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It’s amazing what magic can be cast with an empty detergent bottle, some bottle caps, and a flourish of paint. Martine Camillieri is a found objects artist who created this fleet of impressive toy cars and trucks from little more than those materials.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Shan says:

    Very cool! Just wish there were instructions on how to do this.

  2. clint says:

    that is awesome. I know what i am doing this weekend

  3. silvia says:

    My daughter does the same thing but better, any child would do more cool things

  4. liz_clark says:

    those are so cute and bright!

  5. chuck says:

    This reminds me of when I was a kid and I made a DIY Landspeeder for my Star Wars guys uot of a Selsen Blue bottle. Get them started early!

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  7. [...] Toy vehicles from plastic bottles are pretty cool. Add an Arduino, solar panel, batteries, ultrasonic range finding, a few servos, some beefier tires, and you’ll have something like Fijibot, an autonomous, self-charging robot built by Mike Soniat. [...]

  8. Justin Cabin says:

    Does anybody have recommendations based on experience for paint that is durable on common container plastic LDPE and/or HDPE? After following the link, I suspect these “toys” were more props than anything else. Especially given they are shown in the photography section of the artists work. Beautiful art work but I think my 18 month old would make short work of removing the paint and deconstructing these objects.

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  11. Person says:

    how would you make one out of a 2L coke bottle

  12. These plastic containers can be use in other stuff as well. Practically useful.

  13. Susan jackson says:

    What to use for the axles?

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