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,...
Drive a Car with an iPhone Remote

Drive a Car with an iPhone Remote

The car can be remotely steered using a laptop with LabView software as the brains.  A custom app lets you control the pedal and gas with touch sliders on the phone. The steering is taken care of by the iPhone’s accelerometer. Three...
Free Professional Grade Webcam Security Software

Free Professional Grade Webcam Security Software

The problem with most motion detection software for personal or business use it that they’re triggered by a leaf, animal, or other insignificant events.  Vitamin D, on the other hand, can detect movements of people, doors opening and closing,...
LED Board for Google Voice to Text Message

LED Board for Google Voice to Text Message

Learn how to  and shows you how to link an LED sign to your Google Voice account which can physically show you your voicemails through an array of LEDs.  The video below walks you through a quick demonstration of how the LED message board...
Dirt Simple Wi-Fi Signal Booster

Dirt Simple Wi-Fi Signal Booster

Learn how to make a dirt simple (basically free) wifi antenna booster using tin foil.  Yes, it sounds crazy, but it actually works and significantly increases your wifi signal in the dead zones of your house. The video above is pretty...
Location-Based Game “Urban Defender”

Location-Based Game “Urban Defender”

By using an Arduino, GPS, and an accelerometer, this group put together the “Urban Defender” – A hyper-local geolocation based game which allows users to “claim” various districts of a city by throwing the ball against a wall to claim...
Epic DIY Halloween Costume: Ghost Busters

Epic DIY Halloween Costume: Ghost Busters

For your DIY Halloween costume this year, Learn how to make your own Ghostbusters Proton Pack equipt with red and green lasers (above).  There is a full tutorial on how to build your own along with a detailed photogallery of the proton pack. ...
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...
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...
DIY Burning Blue Laser Pointer

DIY Burning Blue Laser Pointer

This fantastic video demonstrates how to build a powerful, burning blue laser and place it inside a lighter. While you could get the laser diodes from the site mentioned in the video, you should buy the laser diodes way cheaper on eBay. We’ve...