This Trippy Music Video Is An At-Home Fluid Dynamics Experiment

What happens when your production budget consists of water, soap, food colouring, and maybe a bit of magnetic goo? If you're the filmmaker responsible for this music video, the result is a beautiful demonstration of fluid dynamics, fingering flows, drips, and bubbles. » 3/28/15 5:15pm Saturday 5:15pm

These Incredible Custom Figure Heads Give Hot Toys A Run For Their Money

As far as hyper-detailed figures that you can buy, Hot Toys is up there as some of the best for your cash. But they definitely have some competition from these jaw-dropping headsculpts by customiser Xiang Zhang. » 3/21/15 12:44pm 3/21/15 12:44pm

These Humongous Transformers Are Made Out Of Scrapped Car Parts

Sure, they may be made out of of re-purposed bits of scrap metal, but I'm willing to say this Optimus Prime looks way cooler than what we got in Michael Bay's Transformers films. » 3/17/15 9:40am 3/17/15 9:40am

How To Make Smoke Rings With A Water Bottle, A Balloon, And Incense

In high school, I once tried to build a smoke-ring-generating vortex cannon out of a five-gallon paint bucket, a t-shirt, and some dry ice. My contraption was a letdown. It produced weak, wispy rings, and did so inconsistently. This video shows how to build a DIY vortex cannon that actually works. » 3/11/15 2:00pm 3/11/15 2:00pm

Video Games As Vintage Sci-Fi Books

Artist Joshua Ketchen has designed a series called Arcade Adventures, imagining video games as covers of vintage sci-fi books with in a retro-futuristic style. » 3/05/15 10:20am 3/05/15 10:20am

An R/C Drone, Transformed Into A TIE Interceptor

Youtuber Olivier C. is back with another Star Wars drone after his wonderful Millennium Falcon build recently - what better to accompany it than a TIE Interceptor to fight it? » 3/05/15 12:01am 3/05/15 12:01am

This Secret Door Lights Up Like The Entrance To Moria At A Single Touch

Redditor Eclipse_007, blessed with Dwarven ingenuity, decided to install a secret doorway to a theatre room in their basement - and chose to replicate the entrance the Fellowship takes when they venture into Moria by turning the inconspicuous door into a gorgeous, light up panel that reacts to your touch. » 3/04/15 6:31pm 3/04/15 6:31pm

Learn How to Do Your Cooking In Darth Vader's Head

Anyone can have a regular wood-burning stove. Want to put a stamp on your backyard? Then you can customize it to look like your favorite metal-based characters. » 3/01/15 11:00pm 3/01/15 11:00pm

Canada's "Spocking Fives" Phenomenon Surges In Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

Doodle-driven Canadians have been cleverly defacing their five dollar bills for years, turning the portrait of former Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier into the pop-culture figures he eerily resembles: Spock (seen here) and Harry Potter's Severus Snape. » 2/28/15 8:30am 2/28/15 8:30am

DIY Millennium Falcon Is Cool, But Won't Do the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs

A French Star Wars and quadcopter fan Olivier C. built himself this Millennium Falcon with a few relatively simple steps, and then took the thing out for a test flight. No word on whether he has a Wookie co-pilot. » 2/05/15 2:00am 2/05/15 2:00am

Here's How To Build Your Own Cloud Chamber To Detect Particles

Particles are zipping past you all the time, and you don't even notice it happen. Here's how to quickly build a cloud chamber so you can detect these particles in your own home! » 1/25/15 5:49pm 1/25/15 5:49pm

These Gorgeous Planters Made From Reclaimed Furniture Are Truly Gothic

So you've got that one crappy old chair that most definitely does not tie the room together. Why not take a page from Brazilian artist Rodrigo Bueno, whose love of nature has literally grown together with his creative spirit. » 1/02/15 4:40pm 1/02/15 4:40pm

Build This Wave Machine With Duct Tape, Kebab Skewers, and Candy

A lot of people use Slinkies to introduce kids to waves. But Slinky waves can move too fast for people to really wrap their heads around. Instead, science teacher and filmmaker Alom Shaha suggests, they should try this wave machine. You can build it yourself, and you can do it on the cheap. Here's how. » 12/03/14 10:48am 12/03/14 10:48am

Make your own Star Wars paper snowflakes with these amazing designs

For the past few years, designer Anthony Herrera has released designs for people to make their own beautifully intricate, Star Wars themed Paper Snowflakes - and he's returned this winter to give us even more lovely designs! » 11/21/14 2:57am 11/21/14 2:57am

Do Want: A Modular, Programmable Robot Made Of Paper And Cardboard

ZURI is a DIY, programmable "Paperbot" system, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: The parts are built with paper and cardboard. Plus, the design is modular. By combining leg- and body-types, users can create a range of robotic bauplans. » 11/07/14 8:40am 11/07/14 8:40am

Scare Your Neighbors With These DIY Halloween Decorations

Still worrying over Halloween decorations? We've got you covered. We scoured the Internet for the best of the best Halloween goodies and brought you a list of the greatest gags and boos. Some are simple, DIY, cheapy-cheap creations; others may take a bit of finesse. But they are all sensational. » 10/22/14 1:45pm 10/22/14 1:45pm

Repurpose Your Empty Crystal Head Vodka Skull Bottle

Just in time for Halloween (or anytime, if you're like me), see how awesome an empty Crystal Head Vodka skull bottle looks when repurposed as an attractive wall sconce. » 10/04/14 12:37pm 10/04/14 12:37pm

Cosplay 1.01 - A Beginner's Introduction To Cosplay

Things have changed since I discovered cosplay, and along the way I've made many amazing friends through this craft who've helped me learn and grow. But for someone new to the community, cosplay can be very intimidating and attending a convention feels a little too reminiscent of Frodo's journey through Mordor. So… » 9/09/14 10:38am 9/09/14 10:38am

Filter Rainwater in a Barrel for Drinking

Rain barrels are everywhere these days, and while they are great for providing water for your lawn or garden, what about drinking water? This plan for a carbon filter was pulled from a 100 year old homesteading handbook. » 8/19/14 5:13pm 8/19/14 5:13pm