Cool Gravity Toys

How To : Make a homemade anti gravity toy

Make an antigravity toy with just some magnets, a pyrex bowl, coper wire, a playing card and some aluminium foil. This is really cool! You can even interact with the flying card when the bowl is shut! Put 3 magnets somewhere, making a circle,over them, place a bowl, then wrap ...more

How To : Make a homemade anti-gravity toy (FAKE?)

F for FAKE. This video has been labeled a "Faux-To". Commonly contested as bogus science, we believe this video to be a hoax. What's your opinion? Comment below. Using some magnets and a pyrex bowl you can make an amusing anti-gravity chamber with an aluminum card inside that ...more

How To : Style a faux hawk in straight hair for men

This video shows how to make a men's hairstyle called a faux hawk. He uses a product called Renati Rock Hard along with got2be glued spray. Take a dab of the Rock Hard and rub it through your hair and make all your hair stand straight out, then spray it. Add more Rock Hard and ...more

How To : Fold a ninja star out of paper using origami

Ninja stars are pretty cool. They are easy to throw and make fun toys as well as decorations. In this tutorial, learn how to fold your own star using Japanese origami techniques. This star turns out very polished looking but is actually pretty easy to fold. So, grab some paper ...more

How To : Use the basics of particles in 3D Studio MAX

3D particles allow you to create all sorts of cool effects in 3D Studio MAX, like 3D fire, clouds, and other visible gases. This video is an introduction to the use of particles in 3DS MAX, covering the basics of particle presets, defectors, and gravity space warps. These tips ...more

How To : Perform an extremely cool trick using Red Bull

In this clip, learn how to perform the "Amazing Red Bull" trick. You will show your audience a full can of Red Bull and pour a bit out to prove it. You will then flip the can completely upside down without ANY liquid spilling out! You can also shoot something like a pencil or ...more

How To : Build a beeping electronic practical joke

Watch as Kipkay from MAKE Magazine shows you how to make something really cool for the office, with parts from RadioShack. One of the original practical jokes is the gravity activated subwoofer simulator, or better known as the Whoopee Cushion. See how to make a high tech pran ...more

How To : Fold a linked triangle-sided modular origami ball

This linked modular origami ball, composed of many touching triangles, reminds us of building those large bridges and skyscrapers with our plastic link toys as a kid. This modular origami ball works on the same premise, only it's made of paper. Before you embark on folding th ...more

How To : Make a Nerf crossbow

In this tutorial, learn how to take old toys from around your house and make a fully functioning crossbow. In this video, you will use old pieces from Nerf brand toys and rearrange them into a cool new weapon. If you are wondering how to make a cross bow on the cheap, follow t ...more

How To : Perform a balancing glass magic trick

Get ready to defy the laws of gravity with this really cool magic trick. Just make sure your glass is empty when you perform this one! You will need one plastic tumbler or bottle, one opaque plate, two playing cards, scotch tape, and scissors. Sometimes we use materials that r ...more

How To : Make your own yeast starter for homebrewing

In order to make starter years, for home brewing beer, you will need the following ingredients and supplies: water, sanitizer, DME, scissors, refractometer, a magnetic stir bar, aluminum foil, yeast, and a funnel. Everything must be sanitzed first. Put water on to boil. Add D ...more

News : 4 Years of Spectacularly Pointless Marble Machines

So very pointless, yet unquestionably spectacular. The best kind of "art" performs no other function than to delight the viewer, and Japanese YouTube user Denha's complex marble machines do just that. But are marble machines art? You can call them that—or toys, scientific cont ...more

News : Great Books for The Balloon Artist and Entertainer

Below are a number of balloon artist related books that I have collected over the years. If you do not see a book that you own listed here, please feel free to let me know about it as I would love to add it to my collection. Additionally, I would be more than happy to share in ...more

News : Make Your Own Racist 1920's Mechanical Papercraft

Very cool 1920's papercraft toys from the LA Times "Junior Times" section. Just print, cut out and assemble (if you don't mind turning a blind eye to the dated racial association, e.g. Lee Ling...the Chinese Laundry Man). A few examples shown below, print your own here (a lit ...more

How To : Install some custom case mods on an XBox 360

Modding you XBox 360, or whatever your console of choice may be, is a fun way of making your expensive toy your own. This video will show you how to install some cool mods: a Talismoon Whisper Max fan upgrade, LED strips for your drive door, and a clear fan tunnel. This is all ...more

How To : Make a model of the Halo 3 assault rifle

The assault rifle form the Halo series is probably the most recognizable gun in the history of gaming. Many people choose to make machinima using Halo, but wouldn't it be cool to make a little live-action Halo film? Or maybe dress up as Master Chief for Halloween? Either way, ...more

How To : Make a replica of the Spartan laser from Halo 3

The lasers from Halo might not be quite as famous as the assault rifles form the games, but they are still a very cool-looking and integral part of it. This video will show you how to make your own replica of the Spartan laser from Halo out of a toy gun called the Belt Blaster ...more

How To : Build a Mini Hovercraft

Create a miniature hover craft from the fan, polystrene or Styrofoam plate, batteries and double-sided scotch tape. It really works. Powered by two 9 volt batteries you can use paper plates for the body of the hovercraft if need be. This is a cool cat toy or just a household h ...more

How To : Create a Buzz Lightyear manicure from Toy Story 3

In this tutorial, learn how to create a nail look inspired by everyone's favorite spaceman, Buzz Lightyear! Buzz is fearless and so is this look. Whether you are decorating for a costume, styling your young daughter's fingers, trying to look like the coolest mom in school or a ...more

News : AT-AT Crash Lands as Snow Fort

Snow fort + Star Wars = coolest dad in the world. Says Redditor jabo27 : “I actually measured out my son’s big toy AT-AT to get the different parts to the right ratio, but then that all went out the window when I actually started building it in the yard. At least you can craw ...more

How To : Make a popsicle stick fireball launcher

If you love playing with fire, then you might want to try making this simple device... the ultimate pyromaniacs toy. See how to make a popsicle stick fireball launcher. Watch as you learn to turn household everyday items into a cool matchstick shooter. If you like gags, prank ...more

How To : Turn a paper clip into a jumping toy

Forget school boredom again… a mere paper clip will keep you entertained in study hall, all the time! This video will show you how to make a cool little jumping toy with a paperclip of any size. It's shaped like a triangle and jumps pretty far!

How To : Make your own voice changer gadget

In this clip, learn how to make a voice changer and mess with your friends for less than 15 bucks! This clip will show you exactly where to get the materials and how to assemble them. You will also get a demonstration of how to use this cool new toy and see how great it works.

How To : Build a custom iPod/iPhone dock out of K'Nex

In this video, learn how to put together a bunch of plastic K'Nex and make a super cool, functioning iPod or iPhone dock. This stand is easy to make and cheap, plus it's always fun to build with this classic kid's toy. So, follow along and build this easy, cheap dock and start ...more

How To : Craft a pom-pom chicken with your kids

In a world filled with video games, arts and crafts is more important than ever. It's important to make sure kids are getting the right stimulation needed to help them later on in life. This video tutorial helps not only achieve that, but give them a great toy to play with as ...more

How To : Make your own magnet bracelet

Make a cool piece of jewelry out of magnets with help from this video! Learn how to make this adjustable bracelet, that doubles as a fun toy, for under five dollars! Get dressed in unique homemade creations and begin your journey into DIY fashion here.

How To : Modify your laser pointer

In this video, learn how to modify your laser pointer to make fun, new shapes. This video will show you how to make an extremely cool new toy and impress everyone. Imagine what your class reaction will be when you start pointing to things with a funky shape instead of a typica ...more

How To : Glitch or circuit bend a Nintendo gaming console

By circuit bending low voltage electronic devices, you can transform your old unused toys into musical devices or to create visual manipulations. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to bend an old classic Nintendo. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to circui ...more

How To : Pack a backpack for mountaineering

The video demonstrates how you should pack to be fully equipped and prepared for a backpacking trip that lasts 2-3 days. Gather all of your equipment including clothes, food, water, climbing gear, emergency kit, sleeping back, and more. When you start to pack, you want to make ...more

News : Human Hamster Balls Are the Future of Arcade Gaming

Arcade gaming just got about a million times cooler. VirtuSphere offers an interface that captures the players movements in 360 degrees, and then translates these movements into a video game. Rumors of the technology first emerged back in 2006, but the real life application ha ...more

Kinotopic : How to Get Excited Taking iPhone Photos Again

Last week I reviewed Kinotopic, the iPhone app that lets you easily create cinemagraphs. While I loved the result, I found the app hugely flawed. Kinotopic forced you to use a Facebook log-in, and didn't store the finished video on your phone itself. Instead, you had to visit ...more

News : The First (Real) Celebrities Arrive on Google+

One of the coolest things about Twitter is the fact that you can get direct access to some of your favorite celebrities, and have one-on-one conversations with them in less than 140 characters. With Google+, you can have the same advantage, but you don't need to feel constrict ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 5: Photography

There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more

How To : Take a Car Trip with Children

Planning the Trip Get lots of brochures Send for brochures of the places you will be visiting. Make a travel book with the brochures to get the grandchildren and their families excited. The best place to contact for these brochures are the Visitors Bureaus or the Chamber of ...more

How To : Exercise to get in shape for mountaineering

Ali Alami with Fit Climb demonstrates how to get in shape for mountaineering. You can do these exercises in a park or at home. Your core and lower body are important in mountaineering. First, find a wet, wood bench that is four to six inches off of the ground. Do step ups to w ...more

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