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A New Fritzing–Now With Code View

If you’ve read some of our books, you probably know that many of our authors are big fans of Fritzing. It’s a fantastic tool (and a huge collection of components and boards you can use in your designs) for sketching out your circuits, but it can do much more. You can use Fritzing to prepare …

PopPet: Personality-Packed Robot Kit by 19 Year Old Maker

Jaidyn Edwards runs a website and YouTube channel dedicated to teaching robotics, Arduino projects and 3D printing. He’s an active member of the Let’s Make Robots community of hobbyists, where Jaidyn learned from others and shared what he had taught himself. Jaidyn went on to teach robotics to kids …

Finland's Capital Plans on Making Private-Car Ownership Obsolete in 10 Years

Finland’s capital, Helsinki, plans on revamping its entire transportation system by linking together several modes of shared transportation to …

Watch tourbillon at 1,000 percent scale

In around 1795, watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet and his team developed the tourbillon: a rotating cage that fits inside a mechanical watch to keep gravity from affecting the delicate motion of the movement. Nowadays, the tourbillon is considered by some to be outdated -- but it's still a beautiful …

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If You're Scared of Snakes, Don't Watch This | National Geographic

Robert Full: The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots

Build Your Own Sensor Enabled Wearable in Minutes - Guido Burger

Which Board is Right for Your Project - Nick Raymond

Programming the BeagleBone Black in BoneScript - Simon Monk

Solving Rubik's Cubes and Multilingual Printing Using EV3 - Saurabh Narain

Networked mobile robots with Python or JavaScript on BeagleBone - Jason Kridner

10 Wifi Projects with Raspberry Pi - Andrew Naylor

Programming Arduino from Your Browser - Kevin Warner

X-Men enthusiast turns himself into a real-world Magneto (sort of)

Sure, we'd all love to have at least a few super powers, but finding the right scientific "accident" to make your dreams comes true can be <i>such</i> a hassle. One British inventor, Colin Furze, is taking matters into to his own hands, and has started designing projects that give him some of the same …

Roombots: Lego-like robotic blocks that transform into furniture (video)

Imagine if you can just snap your fingers or issue a verbal command for a table, a chair or any other furniture to assemble right in front of you. That's what a team of researchers from the Swiss Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) hopes to achieve by …

This remote-controlled robot can run faster than you (video)

RC cars and helicopters are cool and all, but if you want a combo breaker in your collection, here's something different: a multi-legged robot that <i>runs</i>. At the moment, you can only get this remote-controlled sprinter called the OutRunner through Kickstarter, where its creators are trying to raise …

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Live from the Engadget CES stage: Parrot's Yoni Benatar and Thomas Barse

We love us some toys, and thankfully so does Parrot. The company has wowed the audience at our stage with its AR.Drone for the past two years, and now it's time for something new. This year, the company announced two new 'bots: the wall-crawling Mini Drone and the terrestrial Jumping Sumo.<p>January …

Smartphone concept incorporates LiFi sensor for receiving light-based data

The lights are now dimmed throughout the many halls of CES, and none are more perturbed by darkness than the folks at Oledcomm. Illumination is the company's specialty, after all; or, more specifically, LiFi technology, which facilitates high-speed data transmission via pulsating light sources …

SD Cards Aren’t As Secure As We Think

The hardware hacker Bunnie Huang gave a talk at the Chaos Compute Club Congress where he offered some good news and some bad news. The good news? SD cards contain powerful, handy micro controllers that are useful to hackers and hobbyists. The bad news? SD cards are woefully insecure.<p>In a detailed …

Google-powered machines lead DARPA's Robotics Challenge (video)

And you thought the Big Dog was scary? Okay, Boston Dynamics' quadrupedal, un-tip-overable 'bot still takes the cake, but SCHAFT (pictured above) deserves its own condo in the uncanny valley. And to think, they'll both be eating together at a cafeteria in Mountain View soon. That 'bot won DARPA's …

NASA shows off a squishy robot rover that could land on Titan (video)

NASA likes to pack light for extraterrestrial visits, so it has been developing a tensegrity rover -- a rod-based robot that uses cable tension to absorb blows and roll around, rather than a bulky chassis. Thanks to the agency's demo for <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, we now know what a prototype of the explorer, …

Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

Jared Diamond: How societies can grow old better

Santiago Mini Maker Faire 2013—Day Two

10,000 people attended this past weekend’s Santiago Mini Maker Faire—more than double last year’s attendance. However impressive the turnout and the fair production design (kudos Pedro Sepulveda & Mil M2 team—incredible work!), the 120+ makers maintained center stage, surprising, teaching and …

More than a Dozen New Drone Products in the Maker Shed

<i>The Micro UFO Quad, now only $49.99!</i><p>No category has ever expanded more rapidly in Maker Shed history than the recently added Drones and Flight category. We’ll continue adding items to the category in anticipation of the launch of Volume 37 of MAKE magazine, which will focus on Drones, but I’m most …

A guide to street photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus

<i>Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we'll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical</i> …

Tiny Backpacks Tap into Dragonflies' Brains | National Geographic

"I Was Engaged When I Was Five" | National Geographic

World's Biggest Spider Devours Mouse | National Geographic