Patrick Finn

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Carl Sagan’s Ambitious College Reading List: Plato, Shakespeare, Gide, and Plenty of Philosophy, Math & Physics (1954)

Carl Sagan may have passed away almost twenty years ago, but he continues to influence minds of all generations through intellectual heirs like Neil …

Los Angeles

DIY Pallet Fold Up Sand Pit

I think giving happiness to the kids is the source of biggest happiness and relief for us as well. This is a kind of mutual joy. We go all the miles …

Woodworking

This Saddle-Shaped School Chair Encourages Kids to Sit Up Straight and Pay Attention

Designers Andrea Sanna and Piergiorgio Robino of Italy's Studio Nucleo are taking eco-friendly design to a new level. The duo recently debuted …

Charlie Chaplin

DIY your old train set into a motion control timelapse dolly

This is one of those unique repurposing projects that would have never occurred to me. Having never owned a train set in my life, why would it? I …

50 Cool DIY Projects That Can Make Your Home More Beautiful

Small DIY projects are a great way to pass the time and also do something useful or nice for your home. Even you’re not really into this sort of …

Get children coding with Technology Will Save Us kits

Sure, your wristband counts steps. But in kids' hands, the same device could be a dance game, a bike light or the glowing chest-piece of an Iron Man …

Make Your Own Hyperlocal Radio Station

By modifying an FM transmitter for MP3 players<p>Ever dream of becoming a radio personality? While tinkering with an FM transmitter for MP3 players, engineer Denise Lee realized she could boost its range to turn her music into a radio show. “This is the cheapest form of broadcast technology,” she …

Arduino

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 …

Talk to Your Friends Like a Star Wars Droid with Particle Photon

Ever wished you had a secret language that only you and another person understood? These droid masks make that dream come true! When one person speaks, the rest of the world hears sound effects in the style of the droids from Star Wars, but the companion helmet translates that back to English. In …

10 Awesome Woodworking Projects for Every Skill Level

From novice to advanced, these woodworking projects will challenge and delight.<p>Woodworking is an amazing hobby—as well as vocation, that can last a lifetime. These 10 woodworking projects are straight from our editors, and are accessible to woodworkers of all skill levels. Most projects include …

Binary Game

This is a game I created on Autodesk Circuits to learn binary numbers.<p>A playable online version can be found at …

How to Easily Build a “Light Paintbrush”

In John Park’s latest project in his explorations of the Circuit Playground’s capabilities, he shows us how to build a simple device for “painting with light” using long-exposure photography. All you really need is a Circuit Playground board, a camera capable of taking long-exposure photographs, a …

Tutorials

This Electric Skateboard Is Controlled by a Wii Remote

A second life filled with kickflips.<p>As Nintendo starts to move past the Wii generation and toward the Switch, another console and another era of gaming tech will soon be left behind. But discarded Wii peripherals might just find uses in the most unlikely of places.<p>YouTuber TheRaspberryPiGuy, like …

How to control your light switch from your smartphone?

Usually, when makers decide to convert their houses from ordinary houses to smart ones, they buy some relays to control the lights but this …

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …