Make PVC Gym Rings For Crossfit

Gym rings are an essential part of a crossfitters gym. There are many different kinds of rings – from metal to wood to plastic.  They all have one thing in common – they are round, and pretty damn expensive. I set out to find and alternative and did.  Here is how you can make your own set of gym rings for less than 5 bucks. [Read more…]

Make A Portable Waterproof Speaker – Lifehacker Challenge Winner!

Here at we love a challenge! One of my favorite sites,, recently had a challenge to hack something with speakers. This is what we made for the win! Check out how to make it here! [Read more…]

FIRST Lego League Robotic Competitions

The FIRST LEGO League, also known by the acronym FLL, is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9-14 in the USA and Canada, 9-16 else where.) [Read more…]

Christmas Tree Ideas Inspired by Make Mod Hack

Layla recently posted How to Create a Department Store Christmas Tree Look that has some great tips for decorating your own tree. Some of our viewers took her secrets and ran with it. Check out these awesome Christmas trees! [Read more…]

Make a Simple LED Greeting Card

UPDATE: Radioshack sent this out to 6 million DIY’ers and put us on the front page too!
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This is a creative way to flex your nerd muscles in a greeting card.   I made this  for a Valentines Day card contest at the local Fort Worth Makerspace that was endorsed by Radioshack.   I just so happened to win the contest, too!  This card will be featured by Radioshack soon, but you can get the template here first,  and see all the steps so you can make your own! [Read more…]

Custom Built Bull Bar and Bumper

My buddy wanted to get a new bumper for his 05 Chevy 2500. The really cool ones come with a very high price tag. Using tools we had, plus some we made, we managed to build a pretty sweet bumper that rivals any of the ones I have seen on the road. [Read more…]

Christmas Card Holder Ideas

I love them as much as I loathe preparing them… The Christmas Card. They hang over you throughout the month of November like an albatross around your neck. You love getting them, seeing pictures of friends” kids from year to year and keeping up with old college pals. But what to do with them all? [Read more…]

How To Sew a Table Square

I have been shopping around for table runners and table squares.  The ones I found were not cheap, but they looked like something I could make myself.  Turns out they are, so  I just made one for a friend.  Here’s how you can make one too! [Read more…]

Bill-A-Ritas: Smooth Margaritas, Major Kick!

Once upon a time… I found a recipe for margaritas that didn”t have that tequila bite, making them easier to drink, of course. Then my husband took the recipe and LOOK OUT! We now have Bill-A-Ritas. [Read more…]

Santa Wish Bubbles… Make Some Magic!

Christmas brings many demands. I”m a huge fan of cutting corners where you can, with out compromising safety or anything important. If I can find a way to make some Christmas magic with out a huge amount of effort… I feel pretty smart. [Read more…]