Unorthodox Home-made CNC Machine

[ModHappy] recently accepted a challenge to design and build a CNC machine out of cheap and readily available components from a hardware store.Wandering around the store he noticed the plumbing isle and he started playing around with PVC pipes on the floor, greatly confusing the store employees. He ...

 

How To Make Carbonated Ice Cream, Halloween Style! (Dry Ice Cream)

Carbonated ice cream?...Really!And here's how to make it with a few simple ingredients, and a bit of dry-ice. For more project videos, check out ... WARNING: Dry Ice is extremely cold! (-78C/-109F) and can cause instant frost-bite to exposed skin.This project should not be attempted wi... You may ...

 

The Muppets Sweetums Costume

This is an actual picture of the Sweetums costume from the Muppets Materials, there is a laundering list of materials hopefully I can cover them all. Long Pile Fur 2 different colors - eBay Flannel Material for shirt and pants - Joann Burlap and rope for robe Felt ...

 

This Company Wants To "Breed" The Perfect Chair, Using Eugenics

Imagine using computers to bring countless generations of chairs to life, then forcing them to mate with one another in an orgiastic rut of successive DNA pairings until you finally have the uberstuhl: a perfectly designed chair. It's not exactly a conventional approach, but that's what FormNation is ...

 

Windows 8.1 Built-in 3G Hotspot in 2 Easy Steps.

Windows 8.1 is here and I hope you’re in the process of updating. On Clovertrail tablets it takes 2-4 hours for the download and upgrade but it’s worth it, and not just because of the new Facebook app (video demo here.) No, the most important thing for small ...

 

Arduino controlled Pneumatic Flight Simulator

Here we have an object of desire for many gamers that enjoy simulation. This pneumatic flight simulator is call the ‘LifeBeam’ and is the creation of a student called Dominick Lee. He created it whilst challenging himself using his hardware and software skills.It’s construction is made from plastic ...

 

Let Arduino control your dishwasher or washing machine

My buddy Rob works over at Brocade in the IT department. He is not an engineer, but he loves technology. So I was delighted when he asked me if I had ever heard of Arduino. I gleefully told him that the Arduino Uno was built around an Atmel ...

 

Arduino-based Enigma Replica is Fully Functional

This open-source Enigma replica by the folks at [ST-Geotronics] is simply stunning. They drew their inspiration from a hilarious build we saw a few years ago that hacked a children’s toy into an Enigma machine. Their project is instead modeled on the original Enigma M4 cipher machine, and ...

 

3D printer + electric car

We believe what in a close future, cars will be electrics, self-driven & equiped for advanced field operations. Your plumber will be able to produce spare-parts in his vehicle, some goods will be produced on demand in the delivery truck. This the future, it starts now !crédits : ...

 

Thingiverse

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download the free app Thingiverse by MakerBot Industries, get iTunes now. MakerBot's Thingiverse is a thriving design ...

 

Infrared camera – you asked us, so we’re making them!

You may have heard rumours about something we’re calling Pi NoIR (Pi, no infrared) – it’s been a very badly kept secret. Some months ago we featured some work that was being done at Reading Hackspace, where members were removing the infrared filter to use the camera to sense infrared signals, and for low-light work, especially with wildlife. The Reading camera boards ended up going to the Horniman Museum in London, where they’re currently being used to track the activity of corals at night.A lot of you are interested in ...

 

Someone Made A Twerking Robot

This is Fonzie, the twerking robot. It dances to "Sexy And I Know It." This video will probably make you cry, either with joy or pain, depending on your personality.

 

Enginursday: Visually Programming Arduino

by Jimb0 | October 17, 2013 | 9:37 am | 1 comment | share Use this URL to share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google I got my first taste of programming with RCX Code and an old Mindstorms RCX 1.0, so maybe it’s nostalgia ...

 

Job Openings at EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization fighting for digital rights worldwide, is looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented International Project Coordinator for our international team. EFF's five international team members spend a lot of time on the road, juggling many projects and responding quickly to fast-moving global ...

 

Buzzfeed Articles Without The GIFs

About I love Buzzfeed's writing, so I've removed the pesky GIFs in order to highlight the hard work and thought that goes into their professional articles. Mushrooms are empirically disgusting. They are the worm-iest of foods. Worms or mushrooms?? YOU CAN’T EVEN TELL. Mushrooms are literally fungus. Did ...

 

Meet the machine whisperer who keeps Burning Man up and running

The sprawling metropolis of Black Rock City doesn’t emerge overnight, but it doesn’t take much longer than that. Built from the ground up every year for Burning Man, a festival celebrating “radical self expression and self reliance,” the city is a hodgepodge of geodesic domes, yurts, and stories-tall ...

 

Shields

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A GPU for an Arduino

As the creator of the Gameduino, a shield that adds a VGA port and graphics capability to any Arduino, [James] knows a little something about generating high quality video with a microcontroller. His latest project, the Gameduino 2, blows his previous projects out of the water. He’s created ...

 

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.Don’t think of ...

 

Mental Floss Exclusive: Our Interview with Bill Watterson!

Mental Floss Exclusive: Our Interview with Bill Watterson! For the December issue of mental_floss magazine, Jake Rossen managed to do something we thought was impossible—he snagged an interview with the legendary Bill Watterson! Since we’re guessing there are a few Calvin and Hobbes enthusiasts in the audience, we ...

 

Arduino control and data logging within MS Excel

Building upon his Arduino serial commander protocol we examined previously, Roberto Valgolio has extended the usefulness of this system by creating software that allows direct control of various Arduino functions from within a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. This is incredibly convenient for real-time data logging, as the values can be sent directly from the Arduino back to a cell in the spreadsheet, so you can experiment with sensors and other devices and not have to rely on the serial monitor to hunt for the required feedback data. Furthermore as your data ...

 

Galaga Mini-Cabinet using a Nintendo DS

We’re not showing you the finished version of this tiny Galaga arcade cabinet because it doesn’t really testify to the awesome that was packet into this hack. In regards to the features the build is just nuts!. The user controls were customized to look like the real thing,

 

Discarded Electronic Scraps Assemble Into A Functional 3D Printer

West African inventor Kodjo Afate Gnikou has created a DIY 3D-printer by scouring junk yards for the discarded parts of old scanners, computers, and printers. The design is the first of its kind and is priced at around $100 which in comparison to what is currently on offer ...

 

A Baby Monitor goes open source: interview to the team

Last August, a team composed by researchers coming fromResearch Center E. Piaggio of University of Pisa and FabLab Pisa, went to Nairobi to work at the Summer School developing an Open Source Baby Monitor for OS4BME (Open Source for Biomedical Engineering). Arduino supported the project with some hardware ...

 

Arduino creator explains why open source matters in hardware, too

Most of the technology world is familiar with open source software and the reasons why, in some eyes, it's more appealing than proprietary software. When software's source code is available for anyone to inspect, it can be examined for security flaws, altered to suit user wishes, or used ...

 

castAR: the most versatile AR & VR system

castAR is a projected augmented reality system that displays holographic-like 3D projections right in front of you. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope sparked our imaginations of what might be possible in the future by showing R2-D2 and Chewbacca playing a holographic 3D chess-style game. It ...

 

The Greenest Wall-Powered Clock

Some of the most inefficient appliances in the home are AC mains-powered clocks. You can’t exactly turn them off and they use a whole lot of energy considering how often they’re looked at. [t3andy] came up with a great low power AC Mains clock that is only on ...

 

Electric Imp Breakout Hookup Guide

The electric imp is a deviously awesome development platform. Disguised as an every day SD card, the imp is actually a unique combination of microprocessor and WiFi module. The imp makes connecting any device to the Internet a breeze. Looking to catch on with this “Internet of Things” ...

 

Fail of the Week: [Caleb's] Phosphorescent CD Player

When [Caleb Kraft] was in full production for Hackaday he pumped a pile of awesome videos. But not every project worked out. He’s been a fan of the Fail of the Week posts, and sent in his own recollection of a project gone wrong. Above you can see ...

 

Arduino Robot video tutorials: RS Components does it again!

Last year, Arduino and RS Components, collaborated in the creation of 10 video tutorials focused on the Arduino Starter Kit. Some months ago they were released in Creative Commons and are available also on our Youtube channel.During Maker Faire Rome, at the beginning of October, RS Components together ...

 

Who should judge whether Snowden's leaked secrets are too sensitive to report?

The Guardian's critics say journalists cannot be trusted to judge what may damage national security. But our track record shows us to be more trustworthy than politicians or spooks‘We caused plenty of political embarrassment by revealing some of Snowden's leaks, but without jeopardising any nation’s security.’ Photograph: AFP/Getty ...

 

GCHQ mass surveillance putting right to challenge state at risk, say lawyers

Revelations about the NSA and GCHQ, above, have prompted several law firms to review the way they communicate with clients, especially in sensitive cases against the government. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PAThe Law Society is considering issuing new guidance to solicitors across England and Wales amid growing concern that the ...

 

Grasshopper 744m Test | Single Camera (Hexacopter)

On Monday, October 7th, Grasshopper completed its highest leap to date, rising to 744m altitude. The view above is taken from a single camera hexacopter, getting closer to the stage than in any previous flight. Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle designed to test ...

 

Light Up Earrings

Unfortunately [ch00f's] been too busy to write for Hack a Day lately, but he has finished off an awesome little project — Christmas LED earrings!As with all his projects, there is a brilliant write up that covers everything — even for the stuff that didn’t work. But what ...

 

BioCoder

BioCoder is a quarterly newsletter for DIYbio, synthetic bio, and anything related. You’ll discover:And BioCoder is free (for the time being), unless you want a dead-tree version. We’d like BioCoder to become self supporting (maybe even profitable), but we’ll worry about that after we’ve got a few issues ...

 

Building peace and security one LEGO brick at a time

Since its completion in 1952, the flat, rectangular, modernist masterpiece on the East River, that is, the United Nations Headquarters has been the site of much geopolitical intrigue as well as a backdrop for films like North by Northwest.It even makes an appearance in the video game, Grand ...

 

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