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LEGO automatic drawing machine

LEGO automatic drawing machine / Boing Boing Jason Allemann built a neat LEGO Drawing Machine, inspired by a Spirograph and a 1950s toy called the Hoot Nanny or Magic Designer. It can create many different patterns by changing the configuration of the model,” Allemann writes. “You can also draw multiple patterns on the same piece of paper to create even more complex …

Fantastic hand-crocheted E.T. costume for 2-year-old

Fantastic hand-crocheted E.T. costume for 2-year-old / Boing Boing Stephanie Pokorny freehand crocheted this out-of-this-world E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial costume for her son Jack, age 2! The project took her four days. “He is free handed and made with no pattern,” she said. “I literally just tried it on him as I created and stopped when it fit right!” “Grab …

Surprisingly beautiful chandelier made from toilets

Surprisingly beautiful chandelier made from toilets / Boing Boing Upcycler extraordinaire Rodney Allen Trice turned salvage toilet bowls into designer lighting! From Refitting the Planet: To contribute my ideas and vision and energies in the arena of creative repurposing or applied deconstruction was an honor. here are some off the initial sketches and the build of THE TOILET CHANDELIER. My latest, …

How to make an origami dollar bill guitar

This nifty tutorial from JustOrigami shows how to make a dollar origami guitar, a fun way to present a cash gift to someone, especially if they enjoy or play music. Bonus video: how to make a shirt and tie: report this ad On Historic Hunter, Shawn Woods repurposes materials he finds in a local dump into arrowheads using antlers and …

How to hack that nutty electronic Chewbacca mask

Remember that video showing the overwhelming glee of the woman enjoying her new Chewbacca mask? Our hyper talented maker pal John Park recorded this instructional video on hacking the Chewbacca Electronic Mask so you can upload any sounds you want, including the crazed laughter of the woman in that wonderful video! You can still find the mask for sale but, predictably, the third …