This is pretty cool here. They're using PVC pipe to make new legs and feet for amputees. Instead of paying thousands of dollars, an amputee can now get a new limb for $25.
This stuff is weird, but it sure is interesting.
This is amazing. The machine may not exist now, but someone needs to do this.
For those that don't know, Pastafarianism is the understanding that the entire universe was created by a flying spaghetti monster. These people have made a statue as a shrine to worship. (he he) Originally a poke at organized religion, the Flying Spaghetti Monster has taken hold as a spoof belief structure in that it is no more or less feasible than any other monotheism. Think what you want, but the statue is great. They tour it all over a county.
This is the bastard love child of a clarinet and a saxophone. And it shows you how to make them.
This guy has gone all out. Amazing craftsmanship and complete photo documentation of his making process.
It's fun to be an adult and play with kids, but this guy is amost crazy. Almost..
Simple, yet snappy. This is another Rolph design put together by yours truly. Everyone needs a Rolph in their life.
This is actually a forum page, but they're discussing making you own finder scopes and medium power telescopes. There's a lot of information here.
This one's freakin' snappy. I'll post a how-to for at least one of these once I have the time.
HA HA HA! Get it? Six feet! And six feet! HA HA HA HA HA!
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.
This is that one that is in incomplete form in the furniture forum.
Here's a nice example of some snappy furniture that I've made with PVC.
What with all the protesting going on, these may be necessary to stave off police brutality!
I know, I know, I've already posted one of these. Sorry, but this one's cooler than the last, so I had to put it up. This also has a great in-depth tutorial that shows exactly what to do and why you do it. There are photos for every step of the process, so you can actually make this one without too much head scratching.
This shows how to collect rain water for future use from the roof of your house. Very cool setup, but be careful not to break the law while you're doing it. I know that here in Colorado, it is actually illegal to collect rain water without a permit. Scary, huh?
This guy shows how he made a hidey hole for his sharks in a 300 gallon aquarium. Very cool.
This is all I can say. He shows step by step. The Picture speaks, I be quiet.
This guy is serious about home made dart guns. He's got some cool ones on here.
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.
It's a chair, but I love the name. It's also called the PP chair, so take your pick, they're both great. Either way, this is awesome, and it'd be fairly easy to make.
This is a stock photo from a stock photo bank. It's just cool.
This is very similar to the PVC picture frame, but it's interesting enough to post it as well. I like circley [sic] patterns, and this little idea fits into that beautifully. This one also contains a better how-to than the picture frame article, so if you liked that concept but found her instructions a little hard to follow, this one is right up your alley.
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:
PVC can literally be a life saver in the developing world, as well as in the wake of a disaster. This little article is a picture of innovation after a disaster in the developing world, and it is a perfect example of the simple ways we can do good for each other.
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 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'm sorry. I'm trying to avoid the Halloween kick, but this is the only holiday I actually like.
This lady has a simple, easy to follow how-to for making cool PVC picture frames.
This guy has figured out a really cool way to make a personal combination safe from PVC pipe. This is the ultimate stash box, and it can be scaled up or down to a variety of sizes.
Halloween is getting close. I'll try not to be too gratuitous with this, but I love it. This article shows how to set up an animated framework that you can drape with your own costume to make a unique lawn ornament.
Waste not, want not. As we approach global peak water, now is a good time to learn to use less where we can and to re-use whenever possible. These guys show a cool way to avoid water wast in an air conditioning system.
This is an in-depth tutorial page that teaches flute making theory and shows how to make several different (they have freakin' tables of information and dimensions) flutes from ordinary PVC pipe.
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.
It's about the same thing as this except you can buy it and it's painted.
I am completely fascinated with pedal transportation. Many of us have pedalable commutes that we end up driving just because we don't like bikes. There's a whole wave of do-it-yourself pedal vehicles, from the Hennepin Crawler down to vehicles like this one.
Not only am I not the only one, but I'm not the only one saying I'm not the only one!