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Secret Knock Detecting Door Lock

Secret Knock Detecting Door Lock

Here’s a fantastic project using an arduino, a motor, and a piezo sensor which allows you to both record and detect knocking patterns to unlock a door.  The video below does a fantastic job of demonstrating how it works: It’s completely mobile...
How to: Infrared Home Security Alarm System

How to: Infrared Home Security Alarm System

Kip "Kipkay" Kedersha is known for his intriguing and clever how-to and prank videos, even when he teams up with MAKE Magazine. He will show you how to tweak, hack, mod, and bend any technology to your hacking needs. No electronic device,...
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...
DIY Camera Stabilizer

DIY Camera Stabilizer

This video was created to show the action of the gimbal on my DIY Steadycam. This project shows the potential of Steadycam possibility for the lighter sub-compact Hybrid Camcorder Market. I have the Jazz Elite HD178. Inspired by the Hague MMC. ...
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Build a Giant Pedal Powered Tank

Build a Giant Pedal Powered Tank

In just eleven days, a handful of men created a Panzer like pedal powered tank for a Kinetic Sculpture Derby. Don’t let the formidable pink camouflage paint job fool you. Inside is a massive steel skeleton of gears, plates, and welding...
Build an Electric Segway Skateboard

Build an Electric Segway Skateboard

Within two days, you can build an electric segway mountain board (off road skateboard) with the ability to remove the electronic system for standard riding. Will run for about an hour per charge and tops out at a whopping 20 mph. Not bad at all. ...
Stylish Hard Drive Clock

Stylish Hard Drive Clock

Strobeshnik is a HDD clock. The digits are etched in the original platter and they're strobed from behind with leds. The HDD motor is driven by a custom circuit without feedback, hence poor startup performance and awful noise. Rotational feedback is...
How to: Convert a Windows 7 Laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

How to: Convert a Windows 7 Laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Here’s some new software for Windows 7 called Connectify which allows you to turn your Windows 7 laptop into a wireless hotspot. Basically, it converts your laptop into a wireless router of sorts, acting as a wireless access point for computers...
Absolutely Epic Xbox to Mac Transformation

Absolutely Epic Xbox to Mac Transformation

This exceptional mod uses the shell of an old Xbox to house stunning new hardware.  While Macs have that sleek, sexy feel, when they’re priced at $4500 that feeling fades quickly.  So instead of buying a super expensive Mac, learn how to...
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...
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