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Making PCB

Creating a double sided PCB with solder mask<p>The PCB I create in this guide is a tiny breakout board for the ATmega88/ATmega168/ATmega328 series of …

DIY

Why You Should Upgrade Your Raspberry Pi

The hard-working developers behind Raspbian OS, the custom-made Linux distro tweaked for the Pi, have announced a major update called Pixel (short …

Raspberry Pi

Build a pan and tilt camera with Raspberry Pi + Arduino

Although there are plenty of DIY surveillance cameras already out there, MakeUseOf has taken it to the next level with the ability to remotely …

NASA Team Claims ‘Impossible’ Space Engine Works—Get the Facts

Scientists just published a paper saying that the controversial EmDrive produces thrust, even though that defies known laws of physics.<p>After years of speculation, a maverick research team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has reached a milestone that many experts thought was impossible. This week, the …

Physics

Find out if you’ve been infected by sneaky new Mac malware

Is your Mac infected by newly discovered malware that was ostensibly created by Milan-based HackingTeam in order to gain remote access to your machine?<p>The new virus uses some old HackingTeam code and some new tricks to hide its tracks, but it’s mostly harmless, according to researchers.<p>That doesn’t …

RemoteAccess

The 10 most terrifying TV shows of all time

As BBC One’s period chiller The Living & The Dead <i>(Tuesdays at 9.00pm)</i> petrifies viewers, we count down the top 10 terrifying TV shows of all time. Apologies to The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, Chocky, Fringe, Hannibal, The League of Gentlemen and Tales from the Crypt - you weren’t quite scary …

David Duchovny

9 Tips for Usability Testing During the Design Process

The best way to discover how well your product works is to watch real people interacting with it. At Common Good usability testing is an invaluable …

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps

GIF<p>There’s no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack …

Apps
Neat

A Practical Introduction to IoT using Arduino, Node.js and Plotly // Adil Moujahid // Data Analytics and more

Internet of Things (IoT) has been a hot buzzword for the last few years. Simply put, IoT is the concept of connecting objects to a network in order …

Arduino

A Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Music player for the Raspberry Pi, with remote control

Pi MusicBox<p>Make your Raspberry Pi stream!<p>Welcome to the Swiss Army Knife of streaming music using the Raspberry Pi. With Pi MusicBox, you can create …

Build a $35 Time Capsule - Raspberry Pi Time Machine Backup Server

This is a simple guide on building a $35 Time Capsule with a Raspberry Pi. A Time Capsule is a network attached storage device from Apple for use …

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station

Spurred on by the completion of my two previous projects, the Compact Camera and Portable Games Console, I wanted to find a new challenge. The …

Raspberry Pi

The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever

From the whiz-bang and cheesy to the far-out and prematurely cancelled, sci-fi and TV have had a nice run. We locked ourselves in the basement with several milk crates of VHS tapes, laser discs, and back issues of Starlog to come up with the top<p>From the whiz-bang and cheesy to the far-out and …

Science Fiction

Electric Skateboards: A Totally Rad Ride

Self-propelled and easy to master, the latest electric skateboards are a radical way to kick up your ride. Here, we review: the Boosted Single, Evolve Carbon All Terrain and Yuneec E-Go<p>By<p>Georgia Wells<p>Georgia Wells<p>The Wall Street …

Golden Gate Park

Superhero Movies, Ranked

Thus far, 2016 is the year of the superhero. <i>Deadpool</i> and <i>Batman v. Superman</i> both shattered the box office, proving that audiences can’t get enough of …

Comics

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

DIY Oscilloscope using Arduino Uno and Mega

If you are interested in making a very basic scope to monitor some simple things before you spend the money on a real scope have a look at the work …

Arduino

OBD-Pi

Introduction: OBD-Pi<p>In this instructable you will learn how to connect your Raspberry Pi to a Bluetooth OBD-II adapter and display realtime engine …

Raspberry Pi

BitTorrent Sync gives you the flexibility to sync anything

Several months ago I started replacing Dropbox with BitTorrent Sync ("BTS" for short) for my file-syncing needs, and I couldn't be happier with the results. One study showed BTS was up to <i>16 times</i> faster than syncing to the cloud.<p>Let me walk you through some of the features and some of the reason …

Control Your LEDs With Your TV Remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial

Introduction: Control Your LEDs With Your TV Remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial<p>In this project I will show you how I repurposed the useless buttons on …

Octodad shares the reality of an indie hit: $4.9M in revenue for 2.7 years of work

Developer Rami Ismail talked about the need to share the reality of game development in a recent post, and there's nothing more eye-opening than a developer sharing both what it cost to make a game, and what they made from those efforts.<p>We recently talked about the numbers behind <i>Monument Valley</i>, …

Want a Time Capsule but find it a bit pricey? Create a DIY version with $35 Rasberry Pi

I’m a huge fan of my Time Capsule. Once an hour, both my MacBook Pro and Air machines are backed-up automatically via wifi without me having to do a thing. As a wise friend once observed, the only 100 percent reliable backup system is one where you don’t have to do a thing – not even plug in a …

See Airflow on Camera in This Awesome Harvard Demonstration of Schlieren Optics

Schlieren flow visualization and photography is one of those things that is just too cool. Using an optical trick, it allows a camera to capture, …

Handsome Handmade Lighting

From the makers of the super-portable T1 lamp comes an equally minimalist counterpart that feels right at home on the top of your desk. Called the T2 …

Review: Logitech m320 wireless mouse, an ergonomic and affordable solution

Logitech introduced its m320 wireless mouse last month and I’ve been trying it out for the past few weeks. The Logitech m320 is a wireless mouse (included wireless receiver required) with an ergonomic design for your hand to comfortably rest upon during use. Aside from fitting to your hand with …

Seven stunning photos that will make you want to go on a road trip

22 Oct<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>As we head into autumn and winter, the weather is becoming less conducive for spirited driving. However, in the latest issue …

Homer's Last Theorem

Along with high school friends David Schiminovich and David Borden, he formed a teenage gang of computer programmers called the Glitchmasters, and …

Physics

Watch drone flyers compete in a Star Wars–style race in a French forest

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Airgonay<p>Dozens of drone owners conducted a three lap circuit through trees last month in what organizers, who compared …

Drones