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Make your Own 21st Century Sundial

Make your Own 21st Century Sundial

If you thought sundials were a thing of the past, think again. The only difference is that this time around things are much more high tech. Over at 5volt there is a fantastic tutorial demonstrating how to build your own laser sundial. The great...
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...
How to: Make a 200mw Burning Laser

How to: Make a 200mw Burning Laser

Don't use a perfectly good DVD burner to get your laser that will pop balloons, light matches, and burn stuff. Just buy a laser diode at mfgcn.com and also a laser housing, and you won't be tearing a computer DVD player apart. This is the easy way...
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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Turn a Dead Hard Drive into a Grinder or Sander

Turn a Dead Hard Drive into a Grinder or Sander

Odds are you have a pile of dead hard drives lying around. Utilizing the RPM of the hard drive platter, you can create a grinder or even a sander out of a bad drive. Basically, crack it open, glue on a sanding disc (or grinding disc) , and plug...
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...
Epic Rocket Powered Christmas Tree

Epic Rocket Powered Christmas Tree

What a brilliant idea!  Instead of just throwing out your tree, why not strap rockets to it and launch it into the sky?  It’s far more exciting, afterall.  Check out the rather cheesy video below for a full run down of the 32 rocket...
Incredible Walking CNC Robot Router

Incredible Walking CNC Robot Router

Learn to build your own six legged robot with an attached CNC router for a head.  The demonstration video is fantastic, showing the robots mobility while it carves an intricate 3d human face.  You can even build your own.  The site...
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How To Make "Invisible" Computer Wallpaper

A video of my production to teach you how to make an invisible wallpaper / screen of your computer, to send it to your friends and fool...
Amazing CNC Robots at Work

Amazing CNC Robots at Work

Example of high speed milling of a large piece of foam into a...
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