DIY

Last summer, former NASA engineer Mark Rober unveiled the world’s largest NERF gun. This year he topped it with a 7-foot long Super Soaker that’s capable of firing water at 272 miles per hour. In fact, the gun can be pressurized to 2400 PSI, which is eight times the pressure of a fire truck. As you’ll see in the video below, that’s more than enough power to shatter glass and obliterate watermelons. [click to continue…]

Back in April we discovered a fangirl with an awesomely pink Star Wars bedroom. The LED Death Star wall decoration was my favorite thing about her room, and this project from EPBOT reminds me of it big time. Their version is designed to show off a Star Wars Funko Pop collection, but it could be used for all kinds of collectibles.

If you would like to try building your own color-changing Death Star shelf, head on over to EPBOT to see how it was done.

This custom BioShock Little Sister doll by Kari Parham is a perfectly balanced blend of cute and creepy. [click to continue…]

Using leftover cardboard boxes, doting dad John Stoddard gave his six-year-old daughter the gift of a Star Wars snowspeeder for her school’s annual “drive-in” movie event, which involves kids and their parents bringing a cardboard car or spaceship to sit in while they watch a movie on the last day before summer break. [click to continue…]

I don’t really get this whole fidget spinner phenomenon, but I have to say that this particular spinner is undeniably awesome. In the video below, you’ll watch YouTuber PressTube cast a Batman symbol fidget spinner with bullet shells. It’s actually very interesting to watch the process. [click to continue…]

You could buy a life-size Aliens facehugger prop, but where’s the fun in that?
Odin Abbott is about to show you how you can build your own. Then he’ll show you how to build a cryo-stasis tank to keep that sucker contained. [click to continue…]

If you’re up to the task, you can build this fantastic Guardian Sword replica from Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The entire 34-inch sword is is 3D-printed and contains over 90 NeoPixel LEDs. See how it was done in the video below. [click to continue…]

Father and Mad Max fan Ian Pfaff works as a director, but in his spare time he likes to make props. For his latest creation, he and his wife Emily modified Cozy Coupe toy cars with random stuff that included everything from old computer parts to to a breast pump. [click to continue…]

Nerdy Dad and YouTuber The Beardless Man sent us a video that chronicles his first nerdy woodworking build—a little Millennium Falcon tablet theater that he made for his kids. As you’ll see, it’s a fun project that handy dads and moms can handle without too much trouble. [click to continue…]

Redditor LetsbuildsomeShit‘s username definitely checks out, because this awesome Raspberry Pi 3 / RetroPie-powered Legend of Zelda barrel arcade machine is a custom job. If you’re interested in doing something similar, an overview of the build is available in the gallery below. [click to continue…]