General Hacks

5 Minute, Dirt Cheap Multitouch Pad

5 Minute, Dirt Cheap Multitouch Pad

We’ve recently seen huge advancements in multitouch technology with the iPhone, WiiMote, and more, but this is by far the easiest way to build your own multitouch sensing system. Basically, all you need is a webcam, glass pane, and a cardboard...
How to: DIY Infrared Goggles

How to: DIY Infrared Goggles

Kip Kay of Make Magazine will teach you how to turn welding goggles into infrared goggles with the hack he outlines in this how-to video. The entire project only costs $10. To replicate this hack at home and build your own pair of steampunk...
How to Crack A Combination Lock

How to Crack A Combination Lock

This video shows us how to improve our chances of breaking a Master Combination Lock code by lowering the possibilities from 64.000 to only 100. Once you’re down to a mere 100, it’s only a matter of minutes before you get it right through...
Make a Backyard DIY Roller Coaster

Make a Backyard DIY Roller Coaster

If you have a big enough back yard, you too could build your own wood roller coaster just like our friend Jeremy Reid has done. Included on his site are about 6 videos, one of which is shown below. View the Full...
Huge Smoke Ring Generator

Huge Smoke Ring Generator

Make a device that shoots 2 foot smoke rings shoot 50 feet into trees and at people. Similar to the AirZooka, this devices fires massive smoke rings that stay in tact for about 30 seconds! View the Full...
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: DIY Spy Sunglasses

How to: DIY Spy Sunglasses

Hack a pair of sunglasses to secretly record audio and video and spend less than $40 in the process with this how-to video. To replicate this hack for yourself, you will need a spy camera and black solar shield sunglasses. For detailed,...
How to: DIY Nintendo 64

How to: DIY Nintendo 64

Watch us hack a Nintendo 64 into a portable gaming system complete with screen, speakers and battery power: Full Nintendo anywhere you...
How to Survive: Start a Fire using a Battery

How to Survive: Start a Fire using a Battery

Take a piece of steel wool and tuck it into the toilet paper.   Lightly touch the battery to the steel wool.  Blow.  Now put that thing out, before the smoke alarm goes...
Reverse-Megaphone Spy Hack

Reverse-Megaphone Spy Hack

Make a bionic hearing spy device by hacking a...