Last year, artist Neil Mendoza turned a hamster running in a wheel into a talented sketch artist. This year he’s pulled off an even more amazing feat by turning inanimate rocks into a talented (literal) rock band that plays a surprisingly decent cover of The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun.”
At no point in the history of humanity did anyone ever ask for a bagpipe-playing robot that would never get tired. But this is exactly what Instructables’ XenonJohn has built with his Ardu McDuino bot that uses a pair of 3D-printed prosthetic hands to autonomously play a bagpipe’s chanter. Thanks?
Looking for a fun weekend project that promises to improve every last part of the forthcoming summer? Do what Instructables’ Mike Warren did and combine a gas-powered chainsaw with a blender to make a machine that churns the smoothest frozen margaritas on the planet, without the need for a power cord.
You’re supposed to spend at least part of your day at work doing actual work, but those rare times of productivity leave you vulnerable to surprise attacks from Nerf blaster-toting co-workers. Not if you build this robotic camera-equipped sentry turret to watch your back.
It looks like the 2015 Best Parent of the Year Award is all but a lock for Australian Instructables user ‘Tez_Gelmir’ who built this custom Return of the Jedi Speeder Bike rocking horse for his daughter. And Tez gets bonus points for meticulously documenting its construction, and sharing those details with the world.
The long rectangles of San Francisco's famous piers gave the city a blocky, geometric border with the Bay over a century ago. Now these abandoned remnants of the Barbary Coast are being rejuvenated by companies like software giant Autodesk, whose Pier 9 Workshop is so experimental that it feels like science fiction.
Using the Etch A Sketch for drawing or doodling is exactly what the toy was designed for—and it's also what it's completely terrible at. You might as well be tying your hands behind your back when you trade a pencil for a pair of knobs, but Jonathan Odom has found a way to turn the Etch A Sketch's weaknesses into…
Before the Game Boy came along, handheld gaming consoles were limited to just a single title, played on a low-quality segmented LCD display. At the time it was cutting edge stuff, but by today's standards they kind of suck. So to scratch his nostalgic gaming itch, Instructables contributor Andrew Hannay built his own…
A loading message on your computer is, at best, annoying. A loading message on a paper though? Well, huh. Here's how to make this clever greeting card with just some paper, scissors, and an X-ACTO knife.
When was the last time you used your computer's disc drive? What about your DVD player? E-waste is all around us, but as the brilliant Instructables user behind this $60 3D printer proves, there's plenty to be done with it—if you've got some engineering chops.
Looking to spruce up your boring old flower pots? With a little papier-mâché, paint, and lacquer, you can make a grass-type Pokémon that will make a perfect home for your houseplants.
There are more home-made Iron Man suits on the internet than Tony Stark has dollars in the bank. Some are even quite good, but none come as close to mimicking the real thing like this creation by an Instructables-user calling himself Honus.
Guaranteeing supreme festive superiority for any tree it hangs on, this glowing Death Star ornament is actually a fun DIY project you can use to keep any kids—or restless adults—entertained leading up to the holidays. And the project lets you blur the line between being the Emperor and Martha Stewart—a line that may…
You might think you're being discrete when you check your pants to ensure your fly is zipped up, but unless you're alone, it can look a little awkward. Instead of waiting for the embarrassment of just being told you need to zip up, check out this brilliant hack that makes it easy to subtly check the status of your…
Is there anything more infuriating than watching your favorite team lose while you've spent the past two hours shouting fantastic coaching advice at the screen? Taking your frustration out on your TV's remote can help, particularly if it's able to shrug off the abuse like this impressive heavy duty alternative you can…
If you've been looking for a DIY project that combines your love of Star Wars with your ignorance of fashion trends, why not turn some papier-mâché and a hacked R2-D2 toy into a light-up brassiere complete with artoo sound effects? The hardest part of the build, as demonstrated by the mannequin in this video, is…
We've seen some spectacular (and adorable) Voltron cosplay, but this crew of mecha fans takes it to the next level. Each member of the group dresses as one of the series' five robot lions, and their costumes assemble to form Voltron.
When we saw an amazing pair of high-heeled shoes propped up by neon green T-Rexes, we wanted a pair in every dinosaur. Sadly, we couldn't figure out the origin of those theropod shoes, but Instructables user mikeasaurus comes to the rescue with a guide on how to convert ordinary pumps into custom dinosaur heels.