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Dorm Room RFID Lock Mechanism

Dorm Room RFID Lock Mechanism

Learn how to create your own RFID locking mechanism using the Parallax RFID module.  If you’re unfamiliar with RFID, don’t miss our comprehensive RFID tutorial.  The project uses the rather old school Basic Stamp instead of the...
How to: Build a Small Hydrogen HHO generator

How to: Build a Small Hydrogen HHO generator

Make your very own hydrogen (and oxygen) generator with a 9V battery, copper wire, and baking soda (or salt). Why? Who knows. Make sure to check your connections. For more information on this hack, including detailed, step-by-step instructions on...
How to: DIY Laser Security Systems

How to: DIY Laser Security Systems

You always see sophisticated laser systems in movies, but those are super expensive, right?  Nah, with a simple red laser and a photocell, DIY laser security is simple.  There are a few different ways to setup your system and we’ll walk...
Defend your Cubicle with a USB missile launcher

Defend your Cubicle with a USB missile launcher

Hak5 isn't your ordinary tech show. It's hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust. In this...
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How to: Make Your Own Noise Eliminating Headset

How to: Make Your Own Noise Eliminating Headset

Make your own noise cancelling headphones that block out traffic noise, screaming babies, airplane noise… for $20! These blow away my...
DIY Steampunk Hardware Chess Set

DIY Steampunk Hardware Chess Set

Make a cool, retro, steampunk-inspired chess set from assorted hardware, a found table and some common chemicals. This project is fast, easy and looks...
How to: Build a Leyden Jar Capacitor

How to: Build a Leyden Jar Capacitor

Simple yet effective, capacitors come in a dizzying array of forms and materials, vital to so many circuits for storage, timing, and filtration - the mighty capacitor!  In this installment of the MAKE presents series, Collin Cunningham explains...
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...
Stylish Hard Drive Clock

Stylish Hard Drive Clock

Strobeshnik is a HDD clock. The digits are etched in the original platter and they're strobed from behind with leds. The HDD motor is driven by a custom circuit without feedback, hence poor startup performance and awful noise. Rotational feedback is...
How to: Infrared Home Security Alarm System

How to: Infrared Home Security Alarm System

Kip "Kipkay" Kedersha is known for his intriguing and clever how-to and prank videos, even when he teams up with MAKE Magazine. He will show you how to tweak, hack, mod, and bend any technology to your hacking needs. No electronic device,...
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