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How to Build a USB Spy Telescope

How to Build a USB Spy Telescope

Been watching Rear Window and feel like giving spying a try yourself? Hack an old telelens, a USB webcam and standard PVC plumbing materials to build a telescope with huge magnification just by watching this how-to video. You can see craters on...
Incredible Balancing, Climbing and Jumping Robots

Incredible Balancing, Climbing and Jumping Robots

The first robot is called the iLean. It’s basically two wheels attached to a pole which it plants on the ground and balances upon. It then turns its wheels inward and climbs up the pole while maintaining perfect balance. Next is the iHop which is...
Project Nighthawk Custom Computer Case Mod

Project Nighthawk Custom Computer Case Mod

Project Nighthawk is a custom computer designed as a flight simulator and gaming console. The inspiration for the design was taken from the exotic looks of the Lockheed F-117A Stealth Fighter, one of my personal favorites among military aircraft....
DIY Football Hero using an Arduino

DIY Football Hero using an Arduino

We’ve seen plenty of guitar hero projects and even a laser harp hero, but now we have a football hero (Soccer for us Americans).  Made for the music industry, the director pulled together a team of DIYers and football players to make the game...
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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...
DIY Arduino Helicopter with Obstacle Avoidance

DIY Arduino Helicopter with Obstacle Avoidance

Here’s another neat Arduino helicopter project featuring four infrared sensors and one ultrasonic sensor for obstacle avoidance.  We’ve seen an Arduino powered helicopter with four rotors and even one with six rotors too.  This quadcopter,...
Secret Knock Detecting Door Lock

Secret Knock Detecting Door Lock

Here’s a fantastic project using an arduino, a motor, and a piezo sensor which allows you to both record and detect knocking patterns to unlock a door.  The video below does a fantastic job of demonstrating how it works: It’s completely mobile...
Fire Breathing Snowman Project!

Fire Breathing Snowman Project!

On the left, we see what appears to be your typical frontyard snowman.  On the right image, we see the true nature of the beast when it comes alive at night and breathes fire!  This project was probably done by the same guy who attached rockets...
Fun with Ferrofluid Liquid Magnets and Sulfur Hexafluoride

Fun with Ferrofluid Liquid Magnets and Sulfur Hexafluoride

Taking a break from circuitry, we’re going to show you some outstanding chemistry hacks.  First, we have liquid magnets called ferrofluid (which you can buy on eBay or make your own).  Next, we have fantastic demonstrations of sulfur...
Fantastic Interview with the Inventor of Pong

Fantastic Interview with the Inventor of Pong

Back in the late 60s, German-born gadgeteer Ralph Baer began inventing what later became known as video games. Over the ensuing decades he would develop Pong, the rifle you could point at the screen that was the precursor to the Duck Hunt shotgun,...
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