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Drive a Car with an iPhone Remote

Drive a Car with an iPhone Remote

The car can be remotely steered using a laptop with LabView software as the brains.  A custom app lets you control the pedal and gas with touch sliders on the phone. The steering is taken care of by the iPhone’s accelerometer. Three...
Sports Car Controlled Entirely via iPod Touch

Sports Car Controlled Entirely via iPod Touch

This GTO is controlled entirely via iPod Touch, allowing the owner to start the car, open the doors and trunk, roll down the windows, control the radio, arm the car alarm and even rev the engine – all from across the parking lot.  Range is...
Nintendo DS LED and Force Feedback Mod

Nintendo DS LED and Force Feedback Mod

Here’s another superb mod from f00f00 detailing the process of adding force-feedback to a stock Nintendo DS using LEDs and a vibration motor.  With limited space inside the DS, he used all surface mount parts and a circuit board smaller than a...
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...
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Physical Computing with MIT’s Siftables

Physical Computing with MIT’s Siftables

Siftables is the latest example of a Tangible User Interface (TUI), an emerging technology that aims to use physical objects as interface for computing needs.  Siftables, however, differ from traditional models with the addition of a sensor...
Arduino Powered Helicopter with Four Rotors

Arduino Powered Helicopter with Four Rotors

We’ve seen loads of superb Arduino projects, but few which involve complex aeronautics.  Here we have the “quadrocopter” – an arduino powered, remote control helicopter with four rotor blades.  It’s a superb build overall with the...
Complete DIY Home Theater Build

Complete DIY Home Theater Build

Who doesn’t want their own personal home theater? This man turned his barren basement into a luxury home theater and even added a kitchen/bar area too. The best part is, he documented every aspect of the build through pictures, videos, and...
NES Controller MP3 Player

NES Controller MP3 Player

I finished a new project, so here it is. The whole thing cost less than $35 including the soldering iron and solder. It's a 1GB mp3 player. It isn't quite finished in the video but it is definitely fully functional. There are a few tweaks I need to...
The Incredible Steampunk Professor X Chair

The Incredible Steampunk Professor X Chair

Charles Xavier never really been steamy but this superbly detailed steampunk wheelchair begs to differ.  The pseudo-Victorian mechanical recreation of Professor X's iconic wheelchair would make both Jules Vern and Stan Lee very proud. View the...
New PS3 Laptop With HDMI Display By Ben Heck

New PS3 Laptop With HDMI Display By Ben Heck

Ben Heck is at it again with his newest PS3 laptop.  This little beauty features a 17 inch 720p LCD screen, a pair of stereo speakers and built in headphone jack for some serious portable gaming power.  The unit also features a HDMI cable for...
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