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How to Hack the Esquire E-ink Cover

How to Hack the Esquire E-ink Cover

See the innards that power Esquire magazine’s new E-ink cover.  Six cell batteries and a few ICs are all that power the two screens.  It appears the screens are actually displaying color but they indeed aren’t.à They simply alter...
RGB Computer Controlled LED Bottle Wall

RGB Computer Controlled LED Bottle Wall

What is it about the combination of color and light which makes us automatically drawn to it ? Quite appropriately the video demo of Alex Beim's LED bottle wall project is without sound. It’s all visual illumination as we watch 253 bottles...
Superb Wooden Rube Goldberg Machine

Superb Wooden Rube Goldberg Machine

The Marble Lifting Machine would probably impress even Leonardo da Vinci. Mere words cannot describe the play of physics and craft that goes into this machine which has a single task – take a steel marble and transport it to the top of the...
Ben Heck: The Man, The Myth, The Legend.

Ben Heck: The Man, The Myth, The Legend.

If for some strange reason you don’t know of Benjamin Heckendorn  (Ben Heck), he’s the king of hacking and modding, a console modder extraordinaire who turns consoles into laptops, and just about any gaming related hack you could possibly...
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MIT’s Speedy Motorized Shopping Cart

MIT’s Speedy Motorized Shopping Cart

A few MIT students build this motorized shopping cart out of parts from an old go-cart.  While some students spend college parting, these cool kids used their time to build this babe-magnet of a ride.  You can check out the video demo above and...
Ultrasonic Pet Water Dish Monitor

Ultrasonic Pet Water Dish Monitor

Using an Parallax ultrasonic sensor, an Arduino and a computer this Ultrasonic Cat Water Dish Monitor project will allow you to monitor the cat dish level from anywhere. I think a cool upgrade would be monitoring and record the time and frequency of...
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...
Outstanding Wearable Tech: The Sixth Sense

Outstanding Wearable Tech: The Sixth Sense

This absolutely incredible video demonstrates what developer Pattie Maes is calling our potential sixth sense.  By combining a camera, projector, and cell phone (for less than $300) her team has created a “gestural interface that augments the...
How to: Control your Computer using Twitter

How to: Control your Computer using Twitter

There's no denying the power of running your own SSH or VNC service at home for remote access. But wouldn't it be cool if you could just SMS your computer and say something like, "Hey, what's your external IP address?" or, "Can you download this ...
Fantastic 3D Visualization Wiremap

Fantastic 3D Visualization Wiremap

Using nothing but a few threads and a projector, you can create what’s called a wiremap which is a 3d visualization of light. For such a simple setup, the results are downright fantastic.  The video above is just a small sample of what the...
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