When a skateboard breaks, throwing it in the trash is the wrong thing to do. Getting creative and turning trash into treasure should be your top priority. Since skateboard decks are very well manufactured, they’re able to withstand high stress and impact. Using them as building blocks for something crafty is a wise decision. Plus, there is no better feeling than enjoying the fruits of your labor.
Today we collected twenty-five examples of repurposed skateboards. These awesome outcomes should get those creativity juices flowing inside your head. You can even start selling your unique hand crafted products on Etsy like Dave DeWitt. He sells sunglasses made from recycled skateboard decks. How awesome is that?
The classic ‘infinite effect’ optical illusion has always enticed us geeks with its mind bending scope of continuity. However, one geek among us has gone forward (rather than just gawking at the ‘Memento’ poster) and contrived his very own computer desk that perfectly employs this illusion of infinity. Redditor JacksRagingHormones has utilized mirrors, a glass, a Raspberry Pi single-board computer and a focused light source for his personal version of the optical illusion. The end result is a pretty normal looking computer desk, with one difference. And, that is the ‘abyss of uncertainty’ beneath the keyboard section, which is further illuminated (till infinity!) by Tron-esque red border lights.
You don’t need to spend a fortune at the liquor store to stock your bar with flavored vodkas. It’s a breeze to make your own at home.
Full instructions here
Everyone can be a genius by being a little creative. Follow this week’s life tips and welcome the creativity into your life.
#2-A: To save energy, attach a curtain to your refrigerator
#2-B: Use binder clips to organize cables
#2-C: Separate up to five egg yolks by simply using a plastic water bottle (via @Foodinese)
These super simple DIY bird feeders are a wonderful way of giving an annual peace offering to nature (let’s be honest… word in the woods is, it’s the least we can do).
Full instructions here
Justin Beckerman, an 18-year-old student at Mendham High School in New Jersey has built himself a fully-functional one-man submarine, which he has taken up to six feet underwater. Justin has been building miniature jet-engines, remote controlled cars and vacuums etc from household scrap since childhood, and his fascination for subs has got him to attempt it twice before, but this one is perhaps his best attempt at it. The submarine is made out of grooved plastics (used in piping) and uses some other readily available scarp items, and it largely lightweight and sturdy.
So much attention to detail is taken to the overall design with these quilts. [View More Photos at Inthralld.com]
This is one of the pieces which resulted from the workshop “Fragil” held by Apparatu in 2010.
More info + video here