5 Deadly Sci-Fi Gadgets You Can Build

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Do it yourself can be cool or maybe deadly but hey its always fun to build crazy stuff

It’s 2009. Where are our jetpacks? And laser guns? It seems like the cool stuff of sci-fi movies is now the stuff of the billion-dollar military programs, and equally unavailable to us common folk. What the hell?

Well, if you’re tired of waiting for this stuff to turn up on store shelves, it turns out a whole lot of these working sci-fi staples can be built on your living room floor. All it takes is some off-the-shelf parts, a little creativity and a complete disregard for your own safety. Continue reading… “5 Deadly Sci-Fi Gadgets You Can Build”

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DIY Polish Tractor Culture

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Fortunately this tractor doesn’t run on smiles.

For independent farmers in Poland in the 1960s, it was nearly impossible to acquire a tractor. Any agricultural machines made in Poland during this period went to state-owned farms, and were too expensive for a private farmer to purchase.  Plus, they weren’t tough enough for mountain farms. 

So enterprising farmers built their own tractors, using decommissioned army vehicles, pre-WWII German machines, and anything else they could find.

Photographer Lukasz Skapski traveled throughout the Polish countryside to document these homemade tractors, and found vehicles that could climb very steep roads, go faster than allowed, and were still trucking after 40 years.

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SnapBagger – An Innovative Way to Bag Leaves And Debris

SnapBagger - An Innovative Way to Bag Leaves And Debris

Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase

Raking debris is easy. It’s the bagging that is hard and messy!  The SnapBagger’s patented tool makes bag attachment quick and secure.  Its unique design allows the tool to be used in a dynamic fashion – Shoveling, Scooping, or Scraping – while minimizing bending, twisting and directly touching debris.

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Do-It-Yourself Flamethrower

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Impress your friends and family with your own flamethrower

Everett Bradford is a young electrical engineering student who is a fan of X-Men.  Inspired by the flame throwing prowess of Pyro in the X-men, he designed a system that mounts on his wrist and propels fire when he moves his hand back. The flame is ignited through a fuel can at his waist. Second video after the jump.

 

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