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More Geektastic Papercraft Projects: Iron Man Mark IV and Geoff Peterson

The upcoming Iron Man sequel features an updated suit of armor, and now you can make a miniaturized paper version for yourself. It is a bit more complicated than beginner papercraft projects and doesn’t have a list of instructions, so make sure to keep…

Photos and Video from Mexicali’s 7.2 Earthquake, and How To Build Your Own Seismograph

The Baja California Earthquake on April 4, 2010 left a fair amount of localized destruction and wide-spread shaken nerves in its wake, but thankfully it was not nearly as devastating as could have been. At 7.2 on the Moment Magnitude Scale (an updated, more…

If You Can Cut and Fold Paper, You Can Make These Papercraft Pizza Toys

Another fun project to sneak in at the end of a slow day in the office: Pizza Papercraft Print these pizza-based papercraft templates out (use the color laser printer to really make them sparkle), cut as indicated (an exacto knife and the metal ruler…

Free Six-Piece Screwdriver Set from Harbor Freight Tools

Click the image to open in another window, print the coupon, stop by your local Harbor Freight and enjoy a six-piece screwdriver set for free. From the pixelated image on the coupon, these screwdrivers look pretty cheap (of course), but sometimes a cheap screwdriver…

Convert Your Gas Go-Kart to Electric

Gas powered go karts are awesome fun – fast and noisy will put a smile on the face of any driver. But the undeniable torque available from an electric motor gives two advantages: insane acceleration and kick-ass hill climbing ability. A quick instructables from…

Print and Fold Functional Paper Pinhole Camera

I’m a fan of projects that you can do at your work desk – print on the office printer, cut out with scissors and an exacto, and glue/tape together. The Dirkon paper pinhole camera might be the pinnacle of this type of project. This thing…

Tool Deals: Milwaukee 60% (or more) Blowout

Amazon’s 60% off Milwaukee sale has a lot of tempting prices on it. I’ve been on the lookout for a lightweight driver and this Milwaukee 12v kit is a perfect fit. Bosch has an almost identical drill (and Rigid, it appears), which I used quite a bit while…

Easy DIY Photography Studio Lighting Projects

The folks at diyphotography.net have a good post with seven easy DIY projects that will help beef up your photo studio. Beauty dish, dual speedlight mount, ring flash, softbox, snoot, suction cup mounts (very clever), and a PVC light stand. All of them are…

Make Your Own Cardboard Medieval Trebuchet

Do you want to launch a softball 50-60 feet without having to get down and dirty cutting wood, metal, and using power tools? Here’s an easy way to build a fairly sizeable trebuchet out of cardboard and a few other basic materials. For this…

Quickly Modify Your Gloves To Work With Your iPhone

After spending a bone-chilling week in NYC, freezing my hands every time I had to answer a phone call, I started looking for a solution to using this wonderful iPhone while not losing any digits to frostbite. Turns out, there’s a simple solution: conductive…