DIY Hacks

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...
DIY Interactive LED Stair Lighting

DIY Interactive LED Stair Lighting

Learn how to spice up your boring staircase with interactive LEDs to illuminate each step. As the video above demonstrates, the LED lights switch on one at a time when a person begins their journey up or down the stairs. The lights get...
DIY Virtual Windows & IR LEDs + Wiimote

DIY Virtual Windows & IR LEDs + Wiimote

Why wake up to the same view each day if you can wake up somewhere different?  Using a Wiimote, Mac, and infrared LEDs, you can create your own virtual windows which change as you move locations within the room.  You can download WinScape for...
Chess Opponent DIY Robotic Arm

Chess Opponent DIY Robotic Arm

Playing chess against an on-screen computer is one thing, but it just doesn’t match the realistic feel of a live chess game.  By programming a Lynxmotion robotic arm in Python, this chess player created his own robotic opponent.   The Python...
Incredible DIY Aerial Kite Photography

Incredible DIY Aerial Kite Photography

The outstanding video above is a how to tutorial for DIY kite photography. Chris Benton, an experienced aerial photographer, guides us through his camera rigs, history, and expertise. People have been taking aerial photos like these since the...
Build your own CNC Milling Machine

Build your own CNC Milling Machine

CNC, or computer numberic control receives commands from a comptuer which in turn instruct it to fabricate virtually any part by using a router to drill along several axis.  While an insdustrial CNC can cost thousands of dollars, you can...
How to Build your own DIY Hovercraft

How to Build your own DIY Hovercraft

Ah…the hovercraft, a vehicle that glides on a pocket of moving air.  Strange, yet appearently quite effective because even many militaries use them.  So, it’s about time you learn to build your own hovercraft and we’ll show you...
Hard Drive Clock Projects

Hard Drive Clock Projects

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How to: Transmit Data Through a Laser

How to: Transmit Data Through a Laser

Secretly shoot your voice across the room in stealth mode on a laser beam in this fun and easy project! Make Magazine and Kipkay present this cool spy trick. Build a simple laser communicator that transmits your voice across a room. You need an...
How to: Build a Gigantic DIY Pumpkin Cannon

How to: Build a Gigantic DIY Pumpkin Cannon

Straying slightly from our usual daily doses of electronics and hacking, today we’re getting into the spirit of Fall by showing off some extraordinary pumpkin cannons.  First up is the world’s most powerful cannon capable of launching a...