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Polar Drawing Machine

Basic idea<p>"Normal" plotters have two linear axes and are controlled with Cartesian coordinates. Unlike these machines, the "Polar Drawing Machine" …

Arduino

Waze causing LA traffic headaches, city council member says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles should consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the traffic navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes, a city council member said Tuesday.<p>Councilman David …

Urban Design

Build a Ballistic Parachute Recovery System for Your Drone

Starting on December 21, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began requiring hobbyists to register their Unmanned Aerial Systems – often referred to as drones. After two days of registration, the database contained 45,000 aircraft dedicated and designed for personal use. This mandate …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

Cooking

Replace Camera’s Audio with Pro Audio Tutorial

Even high-end cameras often contain microphones of mediocre quality. The only way to capture excellent quality for video productions is to record the …

6 Camera Tricks To Spice Up Your Videos

For those curious about moving images, COOPH teaches you 6 fun and easy tricks that you can use in your own videos.<p>Using the DJI Osmo+, they cover …

The night sky: How to photograph stars

<b>Grab your last chance to shoot the Milky Way in landscapes, or try capturing star trails. Andrew Fusek Peters is your guide</b><p>It’s an exciting challenge …

Landscape Photography

Evil Hotspot Costume Makes Valuable Connections

This year for Hallowe’en, [Scott] went out dressed as a Comcast xfinity hotspot. Funny, yes, but there’s a deeper meaning here. [Scott] really went …

Star Wars Speeder Bike Costume

If you think your costume is great, wait until you watch see this <i>Star Wars</i> speeder bike replica cruising the streets of New York. Built by Lithium …

WyzeCam brings a motion sensing 1080P security camera for just $26

Security is on everyone’s minds lately, and most would love to add security cameras around their house. The one drawback to adding these security cameras is either price for wireless or experience for wired. Most wireless cameras are quite expensive, like Nest Cam, Netgear’s Arlo, and others. …

15 Cheap & Easy Halloween Decor Hacks That Aren't Cheesy

Whether or not you wear a Halloween costume is totally up to you. But stocking up on candy (maybe even boozy candy) and transforming your home with a …

This little machine can clean your clothes with 10 liters of water and no power

Update: The Drumi is finally in production as of late September, but without an exact ship date. Yirego, the company behind the electricity-free …

Athletic Apparel

Loretta the Paddleboarding Chicken Will Absolutely Make Your Day

It doesn’t get better than cruising the sparkling waters of the Florida Keys atop a paddle board at sunset. Unless you’re Keys resident Karly …

You Can Eat a Christmas Feast and Attend the Yule Ball at the Real-life Hogwarts

Break out your dress robes: It’s time for a Hogwarts Christmas.<p>Harry Potter fans: Prepare your hearts (and your stomachs) for the ultimate Christmas …

Simultaneous AP & Client on the Pi Zero W

The Raspberry Pi Zero W is a great platform for IoT projects, with a smattering of GPIO and onboard WiFi. However, security is an important …

Raspberry Pi

Laser Smoothies At Maker Faire

This year at Maker Faire, laser cutters were all the rage. Dremel announced a 40W laser cutter, but it won’t be available for purchase until this …

Tutorial: Counting Road Traffic Capacity with OpenCV

Today I will show you very simple but powerful example of how to count traffic capacity with the algorithm that you can run on devices.<p>As always, …

Data Science
3D Printing

Check Out These Open-Source CNC Furniture Designs!

People typically associate open-source design with computer software, but in recent years many hobbyists and professional craftsmen have started to …

Furniture

Modern Blackout Curtains Turn Windows into Penthouse Views of a City at Night

When it comes to window blinds, our options for something that’s truly unique can seem limited. But as Ukrainian designers HoleRoll demonstrate, modern blinds for windows can transcend their practicality and double as spectacular shadow art for your home. They’ve created panels that, when closed, …

Original Spiral Staircase Wraps Trees

Called CanopyStair, this staircase was designed last year by designers Robert McIntyre and Thor ter Kulve. It was during a trip to the heart of the …

Maui Clifftop House

With vast expanses of glazing and a U-shaped design, every room of the Maui Clifftop House is exposed to ocean views. The home is composed of a …

Architecture
Maui

Prepare for Repairs with the Ultimate Electronics Field Kit

If you take your electronics projects out into the wild, you’ll pretty quickly want to have a repair kit for the inevitable breakdowns. My personal kit covers almost any kind of electrical or microcontroller project, and while it won’t win any prizes for neatness, it packs a lot of useful stuff …

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Data Visualization

Timelapse Tilt-Shift Effect Tutorial

The miniature tilt-shift effect works fantastically well in timelapse photography. The usual way to create this miniature effect is to use a …

Tilt-shift

3D-Printed Vise Is a Mechanical Marvel

We often wonder how many people have 3D printers and wind up just printing trinkets off Thingiverse. To get the most out of a printer, you really …

Knob Generators: A Collection by glitchpudding

Smooth n' Curvy Star Knob (Customizable) by thehans May 14, 2016<p>Collection Cover Remove<p>Customizable Knob! by charliearmorycom Feb 25, 2013<p>Collection …

This Company Is Challenging Apple’s Design Empire With A $129 Computer

After years making affordable computers for the developing world, Endless comes to the U.S.<p>The Mission Mini and the Mission One computers, both recently released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, are two unadorned white and bamboo boxes, each about the size of a wireless router. The …

Product Design