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Sublime Swimming: 12 Examples of Custom Pools

What's better than a house with a pool? A house with a pool that's part of the structure of the house. These 12 projects show different ways to …

Architecture

This DIY Wind Turbine Uses Bike Wheel to Harvest Energy

This DIY wind turbine is based on ‘Lenz2 lift+drag design’ and made from aluminum lithographic offset printing plates. The designer, Connell, says …

Renewable Energy

Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

Aquaponics

Raspberry Pi meets AI: The projects that put machine learning on the $35 board | ZDNet

Cutting-edge Pi<p>While computers capable of recognizing people and objects were once the stuff of science fiction, today they're very much a …

Machine Learning

Size Doesn’t Matter: 5 Small Box Games That Deliver Big Fun

Although small box games typically offer lighter gaming fare, today’s titles can provide a deep, satisfying main dish of tabletop action. From …

7 Podcasts That Will Make You a Smarter Leader | Inc.com

"Venture capitalists are great aggregators of information (and opinions) on specific industries, geographies and market sentiment," said Kara Nortman a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Upfront Ventures. "They're paid to stay ahead of trends and look at pitfalls and success factors of …

Startups

Why AI won’t replace all human data analysts

While artificial intelligence for self-driving cars and virtual assistants gets a lot of attention, the past few months have seen a wave of AI advancements focused on the tasks of analysts. “Analyst” is a ubiquitous role, found in every industry that touches data. Analysts use the measurements we …

Artificial Intelligence

Put Plasma to Work with this Basic Toolkit

Fair warning: [Justin Atkin]’s video on how to make plasma, fusors, and magnetrons is a bit long. But it’s worth watching because he’s laying a …

Why A Fleet Of 3-D Printing 'Spiders' Might Be Good For Business

It can say hello. It can crawl its way across a stage. And some day, it might print a working spare part, too.<p>Researchers at Siemens developed their first walking, talking 3-D printer last year. Now, the infant technology behind the ankle-high “spider bot” is crawling closer to going big time, …

Robotics

Three More Kids Games that Aren’t Excruciatingly Dull

Games that are meant for kids aren’t usually meant for adults. Sure, you might get some enjoyment solely from playing with the little ones, but the …

DIY: Succulents Table

Admired recently: a clever DIY project from Matti and Megan, the self-proclaimed “plant nerds” of Far Out Flora.<p>With a few key ingredients (salvaged …

the growroom: IKEA open sources spherical garden

<b>in october 2016, SPACE10, IKEA’s external innovation hub, launched the growroom — a spherical structure that enables people to grow their own food in</b> …

Urban Agriculture

The Compost King of New York

On an overcast winter morning, Charles Vigliotti, chief executive of American Organic Energy, drove me to his 62-acre lot in rural Yaphank, N.Y., 60 miles east of Manhattan, to show me his vision of the future of alternative energy. He snaked his company Jeep around tall piles of wood chips, sandy …

Sustainability

With Oil Back In Power, Scientists Revisit An Old Way To Use Fossil Fuels Without Making CO2

Turns out humanity’s preferred method of making power and heat for the last million years—burning stuff—isn’t the only way to extract energy from fossil fuels.<p>In the process of burning, hydrocarbons mix with oxygen, producing heat, water, and carbon dioxide. But we can also mix hydrocarbons with …

Fossil Fuels

In The Search For The Perfect Desk – Get Inspired

As easy as it may be to buy the first desk you come across, that’s rarely a good idea. There are more types of desks than you’re aware of and each …

Furniture

This Simple One Light Overhead Setup Makes for Dramatic Portraits

We’re crazy about great one-light portraits, and fashion and portrait photographer Jeff Rojas is an expert at creating and honing these minimalist …

A classic 427 Shelby Cobra powered by a Tesla electric motor & Kia Soul EV battery pack

As the electric vehicle market grows, the salvaged electric vehicle market is bound to grow also and that opens up opportunities for hobbyists to use electric motors and battery packs from those salvaged cars to convert more classic vehicles and kit cars to electric propulsion.<p>We have seen some …

Harvard is putting a 13 module photography course online for free

Four months ago, it was Stanford who made their photography course for free, and now comes Harvard’s turns. Harvard has an online learning platform – …

Get to Know Everything About Using a Multimeter With This Guide

Multimeters seem simple enough to use. You turn it on, connect the leads, then start poking things. Really though, there’s a quite a bit going on in …

Raspberry Pi

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

Gardening

Sensual Drawings of Gnarled Hands Touching Nature | Monday Insta Illustrator

"Woah, look at my hands..."<p>Hands are strange, as we're reminded in these touchy-feely drawings of human appendages paired with plants by San Francisco-based scientific illustrator Noel Badges Pugh. With a degree in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and a master's in Illustration from UC …

Colorful Paintings Visualize the Energetic Souls of Wildlife

Expressive and emotive, British artist Emily Tan‘s colorful creature portraits imaginatively capture the beauty of the animal kingdom. Each polychromatic piece combines the sketch-like quality of drawing with dreamy washes of watercolor to present an ethereal series of animal paintings.<p>Though …

Art

Have Fun with Machine Learning: A Guide for Beginners

Also available in Chinese (Traditional).<p>Preface<p>This is a <b>hands-on guide</b> to machine learning for programmers with <i>no background</i> in AI. Using a neural …

Brilliant camper van conversion uses space-saving boat design ideas

For many, the adventure and variety that comes with going on a long road trip can be an extremely fulfilling experience. But living full-time in a …

Activity

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Grab-and-Go Tool Storage

Save space and keep all your tools close at hand<p>The drawers are removable so you can carry everything to your project or repair site.<p>Do you spend too …

The Advanced Guide to Setting Up a DIY Game Console with a Raspberry Pi

It’s no secret that turning a Raspberry Pi into a retro game console is hands-down the most popular, easy, and fun project you can do with a Pi. That …

[Exclusive] Draw in 3D with the ‘Mental Canvas’ Illustration App

The new app combines traditional illustration with 3D computer-aided design software.<p>There are apps like uMake that rather easily turn 2D sketching into useful 3D models for prototyping, but the new app Mental Canvas takes a different approach. It fuses the illustrator’s need for aesthetics and …

Build Your Own Arcade Stick Encased In IKEA Parts

Arcade sticks are the best way to play a lot of different games, and making your own is a lot easier than you’d think. The problem generally is …

Easyget Zero Delay Arcade Game DIY Parts Kit for Raspberry Pi 2 Retropie & USB PC MAME Cabinet DIY Projects Color: Blue

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>Zero Delay USB Pc Interface with all the wires needed!<p>High Quality Arcade Push Buttons with Build-in …