News: These Guys Hacked Together a Raspberry Pi & Car Steering Wheel to Play Mario Kart
Oh, Mario. The guy that's been a part of our lives since as long as we can all remember. Well, Adam Ringwood and his friends did something pretty cool with one of Mario's most exciting games at the HackIllinois event in February 2016—they hacked a Chevrolet Volt's steering wheel into one big Nintendo 64 controller for Mario Kart.
News: Watch This Automated Lego Factory Fold Paper into a Perfect Cube
Robots are always really cool, if you ask me. Sometimes they're made out of Legos, and that's even cooler.
How To: Rock Harder on GarageBand with a DIY Pringles Can Drum Kit
Damn right, you don't just eat 'em. When you're done with your next Pringles can, you can turn it into a kaleidoscope, a pinhole camera, and even a solar hot dog cooker. But Instructables user TheSpodShed may have just created the most awesome way to upcycle empty Pringles cans—use them as a mini MIDI drum kit for your mobile device. This tiny drum kit will let you rock your face off without pissing off all your neighbors.
5$ Voice Modulator / Changer : Batman Arrow
Its a voice modulator which can be used to change your voice instantaneously so you can disguise and pull pranks etc.
News: DIY 3D-Printed Arduino Robot
This is a nice project that you can continue to work on and modify as you learn more Arduino projects. The Instructable linked below goes through the complete build for the Bluetooth-enabled robot seen in the first half of the video.
News: People Keep Making Weird Useless Machines—Here Are Our Favorites
For the past couple of years, random internet dwellers have embarked on an ambitious quest to see just how useless a box can be in hopes of earning sweet, sweet internet points. Welcome to the world of useless machines.
How To: Make an SMS Intruder Alarm
This tutorial shows you how to create an intruder alarm that sends you text message alerts when motion is detected. This may sound complicated but I am pretty confident any beginner with electronics should be able to do this just fine. The range sensor senses motion and tells your Arduino board to send the text (SMS). So you can leave the intruder detector at home, connected to your network, and still receive the SMS alerts, no matter where you are, as long as you have cell phone service.
How To: Make a Floppy Drive Music Mix (16 Drives, 5 Songs, 1 myRIO) - myFloppyDriveOrchestra
Video: . Being one of the most popular DIY/maker projects around, Musical Floppy Drives are nothing new. However, myFloppyDriveOrchestra includes a few unique features, which separate it from the crowd.
How To: Make Music with Floppy Drives & LabVIEW
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How To: Make a Secret Car Compartment
Nowadays, protecting your valuables can be challenging especially when you're on the go. That's why I decided to make a little secret compartment inside my car. Only you'll know it's there because nobody will be able to find it. Not only that, but you'll have easy access to it. It's fairly cheap and the total cost was under $5.00. Let me show you how to make it. You can watch the video or scroll down below for the written guide.
News: How to Catch All the Fish?
Everyone who loves fishing, knows the feeling when you miss a fish that is already nibbling on your bait. This can however be prevented by using a bite indicator. The following video will help you to build a custom bite indicator that catches all the fish!
How To: Peel Potatoes the Fast Way
Today we show you how to peel potatoes with a drill! It's So Easy a Guy Could Do It!
How To: Make a Clothespin Gun
Today we show you how to make a very cool clothespin gun. Making this gun is So Easy a Guy Could Do It!
News: How to Start Using FPGA Chips
The first steps will always be a little difficult, but that is the way everyone has to live his life. The same is true, when you start programming FPGA-chips. It might be hard to get started, therefore a introduction may be useful. I will explain all the problems you might encounter when you first start. Also a simple first project is included as a guideline throughout the video!
News: How to Choose a FPGA That Suits Your Project
A FGPA is chip that is programmable with the computer to create circuit. It is a totally different type of programmable board compared to an Arduino for example. The Arduino will follow lines of codes to generate the necessary outputs. A FPGA won't however read lines of code, but it is a circuit itself. When the chip is programmed, a series of AND-ports, OR-ports and many others ports are linked together. The FGPA will increase the speed and the possibilities of your designs! I assume that by...
How To: Make an Arduino Shield
Two years ago, driven by a good friend of mine i decided to give it a try on timelapse photography. I had a DSLR camera but didn't had an intervalometer, so i assembled a small electronic circuit on top of an Arduino Uno, made some basic code and did my first timelapse movie. The result was awful, but for some reason I was hooked.
How To: Make a Homemade Air Conditioner That Runs on Batteries or USB Power
Hand made air conditioner made of a foam lunch box, 5 volt DC fan, 4 AAA rechargeable batteries, and some ice. This homemade AC can run on batteries and you can plug directly into any USB port.
How To: Scramble 4 Eggs Inside Their Shell at Once
Video: . Using this method is stupidly simple.
How To: Lock and Unlock a Safe
This is an easy step by step tutorial how to lock your jewels in a hotel room or in a public safe. Be aware that in a public safe it is more secure to use the second method of locking by a magnetic card, not by a PIN code that can be easily seen by someone nearby.
News: My Pillow for Macrame - Unboxing (What Is Inside?)
Many people asked in my email, how was and of what is my Macrame Pillow made. I couldn't answer because it is a long story, but now I decided to show you. A surprise is awaiting you, because it's not a ordinary pillow for macrame. Watch how to make a macrame pillow.
How To: Change the Pitch of Your Voice for Skype! (Mac)
This is for anybody using a computer that would like to change the sound of there voice to talk to people if you have any problems feel free to comment on the youtube video ! thanks!
News: How to Create an Amazing Firefighter Siren!
Video: . At a certain moment in our lives all of us wanted to be a fire fighter. To simulate that effect, we created a super-awesome siren. With two 555-timer chips and lots of trail and error, we were able to create this awful noise.
How To: Make a Clothespin Pocket Pistol (AKA Mini Matchstick Gun)
Clothespins are pretty innocent-looking, but with a mod here and a hack there, that innocence quickly turns into danger. Well, sort of. In this project, we'll be turning an ordinary spring-action clothespin into powerful matchstick and toothpick shooter that can shoot apples and lob fiery darts over 20 feet.
How To: Integrate Two Computer Fans to Make You Chill
This simple contraption almost acts like a Rube Goldberg machine to give you that cold tranquility that you need during the summer.
How To: Start a Fire
This is for those people that want to create a fire in a camping situation, survival situation, flare type alert to other that you are lost, or simply for entertainment.
News: Making a Low Cost wall.e Robot
make robots WALL.E with low cost. using materials from scrap Video: .
How To: Hack an Old LCD Monitor into a Secret Computer Screen That Only You Can See
No matter your reason, if you want to hide what's on your computer screen from prying eyes, there are plenty of ways to do it. You can get a privacy filter, install a panic button for your browser, or just develop super fast reflexes. But all it takes is the right angle or a too-slow reaction to blow your cover.
How To: Cool Down Your Apple Mac Laptop
Mac laptops, especially the older PowerBooks, often can become very hot when doing processor intensive tasks like movie rendering, YouTube videos streaming, database lookups, or just gaming. Often just lifting the machine from the surface is enough to cool it down without the need of expensive hardware or software tuning.
How To: Add Bluetooth Capability to Corded Over-Ear Headphones for Wireless Listening
Headphone cords are one of those things we all deal with because it beats the alternative (no music). But they can be so obnoxious—they're always getting caught on things, and they seem to be perpetually tangled. If you have ear buds, you can make a simple a cord container to keep them organized, but over-ear headphones are a little more tricky.
How To: Implement Facebook into Your Life Even More
So, I wondered whether there was a possibility to integrate Facebook even further into my life! (I still wonder why I wanted that actually...) Here's the way to do it!
News: 10 New Life Hacks You Need to Know
10 Life Hacks: 1.Wifi Booster
How To: Quick-N-Dirty Circuit Board Repair: How to Patch Faded or Corroded Traces with Pencil Lead
You may already know that you can build a functional circuit on a sheet of paper with the graphite from a pencil, but you'd probably never think of using it to fix an electronic device. This same principle can be used to bring back a bricked phone, but can also repair a damaged or corroded trace in a printed circuit board. Redditor 404ClueNotFound spilled water on his favorite computer keyboard (like so many of us have done before). The damage was minimal, but after drying it out, one key sti...
News: Thermistors | How HOT Is Your Robot?
Thermistors are used in almost every single device. If you are planning to build a grand new project, let us explain why and how you should use a thermistor !
How To: Make the Simplest Motor Ever
For this project, you will need a magnet, two AA batteries, two keys, a metal plate, and a copper wire coil.
How To: Make a PVC Hand Pump to Move Water, Compress Air, & Create Vacuum
When you're using vacuum power, moving water, or compressing air, it's more than likely being done with some sort of pump. I'll be needing a pump for some of my future projects, so in this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to make your own customizable PVC hand pump that will let you do all three.
How To: Charge Your Phone Without Its Charger
When you forget you charger,you can use this dynamo charger to charge the phone with your hand. I convert the dynamo LED flashlight into charger just adding bridge rectifier, capacitor and USB female plug.
How To: How to Make Infinity Mirror
Led infinity mirror that I make with some materials like mirror from old hard drive,leds,plastic mirror sheet and battery holder.
How To: Make a Super Cheap One-Way Check Valve
If you're going to build yourself a water gun to cool down this summer, or maybe just a useful water pump, you'll need some check valves. However, the most expensive parts of a water pump or DIY super soaker are usually the check valves. So, let's make some from scratch for as little as $0.35 each.
How To: Make a Solar-Powered Fan Hat
It's hot this summer, but it's not that easy to cool down when you're on the go. You can't take an air conditioner with you, and a handheld fan will just tire you out, so you'll need to find more creative ways to cool down when you're on the go. One of these ways is a DIY solar-powered fan baseball cap.