I wanted to submit my own version of the drill powered yarn winder. It is basically a large bobbin winder.
You will need:
two plastic lids
Step 1: Assembly
Drill a hole in the center of each lid.
Put the straw onto your drill bit and cut to the length you want it. The only reason I covered it with duct tape was because the bit ripped a hole in it while I was sliding it on. I am using a 5/16 bit, and a McDonalds drink straw. Alternatively you can put a knitting needle in the chuck, or a dowel instead of using a drill bit, but if you skip the straw to cover the bit you will have a hard time getting the yarn off the bit.
Slide one lid to the base of the bit, then pull a little yarn through the other lid and put it near the top.
Step 2: Wind
I was unable to take a picture of myself winding the yarn. You hold the drill in one hand, and the strand of yarn in the other, don't let the ball/cake wind tightly, you don't want to stretch the yarn.