A young German guy has a detailed Instructable online this week that explains how you can exercise your inner narcissist and make a 3-D paper clone of yourself.
It's worth checking out if for no other reason than user ddi7i4d's wry sense of humor -- "Welcome to the chamber of paper and glue, Frankenstein Junior," he says by way of introduction. The last page includes suggestions for what to do with your new cardboard buddy.
A few months ago, we brought you the "You Built What?!" feature about Charles Guan's Electric Death Trap Shopping Cart Contraption. More recently, he released an excellent Instructable about making your own miniature electric hub motor.
About a year ago, when resident mad scientist Theo Gray pitched me a Gray Matter column on liquid oxygen, an extremelyflammable energetic form of the element, he first proposed showing how to use it to light a grill nearly instantaneously. The lawyers, however, suggested we go a more tame route, so instead we showed how you could make a few drops of the hooch yourself.
But of course, when left to his own devices (and free of legal oversight), Theo couldn't help himself.
It's official: Santa showed up a little early this year. The unveiling of the Popular Science archives on Google was, last week, a very big deal. Our readers and fans can now search and browse over 136 years' worth of the future then and now whenever they damn well please.
Ever resourceful, PopSci DIY-ers are already doing what they do best. Instructables.com member TimAnderson created a gas mask using instructions in a December 1942 Popular Science Article. How awesome is that?
The ghosts and goblins may be prowling about for tonight and tonight only, but the DIY-ers are keeping the terror alive. In fact, the Instructables.com DIY Halloween Contest is open for entries until November 9, and there are over $7,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.
There are many prizes to be won in this year's Halloween contest, but we know you're most interested in the big kahuna: The Tech Grand Prize includes a $250 Shopping spree at the Maker Shed Store, a $250 gift certificate to Plaid Craft Express, and a $100 gift certificate to Hack N Mod. So get your tech tools out and start impressing the PopSci.com judges (that's right kids, we're in on it)!