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Build Your Own Hard Copy of an Ebook

For most of us, eBooks haven’t caught on quite the way they should. You certainly wouldn’t buya clumsy standalone reader, and if you have an hour of battery life to spare, you’re going to be playing World of Warcraft, not reading, for goodness’ sake. There is still one advantage to eBooks, however, and that is [...]


Origami Gone Wild - DIY Cardboard Furniture

Why just make cute little birds when you can make origami furniture? Foldschool has free downloadable plans for a stool, rocker, and chair that just make you want to go watch more Naruto.
Ok, so the plans are for kids, but just supersize them and you’ll have man-size cardboard furniture. Throw some spray paint [...]


Create Cartoons and Cool Animations

Like cartoons? Like animations? Well check out the cartoons and animations that aniBoom has to offer. You can watch all sorts of different types as well as using their animation software that can help you create your own.
aniBoom has several updates coming soon to aspects such as TV, Cellular, PC games, so check them [...]


How To Make Instant “Hot Ice”

With some sodium acetate which you can buy on the internet, you can make instant hot ice.  Here’s a video that shows you how.  The cool part about this is that you can make funky sculptures with it, not just ice cubes.
This is obviously not something you want to drop in your drink, but the [...]


Build Your Own 42 Inch HD-TV

We know, we know…you’re probably expecting one of those super-sketchy posts about those eBay “plans” that promise to turn your $99 RCA TV into a 120″ projection television using only a cardboard box and some duct tape. But that’s not what this is about. This is about really, truly building your own 42 inch flat [...]


Build Your Own Beanbag Sofa

Dan had a problem…he wanted a beanbag, but he wanted it BIG. Like, sofa-big. Check out his latest Instructable detailing the construction of this beast, including plans, photos, and…you guessed it…tons and tons of styrofoam “beans.” But why stop there? Why not built a whole beanbag ROOM? Or a beanbag HOUSE, where you just roll [...]


Build Your Own Robotic Scribbler Machine

Finkbuilt (one of our new favorite websites) has posted his plans for an easy-to-build robotic “drawbot,” using only a paper cup, a small motor, a weight, and some markers. In a nutshell, the small, oddly shaped weight is attached to the motor, and the whole thing is taped to an inverted cup. When turned on, [...]


Build Your Own Paper Plate Hovercraft

Okay GiYers, this one is dead simple. This project illustrates a way to make a dead-simple toy hovercraft using only a paper plate, an old PC case fan, and a few batteries. Cut plate, insert fan, and presto…a simple toy hovercraft that your kids (or you) are going to dig. It is amazing that the [...]


Build Your Own Profitable Hotel Wireless Internet Service Provider

Hotels that charge a surcharge for wireless internet access are the worst, though this does seem to be currently the norm. You pay at least $100 a night for a room, and you’ve gotta slap another $20 bucks a day on top of that just for the privilege of checking your Gmail? Not to mention, [...]


Build Your Own PC-Controlled R.O.B. Robot

Nintendo’s R.O.B., or Robotic Operating Buddy, was a delight to look at back in 1985. Somewhere between “Johnny 5″ of Short Circuit fame and our wildest dreams, R.O.B. sparked our imaginations. Unfortunately, all he was really good at was playing Gyromite, and even that is fairly debatable.
Until now. Check out this guide to making your [...]