F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

fpv
cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

drano
Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste




Build Your Own Diving Lung

popular science

In 1953, the idea to put seat belts in cars hadn’t really occurred to anyone yet, and chances are your doctor had to put down his cigarette to ask you to turn your head and cough. People just weren’t that obsessed with safety.

So I guess that it should come as no surprise to find out that if you needed a set of SCUBA gear, well, you just strapped a couple of spent CO2 bottles to a piece of plywood, added a length of vacuum cleaner hose and called it good.

It’s not that I am praticularly risk averse, I ride motorcycles, and have even been known to pilot a gyroplane if given the chance. And I don’t exactly hide the fact that I like making my own stuff as much as the next guy (maybe even a bit more), but somehow it just strikes me as a bit sketchy to trust your life to an aqualung cobbled together from a bunch of refuse.

Those were adventuresome times, before the liability lawsuit ruled the nation, and everybody looked at you sideways if your child’s car booster seat lacked the latest 9-point harness.

scuba diving

That regulator wasn’t meant to go in the water? No Problem! Just slather a little rubber cement on there, it’ll hold for a while. C’mon, stop complaining! Get creative!

scuba diving

I jest, but the truth is, i am really excited that the DIY ethic seems to be returning in a big way right now. Magazines like Make and Readymade are going gangbusters, crafting and homebuilding are big, and crazy, dangerous robotics projects are no longer the exclusive domain of SRL.

One Response to “Build Your Own Diving Lung”


  1. Chris Says:

    That’s great but were is the link to show us how to do it?