Karl Hemmes

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Star Wars VII TIE Fighter Portable Bluetooth Speaker

We introduced Millennium Falcon Bluetooth speaker yesterday, but if you’re always a faithful follower of Galactic Empire, the Star Wars VII TIE …

Here's What a Virtual Reality Space Battle Is Supposed to Look Like

Eve Valkyrie is going to be amazing, if this trailer is any indication<p><i>Eve: Valkyrie</i>, the followup to the hugely popular online multiplayer game <i>Eve Online</i>, is set to become one of the first big games for the new generation of virtual reality hardware. In this new trailer, VR space war never looked …

10 Kid-Friendly Projects You Can Build Now

Stuck at home and bored with the kids? Why not try out one of these easy-to-follow plans for building your very own toys?<p>Stuck at home and bored with the kids? Why not try out one of these easy-to-follow plans for building your very own toys?

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Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of construction lumber and …

The Most Badass X-Planes Ever Made

X-planes have been the proving ground for innovative flight tech for decades.<p>X-planes have been the proving ground for innovative flight tech. From the first plane to break the sound barrier to high altitude, long endurance (HALE) tests, the 56 planes spanning nearly 60 years have captured the …

The Astoundingly Huge Chart of Every Sci-Fi Spaceship

There's too many of them!<p>Last October, German graphic artist Dirk Loechel gave the world his incredible diagram showing the relative sizes of hundreds of spaceships, including those from <i>Star Wars</i>, <i>Wall-E</i>, <i>Galaxy Quest</i>, <i>Halo</i>, and many other TV shows, movies, and game franchises. Now his final, expanded …

Make Your Own DIY Box-Fan Beef Jerky

There's no reason to pay the outlandish store prices for beef jerky—it's the ultimate DIY food.<p>There's no reason to pay the outlandish store prices for beef jerky—it's the ultimate DIY food.

10 Coolest Builds from the Instructables Gadget Hacking Contest

PM (along with Shapeways, Ultimaker, and Sphero) partnered with Instructables on the just-concluded Gadget Hacking & Accessories Contest. These smart ideas and clever hacks took home the top prizes.<p>PM (along with Shapeways, Ultimaker, and Sphero) partnered with Instructables on the just-concluded …

4 Tips to Build Your Own Bar

Create the perfect DIY home bar that will make your backyard or basement the coolest in town.<p>You've put in the hard work to transform your dingy basement into a neighborhood drinking spot. But don't stop at just a counter and some bar stools. A few finishing touches will make your new cocktail …

How to Install Bluetooth Audio in Your Car

New cars now typically come with Bluetooth audio capability, but if your older wheels don't have it, don't fret. You can install it yourself and start streaming music sooner than you might think.<p><b>Bluetooth audio is common in new cars, but</b> if your ride is a few years old you might not be able to …

Build This Beautiful Table for Two

An updated version of a 1939 PopMech project, this chic table can be built with scrap wood.<p>An updated version of a 1939 PopMech project, this chic table can be built with scrap wood.<p>PRINTABLE PLANS<p>Lunch Table Plans

Android 4.3 Has A Hidden Permissions Manager

It has been a few days since Google released Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. One of the hidden features that many Android users may not have noticed is the …

DIY Chicken Coops Even Your Neighbors Will Love ⋆ Handmade Charlotte

The thought alone of a neighbor building a homemade chicken coop in their backyard is enough to make most people cringe. Personally, I love the idea …

Oculus Rift And Sony Help CCP Games Expand EVE Universe Beyond Online PC Gamers

CCP Games is doing a lot of smart things. After focusing on growing a robust and dedicated hardcore PC gaming audience with its EVE Online game over the past 10 years, the Iceland-based publisher is expanding the EVE Universe.<p>First up is DUST 514, a free-to-play Sony PlayStation 3 space shooter …