Basic Trope: A character saves the day by making a gadget out of unlikely things.
Straight: Bob is in a Death Trap but escapes by creating a bomb out of some tape, a string, an aerosol can, and a match.
Exaggerated: Bob somehow makes a bomb out of water, despite all logic.
Downplayed: Bob creates a bomb using gasoline and other materials needed for a real, makeshift explosive.
Bob is a genius engineer who knows how to turn mundane objects into tools he needs.
Bob has a super power that allows him to build any object out of whatever is lying around.
Inverted: Bob makes a simple things out of complex things.
Bob's bomb does not go off.
Bob is unable to build anything.
Double Subverted: But it does create a fire, which damages the walls enough for him to bust out.
Parodied: Bob is asked to build a robot with only a few random office supplies. One Gilligan Cut later, and he is piloting a Humongous Mecha.
Zig Zagged: Bob's bomb does not work, but he quickly disassembles it into a working rocket and flies his way out of the death trap. As he is in mid-flight, he realizes he never built it with landing capabilities and plummets out of the air.
Bob is able to escape without building anything.
Bob never gets trapped.
Lampshaded: "Don't worry, Bob will build something to get us out. He always does."