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If you’ve been around long enough to remember when the flying toaster screensaver was invading your massive, clunky computer monitor, you will likely appreciate this 3D version created by the DIY experts over at Make.

The project saw a classic toaster fitted with craft store feather wings that are operated via cables by servo. The final product will continue to brown your bagel, but won’t be flying around your kitchen.

See how the project came together in the video below.

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Andrei Muntian of MTM Wood employed a carefully arranged series of maple and walnut strips to fashion a hypnotic optical illusion cutting board.

The functional work of art was created by mapping out the pattern as a model in SketchUp before beginning the process of cutting, planing and assembling the wooden components.

See how it comes together in the video below.

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gummy coke bottle

Instructables user Morena DIY has put her creativity to work by fashioning a gummy Coca-Cola bottle that is virtually indistinguishable from the real deal. It’s also amazingly easy to make, with the gummy portion being made simply by mixing the coke with gelatin, which is then poured into the bottle before being refrigerated. Once solid, the bottle is removed from the gummy interior and the original label and cap applied as a finishing touch.

See Also: Want To See What Happens When You Boil Coca-Cola?

Check out the video below.

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Carrie Dennis of Thrillist decided to break away from Christmas tradition this year by fashioning her gingerbread house from the world’s favorite food: pizza.

Since pizza alone wouldn’t provide the support needed for the greasy abode, she erected an internal structure from cardboard, toothpicks and empty beer cans.

Hmmm. Using empty cans seems like an oversight to me. Quenching your thirst with the beery occupants of the pizza house you just consumed seems fun in a twisted “Three Little Pigs” kind of way.

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Rather than rolling sushi into the little discs we’ve become accustomed to, JunsKitchen came up with a method of transforming it so it looks like real swimming koi. Presentation is important after all.

As detailed in the tutorial below, the process involves sushi rice, spicy cod roe, squid, shrimp, seaweed, cucumber, radishes and a bit of creativity.

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Redditor “mammakjeks” picked up a Tandberg model TV3-47 television from a second hand store for 30 bucks and proceeded to repurpose it into a unique liquor cabinet.

See Also: This Guy Built An Amazing Speakeasy In His Home

As cool as it looks, the process could pose some danger. Therefore, if you plan on doing this yourself, you may want to learn how to properly and safely discharge the device, as it can apparently hold a charge for quite some time.

Check out the gallery below to see how it was done.

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Simone Giertz is too lazy to make breakfast but, interestingly, she was ambitious enough about said laziness to build a breakfast machine. As she puts it:

I was up for the challenge, because the best way to avoid real problems is to deal with fake ones.

Words to live by.

At any rate, her quest for more efficient laziness led her to buy a uArm robotic arm and program it to prepare her cereal.

Sure, there are a few kinks to work out. It’s in beta. BETA!

Check out the hilarious video after the break.

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Looking for some Fallout-inspired furniture to decorate your Vault-Tec bunker bar? If so, you should probably try your hand at making some Nuka Cola stools like Holly Green recently did. Green grabbed some bottle cap-shaped bar stools online that are being liquidated for $67 along with custom stencils from Vinyl Express to make the Nuka logo.

If you’re interested in making some Nuka-inspired stools for yourself, then head on over to Green’s blog for a detailed walkthrough.

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pumpkin cooler

Looking for a way to make your upcoming Halloween party a little more interesting? Then you have to try making this Halloween Pumpkin Cooler from the Tipsy Bartender.

As the video will highlight after the break, all you need to do is to empty out a pumpkin, carve holes in the sides, fill said holes with beers (not Bud Light though…actual beer), and then fill up the interior of the pumpkin with dry ice. The end result is cool looking—and practical.

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cold boy

Sure, you can buy decals that make your fridge look like a Game Boy, but Daniel d’Entremont a.k.a. Mod Purist went a step further by turning his mini fridge into a playable system.

The Cold Boy mod involves the addition of an LCD screen, Raspberry Pi 2 and large wooden buttons. But the best part is that it still functions as a fridge.

Check out the video after the break…

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