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Superb Wooden Rube Goldberg Machine

Superb Wooden Rube Goldberg Machine

The Marble Lifting Machine would probably impress even Leonardo da Vinci. Mere words cannot describe the play of physics and craft that goes into this machine which has a single task – take a steel marble and transport it to the top of the...
How to: USB Air Conditioning

How to: USB Air Conditioning

Wondering how to most effectively combine ice cubes and a simple USB-powered computer fan into a fully functioning air conditioning system? In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to hack a coffee can and USB-powered fan into a simple, but...
World's Most Useless (Yet Awesome) Machine

World's Most Useless (Yet Awesome) Machine

Inspired by Marvin Minsky and Claude Shannon's Ultimate Machine.  Build...
How to: Control your Computer using Twitter

How to: Control your Computer using Twitter

There's no denying the power of running your own SSH or VNC service at home for remote access. But wouldn't it be cool if you could just SMS your computer and say something like, "Hey, what's your external IP address?" or, "Can you download this ...
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Make a Digital Memory Wall

Make a Digital Memory Wall

Go from dusty photo albums to live-streaming memories!  The techno-gurus of tech makeover show My Home 2.0 built this FiOS-networked memory wall. It lets you stream hundreds of photos on multiple monitors, refreshing every minute. For complete...
DIY Soda Fountain in your Kitchen!

DIY Soda Fountain in your Kitchen!

Why install a soda fountain in your kitchen?  This DIYer asks “why not?”  The unit is constructed from an 8 head soda fountain and ice dispenser. The unit is mounted into the wall with an assortment of pumps powering the system. From the...
Mind-Controlled WiFi Surveillance Robot

Mind-Controlled WiFi Surveillance Robot

The Rovio is a simple security robot with an attached webcam which can be remotely controlled from anywhere in the world.  Using a 14-electrode headset which monitors brain activity and head-motion, this hacker can now control his robot via...
Play SNES Games on the iPad with a Wiimote

Play SNES Games on the iPad with a Wiimote

We’ve shown you some pretty neat iPad tricks such as running Mac OSX and playing Crysis.  However, those have been created through VNC apps.  This new project, however, utilizes a SNES emulator shown above on a jailbroken iPad being controlled...
Control a Roomba using a Nintendo Wii balance board

Control a Roomba using a Nintendo Wii balance board

Interested in some good clean fun? With this hack from Japan, you'll learn to operate a Roomba vacuum cleaner remotely using a Nintendo Wii balance board with a Bluetooth serial adapter. Watch this tutorial and build your own Surfin'ba...
Motion Activated Water Cannon

Motion Activated Water Cannon

By combining the technologies of the Arduino and a simple motion sensor, you can create a water cannon which sprays a target when it senses motion. It uses a window washer pump and a servo for aiming. See more details and code. View the Full...
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