DIY designs that use minimal materials that prove you can now build almost anything on your own!


DIY designs have taken the design world by storm! Especially with COVID-19 limiting us to our homes, building things only with our hands, putting our sweat and sand in them, and watching a design roar before our eyes, has become the new hobby for many of us. But these DIY designs are more than your regular products made from discarded water bottles and paper! These are innovative, complex and highly functional product designs that meet a variety of our needs, but are also very simple to assemble. It’s the best of both worlds. Whether it’s a durable helmet made from mushroom or NASA-inspired airless bicycle tires, each of these clever designs will get your creativity flowing, your hands moving, and sure to add value to your life. Which of these unique DIY models would you try to build at home? !

This mushroom helmet will grow on you as it grows. Yes, read this slowly and carefully: this mushroom helmet will grow on you as it grows. “What do you mean?!” you say and I assure you that this statement is not false, there is an explanation for that. The Grow It Yourself Helmet is a sustainable product made from mycelium which is the vegetative part of a fungus. The mycelium is made up of threadlike hyphae that are tightly woven into massive branch-like networks, making it a strong and durable material. The network of filaments are natural binders and they are also self-adhesive to the surface on which they grow. The whole process is based on biological elements which contribute to the recovery of waste. The manufacturing process of this helmet also involves children in a meaningful activity which teaches them about durability and safety.

No one wants a flat tire while mowing the lawn or playing golf, and the risk of a flat tire is much higher in places like construction areas and building demolition sites. It makes sense that some vehicles prioritize airless tires and others don’t, but what about bicycles? Q popular science and DIY YouTube channel asked the same question and looked no further than an old PVC pipe and a few nuts and bolts to answer it. Before building their airless tires, The Q was sure to choose PVC pipe that was dense enough to support a rider and ride well on different terrains. Settling on a ½ “thick PVC pipe, The Q then sliced ​​the PVC pipe into two-inch-wide rings. From there, the DIY YouTuber connected all the rings into a single link afterwards. having drilled three holes in each and assembled them with nuts and bolts.

The DIY R3 Bluetooth radio from audio engineering company Celia & Perah allows users to build their own speakers and experience the magic behind its superb sound quality. For Celia & Perah, the weaving in the DIY aspect of R3 gave the speaker a little more meaning. When someone buys an R3 bluetooth speaker, they are also buying the experience of building their own music creation device and learning more about “the acoustic magic behind it.” [speaker’s] superb sound quality ”, as Celia & Perah put it. R3 is a DIY Bluetooth speaker that can be built in an hour and customized to your liking. Users can even paint it a certain color to match the tone of any room.

Now available for shipping to the United States, VanLab’s flatbed van conversion kits only require two electric screwdrivers and can be assembled inside your van between three and six hours, all that’s left is to configure the wiring. Like IKEA furniture, VanLab conversion kits can be built by anyone; no carpentry experience is necessary. Speaking of the ease of assembly, the founders of VanLab note: “Absolutely anyone can build this kit. All holes are pre-drilled and panels are pre-cut. All you have to do is follow the simple instructions in the supplied manual and screw the panels together. Constructed from Baltic birch plywood, the wood panels are pre-finished and are designed to fit together like puzzle pieces so anyone can easily create their van equipment.

The design of the Holo Clock is characterized by its beautiful hollow design. While traditional clocks use a set of rotating hands rotated in the center of the clock face, the Holo Clock uses a set of rotating rings with hands on them. The rings are controlled by a stepper motor at the bottom of the clock, and the entire clock comes with a flat base, so you can keep it on a table surface and admire it very often. The designer of the Holo Clock is called saulemmetquinn, and he was kind enough to document his entire process and make all CAD parts available on his Instructables page. This, unfortunately, means the Holo Clock is not for sale, although you are more than welcome to build one yourself. You might also be able to experiment with 3D printed colors and materials, to create something even more captivating.

Reza Baluchi has raced from Los Angeles to New York twice and around the perimeter of the United States, racking up 11,720 miles along the way. With all of this already under her belt, walking from St. Augustine, Florida to New York City over the Atlantic Ocean, not in a boat, but in a DIY floating bubble seemed easy. The floating bubble, nicknamed a “hydropod,” would have floated Baluchi to the shore of the Hudson River had it not been cut short about 30 miles south of its launch point. Mr Baluchi, a former professional cyclist, said he hoped to use the attention of his trip to raise funds to help the homeless and for other charitable causes. Over the years, he said, he has received puzzling reactions – including from the Coast Guard – after performing similar stunts on the water.

Royole has demonstrated an incredible ability to find the right niche and pivot at the right time with its technological offerings. The company arguably built the very first flexible smartphone – the FlexPai – even surpassing Samsung, and their RoKit now aims to help democratize Fully Flexible Display (FFD), so creatives and designers can tinker with it, creating also their own products. This means that you can practically build your own foldable smartphone (like the way Scotty Allen tried to make his own foldable iPhone). Royole even presented an example of what they would do and it looks rather impressive. A stick-shaped device with a coiled inside and a massive camera facing out. A bit like unrolling a parchment, the display unfolds outwards.

While more extensive hydroponic systems are on offer for homes, industrial designer Lautaro Lucero sprouted the idea of ​​something simpler. He conceptualized the Palto hydroponic pot which reuses old glass cups to grow avocado. Lautaro accidentally broke the bottom half of his glass goblet, and his basic instinct was to do something with it. The large volume and the beautiful color of the cup intrigued him to awaken the designer in him, and this is how the Palto hydroponic pot was born. The beauty of this concept is its practicability – anyone at home can take inspiration from Lautaro’s plan and recycle their broken or old cup into a hydroponic planter. The creation not only makes the avocado sprout right in your living room, but it also looks great. The bewitching caustic effect of the refraction of light, when you see the plant sprouting.

This is the first time I have seen a LEGO bottle made from real transparent parts. The bottle assembles around the ship making it a lot easier to build the ship first and then build the bottle (as opposed to the authentic bottled bottles which are painstakingly assembled into pre-existing glass bottles). The bottle sports its own cap, complete with a wax seal, all made from LEGO bricks, and sits on a nifty decorative stand, with a fake compass underneath. Overall, the entire artifact is 3 inches tall and 13 inches wide, making it a perfect thing to place on a fireplace or shelf.

Knee pads are shaped like kneecap-sized turtle shells with attached wheeled carts, turning knee pads into ones that help you move your reach with every home project. KneeBlades streamline home improvement projects like replacing floor tiles by maintaining your contact with the floor while allowing you to glide as the project progresses. KneeBlades carts can also be removed for use as regular knee pads. Then, for a more fixed design, knee creepers are shaped like traditional rectangular carriages with specific knee hollows that are silicone-lined for a soft landing. The knee pads also come with small sinks where tools and hardware accessories can be stored while doing the job, which sets them apart from the KneeBlades.


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