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How to Troubleshoot Apps Overusing Energy in OS X

Even though most developers work their hardest to ensure that the programs you download onto your Mac run smoothly, sometimes, things go wrong. One issue that may arise is an app using an exorbitant amount of energy or memory, causing your Mac to overheat or suffer severe battery drain.

Sometimes, …

Mac Software

Bloody Mary with Bacon Swizzle Sticks

I love bacon (duh) and I love Bloody Marys, so I could think of nothing better to round out my Sunday brunch than a bacon-infused Bloody Mary. If …


Ultimate Raspberry Pi Configuration Guide

The Raspberry Pi is a great thing: it is real computer, it is cheap ($40), it can interface with electronics, talk to the web and has full HDMI …

Raspberry Pi

How to use a Push Button - Arduino Tutorial

Push buttons or switches connect two points in a circuit when you press them. This example turns on one led when the button pressed once, and off …


Remote Control Your Mac With Node.js and Arduino

The combination of Arduinos and Node.js allows us to do a lot of unexpected things. In this article, I'll show how you can create a remote control …


Build a Wireless Alarm Clock with an Arduino

Alarm clocks are cheap and abundant, but they’re pretty boring. If you want to make your own, Instructables user Paranoid Legend shows you how to …


Chicken Tikka Masala

The yogurt helps tenderize the chicken; the garlic, ginger, and spices in the marinade infuse it with lots of flavor.

Combine garlic, ginger, turmeric, garam masala, coriander, and cumin in a small bowl. Whisk yogurt, salt, and half of spice mixture in a medium bowl; add chicken and turn to coat. …


Get Lost in This Stunning Drone Footage From Antarctica

Armed with a GoPro and a drone, a father and son document the natural wonders of Antarctica.The post Get Lost in This Stunning Drone Footage From …


Color sensors and Arduino serial communication for beginners

Hi all, I'm going to talk about color sensors: how to build and calibrate one and how to use it with serial communication through an Arduino …


Windows Remote Arduino

In this project, we will use Windows Remote Arduino to turn an LED on and off. It is a simple example, but will reveal the power that the library can …

Microsoft Windows

PCB designing and isolation milling only using free Software

In this Instructable I will show you how to design and fabricate your own PCB's, exclusively using free software that runs on Windows as well as on a …

Computer Hardware

The Making of A DIY Brushless Gimbal with Arduino

This is a story of my third project with cheap gyro and Arduino.After the earlier two projects, Easy Inverted Pendulum and 3D Calligraphy, I have …

Using a scrap ordinary house alarm PIR with Arduino

If you are like me and don't like to throw away junk electronic items, you may have an old PIR sensor from an ordinary house alarm at the bottom of …

Computer Hardware

Arduino Comparison Guide

Contributors: Jimb0


Let’s face it, there are a a lot of different Arduino boards out there. How do you decide which one you need for your …

Computer Hardware

Create Your Own Solar Powered Raspberry Pi Weather Station

In this Instructable you will learn:

How to build a solar powered system• 
How to design and size the panels and batteries
How to gather data to analyze

Raspberry Pi

Google's Creating Amazing Timelapses By Mining Millions of Public Images


Arduino Announces New Brand, Genuino, Manufacturing Partnership with Adafruit

Through a U.S. manufacturing partnership with Adafruit and the launch of a new global sister brand called Genuino, Arduino.cc today announces a couple of big moves that address the manufacturing challenges that have emerged for the company over the past few months.

Much of 2015 has seen the …


Talking Arduino Zero with Atmel

One of the biggest pieces of news from this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area was the announcement that the Arduino Zero will be shipping soon. We talk to Atmel‘s “Wizard of Make”, Bob Martin, about the board.

On the surface the board may look very similar to the Arduino Leonardo, but there are big …

Where to Find the Best (Scientific) Explosions on the Web

Just a few of our favorite places on the web where science goes boom.The post Where to Find the Best (Scientific) Explosions on the Web appeared …

Scientific Research

Arduboy - Card Sized Gaming

Arduboy is an open platform for people to play, create and share games. A game system the size of a credit card. Choose your favorite classic game


Home media center using raspberry pi

Using Raspberry pi and a hdmi/vga display from a old desktop monitor, you can create you own home media center. This is a very simple project and …

Raspberry Pi

Program Your Arduino from Your Chromebook

I own a Chromebook Pixel. It’s light and convenient, and sometimes it can be a lot handier than lugging around a full laptop. However it’s not my main machine, because there are some things it just can’t do.

Programming an Arduino Uno from a Chromebook using Codebender.

Until today one of those …

Samsung Announces Their Entry into the Arduino Family

When you think about Samsung, the first products that come to mind are probably phones or televisions, not Maker-focused electronics. Today, with their announcement at Internet of Things World, Samsung has entered the Maker world with their ARTIK platform, an Arduino compatible family of devices …

How-To: Clean your iOS device with free downloads, recovering lost space

When Apple was designing the Mac app iDVD, then-CEO Steve Jobs directed his development team to build a dead-simple DVD-burning application: instead of a mess of options and windows, Jobs wanted one window with one button marked “Burn,” which would be pressed once the desired video file was …

Make Perfect, Effortless Rice with Alton Brown's Pour-Over Method

Alton Brown

Hack These Cool Off-the-Shelf Toys into Robots

There’s a long tradition of hacking toys to make robots. Why settle for what some manufacturer designed? Add a microcontroller to an R/C car and you have an instant self stopping robot car. Stick some RFID electronics in a teddy bear and suddenly it can respond to objects around it. Hacking is all …

High-Speed Splash Photography Rig with Arduino

Make: Projects

Capture stunning shots at the moment of impact

Photos of items dropping into water (or other liquids) always have the potential to fascinate — the dramatic splashdown, the explosion of flying droplets frozen in time. They’re also increasingly seen in commercial images — look in your …


DIY Raspberry Pi Powered, Wi-Fi Enabled Kettle

Adam Piekarski, upon seeing a product that can make hot drinks on command via a smartphone, decided to build his own “Wi-Fi Kettle.”

Although it costs much less than the commercial version, this device still lets the user brew a hot drink without getting up from the couch. Pierkarski is “delighted …

Displaying Web APIs on an Arduino LCD Using Node.js

LCDs. They’re fun. It’s one of the coolest ways to bring a voice to your Arduino as it speaks through glowing text. In this article we’re going to …


Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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