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Adam Savage Explains Extensively How He Built His Hellboy Mecha-Glove

Remember Rasputin’s mecha-glove from Hellboy? All the delightful details, the knobs, lights, and doodads, were just fantastic. Adam Savage fell in love with it, and he just built a fully functioning replica to show off at Comic-Con, detailing exactly how he built it in a video for Tested.


Shame Bathroom Slobs That Don't Wash Their Hands With This DIY Alarm

Here’s the deal: If you use a public bathroom for any reason, you need to wash your hands before you leave. Don’t try to debate it, don’t get defensive, just do it, or else you might be publicly shamed by this DIY alarm that lets everyone know your hands are probably a cesspool of disgusting.


7 DIY Photography Tricks That Only Use Household Objects

Want to give your photography a shot in the arm but don’t want to spend a cent? No problem! Here are seven simple tricks that only use household objects to make your pictures better.


How To Make Your Very Own Urban Igloo

It’s freaking cold outside, and depending where you live, it might just be snowing. If you have lots of free time on your hands, and want to make something truly cool, why not go all-out and construct an urban igloo?


Google Cardboard Turns Your Android Into A DIY Virtual Reality Headset

Want a virtual reality headset, but can’t afford the hefty price tag on most existing models (or to hold out for the future)? Google dropped an inexpensive solution today following its I/O keynote: Google Cardboard, an app that lets Android users transform their phones into VR headsets with the help of a DIY cardboard viewer.


Dog Uses Catapult Contraption To Play Fetch With Itself

I don’t know who is smarter. The dog owner (apparently, an engineer) who built this catapult to allow his dog to play fetch with itself or the dog who knows how to use the contraption so perfectly that it can keep itself entertained when its owner is busy. Either way, they’re both genius.


Endless Animated Features Make This The Best Amateur Iron Man Suit Yet

There are more homemade 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.


Inside The DIY World Of Mapping Caves With Radio

Underground, where this is no GPS and certainly no Wi-Fi, mapping caves requires a different kind of technical ingenuity. Thus, there is cave radio. To learn about the DIY world of cave radio and underground exploration, Gizmodo picked the brain of Stanley Sides, tinkerer and former president of the Cave Research Foundation.


Would You Drink A Beer Made From Kudzu?

As the microbrew industry has become increasingly crowded, brewmasters are becoming more and more creative with their ingredients and techniques. The latest trend, Outside magazine says, is spiking batches with foraged ingredients, from sassafras to kudzu. Sound delicious?


Turn Your Table Into A Psychedelic Music Maker

It’s not so simple to become an electronic musician. The equipment is expensive. There’s not a good how-to book. It’s sometimes a little unclear what exactly electronic music is. That’s why the Contact musical interface is so intriguing.