Don’t you ever feel like we take things too seriously? I mean, if the heating stops working, there are many very questionable, yet bizarrely ingenious ways to go about it—like putting a fan next to the oven. It’s totally not smart, not safe, it doesn’t work, and it’s basically a plain horrible idea.

But in the bizarre and crazy world of “Redneck Engineering,” things are always far from the norm. Before we step into the Reddit community r/RedNeckEngineering, I should warn you not to try this at home under any circumstances. Because safety will likely be breached, and the gadgets you’ll see will raise an alarming level of suspicion.

So let’s see what the buzz is all about in this hilarious subreddit with 354k members that has been rolling since 2013. Whether it's a curse or a blessing, we will find out.

#1

Touchless Dispenser

Touchless Dispenser

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Bri Nicole
Community Member
6 days ago

Genius!

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#2

For Remote Teaching Without A Document Camera

For Remote Teaching Without A Document Camera

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Radar Doi
Community Member
6 days ago

oooh, I can't upvote this more, so so resourceful

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#3

Protection From Escaping

Protection From Escaping

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Orillion
Community Member
6 days ago

If it looks stupid, but it works, it's not stupid.

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Bored Panda reached out to the founder of r/RedneckEngineering to find out more about their community. It turns out, the term “redneck engineering" is open for interpretation, but the redditor assured us that it's also “the kind of thing you know when you see.”

For example, “It can range from something as common as using a hand mirror to replace a side-view mirror to something complex like building a backyard water slide with a loop-de-loop.” The members of the subreddit give “bonus points if it'd make an OSHA inspector cringe.”

#4

Looks Level To Me

Looks Level To Me

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Gillbella
Community Member
6 days ago

This isn't redneck- it's brilliant

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#5

Fixed The Gate Problem...

Fixed The Gate Problem...

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Brett
Community Member
6 days ago

That’s cool

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#6

My 12 Year Old Son Modified His Bike With Carpet For Barefoot Riding

My 12 Year Old Son Modified His Bike With Carpet For Barefoot Riding

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
6 days ago

This kid is going places... no pun intended

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The biggest difference between now and the old days in 2013 when r/RedneckEngineering was created is growth. The founder said that he used to be responsible for most of the posts, but the community has become really self-sustaining over time.

When it comes to submissions, you’ll see all kinds of bizarre makeshift gadgets and very questionable workarounds. Most posts generally come from people finding “low-budget workarounds to everyday problems with a few high-effort engineering projects and other submissions sprinkled in.”

#7

Rear Parking Sensor

Rear Parking Sensor

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
6 days ago

OK but I hope it squeaks really loudly

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#8

When You Ask A Welder To Fix Something For You

When You Ask A Welder To Fix Something For You

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Brett
Community Member
6 days ago

*snaps off other mirror on purpose* can you fix this mirror too?

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#9

Master Lock 100

Master Lock 100

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Brett
Community Member
6 days ago

I have no words this is brilliant

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#10

Found This Fork In My Brothers House And Asked Him Why He Had Done It.... Then He Ran Upstairs To Grab His iPad

Found This Fork In My Brothers House And Asked Him Why He Had Done It.... Then He Ran Upstairs To Grab His iPad

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Brett
Community Member
6 days ago

The iq of this man is to high to be human

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#11

A Whole Crap Load Of Amish Guys Moving A Barn

A Whole Crap Load Of Amish Guys Moving A Barn

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
6 days ago

Why is it that we Africans use brick or concrete to build walls even though we don't have hurricanes and tornados and america with it's hurricanes are like... we'll see which is the easiest thing for a bit of wind to blow away

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#12

Would Like To Buy This Guy A Beer And Hear His Story

Would Like To Buy This Guy A Beer And Hear His Story

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rgr8
Community Member
6 days ago

I aspire to be him. Minus the vape.

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#13

Man Puts Chicken On Top Of Squeegee To Eat The Spiders Trapped In The Ceiling, Natural Pest Control

Man Puts Chicken On Top Of Squeegee To Eat The Spiders Trapped In The Ceiling, Natural Pest Control

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Bri Nicole
Community Member
6 days ago

LMAO an actual chicken

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#14

Landlord Decided To Turn Down The Heat Today In My Mn Apartment As It Reached -40°. But The Idiot Must Have Forgotten He Pays My Electric And Doesn't Realize That I Value My Comfort Over Safety Or Energy Conservation.

Landlord Decided To Turn Down The Heat Today In My Mn Apartment As It Reached -40°. But The Idiot Must Have Forgotten He Pays My Electric And Doesn't Realize That I Value My Comfort Over Safety Or Energy Conservation.

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rgr8
Community Member
6 days ago

Who the frick would let someone live in a house that is -40. Your landlord is an a*hole.

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#15

Buoyancy

Buoyancy

2 korean student's made a raft out of potato chip bags to prove they have too much air in them.

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Saico Hipe
Community Member
6 days ago

It annoys me every time I hear people complain about the amount of air in snack chip bags. 1.) The air is necessary, because without it, the chips would get crushed during shipment. 2.) THEY'RE SOLD BY WEIGHT. It doesn't matter if there's empty space in the bag, 5 ounces (or however much in a given bag) is 5 ounces. Learn to read labels

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#16

I’m Bad For Using Whatever Tool Is Handy As A Hammer, Usually A Crescent Wrench. My Husband Learned A Bit Of Welding And Redneck Engineered This For My Birthday

I’m Bad For Using Whatever Tool Is Handy As A Hammer, Usually A Crescent Wrench. My Husband Learned A Bit Of Welding And Redneck Engineered This For My Birthday

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
6 days ago

It also needs a knife, a fork, a toothpick, a corkscrew and a bottle opener!

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#17

Local Chinese Restaurant. The Entire Kitchen Is Walled Off With Plastic. There’s A Cardboard Flap To Pass Money, And The Box On The Right Acts As An Airlock With Two Flaps To Pass The Food Through. It’s All Plastic Sheet, Cardboard And Duct Tape

Local Chinese Restaurant. The Entire Kitchen Is Walled Off With Plastic. There’s A Cardboard Flap To Pass Money, And The Box On The Right Acts As An Airlock With Two Flaps To Pass The Food Through. It’s All Plastic Sheet, Cardboard And Duct Tape

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
6 days ago

Look for solutions, not problems 👍🏻

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#18

Whoever Built This Might Have A Phd In Redneck Engineering

Whoever Built This Might Have A Phd In Redneck Engineering

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Brett
Community Member
6 days ago

Woah... THATS A FRIKIN SICK RIDE!

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#19

Steering Wheel Broke, Needed To Finish The Yard. Thankfully I Know How To Drive A Stick

Steering Wheel Broke, Needed To Finish The Yard. Thankfully I Know How To Drive A Stick

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rgr8
Community Member
6 days ago

Nice Pun!

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#20

Your Move, NASA

Your Move, NASA

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
6 days ago

I've done this with a hair dryer... but you have to be careful not to melt the hair dryer

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#21

Use A Fishing Rod To Teach Your Son Baseball

Use A Fishing Rod To Teach Your Son Baseball

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 days ago

No more accidentally hitting dad in the crown jewels with the bat or the ball.

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#22

We Needed To Disassemble A Shelf In An Office And We Didn’t Have A Mallet. Rubber Bands + Hammer = Mallet

We Needed To Disassemble A Shelf In An Office And We Didn’t Have A Mallet. Rubber Bands + Hammer = Mallet

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Stitches
Community Member
6 days ago

ain't stupid if it works

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#23

Silent Killer Mkii

Silent Killer Mkii

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El Dee
Community Member
6 days ago

Don't American cars get a yearly safety inspection??

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#24

Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share

Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share

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justagirl
Community Member
6 days ago

How does the driver see anything on the road?

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#25

*Beep Beep*

*Beep Beep*

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
6 days ago

A guy who still has faith in humanity...

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#26

When Covid Requires Separate Climate Control In An Auto, What Can You Do?

When Covid Requires Separate Climate Control In An Auto, What Can You Do?

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rgr8
Community Member
6 days ago

That's nice of him.

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#27

Grandpa: 1 Trash Panda: 0

Grandpa: 1 Trash Panda: 0

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
6 days ago

Eco-friendly double lid.

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#28

Redneck Security System

Redneck Security System

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
6 days ago

South Africa every day... we also have contraptions for the steering wheel and also the pedals

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#29

That'll Do For Now, He Said. That Was 4 Years Ago

That'll Do For Now, He Said. That Was 4 Years Ago

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Wendillon
Community Member
6 days ago

Technically it's still "now".

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#30

My Life Has Been A Lie

My Life Has Been A Lie

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Michael Calhoun
Community Member
6 days ago

Printer ink HAS to cost more than plywood

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#31

Bought A Used Toy For My Kids At A Garage Sale. I Guess They Didn’t Have Any C Batteries. But They Did Have An Aa Battery And A Wood Dowel Though

Bought A Used Toy For My Kids At A Garage Sale. I Guess They Didn’t Have Any C Batteries. But They Did Have An Aa Battery And A Wood Dowel Though

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Stimpy
Community Member
6 days ago

You can do that?!

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#32

Gotta Love Uhaul

Gotta Love Uhaul

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Stimpy
Community Member
6 days ago

Technically yeah, but I'm pretty sure that is illegal. So they can likely end up paying much more...

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#33

This Is Why We Have The 2nd Amendment. So People Can Do This

This Is Why We Have The 2nd Amendment. So People Can Do This

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
6 days ago

Guns don't kill people, toilet paper holders do!

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#34

Ran Out Of Washers So Drilled Through Some Pennies

Ran Out Of Washers So Drilled Through Some Pennies

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
6 days ago

Washers are more expensive...

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#35

Installed My Anti-Tailgater Device Today... Now I Just Need To Find Something For Folks Who Cut Me Off...

Installed My Anti-Tailgater Device Today... Now I Just Need To Find Something For Folks Who Cut Me Off...

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Chris Kane
Community Member
6 days ago

Oh! I just figured it out, took me a minute. So if someone is tailgating they will see the wrench, think it's unsecured and back off.

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#36

Are Russians The Rednecks Of Europe?

Are Russians The Rednecks Of Europe?

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justagirl
Community Member
6 days ago

Ask Putin if Russia belongs to Europe...

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#37

50 Bucks Ain’t Too Bad. Just Gotta Watch The Toes

50 Bucks Ain’t Too Bad. Just Gotta Watch The Toes

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rgr8
Community Member
6 days ago

Imagine what would happen if this were to be ran on.

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#38

Flex Seal Can Do Anything

Flex Seal Can Do Anything

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Brett
Community Member
6 days ago

That was unexpected

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#39

Need To Relocate Your Switch?

Need To Relocate Your Switch?

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Stimpy
Community Member
6 days ago

I don't understand what I am seeing here...

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#40

Text Means "Emergency Stop"

Text Means "Emergency Stop"

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Kari Panda
Community Member
6 days ago (edited)

Wow... We have laws against such stuff and various instances who regularly check the safety standards. If any of those see this, s**t hits the fan.

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