Make a light up Christmas tree topper

Build and Control Your Own Robot Army

[Sarah Petkus] has a simple dream. She wants to build and command her own delta robot army. It all began with an illustration she drew of a woman hovering over a field of flowers. The flowers in this case had incandescent light bulbs as blooms. [Sarah] decided to create her image in the real world as an interactive art installation. Her first attempts at moving light flowers were based on a pulley system, which was unreliable and not exactly the graceful movement she imagined. Eventually [Sarah] discovered inverted delta robots.

Circuit Scribe: Draw circuits Instantly

Circuit Scribe is a rollerball pen that writes with conductive silver ink. It makes creating circuits as easy as doodling.

Fast and Cheap DIY Dalek Suit

Build our own Dalek suit, impress your friends at parties, and do it all for less than $10.

Check out this amazing Pong playing t-shirt

Young hacker made this awesome, flexible 14 x 15 pixel, pong playing t-shirt! We will all probably end up working for him some day.

Former Journalist Creates A Homebrew Computer Buildable in 107 Seconds

Using Raspberry Pi as a platform, a company called Kano wants to be the Ikea of computers: cheap, self-built, and global. (Let’s hope the instructions are better.)

Students in China build sports car using 3D printing

40 Chinese students from the School of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering, Changsha University of Science & Technology (CSUST) have used 3D printing to build a race car. The Chinese are pinning their hopes on 3D printing to boos their automotive and aerospace industries.

3D printer + electric car

We believe that in a close future, cars will be electrics, self-driven & equiped for advanced field operations. Your plumber will be able to produce spare-parts in his vehicle, some goods will be produced on demand in the delivery truck. 

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 ...

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 ...

Stripping Kindle DRM with Lego

Consider a book sitting on a shelf. You can lend it out to a friend, you don’t need a special device to read it, and if you are so inclined, you can photocopy it. This isn’t true with Kindle eBooks.

Tearing an old laptop apart to build a ground control station

Being tired of assembling and disassembling parts/cables every time he went outside to fly his plane, [Elad] figured that he’d be better off building his own ground control station.The core of the station is based on an old laptop with a broken screen he had laying around and ...

Retro DIY Mini Mac Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

The first Mac, Apple\\'s iconic beige box from that memorable 1984 TV commercial, was a wonder of technology not only because it was the first GUI computer for consumers, but also because it presaged future all-in-one computers. Early users like me loved that little box. So how could ...

Getting your tweets via ticker tape

A web developer from Cumbria has built a modern version of a 19th Century ticker-tape machine which prints out tweets.

Hacking McDonald’s Minion toy to be an electric slidewhistle

This is a look at the brain surgery which [Tim] performed on a Happy Meal Toy. The McDonald’s package meal perk comes with one of several different Despicable Me 2 characters. But [Tim] wasn’t a fan of this one since you had to blow in it to make ...

Architect Student Converts Bus Found on Craigslist into Comfy Mobile Home Complete with Repurposed Gym Floor

I don’t know about you, but few exciting things ever transpired for me on a school bus. It always smelled like gas fumes, and its primary purpose was to transport me to a place I didn’t always want to to go. But this bus, designed by architectural student ...

A 12-Year-Old's Quest To Remake Education, One Arduino At A Time

Twelve-year-old electronics prodigy Quin Etnyre wanted to make education more fun. So he became a teacher. Quin Etnyre walks to the front of a crowded room at Deezmaker 3D Printers and Hackerspace in Pasadena, California. He adjusts his laptop on the workbench, then looks up and addresses the ...

DIY Prosthetic Hand & Forearm (Voice Controlled)

Do you live with only one hand, or ever feel two just isn't enough? Well now you can make another! This project combines two very cool things: an ardu... Parts: Arduino Uno EasyVR Shield 5 x Servo Motors (either a HK15298 or an MG995 variant - anything with ...

10 Retro DIY Projects To Do Before Summer Ends

Including a backyard trampoline, a playhouse built from window blinds, a flying saucer that doubles as a water ski, and more Summer is almost over SIGH. If you're eager to squeeze in some last-minute leisure, check out these retro do-it-yourself projects, culled from the Popular Science archives. They ...