Chris Hawley

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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

<i>posted on</i> December 13, 2013<p>Welcome back to Sally’s Cookie Palooza! Today’s recipe continues my love affair with red velvet desserts. While I’ve made …

Clothespin Pocket Pistol

When my father was a child he used to sit on the kitchen floor with my grandmother and they would modify matchsticks to become tiny rockets. They would shoot them inside and leave tiny scorch marks on the walls. Grant Thompson, the self-proclaimed “King of Random,” has compiled a fantastic project …

Building A CO2 Laser In A Hardware Store

Over on the Projects site, [ThunderSqueak] is pushing the bounds of what anyone would call reasonable and is building a CO2 laser from parts that can …

Cleaning BBQ Grills the Magic Way - TGIF - This Grandma is Fun

I love to BBQ for so many reasons. Instead of being in a hot kitchen I can enjoy grilling in my cool backyard. Outside of marinating the meat, BBQing …

Dual Port RAM Teaches an Old NES New Tricks

[Andrew] is developing a game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Emulators are great for this, but [Andy] loves running on the real iron. …

Build a Wireless Ergo Mouse

Adventures in ergonomic foam sculpting and “Sugru skinning.”<p><i>This project first appeared in MAKE Volume 38, on pages 76–77.</i><p>The Ergo(nomic) Mouse was originally developed as part of my Design Modelling online tutorials, to demonstrate ways to work with styrofoam modeling foam. However, it quickly …

Portaberry Pi: A 3D-Printed Raspberry Pi Portable Gaming System

The Raspberry Pi has seen its fair share of uses and cases. Mike Barretta has really pulled off a perfect implementation of the cheap little computer. Called the PortaBerry Pi, this neat little handheld can emulate up to 15 different systems allowing you to play a multitude of your favorite …

Classic NES Games In 3D Paper Dioramas

All gamers have a favorite game. Maybe that game was actually amazing on its own merit, and maybe the nostalgia that is laced within your memories is enough to elevate it to grandiosity.<p>Alain Wildgen wanted to pay homage to a retro game in his own way. About a year ago, he created the first level …

Decorated Coffee Swiss Roll with Step-by-Step Pictorial (彩繪咖啡瑞士卷)

Many of you have requested a Coffee Swiss Roll recipe in comments and emails ever since I posted the Chocolate Yule Log (recipe here) and the …

Hack Your Hardware With the Help of New Site, Tindie

What if we told you there was a marketplace out there dedicated to promoting hardware hacks, à la DIY digital camera, smart home systems, ultra thin, flexible circuit boards and cocktail dispensing robots? Chances are, you’d want to know about that. (Hasn’t everyone dreamed about the real-life …

Steve Jobs

Permanent Marker Removal

Have you ever found permanent marker on your hardwood floors?<p>I certainly have.<p>And now you won’t need to worry if you find yourself in the same spot I …

Dental Care

Make a Cheap Lithium Battery Pack

GIF Player Out of Paper - IPhone Live Photos in Paper<p>Replace a Lost or Broken Battery Cover Using 3D Printing<p>Pier 9 CNC Workholding Class<p>another …

Zen Studios bets on free-to-play by adapting CastleStorm console game to mobile (case study)

CastleStorm: Free to Siege is launching on mobile devices today, and for publisher Zen Studios, getting it done was an adventure in itself.<p>Mel Kirk, the vice president of publishing at Budapest, Hungary-based Zen Studios, told us the tale in hopes of teaching other console and PC game developers …

'Firenado' Captured in Wild Instagram Photo

Meet the dust devil's more dangerous cousin. A Missouri woman captured a picture of the above pillar of fire as she was driving down a road in the …

Google blocks filesharing website Demonoid over malware downloads

Relaunched site blames advertisers and removes all ads, but anti-piracy campaigners will be overjoyed<p>Google is warning users of its search engine that if they visit filesharing website Demonoid, they could find malicious software being downloaded and installed on their computers.<p>Anyone searching …

Samsung design: the good, the bad, and the ugly

It’s not easy to claim the top spot in the worldwide smartphone market. You can’t do it without offering consumers something compelling and that starts with great design. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung shipped 89 million units in the first three months of this year, for a commanding 31.2% …

Phones

Get Plants Vs. Zombies (PC/Mac) for free

If you've never played this tower-defense classic, don't miss out on this unbeatable giveaway.<p>Put your wallets away, cheeps, and enjoy a weekend diversion that won't cost you a penny.<p>Through the end of May, EA is offering the classic game Plants Vs. Zombies (PC/Mac) absolutely free. Granted, it's …

Plants vs. Zombies

A lazy deliveryman becomes an alien destroyer in short animation 'JohnnyExpress'

Delivering a package sounds like a pretty straightforward task. But for an interplanetary delivery service in a universe filled with strange creatures, that simple task could quickly become a lot more complicated. Animation studio Alfred Imageworks released a short film called <i>JohnnyExpress</i> …

Snapchat will allow users to easily save messages

Ephemerality, it turns out, is ephemeral.<p>Snapchat has ascended the ranks of the Apple App Store since its release in 2011 by offering mobile messaging without the digital paper trail. Once viewed, photos sent via the app vanish in seconds.<p>But buried in its product updates released last week was …

Social Media

You won't believe what The Onion is launching

Viral, click-baiting headlines are about to get The Onion treatment with ClickHole, an Upworthy-inspired satire site.<p>Buzzfeed and Upworthy are about to get some seriously silly competition. The Onion, known for its entertaining and sometimes controversial satire news stories, is promising to …

Satire