There’s always some added level of satisfaction when you build something yourself. So instead of spending money on a model of the BTTF DeLorean assembled in an overseas factory, here’s a simple tutorial — courtesy of Dave Hax — that will show you how to build one from scratch using a couple of empty Pepsi cans and other household crap.
It’s the perfect opportunity to clear out that junk drawer in your kitchen and put all those abandoned bits of whatever to good use. And given the actual time-travelling DeLorean that Doc Brown built looked like it was thrown together using random bits of electronics from his lab, your recreation will look all the more accurate when you build it yourself. [YouTube via Laughing Squid]
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