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Music with the Virtual Laser Harp

Music with the Virtual Laser Harp

Laser harp inventor Steven Hobley is back with another exceptional project.  We covered his outstanding laser harp build last year and was also included in our Top 40 Arduino Projects.  So what’s so cool about a harp anyways?  It’s...
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...
How to Survive: Start a Fire using a Battery

How to Survive: Start a Fire using a Battery

Take a piece of steel wool and tuck it into the toilet paper.   Lightly touch the battery to the steel wool.  Blow.  Now put that thing out, before the smoke alarm goes...
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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How to: USB Air Conditioning

How to: USB Air Conditioning

Wondering how to most effectively combine ice cubes and a simple USB-powered computer fan into a fully functioning air conditioning system? In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to hack a coffee can and USB-powered fan into a simple, but...
Project Grizzly Fighting Bears With DIY Body Armor

Project Grizzly Fighting Bears With DIY Body Armor

Along with forgetting to trim their hipster beards, one big mistake that many grizzly bear enthusiasts make is not wearing body armor. Troy James Hurtubise didn’t forget, and there’s even a documentary to prove it. In Peter Lynch’s Project...
Massive Rube Goldberg Machine Built by OK GO

Massive Rube Goldberg Machine Built by OK GO

We all love a little Rube Goldberg craziness every now and then, but You Tube’s  favorite band, Ok Go, have taken it to a whole new level with the video for their single ‘This Too Shall Pass’. Involving a team of eight handling design and...
Making of a Solar Charging Bag

Making of a Solar Charging Bag

Never worry about a dead cell phone again! Charge your portable electronics by harnessing the power of the...
How to: Free Electricity from a Phone Jack

How to: Free Electricity from a Phone Jack

Learn how to get free electricity from your home telephone line just by watching this video. Save money on your power bill, and hack into the electricity coming out of the phone jack. The phone company doesn't monitor electricity usage, so you...
Ultrasonic Pet Water Dish Monitor

Ultrasonic Pet Water Dish Monitor

Using an Parallax ultrasonic sensor, an Arduino and a computer this Ultrasonic Cat Water Dish Monitor project will allow you to monitor the cat dish level from anywhere. I think a cool upgrade would be monitoring and record the time and frequency of...
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