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Walabot Lets You See Through Walls

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If you’ve ever done any sort of semi-serious home renovations, you might have ended up buying a stud finder. So you might be familiar with the concept of peeking behind your drywall in the hopes of figuring out what’s there. But regular stud finders are limited. Walabot is a device that connects to an Android smartphone (running 5.0 (Lollipop) and above with OTG) and lets you peek up to 4 inches deep, drawing a digital representation of what it finds, right on your screen. It detects plastic and metal pipes, electrical wires, as well as studs. You’ll see their shape an orientation, and will be able to cut through without worrying about severing something important. The $200 you’ll have to spend on this will be money well spent for anyone who takes their DIY game seriously.

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Deadpool Knife Block

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If ever there was an appropriate look for a knife block, it’s this one made in the likeness of Deadpool’s head. If you’ve watched the movie, we’re sure you’ll agree. Reminiscent of the Vice Versa Knife Block we wrote about 11 years ago, the 3D printed bust does require some work on your part to come to life. Instructables contributor BrittLiv was kind enough to post her work files online, as well as detailed instructions on what to do after the piece is printed. Yes, it’s a DIY kind of thing and not something you can buy, but for those of you with a 3D printer just itching to find something cool to create, here’s your chance.

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Deal Of The Day: 16% Off On Makey Makey Invention Kit, Collector’s Edition

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There are those among us that enjoy tinkering with stuff. You know who you are. You see a bunch of objects and wonder how you can string them together to get them to do something. Well, for people like you, there’s Makey Makey Invention Kit: Collector’s Edition.

Imagine if you could play an online piano app, but instead of using your keyboard, you used bananas. Makey Makey makes this possible. Invent a banana piano, a Play-Doh game controller, an alphabet soup keyboard, or anything else your mind thinks up. Let your imagination loose and turn everyday objects into wonders of technology without any programming or engineering knowledge needed.

One of the Web’s Top DIY Best-Sellers

– Setup takes just seconds so you’ll be ready to play in no time
– No programming knowledge needed, just plug, clip, & play
– Compatible w/ Mac & Windows, with no additional software or programming knowledge necessary
– Thousands of inventions possible for multiple levels of fun
– The world is your oyster w/ connector wires that link to your computer
– Collector’s Edition Tin will house your kit in special fashion

Normally $60, it’s $49.99 with today’s deal, shipped, as always, for free.

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Behold the Lazareth LM 847, A 470 hp Quad-Wheel Motorcycle With A Maserati Engine

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Don’t go looking for this bike in your local motorcycle showroom; the Lazareth LM 847 is a one-off creation from Ludovic Lazareth, and if it ever sees a production line, we’ll be impressed. The fact that it mostly can’t be bought doesn’t stop us from being both shocked and awed at what he’s done. This beast features four single-sided swingarms, rim-mounted brakes, dual hub-centre steering and most importantly, a 4.7-liter Maserati V8 engine cranking out a ridiculous 470 horses. The tail end comes from a Ducati Panigale, and the transversely mounted rear shock is TFX, a shock absorber that looks like it’ll absorb bumps on the road just as efficiently as it’ll prevent both wheels from moving relative to one another, a potentially questionable design choice. But hey, when you’re Frankensteining a beast of this caliber, you’re clearly going for the kitchen sink approach rather than crafting a finely engineered riding machine.

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Make Your Own Popsicles at Home With The FRIOPOP Bags

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Stick it to the man, and make your own damn popsicles at home. Why settle for highly sugary, artificially flavoured candy when you can cool off from the summertime heat with your own, made-at-home popsicles? The FRIOPOP bags are just, well… popsicle-shaped plastic bags that you can fill up with whatever tasty concoction you want. After a couple hours in the freezer, just unwrap and enjoy. They come in one size, 8oz., but if you want smaller ones, just, you know, fill them up less. And of course, you wouldn’t expect this stuff to be expensive, and you’d be right. It’s $7 for 100.

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Pooping On The Side Of A 4X4’s Tire

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When you gotta go, you gotta go. If you’ve bought yourself a fancy off-road vehicle, there’s chance you’ll be off the beaten path for long periods, away from civilized sanitation. If the urge strikes you, you can do your business like a caveman, or class it up a little with this toilet seat mounted to the side of a 4X4’s front wheel. There’s very little information about it, and the source seems to be a Russian forum. Our best guess is it’s a homemade contraption, so no chance to actually buy it. But you know, once an idea is in the wild, it just takes an enterprising guy and a Kickstarter, and you have yourself a product. Just make sure your buddy doesn’t try to drive it away while you’re doing your business, you know, for giggles.

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Making Your Own Moonshine Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

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You might think it not worth your while to make your own hard liquor at home when you can just trip on the sidewalk and fall into a liquor store in most large cities. But then you’d be missing the point entirely: some people just enjoy making stuff. The Stainless Steel Alcohol / Moonshine Still makes the process as easy as pie:

This still makes it extremely EASY and SAFE to make your own alcoholic spirits at home. Comes with very EASY to follow instructions and, unlike most stills, there is no running water required. Constructed entirely of Type 304 stainless steel (the type of stainless used in premium cookware), ensuring a SAFE final product, untainted by any leaching or reaction that can happen with other types of metals. The compact 1/2 gallon capacity is the perfect size to get you started with distillation-not too large to make it unwieldy for a kitchen, but big enough to yield 7 to 12 ounces of liquor. And it’s all backed by an Ironclad 90 Day Money Back Guarantee. Try it for 90 days and if unsatisfied for any reason, simply return it for a full refund including the cost of return shipping. PLEASE NOTE: The hot plate in the photos is not included–it is only shown to depict a setup.

Now, we’re no experts in spirit making, but we’ve heard that if you do it wrong, you can make yourself blind or something. So make sure to follow the instructions to a T if you’re going to give this a go. It’s $250.

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This Alarm Clock Slaps You Awake

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Hot on the heels of the alarm clock that physically tosses you out of bed comes news of the alarm clock that slaps you awake. Because placing your alarm out of reach and forcing yourself to stand up isn’t good enough for some, electronics tinkerer Simone Giertz created The Wake-Up Machine, a device that literally slaps your face in the hopes of getting you out of bed. “It is a composition of a rubberized fake arm, a standard alarm clock and a powerful brushed DC motor that runs at 165 rpm – rigged to an Arduino UNO.” Watch the video below to get a breakdown of what Simone’s made.

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BullseyeBore Helps You Drill In A Straight Line

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You’re a DIY kind of guy, doing stuff around the house with the power tools you had so much fun buying in Home Depot, right? Well, chances are you know just how hard it is to drill a hole that’s perfectly perpendicular to your surface. With the BullseyeBore drill attachment though, your problems might be solved. It uses a laser to project three circles onto your surface. As long as the three circles are perfectly equidistant, you’re drilling straight; deviate from that and you’ll immediately notice.

There are three patterns generated by BullseyeBore: a single dynamic position pattern, and two fixed circular measurement patterns. This is demonstrated in the video (left) and images (below) with the single dynamic position pattern as the outermost pattern, and the fixed circular measurement patterns on the inside.

The single dynamic position pattern changes shape dramatically when the drill is misaligned with the work surface, while the two fixed measurement patterns maintain consistent and evenly spaced concentric circles regardless of alignment.

A drill is properly aligned with the work surface when the single position pattern becomes circular and is concentric with the two fixed measurement patterns.

The BullseyeBore attachment also helps you know exactly how deep you’ve drilled, since the circles will change size as you go deeper, letting you keep track of your progress.

It’s not available for purchase yet, but there are two versions planned: one that attaches to the chuck of any drill and accepts bits on the other end, and one that’s actually integrated into a chuck directly. The company is looking for partners to bring it to market.

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