Altoids Sours BBQ Grill

by Ally

If you need a grill that’s Barbie or action figure sized then this DIY project is one to try your hand at.  You can convert one of your Altoid tins into a fully functioning BBQ grill.  Sure, it doesn’t have a whole lot of practicality to it, but it’d be a great conversation piece.  Besides, it’s hard to beat being able to make miniature hamburgers on a tiny grill.

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Mr. Hyde Robotic Top Hat

by Ally

If you love Halloween and DIY projects, then this hat is the perfect combination.  It’ll be enough to keep you busy for quite a while, plus you’ll have something fun to show off come Halloween.  This hat features a head that pops out, can move around and even make a little noise.  Of course I hope you have some artistic sculpting skills, because you’ll need them to make the head …

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Mr. Potato Head gets a steampunk makeover

by Ally

I’m fairly sure that it was absolutely impossible to grow up and not have a small amount of love for Mr. Potato Head.  After all, you get to rip out all of his features and change his expressions.  Then if you’re feeling extra mischievous you could give him a quick sex change and turn him into Mrs. Potato Head.  If you still get a little mushy over Mr. Potato Head …

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A way to put a USB Typewriter on your desk

by Mark R

I don’t know about you, but I suppose that this is what our computers would look like today if certain technologies did not evolve the way that they did. It is also a very complex project that you can do at home. Granted, it requires a lot of technical know-how in order to solder the essential parts together, plus others that you will probably have to buy. You can check …

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DIY Dinosaur Light Kits

by Ally

Whether you have a kid that loves dinosaurs or you yourself have a child-like love for them, these dinosaurs would make for a neat decoration.  Plus, it would give you a project for a rainy day.  These white lamps may not offer a whole lot of task lighting, but they will make any room look a whole lot more interesting.  Nothing makes a room feel more welcoming than a miniature …

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DIY Fluorescent Floor Lamp

by Ally

Finding attractive lighting can get expensive, especially if you go with anything remotely trendy.  It’s surprising how much money you can sink into lighting alone, but it’s an important factor for both everyday life and the look of your room.  Instead of sinking a whole lot of dough into a lamp, you could make some of these Fluorescent Floor Lamps thanks to a handy little tutorial.

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Rock’Em Sock ‘Em Robots done wirelessly

by Mark R

I am sure that you don’t really need an introduction to the game that these people are playing. I’m sure all of us have played Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots at some point in our lives. I’m also sure that you have noticed that the people playing this game are not using their hands. That is because Zachery Shivers and Anne Flichbaugh have made Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots motion …

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Racing video game meets R/C car, with corrugated cardboard

by Mark R

Once I saw this set-up, I knew that I had to report on it. After all, it is a sit-down arcade racing game that uses a real car! Granted, it is a small, remote controlled car that goes around a corrugated cardboard track, but the R/C car has a camera so you can see as you are driving! I have a video of it after the jump so you can …

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