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Make a Digital Memory Wall

Make a Digital Memory Wall

Go from dusty photo albums to live-streaming memories!  The techno-gurus of tech makeover show My Home 2.0 built this FiOS-networked memory wall. It lets you stream hundreds of photos on multiple monitors, refreshing every minute. For complete...
Run your Car on Garbage

Run your Car on Garbage

Honda powered by waste biomass. The ALL Power Labs team installs a biomass gasification system - based on their Open Source Gasifier Experimenter's Kit - into the trunk of a Honda. The Honda now runs on 100% waste biomass - corn stalks, walnut...
Blind Cameras with an Infrared LED Hat

Blind Cameras with an Infrared LED Hat

Add an array of infrared LEDs to your hat to create an invisible mask. Infrared LEDs are invisible to the human eye, but are visible to cameras. Thus, if you throw a dozen of them on your hat, they blind security cameras and hide your face. We...
Arduino and Ikea = Superb RGB LED Table Hack

Arduino and Ikea = Superb RGB LED Table Hack

Taking a stock Ikea table, this hacker added a set of 81 individually controlled RGB LEDs to the frame, creating a glowing livingroom centerpiece.  Using the Arduino, he can individually address each LED to control the color change.  Now if only...
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Install an iPad in your Car

Install an iPad in your Car

We’ve seen a few ways to install a computer or Xbox 360 in your car but this sleek integration of an iPad into the dashboard of a Toyota Tacoma is far more impressive.  The video above is the first of several which show you how to replicate the...
DIY PSP built using Arduino

DIY PSP built using Arduino

In the spirit of the open source gameboy (#5 on the Top 40 Arduino Projects of the Web), Matt’s latest project uses a few Arduino shields to make the Open Source “PSP” with two-player ping-pong. Since the PSP has dual controllers...
Hexapod Robot with Claws and Webcam

Hexapod Robot with Claws and Webcam

Just when you thought that Hexapod robots were the best, the guys of at the Tekkotsu lab at Carnegie Mellon University develop the Chiara robot, a fully articulated 6-legged robot, which claws and high-end webcam for precision navigating and...
How to: Wire your House for VoIP

How to: Wire your House for VoIP

Vonage is a very cool and inexpensive way to have a home phone, but unfortunately it requires a little box to be near your phone at all times. In this two part tutorial, learn exactly how to hack your Vonage phone and route it to your central...
World's Most Useless (Yet Awesome) Machine

World's Most Useless (Yet Awesome) Machine

Inspired by Marvin Minsky and Claude Shannon's Ultimate Machine.  Build...
How to: Attach a Webcam to a Telescope

How to: Attach a Webcam to a Telescope

This shows you how to modify a webcam so that you can attach it to a telescope. Just think, you'll never have to look in that eyepiece again. Just stuff this thing down...
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