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How to Survive: Start a Fire using a Battery

How to Survive: Start a Fire using a Battery

Take a piece of steel wool and tuck it into the toilet paper.   Lightly touch the battery to the steel wool.  Blow.  Now put that thing out, before the smoke alarm goes...
Leanback meets The Nintendo Wii Remote

Leanback meets The Nintendo Wii Remote

Couch potatoes, unite in celebration! YouTube Leanback is YouTube's new simplified interface that lets you surf videos using only 6 keys on your PC keyboard. But you don't have to wait until YouTube Leanback reaches your TV set-top box to get a...
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...
Build a Giant Pedal Powered Tank

Build a Giant Pedal Powered Tank

In just eleven days, a handful of men created a Panzer like pedal powered tank for a Kinetic Sculpture Derby. Don’t let the formidable pink camouflage paint job fool you. Inside is a massive steel skeleton of gears, plates, and welding...
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Cheap, Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote

Cheap, Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote

Using infrared (IR) light pens and the Wii Remote, it is possible to create very low-cost multi-point interactive whiteboards and multi-point tablet displays. Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The software can be downloaded at ...
How to: Build a Gigantic DIY Pumpkin Cannon

How to: Build a Gigantic DIY Pumpkin Cannon

Straying slightly from our usual daily doses of electronics and hacking, today we’re getting into the spirit of Fall by showing off some extraordinary pumpkin cannons.  First up is the world’s most powerful cannon capable of launching a...
How to: Make Noise Canceling Headphones

How to: Make Noise Canceling Headphones

Kipkay explains how to make noise canceling headphones. You can make them without spending much...
Giant Pneumatic Alarm Clock

Giant Pneumatic Alarm Clock

Although you have to laugh at the absurd demo vid above, you still have to admire the great engineering work. The pneumatic bed shaking alarm clock is for the deepest sleepers you know. The contraption works by an air fed valve from two compressors...
XBox Media Center (XBMC) for PS3

XBox Media Center (XBMC) for PS3

We’ve covered some neat Xbox Media Center (an extremely powerful, fully customizable “hub” to manage all of your music, videos and pictures) projects in the past and here’s a way to install it on your PS3.  The video above walks you...
Arduino Robot that Finds and Blows out Fires

Arduino Robot that Finds and Blows out Fires

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