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Get to Know Everything About Using a Multimeter With This Guide

Multimeters seem simple enough to use. You turn it on, connect the leads, then start poking things. Really though, there’s a quite a bit going on in …

DIY

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you’ve been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If …

Raspberry Pi

OpenELEC 7.0 Linux OS Released Based On Kodi 16 Media Center

This week a new and stable version of OpenELEC 7.0 Linux operating system has been released by its development team which is based on the Kodi 16 …

Top 10 DIY Projects That Will Teach You A Ton About Tech

DIY isn’t always the easiest way to do something, but it’s usually the most informative and educational one. This week, let’s check out some great …

Raspberry Pi

Leave a Coin on a Cup of Ice Before Leaving Home to See If the Power Went out While You Were Away

Whether you’re evacuating because of a hurricane or you’re just leaving for vacation, you’ll want to know if the power went out while you were away …

Cryptocurrency

This DIY Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Generator Is Simple to Build, Fries Small Electronics

If you want to get your hands dirty on a semi-evil electronics project, this DIY EMP generator is fun—if not a little dangerous—build to try. It …

Electromagnetism

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>C is one of many …

Raspberry Pi

Use a Raspberry Pi as a Hub for All Your Connected Devices

The Raspberry Pi makes a great brain for your smart home and to show off just <i>how much</i> you can do with it, DIYer Frederick Vandenbosch demonstrates a …

Use a Balloon as a Spill-Free Pouring Spout

Some liquids, like motor oil, can be a pain to pour, especially if they come in a heavy, unruly container. A balloon can slow things down and make …

Build a System That Automatically Plays Your Own Theme Song When You Walk Into a Room

Ever wanted your own entrance music? Over on Redpepper, they came up with a system that uses a Raspberry Pi and Bluetooth to trigger a song when you …

Raspberry Pi

DIY Retro Game System Showdown: RetroPie vs. Recalbox

The Raspberry Pi is the cheapest and smallest way to emulate the old video games you still love to play. You have a few different ways of going about …

Raspberry Pi

Transform your smartphone into three interesting, unusual and useful gadgets

Your smartphone is a very versatile tool. Here are some interesting, unusual and useful things you can make it do, from fixing your car to diagnosing …

Mount Everest

Xiaomi's Mi Box is everything you want in a streaming device for $69

Streaming devices — boxes, dongles and more — are everywhere, now in more than half of American households. From Apple to Google to Amazon, virtually …

How to Make a Pallet Drink Station

<i>Our next Pallets Aplenty guest is a very talented DIYer who is so amazing at reusing, repurposing, and rocking it! Today, she’s showing how she</i> …

Power Tools

DIY Arduino Battery Capacity Tester - V1.0

Introduction: DIY Arduino Battery Capacity Tester - V1.0<p>[ Play Video ]<br>I have salvaged so many old lap-top batteries ( 18650 ) to reuse them in my …

Awesome DIY Mini NES Powered By Raspberry Pi Mini PC (video)

Anyone who can’t wait for Nintendo to launch their official mini NES console, and would like to engage in a little retro gaming. Might be interested …

Build Your Own Massive LED Video Screen Powered by Arduino

Sometimes, you just want to go big. Case in point, Make’s guide to make your gigantic, Jumbotron-esque LED video screen.<p>The project here is powered …

Arduino

ScreenStick Joystick for Smart Devices, Save 32%

The ScreenStick Joystick for Smart Devices is the ideal gaming accessory for your smartphone or tablet, it gives you arcade like controls on your …

Getting Married Doesn’t Make You Liable for Your Spouse’s Old Debt

Many people assume that marrying someone automatically makes you responsible for their past debt. This is absolutely not the case, but it’s a myth …