Clutch Purse from a VHS Tape

Turn those old virtually useless VHS tapes into a neat little clutch purse. This instructable gives you the complete process but as always we give you the simplified rundown: break tape into two halves along the seam, gut the reels and innards out, attach a pair of small hinges and some fabric …

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Han Solo in Carbonite Electric Guitar

Geeky luthier Travis Stevens has created the world’s coolest guitar ever (of the week) with his Han Solo in Carbonite Electric Guitar. While Travis does make guitars like this to sell, you’re too late as Ben Moody (Evanescence, We Are the Fallen) already bought it! Also, he’s sleeping with your girlfriend while …

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Crochet Ellen DeGeneres

It’s famous talk show host and ice road trucker Ellen DeGeneres in the crochet form. Why Ellen? Why not? This amigurumi (or crocheted dolls), by amidorable crochet is actually a pretty uncanny resemblance to Ellen. That’s some excellent knitting crocheting (which is apparently not knitting at all-thanks Christine from Explorers in …

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DIY Wooden Bandaged Rubik’s Cube

Wow, what an improvement on the standard brightly colored Rubik’s Cube. This wooden bandaged Rubik’s Cube is a DIY Instructable that involves basically cutting and gluing strips of different types of wood on top of a regular Rubik’s Cube. A bandaged cube has several double-sized pieces (does that make it harder or …

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The Most Ridiculously Ornate iPad Dock Ever

One man has created something akin to a shrine to his iPad in what we are calling “The Most Ridiculously Ornate iPad Dock Ever”. Bavarian based photographer Georg Dinkel has created an iPad speaker dock he calls “TonSchrein”, which is German for “Sound Shrine”- appropriately enough. If there was ever an iPad …

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Kinect Powered Trash Can Moves to Catch Garbage

I need one of these. It’s a trash can on wheels connected (wirelessly, obviously) to a wall-mounted Microsoft Kinect. The Kinect uses it’s motion tracking capabilities to track garbage flying through the air and move the garbage can to the right spot to catch the flying debris. No matter what you toss or …

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Converting a Crib to a Desk (DIY)

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Kids grow up. Kid’s furniture- not so much. Sometimes you have to take things into your own hands. Like converting a crib into a desk. Assuming you have this style crib (and not one that converts to a bed), it’s a fairly simple matter of setting the crib base to the highest newborn ...

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DIY LED Light Etch-a-Sketch

Epic project is epic. Imagine a fully functioning Etch-a-Sketch that uses LED lights as the drawing pixels. That’s what Christopher Monaco did and then he built it. The two dials work just like a regular Etch-a-Sketch and shaking it “erases” the drawing too. As you turn the knobs, it draws a single …

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