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Portable Four Color Laser

Portable Four Color Laser

My latest work using three lasers (red, green, blu-ray) combined with optics from a HD DVD drive mounted in something called an white fusion kit. I designed a driver circuit to control the lasers with PWM from a PIC to make millions of colours and...
James Bond Style Wireless Door Lock

James Bond Style Wireless Door Lock

Remote locking is quite common for automobiles, not so common for doors.  This James Bond-ish home security system uses a coded signal from the wristwatch to the electronic box on the door to lock and unlock the door.  Far more stylish than a...
Install an iPad in your Car

Install an iPad in your Car

We’ve seen a few ways to install a computer or Xbox 360 in your car but this sleek integration of an iPad into the dashboard of a Toyota Tacoma is far more impressive.  The video above is the first of several which show you how to replicate the...
Chess Opponent DIY Robotic Arm

Chess Opponent DIY Robotic Arm

Playing chess against an on-screen computer is one thing, but it just doesn’t match the realistic feel of a live chess game.  By programming a Lynxmotion robotic arm in Python, this chess player created his own robotic opponent.   The Python...
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Hack the Staples Easy Button - Make It Say What You Want!

Hack the Staples Easy Button - Make It Say What You Want!

This fun project ‘hacks’ the Staples EASY button and turns it into something more...
NES Controller MP3 Player

NES Controller MP3 Player

I finished a new project, so here it is. The whole thing cost less than $35 including the soldering iron and solder. It's a 1GB mp3 player. It isn't quite finished in the video but it is definitely fully functional. There are a few tweaks I need to...
USB Powered Patriotic American Flag

USB Powered Patriotic American Flag

The final effect is supplied by the PC (call it the ‘patriotic computer’). Change the boot-up music to your national anthem and the desktop wallpaper to a patriotic image. When the computer boots up, the USB fan wafts the flag, the USB...
Fantastic “Beer Pong” Robot uses Precision Air Pressure

Fantastic “Beer Pong” Robot uses Precision Air Pressure

Students at the University of Illinois have created a precision method of sorting different objects and shooting them across a room (perfect for beer pong).  You’ve probably seen a similar demo in a physics classroom : a  jet of compressed air...
Incredible New Life Form Created By An Artist

Incredible New Life Form Created By An Artist

You may call him crazy but his accomplishments are truly incredible. Dutch artist Theo Jansen demonstrates his amazingly lifelike kinetic sculptures, built from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. His “Strandbeasts” (Beach Creatures) are...
How to: Completely Functional R2D2 RC Robot

How to: Completely Functional R2D2 RC Robot

While having your own slave pet R2D2 has been a dream of thousands of Star Wars fans, one dedicated man made his own functional and extremely realistic R2D2 robot. So realistic, it looks like it just motored off of the Star Wars set. He also has...
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