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DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

Many people recycle old aluminum cans so that they are diverted from landfills and reused to make a variety of items. But if you're a fan of DIY projects, you might consider saving those cans and

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LEGObot: A Working 3D Printer Made From LEGO Bricks!

LEGObot: A Working 3D Printer Made From LEGO Bricks!

As the 3D printer revolution picks up speed, the price of the machines is beginning to drop—but shelling out several hundred bucks for a desktop printer is still out of the reach of many would-be

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3D-Printed SLR Camera Can Be Made For Just $30

3D-Printed SLR Camera Can Be Made For Just $30

Ever find yourself longing for your old analog 35mm SLR camera? If you own or have access to a 3D printer, you have the ability to make one for $30 thanks to the OpenReflex Camera project by Leo Marius.

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Cool Cube Lamp Using Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

DIY: Learn How to Make a Cool Cube Lamp Using Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

Linda Rose's Cube Lamp shade is made completely out of recycled cardboard. Linda designed the lighting fixture thinking about the unique texture of materials and the subsequent effect it would have when

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Patio Furniture Transforms into DIY Bike-Powered Generator

Patio Furniture Transforms into DIY Bike-Powered Generator

When riding a stationary bicycle, it easy to feel as though you aren't getting anywhere or doing much of anything other than managing a quick workout. The cardio is great, but what if you could capture

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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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The Laptop Compubody Sock is a Commentary on Our Attachment to Computers

The Laptop Compubody Sock is a Commentary on Our Attachment to Computers

Working on your laptop in public can be distracting, and it can be difficult to keep your work private from the wandering eyes of the people around you. Electronics guru Becky Stern came up with a

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The DIY BioPrinter Hack Lets You Print Biomaterials From an Old Inkjet

The DIY BioPrinter Hack Lets You Print Biomaterials From an Old Inkjet

With large companies such as Organovo and Autodesk teaming up to fabricate living tissue, you might think that bioprinting is out of the scope of the average DIYer. But when it comes to technology, human

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DIY: Make A Hammock Chair from Upcycled Plastic Bags

DIY: Make A Hammock Chair from Upcycled Plastic Bags

If you have a bunch of plastic bags lying around, upcycle them into a hammock chair! All you need to make one is time (you'll need to braid each plastic bag to make it sturdy), about 500 plastic bags,

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DIY: How To Turn a Playing Card Into a Solar-Powered Battery Charger

DIY: How To Turn a Playing Card Into a Solar-Powered Battery Charger

A few weeks ago we shared Instructable's handy DIY guide to building your own solar-powered USB charger. Now, the website has provided a guide to creating a solar-powered charger for rechargeable NiMH AA

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HOW TO: Make Your Own LED Etch-A-Sketch (Some Technical Know-How Required!)

HOW TO: Make Your Own LED Etch-A-Sketch (Some Technical Know-How Required!)

Everyone loves an Etch-A-Sketch, but a materials scientist/electrical engineer has gone one further and created a LED version of the popular toy. He has provided full instructions, which can teach anyone

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Create Your Own DIY Solar-Powered USB Charger For All Your Portable Gadgets!

Create Your Own DIY Solar-Powered USB Charger For All Your Portable Gadgets!

With endless summer days still aplenty, there's no better time to invest in a solar charger for all your gadgets. However, Joshua Zimmerman of the DIY site Instructables doesn't think you need to spend

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LEGO Headphones Bring New Life to Old Toys

LEGO Headphones Bring New Life to Old Toys

Still have a tub full of building bricks sitting around after your last life-size LEGO project? Why not transform them into a pair of block-rocking LEGO headphones, as per these directions from

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