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The best way to boil an egg, according to science

Boiling an egg seems like it should be one of the easiest culinary feats to master. But as anyone who has tried knows, it isn’t. You can end up with rubbery whites, chalky yolks or half the white taken off with the shell.<p>Here’s why: An egg isn’t one thing, it’s two. The yolk and white have two …

Eggs

10 Raspberry Pi Projects For Learning IoT

The Raspberry Pi isn't just a great platform for building Internet of Things project: It's a super platform for learning about the IoT. Here are ten …

Internet of Things

Use an Arduino and Relays to Control AC Lights and Appliances

Photos: Christopher Alden<p>In building our latest project, The Great Houdini Escape Room, located in the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, we tackled many Maker challenges. Everything in the room was built from “scratch.” The room uses over 5,000 feet of wire and is operated on over 5,000 lines …

Netatmo adds a Wind Gauge to its connected weather sensors

Netatmo expands its family of connected weather monitoring devices with a new Wind Gauge.<p>BERLIN -- We liked Netatmo's connected weather station well enough when we reviewed it last June. It tracked local weather conditions on your phone with enough accuracy to be informative, especially for niche …

Smart Homes

How one woman turned her passion for tinkering into a $33 million business — without a dime of funding

Her classmates couldn't help but notice her personal style, and they asked how they could build their own. Fried started selling little kits with all the electronics they needed to get started.<p>It became a nice little business for Fried, and she saw the opportunity to turn her passion for teaching …

Pickled Jalapeños

8 Servings<p>All chiles vary in heat, so choose wisely!<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 jalapeños<p>2 sprigs oregano<p>2 sprigs thyme<p>1 bay leaf<p>1½ cups white wine vinegar<p>¼ cup vegetable oil<p>2 tablespoons kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon black peppercorns<p>1 teaspoon cumin seeds<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Bring …

Food Preservation

Custom Case Makes a 6 Piece Raspberry Pi Cluster

<i>Update 08/21/15: The project creator has uploaded the enclosure templates as downloadable Illustrator and EPS files on GitHub, and we now have a step-by-step project here on</i> Make:<p>There’s just something about the low price of a Raspberry Pi that compels people to buy them by the handful. The next …

Raspberry Pi

Chickens, It's Your Time to Brine

That Thanksgiving turkey isn't the only bird that you can brine. Here's why you should be brining chicken—all year 'round.<p>We all know how much better a turkey tastes if you brine it before roasting it. But we're about to take things a step further: You should also be brining your chickens—and not …

Cooking

The 'Connected Farm' Is Still In The Pre-Internet Age

Farmers are used to working from the gut. It’s done the job for thousands of years. But working from the gut doesn’t always pay off.<p>Wade Barnes, president and CEO of crop management software company Farmers Edge, was talking to a farmer who decided not to spray his lentil crop with fungicide a …

Farming

Control an Arduino with Your Smartphone via Blynk

Blynk is a new platform that allows you to quickly build interfaces for controlling and monitoring your hardware projects from your iOS and Android device. After downloading the Blynk app, you can create a project dashboard and arrange buttons, sliders, graphs, and other widgets onto the screen. …

Arduino

Internet of Things: Arduino, Android, ESB

<i></i>How to connect Arduino board to Android smartphone using an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) as middle layer<i></i>Topics coveredArduino connectionESBEnterprise …

Remote Solar Garden Watering System

This is my first instructable post, not sure if this will garner any interest, but if interested I'll post more details. I decided to build something …

Arduino

IoT - From Device to Azure

IoT is all the rage, but how do you connect those "things" TO the internet, to the cloud, to Azure? Luckily Visual C++ MVP Alon Fliess is here to …

Internet of Things

The gates are open -- the Edyn Garden Sensor hits online retailers

The connected garden tool designed by Yves Behar goes on sale today.<p>Starting today, you can purchase the Edyn Garden Sensor online from Home Depot. Once it arrives, you place Edyn in the dirt near your plant. Then, the attractive sensor designed by Yves Behar's Fuseproject studio can send you …

Online

How to use IFTTT recipes to save money

Get free stuff and control your electricity bill with IFTTT.<p>Often, you have to choose: Would you rather save time, or money? Is saving $1 worth the extra 10 minutes of work? Well, what if you could save money automatically -- but setting up IFTTT to perform money-saving tasks?<p>IFTTT, or "If This, …

Apps

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Methodology<p>NASA's Model<p>Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …

Climate Change

CropX Rakes In $9 Million To Help Farmers Grow More With Less Water

As water levels in California drop to an all-time low, agriculture analytics startup CropX has developed a solution to help farmers optimize irrigation while keeping water usage to a minimum.<p>CropX uses a combination of three wireless sensors and a mobile app, which founder Isaac Bentwich calls the …

Modulo: Create electronics/robotics projects without circuit wiring [crowdfunding]

Greeniq Smart Garden Hub

GreenIQ´s Smart Garden Hub is like a "Nest" for the garden, helping you manage your garden´s water needs, and optionally also the lightning system. …

The Gadget That Gardens for You

No matter how hard you try, you just can’t keep your plants alive. (Damn you, orchid from hell.)<p>Technology to the rescue!<p>Edyn’s smart garden system …

Samsung ARTIK Arduino Compatible Platform Unveiled At Internet of Things World

During the Internet of Things World event this week Samsung more widely known for its TVs, smartphones and other hardware, has unveiled a new Arduino …

Internet of Things

Home automation using RF mesh network and arduino

Description<p>The internet of Things is growing fast. With this project I aim to manufacture low cost sensors and controllers that anyone can plug and …

Arduino Microcontroller Spectrum I2C Expansion Board (video)

Makers, hobbyists and developers that enjoy building projects using the Arduino platform might be interested in a new Arduino micro-controller …

The GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub brings friends to the connected yard

The GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub wants to help you save water by gathering weather data and info from other connected garden devices, and sending it all to your sprinklers.<p><b>Editors' note, January 11, 2016:</b> <i>GreenIQ introduced a new look hub at CES 2016. The piece has been updated accordingly.</i><p>Smart …

Smart Homes

GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub takes control of irrigation

It’s warm enough in many places now to prep the garden, and with the garden comes some particulars, one of which is managing the irrigation needs. …

WeatherPi Outside- 7 Days in the Sun

WeatherPi – 7 Days in the Sun<p>What is WeatherPi?<p>SwitchDoc Labs is in the process of building a Solar Powered Raspberry Pi Weather Station. The design …