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Wii Drum Set using the Wiimote and WiiFit

Wii Drum Set using the Wiimote and WiiFit

Using the WiiFit as a foot pedal to control bass and the Wiimote’s accelerometer and sensors as drumsticks, this modder built his own simulated drum set.  Different gestures and joystick buttons result in various drum sounds.  The software,...
Build a Daft Punk LED Table

Build a Daft Punk LED Table

Learn to build a segmented LED table just like Daft Punk displays. It’s fairly easy to create and control with various LED patterns and animations. Plus, it makes an outstanding centerpiece for your living room next to your giant NES...
Automatic Robotic Drumming Instrument

Automatic Robotic Drumming Instrument

Expressive Machines Musical Instruments has developed an interesting drum system that can play many notes at the same time and much faster than humans could. Not sure how they kept the budget to $200...
USB Breadboard Power Supply

USB Breadboard Power Supply

Today we turn a 7805 Voltage Regulator and 4 AA batteries into a very simple Power Supply to charge anything that runs off USB. Breadboarding circuits are...
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Magnetic Levitation Light Bulb uses Wireless Energy Transfer

Magnetic Levitation Light Bulb uses Wireless Energy Transfer

This movie demonstrates an implementation of wireless energy transfer, in combination with magnetic levitation. The result is a light bulb(20 Watt) floating in mid-air, while lit. Be sure to checkout the inspiration for this...
Electric Vehicle blows past Ferrari, Maserati

Electric Vehicle blows past Ferrari, Maserati

A man by the name of PlasmaBoy creates insanely quick electric vehicles that are capable of annihilating suped up muscle cars using lithium instead of gasoline. His latest creation, White Zombie, holds several world speed records. The video above...
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...
How to: Reflow Solder Tutorial

How to: Reflow Solder Tutorial

We taught a SMT soldering class at the Atlanta hackerspace ( http://freesideatlanta.org ) focusing on using stencils and solder paste. Here are some shots of a circuit being reflowed on a skillet and inside a toaster oven. Surface tension is able...
DIY Solar Powered Beam Robot Miniball

DIY Solar Powered Beam Robot Miniball

This solar powered beam robot charges up a capacitor which powers motors and propels the “hamster ball” forward.  The sphere runs in the direction of movement of the device inside and it’s also a basic example of what BEAM Robotics is all...
Blind Cameras with an Infrared LED Hat

Blind Cameras with an Infrared LED Hat

Add an array of infrared LEDs to your hat to create an invisible mask. Infrared LEDs are invisible to the human eye, but are visible to cameras. Thus, if you throw a dozen of them on your hat, they blind security cameras and hide your face. We...
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