If you thought rotary tools like the Dremel were all work and no play, Make has a fun tutorial you’ll definitely want to try. You’ll need access to a 3D printer to create this flying toy disc affectionately called the Dremel Devil, and a rotary tool that you can power outside where it’s safest to try this out.
At one time hardware manufacturers frowned on consumers trying to hack or modify their products, but they're slowly coming around to the idea. In fact, GE finally sees being able to hack an appliance as a value-added feature, so the company is releasing an interface board that makes it easy to mod your fridge, dryer,…
It's human nature to immediately pick up and play with an Etch A Sketch whenever you see one. It's in the Hall of Fame of toys (does that exist?) and almost everyone has struggled making anything more than squiggly lines with its knobs. But did you know that you can actually make an Etch A Sketch toy at home? Yeah.
If you're always losing your keys, you need a regular place to put them. A bowl on a side table works, but is kinda boring, so why not make your own out of Lego?
Step right up, my pretties, and crawl into the belly of the beast! Place those eager feet on accepting pedals, and the Fledgling nearly takes flight!
For anyone who might have complained about the quality of our sitting president's addresses, you can write your own with the Obama Board Keyboard. Featured at Maker Faire Detroit, you can remix choice lines from Obama's 2009 inauguration speech to write your own.
Get me this DIY USB Desk Bell for my desk immediately! I plan to place it on said desk and use it to command an army of interns to do my bidding and/or a Pavlov's Dog activity involving coffee.
Catchy guitar riffs, filmmaker Michael Evans superb cuts and edits, and Soulcraft owner Sean Walling's makin'-it-look easy bike-building skills all combine in this incredibly interesting mini-mentary look at how a steel frame custom bicycle is made, from start to finish.
While I doubt the super serious stiff in this DIY video is actually a super spy, he does have the DIY know-how necessary to hack apart an inkjet printer and make it into an invisible ink-spitting espionage machine. Enjoy! [MAKE]
First hint: It makes something delicious. If you're one to have a drink of alcohol every once in a while, that is. Whatever could it be?
Budding portrait photographers take note: Ring flashes are a sometimes necessary, but expensive tool you might need to really make those stages shots pop.
I don't know if I should pity Princess the Hamster or celebrate the fact that designer Crabfu has crafted an ingenious, slightly mesmerizing way for her to antagonize the family cat on an entirely new, mobile level. You'll see:
"Danger! High Voltage. Do Not Touch. Death or Serious Injury May Occur," reads the yellow sticker on the side of this 1.25 Kilojoule DIY coilgun. Watching this video of it in action, that sounds about right:
Nerf guns these days are very scary. They have reloadable magazines and fire automatically and look like they could provide a suitable defense during an alien invasion. But how to render one even scarier? Make it heat-seeking. Video, please:
Just yesterday I was thinking that it might finally be time to pony up for some custom earbuds. But the price! Thankfully, the internet gods answered with this simple do-it-yourself guide. Ready to put some blue goop in your ears?
Funky, futuristic wrist pieces are a dime a dozen on Gizmodo, so it's completely refreshing to see one so manually operated and backward-thinking in its design. Look closely though. That's not the time it's giving...
PVC, a cheap, durable polymer useful for all types of pipes and potato guns, has long been a go-to Maker material. But these Sea Cucumber speakers, available on Etsy for $200, are the rare pipes that shouldn't be hidden.
Most companies aren't interested in creating maker-friendly products, but sometimes, apparently by accident, a product comes off the assembly line that way. The Rancilio Silvia is just such a machine.