Starry LED Lamp

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Instructables user darbinorvar put together this really cool LED lamp that lights up like stars.  You can watch her build the whole thing in her YouTube tutorial of the process below if you want.  It’s better then going through all the photos individually and remember, I’m lazy. I really like the random way she marked … Continued

Keyboard Snake

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Remember Snake, the pretty simple cell phone game everyone had where you eat bits and try not to run into yourself?  Well redditor mythicmaniac decided to use his mechanical keyboard as the screen for a version of it: The game pre-dates cell-phones (at least, cell-phones with a screen and the ability to play games) by … Continued

Survival Fire Piston

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Instructables user wartellc made his own Fire piston in about 4 hours.  I had never heard of one of these before, but the concept is pretty basic, I like it.  I don’t have any of the tools necessary to make my own, so I’ll probably just buy one, it’s only $25 on Amazon.  However, the … Continued

LED Log Lamp

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Yes, a 3rd lamp post this month.  Sue me.  Instructable user Trask River Productions has put together a very comprehensive 34 step instructable on how to make this really good looking Log lamp shown above.  Honestly, it looks very well made, which makes sense considering the person/company.  I’m impressed with cutting out all the wood … Continued

Pipe Lamp

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Instructables user Matt2 Silver has a really awesome DIY aged bubbling pipe lamp.  He did a fantastic job on the whole thing, I thought it was a real copper pipe from the initial photo and video, but it’s really PVC.  The small touches of mixed white and green paint for oxidation are really nice.  The hammered … Continued

Fun with Magnets!

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Powerful permanent magnets are fun to play around with and experiment and learn from.  Aptly named Instructables user Magnetic Games has a short 2 step instructable that  shows how to make a few neat things. Actually, his YouTube channel is full of interesting experiments and toys you could make with ease with magnets.  I think the gears … Continued

DIY Sugar Cube Maker

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This is pretty neat, if a bit useless for the average person.  Instructables user MaskMarvl has put together a quick 7 step guide to making your own sugar cubes.  Granted, it needs to use brown sugar so that it can stick together, but I’m sure you could eventually figure out the recipe for making your … Continued

BASE Jumping off a Ski Jump made on a Bridge

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National Geographic has the above video where Mike Wilson has decided to construct a ski jump made of crushed ice on the side of a bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho.  He was then pulled across the “snow” and jumped over the railing of the bridge.  He threw out a parachute, and glided to the river below. … Continued

Penny Crusher Machine

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I’m sure you’ve all seen these penny crusher machines.  They are pretty ubiquitous on vacations and are a great cheap souvenir.  Well, besides the common question of is this legal, which it is, so stop asking, the other question is how do they work? In actuality, it’s a pretty simple process, a penny is pushed through … Continued

Fish Coffee

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Tank, Table. Instructables user fellc has created this neat Coffee Table, with a fish tank in it.  You know I have a think for Coffee Tables, and for DIY projects, hell, even ace fish tanks. He’s made a 6 step instructable detailing his process.  He’s using a 30 gallon tank that he already had, and spent … Continued