Category Archives: DIY

Life-size replica of Tie Fighter Spacecraft by Star wars fans is a masterpiece

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Another amazing masterpiece by Star Wars passionate fans has come into limelight. A life-size model of the ‘Tie Fighter’ spacecraft has been created by a team of German Star Wars admirers. The 1:2 scale replica of Tie Fighter has been crafted using plastic, wood and steel which took almost 2 years for completion. The Darth Vader’s Tie fighter was publicized in Eichenzell, Germany and has become a hot topic of discussion among Star wars fan since then.

Most bizarre keyboard ever is perfect for writing stories

Hemisphere Keyboard by Skyberrys

Carrie Segal, a 27 year old Makebly user has built a brass and glass USB keyboard that’s absolutely dissimilar to any regular keyboard. The image you see here is not a techie weapon instead it’s a keyboard consisting of all 36 vital writing keys. The keyboard called Hemisphere Keyboard looks like a sphere with multiple spikes. Each spike is having a glass ball at the end with letters encrypted on top.

A kit that lets you make your own sailboat

DIY Sailboat Kit by Balmain Boat Company

Balmain Boat Company has found an excellent way to entertain you this summer. They have come up with the DIY Sailboat Kit. This kit allows you to build your very own sailboat in just a few hours. All you need to do is get equipped with hammer, drill and caulking gun and follow the instructions on the manual.

‘Invisible Headphone’ is an implanted speaker right inside the ear

Rich Lee Invisible Headphone

You would have to be an ultimate music fan to do what Rich Lee has done. The guy has implanted a wireless headphone in his ear to free himself from the daily hassle of misplacing or losing his headphones. More than just a music fan Rich is a Grinder, one who experiments with body enhancements and surgical implants. Therefore he came up with an idea of implanting a magnet (that works like a speaker) into his Tragus.

Super Bike Hack: DIY automatic suspension lockout lets you control your bike ‘like a boss’

Bike Hack

The LaPierre x Rockshox El shock has proven to be a revelation in the cadre of modern battery adjusted suspensions. The suspension along with the suspension adjustment system from fox which utilizes a Shimano Di2 battery has really inspired some bike re-engineering. Motivated by this same suspension culture is Vladimir Kolotov who has fused his love for riding and mini gadgetry into one. 

iPhone 5 made at home using a piece of steel. You can make one too!

iPhone 5

Are you an iPhone fanatic? Don’t have money to buy it? No need to worry, a guy from China has created an iPhone 5 replica at home using only steel and has acknowledged complete method on Weibo (Chinese). Following the procedure you can build one for yourself at home, believe me it’s very easy.

The Bright Eyes Kit glasses can play videos as well as respond to your tweets

The Bright Eyes Kit

Technology Will Save Us came up with a new fun project for programmers called ‘The Bright Eyes Kit.’ The kit contains programmable sunglasses embedded with 174 LEDs. Currently running as a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of £17,500 it encourages folks to study programming.

Students made an airplane using bamboo

bamboo airplane

Hoos Flying, the “Flying Panda” was created at the University of Virginia’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering building. Some attractive features of the airplane are its bamboo craft, remote control handling, high performance, 11 pounds weight capable of carrying 25 pounds of payload. The one of a kind airplane has been crafted by a group of students known as “Hoos Flying.” The high performance aerospace from UVA was an initiative undertaken for the competition is the Society of Automotive Engineer’s (SAE) area design international collegiate competition and stood 14th among 40 participants.

Severely paralyzed people can use these glasses to control a computer

Computer controlling glasses

Recently we featured a Quadcopter for people with disabilities that could be controlled by brain. And now some scientists in Britain have developed brain interface glasses which will help people with severe disabilities to control a computer with their eyes. So much innovation everywhere around, isn’t it? This device costed just $65 in making.

Homemade Spacecraft by a 19 year old captures amazing astronomical images with a $48 camera

Camera in Space

Creativity has no bounds! Yes, the stunning pictures of space clicked by a £30 camera will make you exclaim the same line. A nineteen year old, Nottingham University student Adam Cudworth has clicked few amazing astronomical pictures which look like images clicked with the multi-million pounds NASA satellite. The innovative chap made this possible with a £30 second hand camera and a balloon. The homemade device was created in not more than £200 with the help of a box encompassing GPS, microprocessor and a radio. The device flew to the 110,210 feet height when left unrestricted in the space. 

Now read an E-book not with your mouse but with your hands

Elektrobiblioteka

‘Electrobiblioteka’, is the name that has been given to a real, live E book. Waldek Wegrzyn has created a tangible E Book the physicality of which is entirely opposite to the conventional e link reader. One might call it a reverse engineered pagination which is quite laborious but worth the effort which is all evident in the video below.

Man creates a real life Transformer that transforms into a huge robot

Transformers

Liu, a man from Jinan, Shandong Province is a big fan of Transformers. He dedicated six months and US $11,025 to make a real life Transformer robot at home. Liu was annoyed by the fact that most of the Transformer toys in market claim to be Transformers but do not transform or move at all. So, he decided to make one for himself that could transform into a huge robot.

DIY Arcade style racing cockpit gives you the real thrill of racing track

DIY Racing Cabinet

This article will surely give goose bumps to those who are crazy about racing games. The fun of racing games increases if you have a steering wheel to handle the car instead of a controller. And having a racing cockpit to perform it is like a cherry on the cake. This whole setup has been designed by Matthew Boyer and gives his living room a real feel of the racing track.

Use gestures to create virtual remote controls for your home devices

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Laptops, remote controls, wireless devices and many more to continue, have made us completely technology dependent. We prefer doing things sitting at one place without wasting much of the energy. We are here to discuss a similar concept made by Toon and Jiang as part of their university thesis. The interesting project made by them makes use of gestures to turn things on as well as off.

Awesome jet powered Batwing made from scratch flies like a bat

Batwing

I just love anything inspired by Batman. Few days ago I posted about a guy from Vietnam who finished building his Batpod superbike from scratch. And now, a YouTube user named Chris Allen has built an amazing jet powered Batwing out of scratch. Chris has used tiny jets to power the batwing and yes, it can fly miles above your head.