With regards to gadgets there’s only 2 things better than buying your own
- Being given a gadget
- Making your own gizmo
The book Gonzo Gizmos is all about the latter with projects like
- A rotary steam engine from a candle, a soda can, a length of copper tubing
- A hot dog roaster that only needs just a flexible plastic mirror, a wooden box, a sunny day, and algebra
- Levitating magnets
It kind of reminds me of the program Brainiacs. Available from Think Geek.