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How-to: Build a IPhone-Controlled R/C Car

How-to: Build a IPhone-Controlled R/C Car

Layering different simple systems together to perform one complex task is really at the heart of what engineering is all about. In this project we show how it is possible to utilize different technologies and piece them together to controll an...
PR2 Robot Fetches Beer from the Refrigerator

PR2 Robot Fetches Beer from the Refrigerator

Those crazy programmers over at the Willow Garage are at it again. This time around they’ve created a robotic wench to deliver the beer. When thirst strikes you can fire up a web interface and drag a picture of your beer into a shopping basket....
How to Build a Laser Spy Microphone

How to Build a Laser Spy Microphone

Listen to conversations over long distances with a homemade laser listening device. All you'll need is a laser pointer, tripod, old pair of headphones, photocell, a recording device, and the step-by-step instructions in this how-to video. 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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How to: Make a Blu-Ray Laser Phaser

How to: Make a Blu-Ray Laser Phaser

Build your very own Trek-style Blu-Ray laser phaser with this hacker's how-to video from Kip Kay of Make Magazine. To replicate this hack at home, you'll need the following materials: (1) a PS3 Blu-Ray laser assembly (which can be had on eBay for...
How to: Build a Hydrogen Generator

How to: Build a Hydrogen Generator

Check out this how-to video and learn how to build a SAFE hydrogen generator. Be sure that you test volts vs. amps for safety reasons! Follow along with this instructional video, and start making some sweet, sweet...
Amazing Tesla Coil High Voltage Gallery

Amazing Tesla Coil High Voltage Gallery

Tesla coils are used to generate extremely high voltages and are capable of expelling this stored energy as lightning-like bolts of electricity. While they are obviously rather dangerous, they look downright fantastic. We’ve compiled a gallery of...
‘69 Pontiac GTO controlled using a iPod Touch

‘69 Pontiac GTO controlled using a iPod Touch

RedEye is great for controlling your home theater, but what about other things? Customers use RedEye to control all kinds of things - Christmas lights, hot tubs, and now, even a vintage 1969 Pontiac GTO. Thanks to Dave Phipps and his son for sharing...
Build a DIY Nintendo Arcade

Build a DIY Nintendo Arcade

Don’t we all love the classic Nintendo and it’s 8 bit glory?  This main built his own tabletop arcade setup for the NES which allows him to emulate NES games on Windows.  The system can also serve as a regular PC by hooking up a keyboard and...
DIY iPhone Controlled RC Car

DIY iPhone Controlled RC Car

Combine the power of the Arduino with the iPhone and you’re bound to end up with an outstanding project. Learn how to control an RC car using the multitouch and tilt sensing features of the iPhone. View the Full...
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