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Yup, Now You Can Drive a Grown-Up Version of the 'Cozy Coupe' Toy Car

Childhood fun for adults. 

Mark Richardson/Vimeo

A Functional Trike Made From Recycled Household Parts

Think beach chairs, scooters, and other junk just lying around.

Terry Hope

The Quest for a Super-Light Electric Bike Powered by Solar Panels

This prototype "green" e-cycle can creep forward on the power of the sun alone, no battery required.

Coming Soon to a Favela Near You: A Machine That Turns Old Soda Cans Into Furniture

The Rube Goldbergian "mobile foundry" smelts aluminum cans into helpful objects for your butt.

Corwin / Instructables

High Heels Designed Especially for Cycling

You can make your own wood-and-leather heels that clip into the pedals following this eight-step process.

Daniel Campo

'The Accidental Playground': Why What We Need in Our Parks Is More Freedom

It was paved in broken concrete, overgrown with weeds, and strewn with broken glass. In other words, it was the perfect urban recreation space.

Google Earth

DIY Mapping Goes Mainstream

Some of the best images on Google Earth, brought to you by random people.

Building a Bicycle From Chopped-Up Auto Parts

What better way for cyclists to show their contempt for the car-driving masses than riding around on the carcass of a dismembered vehicle?

Street Seats

An Ode to New York's Glorious DIY Sidewalk Seating Culture

Design firm Street Plans Collaborative has started tracking informal street furniture, and you can help.

Todd Bieber

Handiwork of the Day: The Ski Chair Sled

Kings of the playground.

Russian Man Builds Fantastic DIY Playground with Logs, Roots, Car Parts

Originally hailed as a death trap, the jungle gym has now become a beloved part of Moscow.

Would You Ride a Bike That Sounded Like a Trotting Horse?

It's a Monty Python gag, of course.

Creative Commons by Joi Ito

Chris Anderson on Why He's Leaving Digital for DIY

The exiting Wired editor-in-chief explains why the maker revolution is becoming the new industrial revolution.

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DIY Train Project of the Day: The Norry

Bamboo trains are apparently a relatively common sight in rural Cambodia.

Julie Roth

What's the Difference Between a Parking Lot and a Playground?

Not much, according to one urban hactivist, as long as you've got some white tape and shopping carts.

Patrick Cummins

A Timeline of Storefronts

A Toronto photographer tracked the same addresses over four decades to tell his city's changing story.

David Schalliol

The Midwest's Rebuild Era, in Pictures

A sociologist and an urban historian document the community activism reshaping some of the cities hardest hit by the great recession.

Rebar Group

The Street Hacker, Officially Embraced

Can cities make it just as easy for citizens to engage in the physical world as the digital one?

Joe Freedman

Portland Product of the Day: An Artisan .GIF Maker

An artist wants to bring animated GIFs to life the old-fashioned way.