The Most Brilliant DiY Tutorial Channels to Watch on YouTube Right Now

Years ago, wannabe engineers might’ve sat in a basement tearing up VCRs to concoct homemade electronics, pounding can after can of Tab to fuel their DiY compulsions. That’s still happening today—except with DVD burners, cans of Red Bull, and with millions of people watching the mad scientists on YouTube. » 5/06/15 12:36pm 5/06/15 12:36pm

Build This Space-Saving Workstation for your DIY Electronics Projects

Normally, DIY electronics projects require a lot of room to spread out and specialized tools, but this simple, tiny workbench by Instructables user gizmologist bucks the trend. It offers storage for tools and room for a breadboard, Arduino, and a few other gadgets, all in a portable package. » 4/11/15 6:30pm 4/11/15 6:30pm

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

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

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