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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...
Peggy 2.0 LED Array Running Video at 30 fps

Peggy 2.0 LED Array Running Video at 30 fps

This is a demonstration of my modified Peggy 2.0 LED sign. In this video I'm using a custom Quartz Composer plugin that transforms movie frames to a serial stream to pipe 30+fps video to the display. More information (plus pictures/videos) at...
DIY Fully Functional SteamPunk Weapons

DIY Fully Functional SteamPunk Weapons

Steampunk gadgetry is sometimes looked down upon since majority of steampunk devices don’t actually work.  These retro-looking weapons, including a “black powder” pistol and rifle break the common stereotype because they fire rubber balls...
DIY Arduino Balancing Surface

DIY Arduino Balancing Surface

Here’s another superb Arduino project using just a few simple components (which are available in our DIY projects store). It’s a pretty simple setup using a laptop, webcam, servos, and an Arduino to monitor and balance a ball bearing on a...
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How to: DIY USB Smoke Absorber

How to: DIY USB Smoke Absorber

This hack with a USB fan uses activated charcoal to clean air of harmful smoke. Now you can have a cigarette while using the computer and not worry about smoking up the...
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...
How to: Pirate a Book in Seconds!

How to: Pirate a Book in Seconds!

While making copies of digital media is simple, preserving old-world documents is far more difficult.  The high speed scanner in the video above easily allows the user to digitize books using a flip-book style scanning process which can...
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...
Reverse-Megaphone Spy Hack

Reverse-Megaphone Spy Hack

Make a bionic hearing spy device by hacking a...
Motion Activated Water Cannon

Motion Activated Water Cannon

By combining the technologies of the Arduino and a simple motion sensor, you can create a water cannon which sprays a target when it senses motion. It uses a window washer pump and a servo for aiming. See more details and code. View the Full...
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