Project Grizzly Fighting Bears With DIY Body Armor

Project Grizzly Fighting Bears With DIY Body Armor

Along with forgetting to trim their hipster beards, one big mistake that many grizzly bear enthusiasts make is not wearing body armor. Troy James Hurtubise didn’t forget, and there’s even a documentary to prove it. In Peter Lynch’s Project...
DIY: LEDs Flash to the Beat of your Music

DIY: LEDs Flash to the Beat of your Music

This would definitely be an awesome addition to any party. Using an output from your computer or speakers, you can hook up a few LEDs, and they’ll pulsate to the beat of your music. You can expand upon this and hook this entire thing up to...
How to: Convert a Windows 7 Laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

How to: Convert a Windows 7 Laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Here’s some new software for Windows 7 called Connectify which allows you to turn your Windows 7 laptop into a wireless hotspot. Basically, it converts your laptop into a wireless router of sorts, acting as a wireless access point for computers...
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...
How to: Etch a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) with Acid

How to: Etch a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) with Acid

They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to etch a printed circuit board (PCB) with acid.  Circuit Boards, nearly every modern electrical device uses them, but how do you make your...
How to: Physical Flag Alert for New Email

How to: Physical Flag Alert for New Email

Learn how to use microcontrollers to control just about anything as we build a device that raises a flag every time you get a new email!  Microcontrollers form the heart of many electronics projects big and small. David uses them constantly for ...
DIY Touch Screen Balancing Surface using Servos

DIY Touch Screen Balancing Surface using Servos

Using a touch screen, these DIYers built an self balancing surface which automatically tilts itself based upon the position of any object placed upon it. In the video demo, the surface automatically adjusts to the ball, keeping it directly the the...
Car Controlled using a Cell Phone

Car Controlled using a Cell Phone

This project was done for the completion of BSc degree in computer systems engineering in Palestine Polytechnic University. --- This Project is about using the mobile phone as an advanced Remote Control for a car, by installing a central locking...
Using Arduino and Peggy 2.0 LED Display

Using Arduino and Peggy 2.0 LED Display

This is a demonstration of the newer I2C/TWI Video Peggy firmware for the Peggy 2.0 display. Quartz Composer is sending its output serially to an Arduino. The Arduino then sends this via I2C to a Peggy 2.0 display. By doing this no modifications to...
Peggy 2.0 LED Array Running Video at 30 fps

Peggy 2.0 LED Array Running Video at 30 fps

This is a demonstration of my modified Peggy 2.0 LED sign. In this video I'm using a custom Quartz Composer plugin that transforms movie frames to a serial stream to pipe 30+fps video to the display. More information (plus pictures/videos) at...