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How To Make A DIY Solar Panel

Economic vitality is essential both for the individuals and the earth. As a family unit, having the capacity to spare cash for electric bills is an …

A Simple Video Tutorial on Creating a Hyperlapse with Your DSLR

If you’ve been itching to try your hand at shooting a hyperlapse video, the short and sweet video tutorial above may be a nice place to start your …

Videography

KHNL: Top Stories

Tutorial: How to Capture a Motion Time-Lapse of the Milky Way from Start to Finish

Ian Norman, the astrophotographer behind Lonely Speck, is a good friend of the blog and an incredibly generous photographers when it comes to sharing …

The 25 Best Thrillers & Suspense Movies Of All Time

Sure, we can <i>pretend</i> to understand that not everyone enjoys having their insides twisted like the twistiest of Twizzlers when watching a movie, but …

Instructables

How to make a LANscape<p>"LANscapes is an interactive art installation...<p>Ceiling-mounted Kinects capture the forms and movements of visitors in the …

autoCut – Robot Lawn Mower - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Do you still cut your lawn by dragging an antiquated gas powered spinning blade back and forth across the grass? If so you might want to build an …

6 Tools for Teachers

Technology has changed a lot about the way we live and work, but one area stands out as an exception: education. Many teachers still have to use the …

MIT Will Teach You Photojournalism For Free

If you ever wanted to get more serious about photography, but weren’t quite sure where to start, MIT’s free online course in photojournalism just might be the right entry point.<p>The worst possible outcome is that you might end up a better photographer.<p>It’s not a full-blown photography class–there’s …

An LED Beer Pong Table to Rule them All!

Building an appealing beer pong table is an accomplishment by itself. If you’re not, however, satisfied with a nicely lacquered piece of wood with your team’s logo on it, <i>maybe</i> this LED-powered beer pong table will do the trick.<p>This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>As seen in the video below, the …

Found-footage documentary sheds light on the death of Chappelle’s Show

More than a decade after its premiere, <i>Chappelle’s Show</i>has entered the realm of show business mythology. It’s not always clear, though, which mythical …

How to Take Full Advantage of Lightroom’s Develop Module, a Thorough Walkthrough

Behind every great photograph is a well-crafted creative workflow, and if you haven’t honed yours yet, then this seminar by photographer Robert …

Pyro Board – 2D Rubens’ Tube - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

We have all seen what a Ruben’s Tube looks like, check out the Pyro Board which is a 2D version of that. It has two speakers instead of the normal …

Everything You Need To Know About Adding Solar Panels At Home

<i>Christine Tusher, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Solar-powered homes were a rarity as recently as a decade ago. But a plethora of federal and local tax incentives along with increasing worries about climate change have made them commonplace.<p>Installing solar panels can decrease your household’s carbon footprint …

33 Activities Under $10 That Will Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer

Because you don't want to hear them whine about being bored.

Generating off-grid power: The 4 best ways

So, you've thought about whether or not living off the grid is right for you; you know that it means no more utility bills and generating all of your …

Renewable Energy

Electric Go Cart Built from Scratch - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Ben Rothschild sent in details of his latest build, it is an Electric Go Cart Built from Scratch. It has a top speed of 22 MPH and a range of 5 …

What is Arduino: Everything You Need to Know (In Video)

What is an Arduino and why should you care? In this video, I attempt to answer that question, and more. If you’re an absolute beginner to Arduino, or …

Arduino WiFi Garage Door Opener

Introduction: Arduino WiFi Garage Door Opener<p>Ever come home in the rain to find the door locked and your keys elsewhere? No? Lucky you then! For …

Near-Space Balloon Cam with Arduino and APRS Radio

Launch a hacked Canon camera to the stratosphere and photograph the blackness of space.<p>Let’s Have an Adventure<p>After reading the first DIY Space issue of Make: (Volume 24), my daughter and I were inspired to work on a near-space project. At the time, the standard recovery method utilized a cellphone …

Arduino+Stepper Motor Camera Slider

Introduction: Arduino+Stepper Motor Camera Slider<p>This is a trial and error / design and development process which I followed in developing a camera …

Princeton Whiz Kids Create Open-Source API For Voice Control Assistant, Runs On Raspberry Pi

Charlie Marsh and Shubhro Saha are a couple of undergrads from Princeton University that could have a major league opportunities in front of them and I’m betting there are a few talent scouts looking to draft these boys in the first round. While Apple may be planning big things for Siri and …

How to Capture Breathtaking Time-Lapse Photography of the Night Sky

Learn how to capture the night sky — in motion!<p>Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a fascination with the night sky. As a young kid I’d stare up at the stars. Later, I’d take my daughter out during meteor showers to see how many shooting stars we could count. And throughout, I’ve experienced an …

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. …

Landscape Photography

29 Spectacular Images of Carnival and Amusement Park Rides

Project Christine offers a glimpse of Razer's insane future through modular computing

Razer's Project Fiona was all the talk of CES 2012 -- it married console-like controls with a tablet form factor, and packed in real computing power to boot. At the time, CEO Min-Liang Tan was cagey about its retail availability; heck, it didn't even have a product name at the time. By CES 2013, …

Classic Hip Hop Pencils

For the write who wants to get a message across, this set of pencils with classic hip hop lyrics stamped on them is the perfect inspiration. These …

Multitouch Music Controller

Introduction: Multitouch Music Controller<p>About: I'm a grad student at the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT Media Lab. Before that I worked at …

Kano kit offers an easier way to make a low-cost Raspberry Pi computer

Raspberry Pi provides an inexpensive way for aspiring computer scientists to start hacking, but its bare-bones offering can be intimidating to a newcomer. Kano is a forthcoming open-source computer kit designed to make coding as easy as assembling Legos. A Kickstarter for the project has attracted …

Virtual Breadboard - Free Arduino Simulator

Virtual Breadboard is a free circuit prototyping software that has readily available hardware and software simulation tools. It can simulate various …