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The Emergency Party Button

The Emergency Party Button

If we had a category for awesomeness, this would be in it. Basically, it’s this big red button that wirelessly controls a laser show, fog machine, LED sign, closes the curtains, dims the lights, and of course hires strippers and delivers the...
How to: Laser Projector inside a Lighter

How to: Laser Projector inside a Lighter

The following is a post by Rog8811, our lasers expert. As a designer and engineer I am always looking for ways of converting everyday items into cool gadgets. This iconic lighter, known around the world, is the Zippo flip-top lighter. Having...
‘69 Pontiac GTO controlled using a iPod Touch

‘69 Pontiac GTO controlled using a iPod Touch

RedEye is great for controlling your home theater, but what about other things? Customers use RedEye to control all kinds of things - Christmas lights, hot tubs, and now, even a vintage 1969 Pontiac GTO. Thanks to Dave Phipps and his son for sharing...
Cheap, Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote

Cheap, Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote

Using infrared (IR) light pens and the Wii Remote, it is possible to create very low-cost multi-point interactive whiteboards and multi-point tablet displays. Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The software can be downloaded at ...
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5 Minute, Dirt Cheap Multitouch Pad

5 Minute, Dirt Cheap Multitouch Pad

We’ve recently seen huge advancements in multitouch technology with the iPhone, WiiMote, and more, but this is by far the easiest way to build your own multitouch sensing system. Basically, all you need is a webcam, glass pane, and a cardboard...
Build a Wifi Enabled Spy Robot

Build a Wifi Enabled Spy Robot

Building a WiFi spy robot actually isn’t as difficult as you may have imagined – or at least it isn’t when it can be built in “a couple of hours” according to this guide. These guys show you how to build a WiFi spy-bot...
Voltaic Solar Battery Charger Backpack

Voltaic Solar Battery Charger Backpack

If you're on the go or have a kid who is, look at the Voltaic solar battery charger backpack. The solar panels on the Voltaic solar battery charger backpack connect to a battery to charge your iPod, cell phone or laptop. The Voltaic solar battery...
How to: Build a Gigantic DIY Pumpkin Cannon

How to: Build a Gigantic DIY Pumpkin Cannon

Straying slightly from our usual daily doses of electronics and hacking, today we’re getting into the spirit of Fall by showing off some extraordinary pumpkin cannons.  First up is the world’s most powerful cannon capable of launching a...
1600 Volt Can Crusher

1600 Volt Can Crusher

You can buy can crushers at Costco, place your can in the opening, pull a lever and viola you have a squished can. Of course you can achieve the same results using some high voltage electronics. Bob Davis has the right idea here, he is letting...
How to: DIY Nintendo 64

How to: DIY Nintendo 64

Watch us hack a Nintendo 64 into a portable gaming system complete with screen, speakers and battery power: Full Nintendo anywhere you...
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