with a bunch of old newspapers and a bottle of Elmer’s Glue. Somehow those things …

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Feb 03 2014

Would Sail: Life-Sized Cardboard Pirate Ship

Using nothing more than cardboard, hot glue, box cutters, and a butt-tonne of creativity, three guys spent 5 days last year creating a life-sized pirate ship for a Halloween party on Treasure Island. I really hope they didn’t sail out there in this or things could have gotten soggy and disappointing quickly. Despite the enormity …

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Feb 03 2014

Nerve Wracking: Outlining People with Paintball Guns

Here’s a project you should enjoy.¬†Waterloo Labs recently created a set of computer controlled paintball guns who’s primary directive is to miss their target. Sounds easy enough right? Just find the target and shoot literally anywhere else. But what they are actually trying to do is have the gun miss the target by just a …

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Jan 08 2014

Print Me a Cake: 3D Printed Food

With CES going on this week in Las Vegas (there’s still time to send me an invitation guys) we’re seeing a lot of news on 3D printing. A 3D printer is one thing that I would love to get my hands on. Before you knew it I’d have an army of those army guys with …

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Dec 27 2013

Would Wear: Medieval Boba Fett Helmet

How does one mix their love for Star Wars, All things Medieval, and not going outside? They make a Medieval Boba Fett helmet of course. And here’s an Instructable on how to do it. Created by instructor matson23 this helmet is made of mostly fiberglass, bondo, and love. That being said, fiberglass and bondo won’t …

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Dec 23 2013

I’m Impressed: Speakers Blowing Smoke Rings

Berlin-based artist Daniel Schulze created an installation of 49 Arduino controlled speakers which he uses to make visually impressive designs with fog. He calls his creation, “For Those Who See.” I assume to discriminate against those who don’t. The creation gives you all you can hope for from smoke and a drum line. What’s better …

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Dec 23 2013

Seems Wasteful: Using Alcohol to Send a Text

Researchers at York University in Toronto Canada are using magic alcohol, a desk fan, and an Arduino to send text messages. Because apparently cell phones haven’t made it to Canada yet. Their system sprays bursts of vodka which blow across a table and are gathered and decoded on the other side as binary code which …

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