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How I Turned Car Batteries Into A Welder [Video]

Makeshift tools for the post-apocalypse<p>If we’re lucky enough to survive Armageddon, our precious electrical grids won’t. But we needn’t pine for energy as we build a new civilization from the scraps of the old one. Inside every abandoned car is a lead-acid battery just waiting to power a makeshift …

LED Binder Clip Bling

Binder Clip Bling is an update on the classic LED Throwie. By using a binder clip, you can turn off your LED bling by removing and separating your LED and battery circuit. Remember, the battery will run out long before the LED stops working!<p>The binder clip also provides a great way to attach your …

Maker Hangar 2: 02 – Tricopter Build Part 1

In this episode of Maker Hangar, I show you how to assemble the motor mounts and body halves of your tricopter.<p>I also teach you what CA adhesives are and what they can be used for. Next Episode, I’ll show you how to finish building the tricopter, so stay tuned!<p>If you haven’t already purchased your …

CreoPop: The 3D Printing Pen That Uses Resin Instead Of Filament

You’re likely already familiar with the concept of a 3D printing pen. The most famous is the 3Doodler, which is the extruder from a 3D printer made handheld, or like a high precision hot glue gun that uses the same filament as a typical 3d printer. The 3Doodler has been out for a while now, and …

The Week In Numbers: A Bionic Pancreas, A Universal Water Purifier, And More

<b>250,000 liters:</b> the volume of water a single, mini-fridge-size Slingshot machine purifies in one year. That's enough for about <b>300 people</b>. Slingshots are able to purify even seawater and sewage.<p><b>288:</b> the number of times a day this experimental bionic pancreas checks the blood-sugar level of its …

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Lost At Sea? Survive With These Tricks

A handy manual to prepare you for life's misadventures.<p>Jose Salvador Alvarenga was fishing off the coast of Mexico in late 2012 when a powerful storm sent his boat adrift. Marshall Islanders found the battered vessel nearly 16 months later, stuck on a reef—with Alvarenga still alive inside. …

Meet the Mekong Eyeless Spider, Zorro Snake and The Hunch-Bat of Vietnam

Giant flying frogs, a fish that mates face-to-face, a parachute gecko, and a blind cave spider are among the hundreds of species recently discovered in the Mekong region of southeast Asia. There’s a Zorro-masked water snake, a skydiving gecko, a “fishzilla” walking snakehead fish, and, of course, …

10 Sci-Fi Sleepers

When is a Hit Not a Hit?<p>With a $178 million budget, <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> is a science fiction film that has blockbuster written all over it. Does it join the ranks of these sci-fi sleepers—films that get overlooked but eventually find a devoted audience?

7 Green Gadgets for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Summer is almost over, which means it’s high time to hit the road on an outdoor adventure while you still can! Fortunately, thanks to the latest …

17 Great Ways to Utilize 2-Liter Soda Bottles for Survival

<b>Block of ice</b> – I’d imagine many of you expect to keep your refrigerated food viable for longer using ice in coolers. You can easily accomplish this …

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Gear Closet: iLand Fly Solar Charging System

As high tech gadgets have become more prevalent on our outdoor adventures, the ability to keep them charged while away from home has become more of a …

Products Archive | Portable UV Purifier

This Tiny Mask Provides 5 Minutes of Filtered Air For Emergency Escapes

In grade school we were all taught to get as low to the ground as possible during a fire, to avoid excessive smoke inhalation. But a fire can also …

Multi-purpose Pack | By Firstspear

FirstSpear is a brand created by former U.S. servicemen, they develop enhanced light-weight load carriage solutions for the US Special Forces. Their …

How Much Knife Do You Really Need While Backpacking?

One of the questions that I get asked over and over again is; “what’s a good knife for backpacking?” My typical answer is an obvious but often …

Tech's Superstar Material Is Now Recyclable

The heat-resistant polymers that make up your iPhone and laptop are thrown away with the gadgets. That may be about to change.<p><b>It's the key material found in superglue and airplane wings</b>. It once coated the Apollo 8 capsule for reentry into Earth's atmosphere. And it currently insulates the …

The Lightning-Fast Guide to Figuring Out What's Wrong With Your Car

Can't figure out what that weird smell, sound, or warning light really means? We've got you covered.<p>1. The interior has developed a rattle.<p><b>Likely Cause</b>: A pothole or general wear has shaken parts loose.<p><b>Can You Fix It</b>? Yes. Remove the culprit panel and apply Dynamat adhesive sound-deadening …

How Sperm Fit Big Things in Small Places

The human body is really great at packing huge things into tiny spaces. Your small intestine, for example, is twenty feet long and squeezed expertly into your gut. Your brain has something like eighty-six billion neurons (depending on which scientist you ask) jammed into 3.3 pounds of tissue. But …

May 2014: The Invention Awards

Letter From The Editor<p>Invention Is for Everyone<p>Features<p>Nick Offerman: Why We Should Build Stuff<p>The 2014 Invention Awards<p><b>A flat bike helmet, a robotic exoskeleton, and more.</b><p>A Personal Electric Airplane That Won't Need A Runway<br>• 360-Degree Infrared Vision<br>• Stash Your Bike Helmet In A Briefcase<br>• A Powerful, …

The Invention Of The Solar Cell

60 years ago this week, the modern solar cell came into being. Here's how.<p>The great Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell wrote in 1874 to a colleague: “I saw conductivity of Selenium as affected by light. It is most sudden. Effect of a copper heater insensible. That of the sun great.”<p>Maxwell was …