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How To: Add Inductive Charging Capabilities to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Note 2, and Other Android Devices
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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.
News: Making a Low Cost wall.e Robot
make robots WALL.E with low cost. using materials from scrap Video: .
News: 10 New Life Hacks You Need to Know
10 Life Hacks: 1.Wifi Booster
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 !
News: Small Bristlebot-Never Need Batteries!
This bristlebot will run without batteries. It works with super capacitor that you charge with your power supply for about 1 minute and the bot will run 2-3minutes.
News: The Streaming BPM Detector
In this episode we're using the Tibbo EM1000 to create our own web-serving-BPM-sensor!
News: Arduino and Breadboard - Basics I
Video: . This video covers the basics of the Arduino and the breadboard.
News: How to Make a Weather Predicting Moodlight
In this video we're making a weather predicting light! Good luck! Video: .
News: How to Control Lights with Your Voice Using an Arduino
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use the Arduino to control lights with your own voice! Video: .
News: How to Control Practically Anything Using Twitter and an Arduino
In this project, I'll show you how to control your projects using Twitter! Video: .
News: How to Make a $25 Touchscreen
In this episode of Mike's Lab, we will be creating our own touchscreen! Video: .
News: This Simple LEGO and Popsicle Stick Robot Can Solve a Rubik's Cube in 100 Moves or Less
Robotic Rubik's Cube solvers are nothing new. We've seen ones that are run on Android, made of LEGO Mindstorms, and faster than the world record holder. The most recent Rubik's Cube robot making the news was made by high school student James Watson as a school project, but it's ended up getting a lot more attention than that.
News: This Adorable DIY 'Magpi Radio" Twitter Bird Reads Your Tweets Out Loud for You
You can use Twitter to print Instagram photos, track news and weather events, or even remotely shut down your computer, and if you're familiar with IFTTT, there's no shortage of ways your account can help automate your life.
News: This Mini Indoor Weather Station Can Reproduce the Conditions Anywhere in the World
If you've spent most of your life in one geographic location, you're probably pretty familiar with the weather there (unless you're a hermit). If you live in a tropical climate (and haven't done much traveling), maybe you've never even seen snow.
News: Teens Pulled Over in Their Almost Street Legal (And Totally Cool) DIY Wooden Car
Getting pulled over sucks, even when you're in a normal car. Just imagine how these teenagers felt when they were pulled over for driving their wooden car without a license! They also got a citation for not having a speedometer or side indicator lights, but if that's all that's keeping their DIY vehicle from being street legal, I'm already impressed. Photo by WTF.nl/Zaanstreek-Waterland Police
News: Want a Drink? The Arduino 'Inebriator' Will Pour You 15 Different Cocktails
Who needs to go to bartending school when you've got the Inebriator to mix your favorite drinks for you? Want a cosmopolitan? No problem. Press a button. Want a tequila sunrise? Sure thing. Press a button. As long as you've got a good supply of liquor and mixers, the Inebriator is at your command. So, what exactly is this Inebriator thing? Well, it's a robotic bartender that can automatically pour 15 different pre-programmed cocktails. With 9 different liquors and 7 mixers on board, it's got ...
News: DIY Laser Tripwire System That Tweets Whenever Sharks Swim Past
If you've ever wished you could keep tabs on the fish in your aquarium, Justin of Antipasto Hardware Blog has just the mod for you! He created this DIY "shark detector" that sends out a tweet whenever Bruce the shark breaches a perimeter that he set up in the tank.
News: Artist Uses 300 Apples to Power 30 LEDs for 1 Electrified Fruit Battery Science Experiment
You've probably seen the classic fruit battery science experiment a thousand times, but I doubt you've ever seen it turned into an art project! Photographer Caleb Charland uses everyday objects like apples, coins and vinegar to create makeshift batteries, then takes these gorgeous long exposure photos. For the apple tree photo, Charland got about 5 volts for every 10 apples, so he had to wire 300 apples to power the lamp for several hours. He used a zinc-coated galvanized nail and copper wire...
News: Unencrypted Air Traffic Communications Allow Hackers to Track & Possibly Redirect Flights
Considering how often many of us fly on commercial airlines, the idea that a hacker could somehow interfere with the plane is a very scary thought. It doesn't help to learn that at Defcon, a researcher found that the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), transmissions that planes use to communicate with airport towers are both unencrypted and unauthenticated.
News: Homemade Vinyl Cutter Turns Your Old Music CDs into Records
Even in the MP3 world, vinyl is still king among music lovers. Unfortunately, making your own record is nowhere near as simple as burning a compact disc or throwing some files onto an MP3 player. One clever inventor isn't letting that stop him though, putting together his own homemade vinyl cutter out of old parts. The end result—CD records!
News: LED Faucet Light
News: Comic Book Instructions Make Arduino Hacking Easy
If you didn't think you could make a high speed photography trigger or hack together some creepy googly eyeballs for Halloween, then you've got another think coming, because learning how to use Arduino just got easier thanks to Jody Culkin and her wonderful comic book introduction to the Arduino platform (and electronics projects in general).
News: Haptic Hacking Breathes New Life into Old Computer Mice
You've seen the felt mouse, which made computer clicking comfortable and chic, now brace yourself for something a little more interactive—DataBot.
News: Analog Video Cam + Thermal Printer = Slowest Instant Camera Ever
Sometimes an "analog" result is highly satisfying when the means for producing it is just the opposite. Enter Niklas Roy's "Electronic Instant Camera" project. The endeavor combines an analog black and white videocamera with a thermal receipt printer. The outcome is something in between a Polaroid camera and a digital camera. Like the olden days, the subject must sit still for a quite a while—3 full minutes—as their image is recorded and printed directly on a roll of receipt paper.
News: Super Tiny (And Cheap) DSLR Intervalometer for Time-Lapse Photography
If you're lucky, your digital camera has a built-in intervalometer that lets you operate the shutter regularly at set intervals over a period of time. Why would you be lucky? Because you can create some very awesome time-lapse videos, like the horribly beautiful eruption of a volcano or vivid star trails in the night sky. You can capture the stunning display of the northern lights or even document the rotting of your favorite fruit.
News: Holy Pac-Man! DIY Light Painting Saber Is Pure Awesome
A few months ago, we showed you a pretty awesome light painting project that visually captured invisible Wi-Fi signals around town using a Wi-Fi detecting rod filled with 80 LEDs. With some long exposure photography, the results were pretty amazing. This project was inspired by those crazy Norwegians, but this build lets you do something even more amazing—capture pictures of colorful written text and drawn images, frozen in midair.
Cocktail Couture: Robotic Booze Generating Dress
Meet DareDroid: sexy nurse, geek couture and mobile bartender, engineered into an all-in-one technologically advanced garment. Created by fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht, hacker Marius Kintel, and sculptor Jane Tingley, the team calls themselves the Modern Nomads (MoNo), and their series of garments fall into Wipprecht's invented family of "Pseudomorphs". Pseudomorphs are tech-couture pieces that transform into fluid displays—which is exactly what DareDroid does.
News: Electrical Shock Could Make You a Better Musician by Possessing Your Hand
Looking to be the world's best violinist or fastest banjo player? If you didn't start practicing when you were a kid, learning a new stringed instrument is extremely challenging. But an upcoming device may change all of that, if you don't mind being shocked by 28 different electrodes.
News: Digital Picture Frame Snatches Photos from Public Wi-Fi Networks
You're sitting in your favorite café enjoying a hot cup of joe, then you open up your laptop or turn on your tablet computer to get to work, but as always you get sidetracked and head straight for Facebook. Someone just tagged you in a photo, so you check it out, then you see it out of the corner of your eye—your Facebook picture digitally displayed on the wall in a nice, neat digital photo frame.
News: The Latest and Greatest Kinect Hacks
Nobody could predict the success of Microsoft's Kinect, not even Microsoft themselves. So, it was quite a surprise when it ended up earning a Guinness World Record for fastest-selling consumer electronics device, and an even bigger surprise to see people buying one that didn't even own an Xbox 360.