We’re not sure if Rcbif was working hard or hardly working, because he had time to build a useless contraption only people who are bored af would think of building. Using nothing but supplies found on or around his desk, he built a perpetual Swing Thing machine based on a concept he once saw online.
Though we wouldn’t count on bringing a lemon if our audition tape ever gets selected for Naked and Afraid, this nifty little trick is still pretty awesome to know. Be prepared to be fascinated at what a softened lemon, copper clips, zinc nails, a piece of wire and steel wool can do when you arrange them just so.
If a sling isn’t your thing, but need a hunting tool slightly easier to wield, Primitive Technology shows us how to craft a bow and arrow using only primitive materials. The bow and arrows are made from a tree cut and split using a stone axe and chisel, and the string from the bark of a fibrous tree.
Never bring a coke bottle to a gun fight. Unless that bottle is part of the gatling gun that can fire a hailstorm of arrows at your enemies. Case-in-point: Joerg Sprave’s homemade fully automatic Coke Bottle Gatling. It uses repressurized Coke bottle on a disc, a motorized screwdriver and a compressor. Please don’t try this at home — unless you have all the parts.
You’ll be the victor of every snowball fight lugging this snowball machine gun around. Designed by Mark Rober and his brother, this DIY rapid-fire snowball gun is built with a landscaping leaf blower and a few ABS pipes.
The next time you’re faced with a multiplication problem with a calculator nowhere in sight, don’t fret. Grab a pen and paper and apply the Chinese Stick Multiplication method to solve your problem.
In case you were caught in the recent Snowmageddon of 2016, you may be wondering how to deal with a frozen windshield. If you have rubbing alcohol you can easily concoct yourself a solution that will defrost the frost or ice from your windshield quickly and effortlessly. You’re welcome.
Youtuber Phil Crockett came up with an ingenious way to secure a door shut with a utensil. His dinner fork door lock is made from a modified, um, dinner fork which comes in very handy for adding a little extra security and peace of mind to a motel room, public restroom or any interior/exterior door.
Youtube channel How to Make Everything is known for over complicated DIY projects. Reason? They make everything from scratch. That means a task like making a book that can take weeks to complete, and become a very, very expensive project.
Have you ever tried replacing the dead batteries in your tv remote but not sure if the set of batteries you found in your junk drawer is good or bad? Yeah, we’ve been there too. Thanks to BuzzFeed’s video, we now know one easy way to quickly test batteries with a simple drop test.