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WATCH: The First Video of a Great White Shark Sleeping

Being an apex predator is hard work.<p>Even the terrifying great white shark - the scariest fish in all the seven seas - drifts off to slumberland now …

Scientists Find a Way to Make Computers Generate Totally Random Numbers

Unhackable.<p>Getting a random figure between one and six is as easy as rolling a dice, but computers find it very difficult to generate a truly random …

Displaying Web APIs on an Arduino LCD Using Node.js — SitePoint

LCDs. They’re fun. It’s one of the coolest ways to bring a voice to your Arduino as it speaks through glowing text. In this article we’re going to …

Control an Arduino with Your Smartphone via Blynk

Blynk is a new platform that allows you to quickly build interfaces for controlling and monitoring your hardware projects from your iOS and Android device. After downloading the Blynk app, you can create a project dashboard and arrange buttons, sliders, graphs, and other widgets onto the screen. …

Tracked Arduino Robot

Introduction: Tracked Arduino Robot<p>This Instructable will show you how to build a tracked Arduino-controlled robot.<p>The content is organized as …

How to Build a Self-Balancing Autonomous Arduino Bot

Build a balance bot with GPS and autopilot, and send it on fully autonomous missions!<p>Ready to level-up your robot skills? ArduRoller is a self-balancing, inverted pendulum robot that’s also capable of autonomous navigation indoors or out. I created it as an entry for the annual SparkFun Autonomous …

Top 10 Kickass Arduino Projects

The Arduino is a cheap electronics board that allows you to make your own electronics without a ton of coding experience. We love the Arduino, but …

Build your own 3D printer for $50 and change

One major obstacle to the widespread adoption of 3D printing is cost. Not too many people are willing to shell out $300+ for a printer they know …

3D Printing

Arduino oscilloscope

A very basic and easy to make arduino PC oscilloscope.Features: 50K samples/second(actually it can go up to 110K but the signal will become noisy) …

Circuit Simulator Lets You Play Around with Electronics Components in Your Browser

Part of the fun of DIY electronics projects is tinkering with things to learn how they work, but that doesn’t mean planning ahead isn’t a smarter …

Web Applications

Arduino Comes To The Raspberry Pi, Linux ARM Devices

Arduino is the perfect introduction to microcontrollers and electronics. The recent trend of powerful, cheap, ARM-based single board Linux computers …

$2 Arduino. The ATMEGA328 as a stand-alone. Easy, cheap and very small. A complete guide.

In this instructable you will learn how to use the Arduino ATMEGA328 microcontroller chip as a stand-alone microcontroller. They cost only 2 bucks, …

Arduino

Intel takes aim at Arduino with US$15 breadboard

Internet of Things We're Gonna Crush Next?Having nominated the Internet of Things as key to its future strategies, Intel has added a super-cheap …

Arduino Music Visualiser Created Using $10 IKEA Coffee Table (video)

Following on from the project we featured last week that used the affordable £9 IKEA coffee table to create an awesome Raspberry Pi powered retro …

Upcoming Arduino Primo will have Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, and infrared

There's a new Arduino on the way. It's apparently going to be shown at the Maker Faire Bay Area show this week, but Arduino's new partnership with Nordic Semiconductor was just formalized in a press release that offers most of the interesting details about the upcoming board (it's powered by a …

Arduino Motion Detection With A Bit Of Wire

It is likely that many of us will at some time have experimented with motion detectors. Our Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, Beaglebones or whatever will …

Arduino Create Is an All-In-One Platform to Create and Browse Arduino Projects

You’ve long had a variety of ways to create and discover new Arduino projects, and now you have an official means with Arduino Create.<p>Arduino Create …

$4 WiFi Door Alarm Using a ESP8266 #IoT

Introduction: $4 WiFi Door Alarm Using a ESP8266 #IoT<p>About: I'm a web developer and I enjoy outdoors a lot More About ClemRz »<p>In this IoT project I …

WATCH: Why The Solar System Is Almost Entirely Flat

We don't need all that 3D space.<p>About 4.6 billion years ago, a nebulous cloud of swirling dust and gas came together in very important ways, thanks …

Sphero’s new rolling robot can swim, paint, and teach kids to code

The new unit builds on the educational platform Sphero launched last year<p>A little less than a year ago, Sphero released the first edition of its Spark robot, a rolling ball you can control with a mobile app. Since then, the product has been adopted as a tool for teaching kids about robotics and …

The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

Engaging the goal-directed side of your brain can help you override the part that controls your bad habits.<p>Habits are your brain’s version of autopilot. They allow you to get ready for work, navigate your way to the office, and find your way home without having to reinvent the wheel every day. They …

How Kodak Accidentally Discovered A-Bomb Testing

Two thousand miles away from the U.S. A-bomb tests in 1945, something weird was happening to Kodak's film.<p>The ground shook, a brilliant white flash enveloped the sky, and the world changed forever. Code name "Trinity," the bomb test at dawn on July 16, 1945 in Alamogordo, New Mexico was the first …

SpaceX may have to pay $500 per ton to bring its landed Falcon 9 rockets into port

Port Canaveral — the busy naval port on Florida’s Space Coast — is considering making a big change to its tariff fees. Specifically, the port is mulling over charging companies a hefty fee for bringing "aerospace" or "aircraft items" into the harbor. If the new change goes into effect, companies …

NASA’s First Electric X-Plane Showcases the Future of Aviation

NASA is diving into electric-powered aviation. Last week, the space agency announced they will be testing their new X-57, a 14-propeller X-plane …

New electron microscope method detects atomic-scale magnetism

Scientists can now detect magnetic behavior at the atomic level with a new electron microscopy technique developed by a team from the Department of …

Why Sir Isaac Newton’s Connection to the Universe Was Kinda Spooky

Even our <b>heroes</b> have <b>heroes</b>, and in this video, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> waxes rhapsodic about a man who blows <i>his</i> mind. <b>Sir Isaac Newton</b>.<p>When you a<b>dd all the</b> …

NASA debuts new internet technology aboard the ISS

It can send data to other spacecraft or back to Earth much quicker.<p>The ISS has a new technology on board that can transmit data from space much faster than what NASA uses today. See, the internet as we know it here on Earth doesn't work as well for spacecraft millions of miles away. It requires all …

Space Exploration