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Hack a Recordable Hallmark Greeting Card

Hack a Recordable Hallmark Greeting Card

Here's an easy, fun hack you can complete in about fifteen minutes and for less than $20. Repurpose the circuit and speaker from a Hallmark singing greeting card to surprise your friends when they come...
Automatic Head Tracking with Arduino

Automatic Head Tracking with Arduino

We’ve seen some infrared head tracking before and now it has been accomplished using the Arduino.  The demo video above shows its interactivity with a flight simulator.  Some modification to the code means this can be adapted for first...
Massive Rube Goldberg Machine

Massive Rube Goldberg Machine

We all love a little Rube Goldberg craziness every now and then, but You Tube’s  favorite band, Ok Go, have taken it to a whole new level with the video for their single ‘This Too Shall Pass’. Involving a team of eight handling design and...
MIT’s Speedy Motorized Shopping Cart

MIT’s Speedy Motorized Shopping Cart

A few MIT students build this motorized shopping cart out of parts from an old go-cart.  While some students spend college parting, these cool kids used their time to build this babe-magnet of a ride.  You can check out the video demo above and...
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Incredible Pro Theremin Players

Incredible Pro Theremin Players

A theremin is a musical instrument you do not touch. Tones generated by the device are based upon the proximity of your hands in relation to sensors. They’re easy to build, but much more difficult to play.  Take a look at these fantastic...
Dark Night Batman Tumbler

Dark Night Batman Tumbler

This man built a custom Dark Knight tumbler and placed his outstanding design on a go kart for a miniature version.  While you can’t purchase the actual vehicle, you can buy his plans and view more about the project on eBay (bidding has ended,...
Track Fingers with the Wii Remote

Track Fingers with the Wii Remote

Using an IR led array and some reflective tape, you can track fingers in thin air using the Wii Remote. By Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The grid software is a custom program written using a C# wiimote library and DirectX. ...
DIY Seven Color Handheld Laser

DIY Seven Color Handheld Laser

Combining green, red, and blue lasers, this brilliant hacker created a seven color laser and even the illusive white laser! Using various mirrors and optics, he’s able to create color combinations and lighting effects. The whole system is so...
Absolutely Ingenious Wooden Rube Goldberg Machine

Absolutely Ingenious Wooden Rube Goldberg Machine

The Marble Lifting Machine would probably impress even Leonardo da Vinci. Mere words cannot describe the play of physics and craft that goes into this machine which has a single task – take a steel marble and transport it to the top of the...
Make your own Telepresence Robot

Make your own Telepresence Robot

Instead of going to work everyday, send a web-controllable robot equipt with a monitor and web cam. You can control it from anywhere in the world, making conferencing, and talking with family back home a breeze. Besides the brief video above...
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