Make your Own 21st Century Sundial

Make your Own 21st Century Sundial

If you thought sundials were a thing of the past, think again. The only difference is that this time around things are much more high tech. Over at 5volt there is a fantastic tutorial demonstrating how to build your own laser sundial. The great...
SpiderBot The Amazing Climbing Robot

SpiderBot The Amazing Climbing Robot

Spiderman isn’t the only one who can climb walls anymore: Crawling its way out of a robotics lab comes Spidey’s robot alter ego. Not exactly in android form yet, the robotic contraption is more of a study in motion planning but is...
Home Automation Using the iPhone and X10

Home Automation Using the iPhone and X10

Like most people, we’re huge fans of home automation.  We’ve even covered quite a few ways people have used Twitter to automate your home.  This time, however, we’ll be automating our homes by managing SmartHome’s X10 home automation...
Bicycle Wheel LED Video Displays

Bicycle Wheel LED Video Displays

Monkeylectric has just released the newest version of their bicycle mounted video displays.  Using four strips of  RGB LEDs on each wheel, you can display any video or image on your bike wheels while you ride.  A full video demonstration below...
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...
Retro Humor:The Origin of Classic NES Games

Retro Humor:The Origin of Classic NES Games

Ever wonder how your favorite NES games came to be Who the hell came up with an Italian plumber and a giant dot eating circle Well, the secrets of the universe have been answered my friends. A secretive 1979 board meeting has been leaked! (gasp)...
Build a Giant VU Meter Using Light Bulbs

Build a Giant VU Meter Using Light Bulbs

Basically, a VU Meter measures loudness (volume units) of an audio signal. But this blinking VU meter project catches the eye more than the ear. The construction of the VU meter using 12 flashing bulbs is relatively simple. At the heart is a 12...
Build a DIY Nintendo Arcade

Build a DIY Nintendo Arcade

Don’t we all love the classic Nintendo and it’s 8 bit glory?  This main built his own tabletop arcade setup for the NES which allows him to emulate NES games on Windows.  The system can also serve as a regular PC by hooking up a keyboard and...
Head Mounted Water Canon = Summer Fun

Head Mounted Water Canon = Summer Fun

A water canon is a great way to have fun and remain cool under the collar. The head mounted water canon is the latest weapon of wet destruction in town. It is not your average plastic squirter glued on to your helmet – it’s a combo of a...
Incredible Gas Powered Vortex Canon

Incredible Gas Powered Vortex Canon

This vortex canon looks like a makeshift artillery piece built by an evil mad scientist. The super powered cannon creates a vortex of churning air or liquid caused by a rapid spiraling motion. This rapid spiral is then exerted in a forward motion...