Bobble heads. Cool, right? How about a trapezoidal-shaped bobble head that you construct yourself by downloading a template, printing on cardstock, cutting, folding and gluing it? Too good to be true? Check out Pally Pal Paper Toys. They have a growing inventory of Pal designs in several categories or download a blank template and create […]
JJ’s Knife Kit from Garrett Wade is a nifty build it yourself kit for little ones aged 4-7. Kids always want what their parents have, so this is a safe way to let them feel like they have a grown up tool. These kits come with pre-cut and pre-drilled pieces of Oak or Cherry depending […]
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I rarely use the CD drive in my iMac or Macbook Pro. 99.9% of the time, I download software instead of buying CDs. And I don’t watch DVDs on my devices either. OWC has a cool product that will let you ditch your optical drive for […]
TOKYObay will be offering a Limited Edition DIY Toolbox in time for the holiday gift buying season. This kit will give watch enthusiasts the ability to customize and assemble the main components of a classic style watch. The DIY watch kit includes two mid size classic watch faces. One with a cream dial and and […]
The Gadgeteer recently showed you how to easily change your downlights into pendant lights without hiring an electrician. Today, we’ve found another way update the look of your recessed lights. Sky Mall is offering Recessed Light Covers in a variety of styles from modern to traditional. These Recessed Light Covers snap into place over your […]
If there’s anything that I love as much as getting my hands on a shiny new gadget, it’s taking old gadgets and repurposing them to accomplish something completely awesome. I recently combined a low-end Eye-Fi card, a 2008 Mac Mini, and a little elbow grease to turn my home theater system into a slideshow displaying […]
If you are tired of the way your recessed can lights look, you can convert them to pendant fixtures in minutes without paying for an electrician. These Instant Pendant Lights from Solutions simply replace the bulb in your old fixture. You can adjust the length of the fixture without having to cut the wiring, and […]
If you are equally handy with “needle, thread, and battleaxe”, you can make yourself a D20-shaped handbag (called a dice bag, if you’re male). The ThinkGeek kit contains all the components you need to make the bag; you just need to supply the sewing machine, thread, iron, and the skills. The DIY Dice Handbag kit is […]
Wee-Meng Lee sent in a nifty tip for those of you that own a Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pen and would like a relatively easy way to refill the ink instead of throwing away the pen. Wee-Meng has created a video that demonstrates his method. If you have other gadget tips like this one, please send them […]
If you are a photography buff or just like to build things, check out the Plamodel build-your-own working 35mm camera with a 28mm lens. You simply snap together the plastic parts in the DIY camera kit from Japanese design house SuperHeadz. This could be a fun project for you to do with a younger child who’d […]
Benny Johansson sent in a link to his site where he demonstrates how to make your own holders for flashlights, bicycle pumps and other items. His photography and clear instructions are great. I’ve bookmarked the site for future reference. Go check it out.
Look on the Internet for plans to build a robot from an old computer mouse and you’ll find plenty. Really useful, huh? But, look for a set of plans for a Murphy bed and you’ll be disappointed. Oddly there are plenty of people out there searching for do-it-yourself plans for Murphy beds, myself included (both […]
If you have a thing for fire, check out the Magna-Lite keychain micro torch from Weller. It’s less than 3 inches long, but can create a flame up to 2400° F!
Shapeways is a website that allows people to create printed 3D models that you can keep. Their current deal is a $49 Ringpoem napkin ring made of stainless steel infused with Bronze or just plain stainless steel. The price is pretty steep for just one napkin ring, but the design looks pretty cool – and […]
I am definitely a child of the 70′s and 80′s. As such, I was (and remain) a pretty huge Star Wars fan. I remember my father taking the day off for the first Star Wars movie, not going to school, and standing in line to see the very first showing of Star Wars at the […]
I received an email the other day asking me to check out a video site called VideoJug. They claim to be the world’s most popular, free to use, video learning site, with over 43,000 bite-sized, professionally produced films on a wide range of topics – including gadgets. They have some fun do-it-yourself type videos that […]