DIY: No-carve typography pumpkins

STEP ONE: Using your masking tape, tape off any part of the pumpkin you don\\'t want painted. It could be the stem, or you can create designs like stripes or polka dots, or paint only half of the pumpkin. Next, place your pumpkins on a piece of cardboard ...

How To Make Carbonated Ice Cream, Halloween Style! (Dry Ice Cream)

Carbonated ice cream?...Really!And here\\'s how to make it with a few simple ingredients, and a bit of dry-ice. For more project videos, check out ... WARNING: Dry Ice is extremely cold! (-78C/-109F) and can cause instant frost-bite to exposed skin.This project should not be attempted wi... You may ...

The Muppets Sweetums Costume

This is an actual picture of the Sweetums costume from the Muppets Materials, there is a laundering list of materials hopefully I can cover them all. Long Pile Fur 2 different colors - eBay Flannel Material for shirt and pants - Joann Burlap and rope for robe Felt ...

Galaga Mini-Cabinet using a Nintendo DS

We’re not showing you the finished version of this tiny Galaga arcade cabinet because it doesn’t really testify to the awesome that was packet into this hack. In regards to the features the build is just nuts!. The user controls were customized to look like the real thing,

Robert Shiller's Devastating Takedown Of Housing As An Investment Will Have You Renting For The Rest Of Your Life

With prices still off of their all-time highs, many can’t help but ask the brilliant Professor if now’s the time to invest in housing.And for years, he has responded with more or less the same answer: housing is not a great investment.Here are quotes from one particularly memorable ...

Discarded Electronic Scraps Assemble Into A Functional 3D Printer

West African inventor Kodjo Afate Gnikou has created a DIY 3D-printer by scouring junk yards for the discarded parts of old scanners, computers, and printers. The design is the first of its kind and is priced at around $100 which in comparison to what is currently on offer ...

Arduino creator explains why open source matters in hardware, too

Most of the technology world is familiar with open source software and the reasons why, in some eyes, it\\'s more appealing than proprietary software. When software\\'s source code is available for anyone to inspect, it can be examined for security flaws, altered to suit user wishes, or used ...

SenseFly and Drone Adventures Toss UAVs Off the Summit of Matterhorn

Earlier this year, senseFly took to the Alps to demonstrate how their eBee drones could be deployed from the middle of a ski slope (or just about anywhere else) to autonomously create high resolution 2D and 3D maps while you sit around sipping hot chocolate. I guess maybe ...

Trial Opens in Chevron RICO Lawsuit Against Pollution Victims in Ecuador & Their Advocates

New York Protest Tuesday to Decry Opening of Trial, Rally for Justice in Ecuador, Say No to Chevron\\'s Abuses ___\\'This trial is merely Chevron\\'s latest cynical ploy to evade accountability for its crimes in Ecuador,\\' said Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch. \\'Chevron\\'s legacy in the Amazon has caused enough environmental ruin and human suffering already; it\\'s time the company to pay for a cleanup, rather than for more abusive efforts to run from its responsibility.\\' The Foley Square protest will feature villagers from the Ecuadorean Amazon living amidst ...

GestuRe: An Interactive Machine Learning System for Recognizing Hand Gestures

(This post describes a project I completed for MAS.S62 Interactive Machine Learning at the MIT Media Lab. The assignment was to create a simple interactive machine learning system that gave the user visibility into the learning algorithm.)GestuRe is a mixed-initiative interactive machine learning system for recognizing hand gestures.

Sonos Play:1

Continuing to redefine their own notion of entry-level, Sonos has launched the PLAY:1, a $200 full sounding and compact wireless speaker that can stand alone or find its fit in a multi-speaker, multi-room set-up. Longtime fans of Sonos, who power our daily home and in-office tunes, we are ...

Arduino Robot video tutorials: RS Components does it again!

Last year, Arduino and RS Components, collaborated in the creation of 10 video tutorials focused on the Arduino Starter Kit. Some months ago they were released in Creative Commons and are available also on our Youtube channel.During Maker Faire Rome, at the beginning of October, RS Components together ...

Who should judge whether Snowden's leaked secrets are too sensitive to report?

The Guardian\\'s critics say journalists cannot be trusted to judge what may damage national security. But our track record shows us to be more trustworthy than politicians or spooks‘We caused plenty of political embarrassment by revealing some of Snowden\\'s leaks, but without jeopardising any nation’s security.’ Photograph: AFP/Getty ...

How to build another useless machine: easy to make, and hard to use!

So many useless machines are built, why building another one? Simply, it is really fun :), fun to build and fun to play with. I tried to give this ve... Everything is connected to an Arduino board, the board waits till the switch is set to logic HIGH ...

Grasshopper 744m Test | Single Camera (Hexacopter)

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like spacexchannel\\'s video.Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike spacexchannel\\'s video.Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add spacexchannel\\'s ...

Living Microalgae Lamp Absorbs CO2 from the Air

French biochemist Pierre Calleja has designed a fascinating eco-friendly lamp that could light up streets and parking garages while cutting CO2 emissions. It runs completely free of electricity, powered solely by a tube filled with glowing green algae. The lamp uses the energy created by the algae’s own ...

Building peace and security one LEGO brick at a time

Since its completion in 1952, the flat, rectangular, modernist masterpiece on the East River, that is, the United Nations Headquarters has been the site of much geopolitical intrigue as well as a backdrop for films like North by Northwest.It even makes an appearance in the video game, Grand ...

Light Up Earrings

Unfortunately [ch00f\\'s] been too busy to write for Hack a Day lately, but he has finished off an awesome little project — Christmas LED earrings!As with all his projects, there is a brilliant write up that covers everything — even for the stuff that didn’t work. But what ...

Raspberry Pi Halloween Effects Door

The Raspberry Pi Powered Halloween Effects Door. This is a video capture during one of the routines. (via Cabe)Backyard haunted houses, carving pumpkins, elaborate decorations, jumping out to scare trick-or-treaters; Halloween is packed with the DIY spirit. People’s desire to be scared or scare others is primal. It’s ...

How to Build an Internet Controlled Whoopee Cushion

So, the idea is pretty simple.We run a server program on the raspberry pi.This program will respond to commands that we send it.In this case, we only need one command: fart.Then we hide the raspberry pi next to a family member, friend, coworker, etc. and tell the raspberry ...