HA HA HA! Get it? Six feet! And six feet! HA HA HA HA HA!
These guys take found item recycling to the max. This isn't exactly the most useful application for recycling, but if the stuff is going to be around for the next couple of thousand years, it might as well look cool.
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.
This is just one example of how PVC can be used as a prototyping material for robot designers.
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.
Strange as it may seem to super urban people, certain animals, like coyotes, have high reproduction rates and can be a true menace to ranching. Even in the county where I live, which is home to Colorado Springs, there is a $30 bounty on coyotes. All you have to do is bring in both ears to the game warden, and you will be paid.
I WILL BOMBARD YOU WITH GARDEN IDEAS UNTIL YOU GROW YOUR OWN FOOD!
This is really cool. He goes pretty deep into the principles of magnetism before actually showing how his generator comes together and works. Great information.
Oh, yeah. I was a skeptic, too. A few things are worth noting, though. 1) This stuff is cheap. You can get started on a project for very little money. Even advanced fabrication tools are reasonably priced.
Just when I thought I'd scoured the internet for every cool existing PVC project, this thing came up.
This is all I can say. He shows step by step. The Picture speaks, I be quiet.
Not only am I not the only one, but I'm not the only one saying I'm not the only one!
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.
What with all the protesting going on, these may be necessary to stave off police brutality!
This stuff is weird, but it sure is interesting.
This is the first part in a pretty long series called 'My Quad Project' where this dude shows you in exacting detail how to make a very nice antenna. There are a lot of these out there, but this guy uses heavy pipe and he has a great understanding of how it all works. If you're an amateur radio junkie, this just may be for you.
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 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.
A thousand words.
This guy made his own telescope, and you're never going to guess what he used for the body.
It's not actually a working telescope, but it is a cool model to show kids and Hubble image enthusiasts what the telescope actually looks like. Includes printable skins so the texture map looks like the actual satellite.
This was done by heating up the entire pipe, cutting the sections lengthwise, turning them inside out and tying them into crazy shapes.
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.
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...
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.
There'll be about a million of these here, but i can't stress enough how cool it is to grow your own food in a greenhouse that you've built for yourself. This guy has a cool looking design.
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.
Just check out the video.
This is an excessive performance mod for a computer, but ecxessive is good in the computer world.
Super cool art installation.