A thousand words.
This guy has gone all out. Amazing craftsmanship and complete photo documentation of his making process.
WOO! These people take beautiful design to ridiculous extremes, taking PVC pipe, sheet and cloth to previously unexplored heights. This is a must-see for people who are in the PVC and design worlds.
there is no explanation, but this video does visually illustrate the basic principles of VAWT design and construction.
This video shows how to make a camera setup for filming what you're doing on a table. It's a great video even if you don't intend to make one, but if you're trying to teach someone how to do something, this is an awesome setup. Either way, it's entertaining to watch. The creator, Paco Warabi, says:
I've had a few short chances to see 3d printing in action, namely at the World Maker Faire in New York this year, and I have to say, the technology is very interesting.
These guys always make cool things, and when you give them a stack of PVC pipe, it is no exception. There's a rough how-to here that shows concepts without walking you through the actual projects they made. Very cool stuff.
This link drops into a middle page, but this guy has step by step photos of the whole process.
This is a sort of supplement to the Four-Element Table, with the additional four legs added for stability. The pipes are squished flat at the ends and riveted on, allowing this table to bear a much heavier load without compromising style.
With about ten bucks and some imagination, you can make some cool stuff.
This project is intended to reuse PVC that makes up the images on billboards and make them into houses for disaster and poverty stricken people. While the images are definitely cg mockups, the concept is awesome. I've personally been working on disaster relief shelters, but my concepts all involve using fresh PVC pipe. These guys have taken it a step further by taking vinyl sign material that is headed for landfills and recycling it into homes.
I know, I know, you've probably seen entries about Theo Jansen's Strandbeests here before, but this goes straight to his url and has the smoothest video I've seen of them yet.
This was designed and built by B. Rolph Kruse. He was the designer for all four of these projects, I just built the first three.
Not all of these are PVC, but there is some serious design action going on here. This is not your average. A lot of the projects out there, mine included, have a childish, do it yourself-ish feel to them. These eleven designs are slick, beautiful and professional.
The P.S. 1 Young Architects Program design competition is always an amazing event. Recently, an architectural firm called Bjarke Ingels Group made this showing at the P.S.1.
I WILL BOMBARD YOU WITH GARDEN IDEAS UNTIL YOU GROW YOUR OWN FOOD!
This has a great tutorial for making the generator and a few fun things you can do with it.
I love to make works of art from leftover pieces of pipe. This person shows a sensibility and execution that I can't touch.
It is so easy that there's a kid showing how to do it. This pump can mean the difference between water and no water in some places.
This stuff is weird, but it sure is interesting.
Not only am I not the only one, but I'm not the only one saying I'm not the only one!
This is amazing. The machine may not exist now, but someone needs to do this.
This is one concept that I would love to see sweep the urban world. One thing that strikes me every time I visit a major city is how far away they are from anything that is truly alive. Not only is the air dirty, but everyone must buy their produce from the grocery store. If those trucks were to stop coming for any reason, most people, if not everyone, would die of starvation. While this house is covered with ornamental plants, I would love to see this same concept applied to edible plants an...
This is a cool thing that shows how to make a remote controlled submarine with a camera attached. If you live near a large body of water, you should make one of these.
Oh, the fun of bending sheets.
this is a mobile that i made for my son. sorry about the poor image quality. this is in response to the question in the comments on the sculpture how to
This was done by heating up the entire pipe, cutting the sections lengthwise, turning them inside out and tying them into crazy shapes.
I'm new here, but wanted to add formufit to the list of links on your cork board. They are solely sellers of structural PVC items, used to build greenhouses and such. I am currently building some outdoor PVC furniture as the weather here in Missouri has destroyed our previous 'durable store bought' furniture. I saw some other resources on here, but I just bought a slew of products from formufit.com and I thought I would share. I will post some photos of the completed furniture soon.
After seeing your tutorial on making PVC sculptures, I remembered Theo Jansen. His sculptures are so beautiful. Are they made with PVC? It's some kind of plastic tubing...
This guy has some great ideas, from planters to storage containers.
This is the personal blog for the maker of the Monster Tubulum. The section this link is pointing to is the FAQ's for people who want to build their own PVC instruments.
This is an excessive performance mod for a computer, but ecxessive is good in the computer world.
Just check out the video.