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A Recipe Book For The Coolest DIY Projects You Never Knew How To Do 

Building an anechoic chamber. Mapping the Wi-Fi in your building. Listening to the Earth with piezo microphones. These are all fascinating projects, and we’ve featured artists and engineers who have done them here on Giz before. But now, there’s a book in which they explain how.


A Working NES Inside An Ecto-1 Is Everything Great About The '80s

Got half a grand burning a hole in your pocket, a soft spot for classic gaming, and a love of Ray Parker Jr? Then eBay seller ultimatecustoms1982 has a convenient way to scratch all three of those itches at once with this custom-made original NES console shoe-horned inside of a die-cast replica of the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1.


Some Guy Made A Corn Starch Flamethrower But You Definitely Shouldn't

In the right hands anything can be used as a dangerous weapon. And in this case the anything is a container of corn starch, and the right hands belong to Ivan Owen, who used a leaf blower, an acetylene torch, and a flour sifter to turn the innocuous pantry staple into flamethrower fuel.


How To Make Your Own AA Battery

If you’re the type of person who likes to do things the needlessly complicated way, then come on over. Here’s how to make AA batteries entirely by hand, courtesy of YouTube’s NurdRage.


Look, A Superfast iPhone-Powered M&M Sorting Machine

We have seen plenty of machines sort M&Ms or Skittle by colour, but this new design posted over at Review My Life takes a clever new approach to sort the candies even quicker.


Blank Action Figures Let You Customise Your Own Superheroes

Unimpressed with the current crop of action figures on the shelves of your local toy store? Convinced you’ve come up with a better superheroine or hero? With some paint, magic markers, and maybe even a little modelling clay, you can now create your own action figure without having to pay for a 100,000-unit production run up front.


This Ball Machine Fakes Perpetual Motion As Long As The Sun Is Shining

Why is watching a marble snake its way around a twisty maze so mesmerising? Maybe it’s an allegory on the human condition as we all try to make our way through the world? What’s for certain is that they make for great desk toys, and as long as your office gets a bit of sun during the day, this one could — at least in theory — keep running until our local star eventually burns out.


Learn How To Make Milky Way Time-Lapses In About 20 Minutes

It’s no secret that Gizmodo loves Milky Way time-lapses. They’re an awe-inspiring fixture on the internet we can’t help but highlight. But astrophotographer (jealous of that job title) Ian Norman wants to transform us from just casual observers into active creators.


How To Transform Bullet Shells Into Earphones

Video: I love seeing the folks of Inspire to Make do their thing because they take small little objects and creatively turn them into something else entirely. First they transformed a nail into a tiny sword and now they have done the always popular DIY project of turning a pair of pistol bullet casings into a pair of headphones.


People Might Actually Care Who You Are Thanks To This DIY LED Nametag

The next time you’re at a conference and forced to wear a humiliating nametag, swap that sharpied sticker for this LED badge you build yourself. The soft glow of its 50 red LEDs is sure to have your fellow attendees actually caring what your name is, what you do, and if you’re willing to make one for them too.


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