Rick Goering

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Someone Spent Seven Years Making a Stop-Motion 'Star Trek' Film

Fan film took seven years to create, with over half a year spent in filming alone.<p>There's a new <i>Star Trek</i> movie coming out on July 22, and its explosions and J.J. Abrams-produced lens flares will almost certainly stuff the box office with cash. Even so, many longtime fans yearn for another time and …

How to Run Windows 98 or Linux entirely in your Chrome browser

Want some cool tricks with a browser. In this post I show you how can you run Window 98, Linux, Dos OS in your modern chrome browser without …

Where are the world’s Wi-Fi hotspots?

Whether it’s checking e-mail in bed, getting directions on the run, or watching Netflix as you sink into your comfortable couch cushions, we’re …

Make This Mini Star Wars BB-8 Ball Droid with a Hacked Sphero

As an industrial designer, I’ve been particularly fascinated by products that have personality and emotion. And I think the droids in Star Wars have always been really great at capturing a character without facial expression and drawing you in. And BB-8 was no different when they brought it out …

Woodworking

14 Gems From Dealextreme, the World's Most Bizarre Shopping Site

Feeling bored? You need a store that sells ridiculous, confusing products that probably shouldn't even exist. Let me introduce you to one of my …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

Amazon giving away $220 worth of games and apps for free

As we mentioned on Monday, Amazon has quite a few deals available for the Holiday Season including 40 apps and games which you can get for free. Among the list of free games are some real treasures including Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Terraria and Tetris. As for free apps, Amazon is giving away Plex, …

Apps

America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!

Bon Appétit magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new restaurants 2014, selected by Andrew Knowlton.<p><b>In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened</b> in America—and after just as many air miles, <i>BA</i>'s <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> chose 50 as his favorites. (See the 2016 list here.) They range from oyster bars …

Bruce Lee

3 Axis Arduino Based CNC Controller

On Edge: Large Scale CNC Milled Lantern<p>Knife Sharpening Angle Coach With Bluetooth & Arduino<p>FeatureCAM for Lathes Class<p>Hai imade a cnc plotter<br>But …

Sing-a-long Song Devocalizer

As a musician I often need to learn new songs, and it can be difficult to hear individual instruments in recordings I want to study. I have often wished for an easy way to eliminate or reduce the vocals and isolate the instruments. Various hardware and software solutions exist but they tend to be …

Arduino

MAKE Presents: The Transistor

What’s the deal with the clever transistor? We’ve been covering them all August in our Component of the Month series, and it’s time to pull out a classic explanation of the technology from the dusty archives of Make: H.Q. Once again, our pal Collin Cunningham (now with Adafruit) educates us on this …

How to Build CoffeeBots

I created CoffeeBots to observe chaotic behavior, by programming a bunch of them with subtle differences and a few choices — for example, how to respond to light sensors — and then turning them loose. To distinguish one from another, I named them after celebrities or historical figures and gave …

Arduino

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DIY Hacks & How To's: Digital Magic 8 Ball

8 Best Google Play Store alternatives (video)

The Google Play Store is easily one of the best app stores out there on any platform, but you might get to the point where you just want to try something else out. So, if you’re looking to expand your horizons, we’ve put together eight of the best Play Store alternatives. Check ’em out!<p>#08 …

Apps

How I Tried Turning My Off-The-Shelf Drone Into A Weapon

The unregulated, slightly terrifying frontier of personal flight<p>My contact was a gruff, swarthy man, wearing a couple days' stubble, an immaculate black shirt, and a scowl. He looked me up and down sourly, then exhaled as if weary. He'd done this before. Too many times, perhaps.<p>His name was Mario. …

The Raspberry Rover

The Raspberry Rover is a small RC car with a Raspberry Pi for a brain. It is controlled over a Wi-Fi network through a TCP/IP socket, and streams back live video from an on-board webcam. It even sports ‘Night Vision’ for navigation in the dark.<p>At just 3 inches wide, 6 inches long, and 4 inches …

10 Maker Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

The pace of change has accelerated, so much so that you can now make a living doing jobs that didn’t even exist 10 years ago.<p>1. Quadcopter pilot<p>Recently on the ITP alumni mailing list there have been several job postings for experienced quadcopter pilots. These buzzing drones are increasingly being …

DIY Hacks & How To's: Pocket Sized Power Supply

Mad scientists turn roaches into cyborgs, control them with Kinect, laugh at nature

We'd love to tell you that the researchers at North Carolina State University aren't <i>monsters</i> who implant circuits on living things so that those living things do their bidding, but we'd be lying. They <i>totally</i> do that, roaches are their primary victim, and now they're using Microsoft's Kinect to help …