Katia Schiele of Kat Kosplay chose to go the extra mile with her cosplay of Rey from The Force Awakens. Not only did she recreate an accurate and impressive version of Rey's staff, she also documented the entire process via photographs and videos so that other cosplayers could borrow her methodology.Read More
The Sphero BB-8 is cool and everything, but it's just a tiny toy and also costs $150. After seeing BB-8 roll around on stage at the Star Wars Celebration last year, all we've really wanted is our own life-size version, and for the ambitious ones out there, this is how you can make that happen.Read More
Home Depot offers free "Do-It-Yourself" workshops describing fix-it techniques to use around the house -- and they also have a special series of women-only workshops called "Do-It-Herself." Um ...Read More
Well, our hero, at least.
Not only did this amazing father build the rocking toy of the future—come on, no one rides horses anymore—but he's also leading by example in teaching his daughter to share ... by leaving the instructions for how to build your own on the Internet. Hey, if you give a person a speeder bike, they ride it until they hit a tree. If you teach them to build one, they'll never have to walk again.Read More
We'd heard that BB8, the rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was an actual practical effect, but I don't think any of us really believed it until the world crapped its collective pants when BB8 rolled out on stage during the film's panel at Star Wars Celebration to engage R2 in an adorable-off. Well, prepare your trousers for round 2: you can build your very own BB8.Read More
And the world rejoices!
Even when Mr. T is screaming in your face or smashing stuff, he's really just a big ol' softy. In an unexpected return to television, Mr. T will be hosting a new show on DIY Network called I Pity the Tool, where he will be going back to his hometown of Chicago to help families there rebuild their homes.Read More
If you have as much creativity and ingenuity as this awesome DIYer, you too can literally make your guest room bigger on the inside by following her steps to build your very own TARDIS-themed Murphy Bed.Read More
Sorry about the mess.
Want to craftily decorate your home for the Hothidays, but don't know where to begin? Anthony Herrera has you covered!Read More
Heroes of Cosplay's Holly Conrad shows us how to make familiars. You know, if you don't already have one.Read More
Making a real-life Rocket is a much harder, messier process.
The other day we were basically hypnotised by this Vine of a DIY Dancing Baby Groot by Patrick Delehanty. It turns out there's more video, and Delehanty even put together a step-by-step guide to making your very own.Read More
But can it run Crysis?
Calling all makers! Do you like to play with electronics? Do you have access to a 3D printer? If so, you can make your very own DIY handheld gaming device, thanks to the mad geniuses at Adafruit.Read More
A how to make a how to train your how to.
In honor of Dreamworks’ highly anticipated How to Train Your Dragon sequel (coming out today!), we're bringing you easy, geek style DIY inspired by the dragons from the beloved film.
Personally, I love to wear my fandom heart on my sleeve, but sometimes I want to show my geek pride in a subtler form. Not that shiny sequins are subtle, but I’m sure you get the idea.Read More
Do Try This At Home
To celebrate the release of the latest X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, here’s a fun themed project you can put together in a day. Much like every X-Men movie, I’ve decided to focus on Wolverine. With each film, the big screen has served as a catalyst to build up his character, so in kind, we will be building up our very own crocheted Wolverine. Even though I enjoy Hugh Jackman’s performance, I like Wolverine the most when he’s covered in yellow spandex. So my crocheted version is inspired by his comic costume. I’ve turned this tough, wiseass into an adorable amigurumi, and with this tutorial, you can too.Read More
You can't defeat me now, Charles, not with my powers of walking upside-down!
If you saw X-Men: Days of Future Past this weekend, you're probably in an X-Men frenzy. Awesome garage mechanic Colin Furze takes his excitement to the extreme by building a DIY pair of Magneto boots that let him walk upside-down on a metal ceiling. I'm going to need a pair of these, stat.Read More
Vital Information for Your Everyday Life
A little bit of BMO (pronounced Bee-mo), the companion robot from Adventure Time that likes to take care of babies and pretend to be a little boy, is the perfect way to start a morning. You can figure out how to make your own with instructions from BYOBMO. Of course, if you'd like something a little more immediately educational for your Tuesday morning, check out this Bravest Warriors video that will teach you some useful Spanish phrases from the Spanish translations of their videos:Read More
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Do Try This At Home
I can tell you right now, after the "take your pop tarts out of the oven" step of this tutorial, my kitchen would suddenly suffer a massive shortage of any pop tarts to decorate. I think not immediately eating fresh warm fruit-stuffed pastry, not the piping and decorating skill, is really the most impressive part of this project.Read More
Do Try This At Home
Most of us are not nerd celebrities, so we can't just ask some folks to make us a TARDIS door for our home gym. But we can certainly shove an action figure inside a mason jar with some glitter. That is well within our capabilities.Read More
The cosplay is strong with this one.
Was your 2014 New Year's Resolution "build a lightsaber"? If so, this infographic from electronics supplier Newark has you covered. Of course, it's teaching you to build a lightsaber replica and not an actual lightsaber, but still. It's an elegant infographic for a more civilized age.Read More