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Interesting Engineering

Uranus was the first planet to be discovered since antiquity but it still continues to surprise us today. Here we take a closer look at the 'black …

Engineering

Top 20 of the Best Engineering Fixes

Engineers are known to be able to fix anything, but sometimes their ideas of "fixed" aren't quite what you had in mind. From the most ingenious to …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

“Drawdio” Musical Pencil

Drawdio is a simple electronic sound synthesizer built onto a pencil! Designed by Jay Silver, then a student in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, the Drawdio circuit plays a musical tone with a frequency that varies based on the resistance between two points. The wire wrapped …

Arduino

Open-Source Microscope Illuminator

Stephen Richardson of Tangent Audio built the AZIZ light ring for his Bausch & Lomb stereo microscope.<p>AZIZ is an LED microscope illuminator that I designed and built from scratch. It is designed around a Texas Instruments TLC59116 constant-current PWM LED driver chip, and an Atmel ATTiny1634<p>AZIZ …

Passwords on Your Skin and in Your Stomach: Inside Google’s Wild Motorola Research Projects

Asa Mathat | D: All Things Digital Motorola’s Dennis Woodside and Regina Dugan<p>Entering a password is so irritating and clumsy that only about half of …

Motorola

Using the Google Voice C++ API

First of all, this obviously isn't an official Google API. I wrote it because I wanted one in C++ and couldn't find one that worked.<br>That being said, …

RasPiComm extension board adds new features to the cheap Raspberry Pi

If you’re the sort of geek who likes to tinker with all sorts of electronics products and projects, you may be familiar with the Raspberry Pi …

Russians Make iPad-Controlled Car

- Mar 26, 2013<p>If you’ve ever seen <i>Tomorrow Never Dies</i>, you’ll know this is cool. Remember the scene where Bond gets out his phone, controls his BMW …