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Built from Scrap: This CNC Machine Was Made for $160

There’s been a surge in affordable desktop CNC routers over the past few years, but you’d be surprised at how easily you can cobble your own together. Using dirt-cheap chipboard, an Arduino, motor breakout board, angled aluminum, and a few gears and servos pulled from a tray-style computer CD …

How to Install Java 8 In Manjaro/Archlinux

I have decided to write some articles for Manjaro or ArchLinux users. I am going to start from basic small things like Java or Flash players, and …

Robots, Yetis, and Monkeys: 3 Classroom Coding Resources You May Have Missed

As we dive deeper into the digital age, coding is becoming more and more prevalent in our schools. In fact, some districts have begun to make coding …

Designing a Breadboard Adaptor for the $5 ESP8266 Microcontroller

<i>Part 3 of a 3-part series on the new ESP8266 microcontroller</i><p>TheESP8266 is an interesting new WiFi-enabled microcontroller. We’ve already looked at the board and the talked about the new Arduino-compatible development environment that’s just been released and what it supports. Then we discuss how to …

Potential Consequences of Hacking Tutorials on the Web

When I was about 10 years old, I read a book about Kevin Mitnick, Pengo and Robert Morris. While their exploits seemed very interesting, each story …

Information Security

Which Programming Language To Learn For Hacking?

Rafay Baloch<p>7:01:00 AM Hacking basics<p>Having the prior knowledge of programming is something which will separate you from all the other script kiddes<b>(</b> …

Reverse Engineering Tutorial For Newbies

Rafay Baloch<p>12:53:00 PM Reverse Engineering<p>In simple words reverse engineering is the act to modify the code of of the application to make it work …

Unusual YouTube Channels that Actually Teach You Something

YouTube, for its problems, is a great place learn something new. Some channels are straightforward and instructional, but others use quirky and …

11 Famous Works of Art That Were Never Actually Completed

Artists and writers can't always bring their works to grandiose completion. Sometimes they plan too big. Sometimes life just gets in the way. But …

Literature

Work From Anywhere But Home: Startups Emerge To Turn You Into A Globetrotting Digital Nomad

As digital workers freelance from around the world, startups are popping up to offer them housing, advice, and a place to log on.<p>While he was a university student in the Netherlands in 2009, Pieter Levels started an electronic music channel on YouTube that he says became popular enough to pay the …

Digital Nomads

Attention College Scribes Who'd Like to Write for Us

Every so often we host something called College Weekend, where we turn mentalfloss.com over to our college-going readers for one glorious …

Apps

BQ Releases Horus Software For Ciclop 3D Scanner

Technology company BQ has this week announced they have released the open source Horus Software for their Ciclop 3D Scanner to provide extra …

3D Scanners

The Oregon Pint Glass Has a Little Mt. Hood on the Bottom

With the likes of Deschutes, Rogue, Ninkasi, and more, Oregon has no shortage of breweries to visit. If you’ve become enamored with the beers from …

U.S. Geological Survey

GizmoSphere Gizmo 2 SBC Pairs PC-Class Power With Raspberry Pi's Size

Using the same CPU and GPU architectures as found in the PS4 and Xbone (albeit heavily downclocked), the Gizmo 2 comes to provide DIY'ers with what …

Raspberry Pi

A Graphic Cosmogony: Artists Imagine How the Universe Was Born

Humanity’s history of mapping the cosmos is as long as our margin of error in explaining the universe is wide. We have been wrong about so much so often and so staunchly stubborn in admitting our errors. But we have also produced works of immeasurable beauty in giving form to our awe, however …

Little Tree: An Uncommonly Beautiful and Subtle Japanese Pop-Up Book about the Cycle of Life

“No one notices such a small presence…”<p>Pop-up books have a singular magic, but even the pioneering vintage “interactive” picture-books of Italian graphic designer Bruno Munari can’t compare to the beauty, subtlety, and exquisite elegance of those by Japanese graphic designer and book artist <b>Katsumi</b> …

Literature

A card game about exploding kittens and laser beams is now the most-backed Kickstarter ever

Exploding KittensKickstarterExploding Kittens, a card game devised by The Oatmeal founder Matthew Inman, has become the most-backed Kickstarter of all time.<p>The campaign has been backed by over 122,800 people and raised $4,836,439 in crowd funding.<p>Though other campaigns have raised more total money, …

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2015

A newly released ranking of 56 major European cities by price aims to assist budget-minded travelers plan and easily compare destinations.<p>The European Backpacker Index for 2015 could not come at a better time, according to Roger Wade, founder of Price of Travel, a website that publishes the index …

European Travel

A Million-Dollar Robot Suit Is Available On Amazon Japan

A few years ago we wrote about something called a Kuratas, a robotic mech suit that allowed the wearer to fire a BB Gatling gun whenever they smile at their soon-to-be vanquished enemies. When it appeared in 2012 everyone thought it was a funny joke. Now it’s available on Amazon Japan for $1 …

Robotics

After Glass, what next for Google? In 45 seconds

Google has announced that it's pulling its Google Glass from sale "in its current form".<p>But what can we expect next from the tech giant and its secretive "X-Lab"?<p><i>Video produced by Mohamed Madi.</i>

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Linux Handheld

If you’re looking for a fun maker project, Chris Robinson at Node has posted a great one – building a Raspberry Pi-powered handheld Linux terminal with a distinctly Nintendo DS-style look.<p>Robinson says his creation is “best suited to command line stuff” and “a pretty good tool for learning the …

Awesome NODE Mini Handheld Raspberry Pi Linux Terminal

Chris Robinson over at Node has created an awesome Raspberry Pi powered handheld Linux terminal that is small enough to drop into your pocket and is …

Raspberry Pi

Sixpoint Beast Mode Beer

While most Porters are tame and quite predictable, the latest offering from Sixpoint Brewing, named Beast Mode, appears difficult to contain. This …

Flavors

Elon Musk Talks Seattle Satellites For Mars, Teases Model X Autonomy Features

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk held a press conference today at SpaceX HQ (via Bloomberg) to discuss a number of his company’s upcoming initiatives, including a new engineering office in Seattle, as well as next-generation autonomous driving features for Tesla, and the progress of SpaceX’s reusable …

Visualization Of The Daily Routines Of Famous Creatives

Note: Interactive version of the chart HERE which tells you exactly what each person was doing in each block.<p>This is a chart of the typical daily …

Study Skills

25 Web Resources That Will Maximize Your Productivity

The most productive people are masters of efficiency — tuning their calendars, arranging their tasks, and otherwise making the most of their time.<p>To aid your quest for efficiency, here are 25 of the most useful web productivity resources we've found.<p>They'll save you a lot of time in the long</b> …

8 Foods That Boost Your Body's Natural Detox Power

Don’t fall for a "detoxing" cleanse—your bod can already get rid of toxins. These food will help support the organs that do the heavy lifting.<p>Pricey juice cleanses that promise to help you detox are all the rage right now—but the idea that a liquid diet can help you eliminate harmful substances …

CES Snapshot: Razer Makes a Play for the Living Room With $100 Microconsole

Can Razer succeed where others have failed?<p>At Google I/O this summer, Razer announced its plans to release an Android TV set-top box, but remained mum on a lot of details. Now, seven months later, the gaming and accessories company is finally ready to talk specifics.<p>Today at CES, Razer revealed …

Living Rooms

An artist is drawing one new Star Wars comic per day in 2015

New Year’s resolutions can be a tricky thing. For some, it can mean going through life-altering behavioral changes in order to improve oneself. For …