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Costumes, Driveable Tanks, and electroBOOM at Maker Faire Calgary

Costumes, Driveable Tanks, and electroBOOM at Maker Faire Calgary

Maker Faire Calgary is being held over the Halloween weekend? Sounds like a phenomenal idea to us. We can’t wait to go!

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111 Far-Out Fallout Fan Builds to Welcome You Back to the Wasteland

There are so many props and projects to celebrate Fallout, we had to limit it to 111!

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DIY Hacks & How To’s: Chainmail

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Chainmail

Chainmail can do more than just protect you from sharp objects. It can also protect you from high voltage electricity. Many people who work with Tesla coils use chainmail as a kind of wearable faraday cage. A great example of this is the band ArcAttack. They use solid state Tesla coils to play music. The performers on stage are able to safely get struck by lightning from the Tesla coils because the metal suits redirect the electricity around their bodies. In this project, I am going to give you a basic introduction to the art of making chainmail.

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Joan of Arc Armor Made from Cardboard and Bicycle Tubes

Joan of Arc Armor Made from Cardboard and Bicycle Tubes

Grace Duval created this suit of armor by first hot gluing together a frame of cardboard, then priming and painting it. Atop this base she built out the exterior from upcycled bicycle tubes, stitched together with an awl and fastened with screws and capped nuts. The results are stunning and novel.

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How-To:  Add ballistic armor to a messenger bag

How-To: Add ballistic armor to a messenger bag

My “concise” imperative really wanted to call this a bulletproof messenger bag, but I’m quite confident Instructables user Culturespy, author of this interesting (albeit, to my mind, slightly paranoid) tutorial, would be quick to point out that there’s no such thing as “bulletproof.” Writing a free public tutorial about how to build a piece of […]

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