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Bricasso Made From Legos Prints Lego Art

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You don’t have to be a fan of Lego to appreciate the awesomeness of the Bricasso. It’s an aptly-named printer that prints Lego mosaic art, and the coolest part is that it’s also built using Lego bricks. The Bricasso is the work of Jason Allemann who’s as good in coding as he is in building Lego-tastic works of art.

The Bricasso uses the Mindstorms EV3 to scan the images to be Lego-lized. It then picks up bricks which have been placed in a gravity feed system and “prints” them on a base plate.
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Deal Of The Day: DIY Craft Beer Kit

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This DIY Craft Beer Kit isn’t on special, so it’s not quite a deal like you’re used to. But at $45, we think it’s a decently priced way of making your own beer at home. And why wouldn’t you want to? It’s a fun project, and you can get drunk on something you made!

Nothing’s sweeter than a refreshing craft brew on a hot summer day, especially when it’s brewed with your own two hands. With simple instructions, the freshest ingredients, and all the tools you need, you’re sure to go from beer drinker to beer brewer in no time, and have fun doing it.

– Use the highest quality, freshest ingredients hand-packed in the USA
– Learn the same processes that award-winning home brewers and professional craft brewers use
– Make outstanding craft beer right out of the box
– Brew the best possible beer on the first attempt in your kitchen

So get it while you can, because even though it’s not a deal, it’s only available for one more day.

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Cool Parents Make Lucky Kid An Awesome R2-D2 Dresser

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This has been around for a couple of years, but we just stumbled upon it. It’s a simple dresser painted to look kind of like R2-D2. Ok, a lot like R2-D2. It was made by Imgur user zombiecontroller for his kid, one Conan, back in 2013.

My parents once made me a snow sled out of a garbage can lid, and tried to make me believe it was a flying saucer. For some reason they were sad when I wouldn’t buy it. I still love them: not everyone can be creative. Good on little Conan here that he got parents with some arts & crafts skills.

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Millenium Falcon DIY Drone

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What happens when you combine two of the hottest geek hot-button topics in one? A viral sensation, is what. And that’s exactly what’s happening with Redditor Olivier-FR’s Millennium Falcon project. He combined a quadcopter with an aluminum and carbon frame to create a badass flying machine. Better yet, he detailed his build step by step so that any enterprising Star Wars fan can attempt to build his own. And to top all this off, Olivier-FR has also hinted that his next project will be a TIE Fighter. Considering the amount of interest this project is garnering, we expect to see him motivated enough to follow through on that second flyer.

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DIY Heisenberg Paper Snowflake? DIY Heisenberg Paper Snowflake!

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We’re going to download the below PDF, print it, then set out to cut all the pieces. What we should end up with is one badass Heisenberg Paper Snowflake, of Breaking Bad fame. What we’ll actually end up with will be a mix between a saltshaker and a triangle; arts and crafts were never our forté. That said, maybe you kids can do one better with a pair of scissors. Or an Exacto knife. Whatever the means taken, we’d really love for some of our readers to pull this off.

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One-man Construction Jobs Are Much Easier With The Measure-It Adhesive Tape

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Ever tried to do some repairs at home all by yourself? Then you probably know how frustrating it can be to measure something, while having to hold the measuring tape in place as you mark the spot down on the wall. Then there’s usually the added fear that you screwed it up somehow, so you do it again a few times to be sure. It sucks. So we’re totally digging the Measure-It Adhesive Tape. It sticks directly to your surface and features ruler markings in Imperial units, as well as 16″ center markings indicating positioning of studs. Hang paintings, tiles, carpets, anything you can think of with ease. Then when you’re done, just pull it off and it leaves no residue. It’s $8 for a 32′ roll. Yet another great stocking stuffer.

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Bondic™ is The World’s First Liquid Plastic Welder

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This is a seriously cool product. It’s a stick that contains a special resin that remains liquid until you zap it with the included ultraviolet light. When that happens, it hardens within 4 seconds. In other words, Bondic allows you to play around with your broken stuff right up until the moment you need it to harden. No more stressing out that your glue is going to harden before you’ve had time to place things in the shape you want, simply because Bondic is not glue: if you don’t zap it with the UV light, it won’t harden, period.

It’s $22 for a stick, and $12 for a refill cartridge.

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Make Your Own Bacon With This Kit

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For all the talk about how much we love bacon ’round these parts, we’re surprised to realize we’ve never written about making your own! But that’s exactly what the above Bacon Making Kit lets you do. There’s coconut sugar, cracked black pepper, flaked sea salt, a thermometer and complete instructions, which is all you need to cure your pork belly and turn it into crispy deliciousness. Of course you’ll have to provide your own meat, but the kit has enough ingredients to process five 2-lbs batches, for a total of 10 lbs of bacon. For $40 and a bit of patience you too can experience the joy of home made heaven flakes (yes, that’s what we call bacon at OG headquarters).

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Sit On Yesterday’s News: Hockenheimer Magazine Stool

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A piece of art or furniture? The Hockenheimer Magazine Stool is neither one, because it’s actually a combination of both. It’s basically a DIY kit that for you to make your own stool. It comes with a four-legged waxed birch stool base and two leather belts, plus a cushion so your tush is comfy when you take a seat on it. What sets it apart is because of what goes in between the cushion and the base of the stool: stacks of your old magazines and newspapers that you otherwise have no other use for.

It’s available online for about $160+.

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