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Automatic Head Tracking with Arduino

Automatic Head Tracking with Arduino

We’ve seen some infrared head tracking before and now it has been accomplished using the Arduino.  The demo video above shows its interactivity with a flight simulator.  Some modification to the code means this can be adapted for first...
How to: Avatar-Style Fiber Optic Pandora Jungle

How to: Avatar-Style Fiber Optic Pandora Jungle

By now, you’ve probably seen the bioluminescent jungles of Pandora in the movie Avatar.  Throughout the movie, I kept thinking of how to re-create some of the environment with the help of EL wire, fiber optics, and modern lighting...
Incredible Gas Powered Vortex Canon

Incredible Gas Powered Vortex Canon

This vortex canon looks like a makeshift artillery piece built by an evil mad scientist. The super powered cannon creates a vortex of churning air or liquid caused by a rapid spiraling motion. This rapid spiral is then exerted in a forward motion...
DIY Steampunk Hardware Chess Set

DIY Steampunk Hardware Chess Set

Make a cool, retro, steampunk-inspired chess set from assorted hardware, a found table and some common chemicals. This project is fast, easy and looks...
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SpiderBot The Amazing Climbing Robot

SpiderBot The Amazing Climbing Robot

Spiderman isn’t the only one who can climb walls anymore: Crawling its way out of a robotics lab comes Spidey’s robot alter ego. Not exactly in android form yet, the robotic contraption is more of a study in motion planning but is...
Control X10 Modules using an iPhone

Control X10 Modules using an iPhone

There are many ways to go about automating your home. One of the easiest methods is to use X10 technology which uses the existing AC house wiring for communication. This is nice because you can control lights and appliances without running any wires...
Super Speed Robot Hands

Super Speed Robot Hands

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How to Go Green this Winter with DIY Free Heating

How to Go Green this Winter with DIY Free Heating

This winter, say goodbye to excessive heating bills and hello to free heating. Whether you choose to build a personal heater, heat your electric car, or heat your entire home, we’ve got the projects for you. View the Full...
Cooperative Grasping and Transport using Quadrotors

Cooperative Grasping and Transport using Quadrotors

these cooperative quadcopters make us think again. This is an extension of the same project that produced those impressive aerial acrobatics. It may not be as flashy, but watching groups of the four-rotored flyers grab onto and lift loads is quite...
Make a Digital Memory Wall

Make a Digital Memory Wall

Go from dusty photo albums to live-streaming memories!  The techno-gurus of tech makeover show My Home 2.0 built this FiOS-networked memory wall. It lets you stream hundreds of photos on multiple monitors, refreshing every minute. For complete...
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