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Over-Engineered Ringbox

What do you get when you have a CNC router and your significant other has a beautiful ring that needs to be stored? Possibly this extremely engineered ring box. The video below shows how it works, but be sure to check out the video at the bottom of the build process.<p>As the author puts it in the …

Water to Wine Illusion

Have you ever wished that you could turn water into wine — or at least fruit juice? Now you can, with this magic mystery box. All you have to do is pour in water; inside the box a bunch of magic happens, and out comes a fine glass of wine.<p>[youtube:http://youtu.be/wG6BD7BON-0]<p>View the project on …

DIY

Non-Contact Voltage Detector

A <i>transistor</i> is an electrical component that functions, most basically, as a switch — in principle not so different from a light switch. Instead of a physical movement, however, a transistor is controlled by a flow of electricity. And unlike your basic light switch, a transistor can be on, off, or …

Mirobot—a WiFi robotics kit at Maker Faire UK

<i>This post is coming to you live from Maker Faire UK being held this weekend at the Life Science Centre here in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.</i><p>One of my abiding memories of what would eventually be called Computer Science when I was at school — although it wasn’t called that at the time as Computer Science …

Toothbrush Timer using a 555 Timer Chip - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Sin City Welcomes Makers Tomorrow

Tomorrow, April 5, is the 2nd annual Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire. Held from 10am to 7pm at the Learning Village in Downtown Las Vegas, the event will feature over 70 makers and their exciting projects. You can view highlighted projects on the Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire website (and get your advance …

Controlling a Lock with an Arduino and Bluetooth LE

This project allows you to open a solenoid lock from a PhoneGap app using the Bluetooth Serial Plugin and the new Adafruit Bluetooth LE break-out board for the Nordic Semiconductor nRF8001 chip.<p>Step #1: Wire the project together<p>NextPrev<p>Wire the project together as shown in the diagram (and …

Pushbullet Instantly Blasts Alerts From Your Android Phone To Your Computer

<i>Bzzzt</i>. Your phone vibrates. The problem? It’s across the room.<p>Maybe it’s someone texting you. Or maybe someone just liked one of your Facebook photos. Or maybe some dumb game wants to remind you to buy fake food for your fake cat.<p>You better go check it, or curiosity is going to drive you up the …

Building a Simple Arduino Robot

This guide shows you how to quickly and easily build an Arduino robot. Robotics is an exciting and fun hobby that has become very affordable in recent years. What would have required a lot of money and experience to do a few decades ago is now affordable, easy, and most of all, FUN!<p><b>Not sure if</b> …

Getting Started with Arduino III

Getting Started with Arduino II

Getting Started with Arduino I

10 New Bets That You Will Always Win

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Cosmology

You Can Make More Friends in Two Months By Becoming Interested in Other People

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in …

The MacGyver Mindset: Outdoor Tips, Tricks & DIYs

Whether you're just in your backyard or off somewhere in the woods camping overnight, these DIYs will help you enjoy your time spent outdoors. Some …

Camping

Your Perfect Muscle-Building Day

Between work, family obligations, and the occasional weekly hangout with the guys, finding time to meet all of your health and fitness goals can …

9 Ways to Make Your Workout More Productive

Trust us, we understand a busy schedule, and how important your time at the gym is. In fact, you should be reaping the fruits of your iron-induced …

Your Turkey Day workout

If there’s one holiday that seems to celebrate being fat, it’s Thanksgiving. First, you probably have to travel for it, and that means stress, missed …

The P90X Craze: Melt Fat With These Effective Moves

SunBEAM Seeker Bot

BEAM robotics is a way of thinking about and building robots with roots in the “behaviorist” or “actionist” robotics movement of the 1980s. Rather than relying on microprocessors, programming, and digital logic, BEAM designs favor discrete components, stimulus-response control systems, and analog …