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This DIY Graduation Cap Is A Brilliant Way To Show Mum How Smart You Got In College

Students across America are coming up on graduation season, and Dan Barkus wanted to be sure his family could spot him in the crowd. Naturally, a little tinkering was necessary.


Combining A Blender, Chainsaw And Motorcycle Is The Best Thing Ever

Video: 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 for making the smoothest margaritas without the need for a power cord.


Bloody Mary Secrets That Will Change Your Life

There’s nothing quite like sipping a spiked meal in a glass. So when Few, one of my favourite distilleries, offered to send me something called “Breakfast Gin”, I got a bright idea. Why not whip up a batch of refreshing Bloody Marys?


Mad Scientist Builds Fully Functional Hoverbike

Video: Because a thermite-blasting cannon isn’t crazy enough, Colin Furze used a pair of motors and propellers designed for parasailing to build himself a fully functional flying hoverbike. It’s easily one of the mad scientist’s most dangerous builds to date, but seeing how manoeuvrable it is almost makes us want to build one too.


Hot Water And Ice Power This Motor Made Of Paper

If you’re going to bother tackling a craft project, it might as well do something interesting when you’re done with it. Aliaksei Zholner used his skills with paper and glue to build a working Stirling engine powered by a bowl of hot water and a handful of ice cubes.


If You Have A 3D Printer You Can Make Yourself A Cheap Robotic Lawn Mower

A decent robot mower will set you back a couple thousand dollars, considerably more than the robot vacuum that’s patrolling your living room for dust. But if you’ve got access to a 3D printer and a bit of electronics know-how, you can print and build a robotic mower for a fraction of the cost.


How To Make Your Own Magnetic Slime Using White Glue And Iron Filings

If you’re not sure the novelty of putty that reacts to magnets will hold your attention long enough to spend $US15 ($20) on a whole can of it, Dave Hax shows you how to make your own on the cheap using just Elmer’s white glue, some Borax (sodium borate) powder, and iron filings.


3D Printing Your Own Braces Works And Is A Terrible Idea

At the age of nine, I became the first kid in my primary school class to get braces. They did their job, but by the time I left university, I’d lost my retainers and my teeth had drifted back into disarray. Imagine the feeling of kinship, then, when I saw a blog post by a university student who 3D-printed his own braces.


What's The Link Between This Beach Ball, An Arduino Uno And Star Wars?

If you went looking for a 50cm beach ball on Amazon, you might find that the ‘Frequently Bought Together’ field is suggesting something odd — a bottle of glue, a pack of high powered magnets or even an Arduino board. It’s not Amazon’s algorithms messing up — these are the ingredients that are needed to build a homebrew BB-8.


Build This Auto-Tracking Nerf Sentry Gun That Does All The Aiming For You

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.


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