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Hot Wheels Car Maker

By: on October 11, 2013
$274.21
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Hot Wheels aren't exactly cost-prohibitive so I'll still probably just buy a few when I get a hankering to dick around with toy cars at work, but for the kiddos and handy Daddy-Os out there who dig doing things themselves, here's a Hot Wheels Car Maker set for you. It comes with some sticks of colored wax and a contraption that heats up and lights up and pipes up to guide DIY-ers through the car manufacturing process. Almost as fun as making your own Hot Wheels out of wax: racing them into a gnarly, fiery crash and watching them melt back to their origins.

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Oahaca Pull-String Windup Toy

$19.95 from Amazon »

If you haven't fully stuffed your stockings yet, Oahaca's ready to join the sock party. Just don't get him too wound up before Christmas morning - he gets a little wild and unruly at the pull of a string....

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Air Hammer Compressed Air Tool

$40.46 from Amazon »

The Air Hammer from Ingersoll Rand uses compressed air to deliver a 2-5/8" stroke and 3,500 blows per minute. It comes with a 3-piece chisel set to, uh, drive the job home. Use it to cut metal, fix exhaust systems, and...

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Kano - Simple DIY Computer

$149.99 from Amazon »

Simple as LEGO, powered by Pi. The Raspberry techie kind, not the 3.14Infinity kind. Or the fruit kind for that matter, but a DIY mini computer powered by flaky-crusted dessert might be the one element to rocket launch...

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Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition

$119.99 from Amazon »

Anki OVERDRIVE goes Fast & Furious with its Toretto-tinted edition, set to start shipping later this month. If you're not familiar with the Anki gaming family, meet virtual REAL-ality. A simple car racing game in fundamental...

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The Chaos Machine

Sold Out from Amazon »

Chaos is an area of mathematics that studies complex systems and the mind-blowing effects seemingly small, inconsequential changes can have on them. Dr. Ian Malcolm used one example of the Chaos in action, the Butterfly...

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Euler's Disk of Infinite Spin & Sound

$24.99 from Amazon »

I'm not saying the Euler's Disk isn't fascinating and rad and a commendable utilization of the laws of physics, but watching and listening to it creates a great deal of anxiety in my heart. It's like the foreboding music...

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Wazer Desktop Waterjet Cutter

$3,999 - $4,499 from Wazer »

Wazer, the self-described first ever desktop waterjet cutter, has a few things going for it. First, if your friend Cornelius has ever sprayed you in the face with a pressure washer, you know how strong a jet of water...

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TinyScreen Video Game Kit

$74.95 from Tiny Circuits »

The Tiny Arcade goes handheld. Tiny Circuits' TinyScreen Video Game Kit gives DIY gamers the chance to build their own miniature console. At the heart of the kit is the TinyDuino processor board, an Arduino Uno board...

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Micro Blaster Q-Tip X-Bow

Discontinued

The dude in your office who always says to Ping me, brah! when that copy's done. When you're getting coffee? When it's time for Friday Feats of Strength in the conference room? Oh, it's time to ping him, brah!...

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Xtend & Climb Telescoping Ladder

$140.65 from Amazon »

Home maintenance. It's an upward climb. Got a good ladder for the ascent? Reviewers love Xtend & Climb's residential Telescoping Ladder. The aluminum climber extends incrementally by the foot to a max height of 12.5'...

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Mechanical Wooden Clock Kit

$69.99 from Amazon »

I was going to get my 14-year-old nephew one of these Mechanical Wooden Clock Kits for Christmas, but then I remembered they don't teach kids how to tell analog time anymore so he wouldn't even be able to read it. I also...

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DIY Cardboard Masks

$7.41 from Etsy »

If you've left costume planning for your Halloween, or Eyes Wide Shut, party to the 11th hour, Steve Wintercroft may have a downloadable solution for you. I say "may" because his nifty animal, skull, and humanoid masks...