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HOW TO: Build Your Own Bodacious Beach Bar from 7 Discarded Shipping Pallets

HOW TO: Build Your Own Bodacious Beach Bar from 7 Discarded Shipping Pallets

Using seven discarded shipping pallets, avid recycler and designer James Higginson—who previously shared his pallet table project with us—now ups his game with a gorgeous DIY beach bar built on a

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Shapeways Debuts a New Flexible 3D Printing Material

Shapeways Debuts a New Flexible 3D Printing Material

3D printing technology just added a little spring to its step with a new maker material called "Elasto Plastic," an off-white flexible polymer made by Shapeways. The substance sports a grainy texture

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The ‘Altoids Sours’ BBQ Grill Is Curiously Awesome!

The ‘Altoids Sours’ BBQ Grill Is Curiously Awesome!

Talk about upcycling -- this tiny barbeque grill is made from a single Altoids Sours tin, two salvaged computer fan guards and a handful of nuts and screws, and it's big enough to handle a wiener or a

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VIDEO: How to Get Started With Cloth Diapers

VIDEO: How to Get Started With Cloth Diapers

Approximately 27.4 billion disposable diapers end up in US landfills each year, and once there, they take about 500 years to decompose! If you want to stop contributing the the problem with your baby's

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Eighteen-Year-Old Builds One-Man DIY Submarine Out of a Drainpipe

Eighteen-Year-Old Builds One-Man DIY Submarine Out of a Drainpipe

Beckerman is inventing and engineering gadgets and gizmos at a time when many of us were just getting our driver’s licenses. He built a "Cleaning Car" device that mops and vacuums the floor at the age

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HOW TO: Make Homemade, Healthy, Organic Popsicles To Beat the Heat!

HOW TO: Make Homemade, Healthy, Organic Popsicles To Beat the Heat!

This summer's been one of the hottest yet, but if you're already sweating from the intense heat, you can rest easy -- I've got a sweet, refreshing treat that is sure too cool you down! Popsicles are a

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DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

Many people bemoan the fact that they can't grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can actually grow more than you realize in really small

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Beautiful Wood Records Created Using a Laser Cutter

Beautiful Wood Records Created Using a Laser Cutter

Forget vinyl - engineer Amanda Ghassaei has developed a technique for cutting records into wood! Using a Epilog 120 Watt Legend EXT laser cutter, she was able to create digital waveform files from MP3s,

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Blueprints for 3D-Printed Liberator Gun Have Been Downloaded 100,000 Times in Just Two Days

Blueprints for 3D-Printed Liberator Gun Have Been Downloaded 100,000 Times in Just Two Days

There are those who will only let their firearms be taken away from their cold, dead 3D printers. Defense Distributed, a group of IT professionals, students, and engineers located in the US and Germany,

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Jolan Van Der Wiel’s Psychedelic Tray Tables Are Created Using Centrifugal Forces

Jolan Van Der Wiel’s Psychedelic Tray Tables Are Created Using Centrifugal Forces

Dutch designer Jolan Van Der Wiel created a public workshop where visitors could make their own colorful trays using natural forces. The designer, famous for creating strange, spiky objects with the

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Duke Researchers Create a DIY Invisibility Cloak Using a 3D Printer

Duke Researchers Create a DIY Invisibility Cloak Using a 3D Printer

Until recently, invisibility cloaks were the stuff of private laboratories or fantasy novels. Now, engineers from Duke University have taken advantage of 3D printing technology to fabricate an obscuring

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6 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Truly Wow Your Mom!

6 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Truly Wow Your Mom!

She cherishes the homemade cards and the handprints set in clay, but this Mother's Day take the DIY-ing up a notch and treat mom to an exquisite gift that's also a labor of love. We're highlighting 6

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DIY Gift Idea: Create Glass Jar Picture Frames for Mother’s Day

DIY Gift Idea: Create Glass Jar Picture Frames for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just a week away, and if you're looking for a simple DIY gift, these recycled glass jar picture frames are not only easy to make, but they can make for cool keepsakes and decorations. Many

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Asia Piaścik’s Sugarcloud Lamp Takes Inspiration from Traditional Polish Crafts

Asia Piaścik’s Sugarcloud Lamp Takes Inspiration from Traditional Polish Crafts

Polish designer Asia Piaścik's Sugarcloud Lamp takes its inspiration from a sweet recipe inspired by traditional Polish crocheting techniques. Here, white cotton is first crocheted and then stiffened

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Build Your Own Shipping Pallet Furniture With Pallet Room’s Downloadable Instructions

Build Your Own Shipping Pallet Furniture With Pallet Room’s Downloadable Instructions

After moving into his new apartment, Andrea Scandella needed to furnish the place on a budget. Scandella is studying Design & Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan, so it was a natural extension for

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6 Fun DIY Projects to Make for Earth Day

6 Fun DIY Projects to Make for Earth Day

VINTAGE TEACUP CANDLES You've probably seen fancy candles like these selling for exorbitant prices, but you can make your own for just a few bucks. Just use teacups you already own or pick up a few at

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8 Kid-Friendly Activities for Earth Day!

8 Kid-Friendly Activities for Earth Day!

Earth Day 2013 takes place on Monday, April 22nd, and activities and events to celebrate our planet and mother earth will be taking place throughout the weekend. If you're looking to celebrate with your

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DIY: Learn How Make Your Own Aloe Vera Toothpaste

DIY: Learn How Make Your Own Aloe Vera Toothpaste

Looking for an all-natural toothpaste for those pearly whites? If you question what chemicals could be lurking in those brand name toothpastes, here's an easy DIY project that wil yield refreshing,

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Anton Alvarez’s Wrapping Machine Wraps Waste Wood Furniture with Colorful Thread

Anton Alvarez’s Wrapping Machine Wraps Waste Wood Furniture with Colorful Thread

Anton Alvarez is a Swedish-Chilean designer based in London and Stockholm. A recent graduate of the Royal College of Art's Design Products MA, he developed 'Wrapping Machine', a cool contraption that

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Video: DIY Dynamic Bike Headlight Projects Your Speed in Front of You

Video: DIY Dynamic Bike Headlight Projects Your Speed in Front of You

Ever wonder how hard you are cranking it on your bike? Matt Richardson knows exactly how fast he is going with his Raspberry Pi Dynamic Headlight that projects his speed in front of him. His prototype

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Pollux’NZ City Project Deploys an Open-Source Environmental Monitoring Network

Pollux’NZ City Project Deploys an Open-Source Environmental Monitoring Network

An open-source environmental monitoring network is now being tested in France by CKAB, a French consulting firm and innovation lab focusing on the Internet of Things. According to Hack a Day, the project,

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DIY: How to Make a Hydrating Avocado Hair Mask to Revitalize Your Hair

DIY: How to Make a Hydrating Avocado Hair Mask to Revitalize Your Hair

If winter's left your hair looking like a pile of straw, revitalize it with this easy-to-make DIY hair mask. Whipped up by LUSH Cosmetics product inventor Helen Ambrosen, this rich mask uses just a few

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7 Creative, Non-Toxic Ways to Decorate Your Own Easter Eggs

7 Creative, Non-Toxic Ways to Decorate Your Own Easter Eggs

Easter is coming up fast, and as you prepare for the arrival of basket-carrying bunnies, it's time to decorate those festive eggs! Whether you're preparing an Easter egg hunt for the kids in your life, or

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Dash Makes Delicious Additive-Free Greek Yogurt from Any Kind of Milk

Dash Makes Delicious Additive-Free Greek Yogurt from Any Kind of Milk

NYC-based Dash company recently debuted a prototype of a Greek Yogurt Maker that makes delicious, creamy yogurt free from fake sugars and preservatives. Not only does this product have style, but it

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Tiny Papercraft Millennium Falcon is Only Half an Inch Long!

Tiny Papercraft Millennium Falcon is Only Half an Inch Long!

Little origami Yoda can now stand in good papercraft company, as sculptor David Canavese has created a miniscule half-inch Millennium Falcon! The San Jose-based artist took eight hours to complete the

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Man Transforms Old TV Screen into 2000 Degree Fahrenheit Solar Death Ray That Can Melt Pennies

Man Transforms Old TV Screen into 2000 Degree Fahrenheit Solar Death Ray That Can Melt Pennies

DIY expert Grant Thompson has a use for those heavy old rear-projection televisions that have been collecting dust in your basement—he transforms them into solar-powered death rays! Thompson takes

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People People’s Transparent Speaker is a Crowdfunded DIY Megahit

People People’s Transparent Speaker is a Crowdfunded DIY Megahit

What if you could listen to your favorite music on a stylish and environmentally friendly sound system that seamlessly blends into your home environment? That's exactly what the creatives at Swedish

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The SpamCam is a Clever Pinhole Camera Made from a Can of Spam

The SpamCam is a Clever Pinhole Camera Made from a Can of Spam

For most of us, it might be difficult to figure out what there is to see in a can of Spam. However, what there is to see through a can of Spam is an entirely different story. F295 user 'underbyte' has

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Design Your Own Paper Lamps with Mostlikely’s Animal-Shaped Lampshades

Design Your Own Paper Lamps with Mostlikely’s Animal-Shaped Lampshades

Vienna-based agency Mostlikely made an impact in 2012 with its massive ‘Of Donkeys and Basilisks’ paper sculpture that was made using nearly 4,000 paper forms. Now, the team is using their paper

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Designer Niklas Roy Creates a Pen Plotter from Cardboard and Common Office Supplies

Designer Niklas Roy Creates a Pen Plotter from Cardboard and Common Office Supplies

Designer Niklas Roy has created an incredible miniature plotter made from Finnish cardboard, rubber bands, glue, tape, glue, and a welding rod. Roy designed the gadget while teaching a workshop at the

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