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Make LEDs Thump to the Beat of your Music

Make LEDs Thump to the Beat of your Music

This would definitely be an awesome addition to any party. Using an output from your computer or speakers, you can hook up a few LEDs, and they’ll pulsate to the beat of your music. You can expand upon this and hook this entire thing up to...
KegBot - Beer Keg on Wheels

KegBot - Beer Keg on Wheels

It’s a beer guzzler’s dream. A beer keg on wheels that motors over to your friends and serves them from the tap. And it’s all remote controlled by you. The concept is quite simple really: take a beer keg and mate it with motorized wheels...
Build a Giant VU Meter Using Light Bulbs

Build a Giant VU Meter Using Light Bulbs

Basically, a VU Meter measures loudness (volume units) of an audio signal. But this blinking VU meter project catches the eye more than the ear. The construction of the VU meter using 12 flashing bulbs is relatively simple. At the heart is a 12...
PSP Hacks: Sound Activated LED Light Mod

PSP Hacks: Sound Activated LED Light Mod

We’ve seen a wide range of PSP hacks since the handheld was released varying from the simple (adding button LEDs) to the more complex (add a PS2 controller).  Although this may seem like a complex hack, it requires simple circuitry and basic...
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Star Wars Nintendo Wii Case Mod

Star Wars Nintendo Wii Case Mod

We’ve seen some pretty impressive Super Mario and Zelda Wii mods in the past and now you can learn to make a custom Star Wars Wii case too. It includes plenty of LEDs and fiber optics to achieve it’s glowing effects.  View the Full...
How to: Build a Leyden Jar Capacitor

How to: Build a Leyden Jar Capacitor

Simple yet effective, capacitors come in a dizzying array of forms and materials, vital to so many circuits for storage, timing, and filtration - the mighty capacitor!  In this installment of the MAKE presents series, Collin Cunningham explains...
How to: Transmit Data Through a Laser

How to: Transmit Data Through a Laser

Secretly shoot your voice across the room in stealth mode on a laser beam in this fun and easy project! Make Magazine and Kipkay present this cool spy trick. Build a simple laser communicator that transmits your voice across a room. You need an...
DIY 5W High Brightness Modded LED Flashlight

DIY 5W High Brightness Modded LED Flashlight

If you want a cool object, a powerful but pocket flashlight, look as a laser case, follow the instruction in this video that show how to make the homemade DIY project. This flashlight is powered by 3 x AAA batteries and inside have a high brightness...
iPhone as a Wireless Router for your Laptop

iPhone as a Wireless Router for your Laptop

Transform your iPhone into a wireless router, allowing you to connect your wifi deprived laptop to the internet anywhere phone service is available. It’s also perfect when you’re browsing the web but the small screen is too cramped. Now you can...
Shut Down Your Computer With A Text Message

Shut Down Your Computer With A Text Message

I don’t use Outlook as my mail reader but if I did this would be a cool hack to shutdown computers (or launch other programs). I could see this to be useful to perform backups on demand without having to log into the actual computer. It isn’t...
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