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DIY Hacks & How To’s: Remote Control with an Arduino

Most of the buttons on a remote control are never used. So why not use them to control appliances and other electronics around your house. In this project, I am going to show you how to use an Arduino to decode the signal from your remote and use it to make an outlet switch that can turn your …

Arduino

Hey, Arduino Fans! 1Sheeld Lets Your Smartphone Act As Many Different Arduino Shields

I loves me some Arduino. The only thing I <i>don’t</i> love — and I’m sure many of my fellow Arduino tinkerers would agree with me here — is buying or building a new shield (read: add-on board) every time I need to some functionality that the board doesn’t support out of the box (like internet …

Supercap-Based Cell Phone Charger

[Barry] sent us a tip about a video from [electronupdate], describing an experimental cell phone charger. It’s a familiar issue: Your cell phone …

Wisconsin's hidden muscle car gem

Take a tour of Ringbrothers with Petrolicious.<p>Nestled in the bluffs of southeastern Wisconsin, the town of Spring Green is known for farming, gorgeous scenery, and some famous Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Spring Green, a town of 600 people, is also home to Ringbrothers, a shop responsible for …

Watch a 15-year-old girl lap Monticello in a Radical SR3

She's probably faster than you.<p>When I was 15 years old, I was taking the subway, hailing taxis, and not driving. Anywhere. City kid through and through. Aurora Straus is 15 years old, and her dad Ari is the president of Monticello Motor Club, the spectacular private racetrack nestled about an hour …

EVO tests seven of the greatest analog supercars

Pure, unadulterated, supercar bliss.<p>At some point, nostalgia becomes a poison. It creeps into your veins, clouds your vision, and prevents you from seeing just how brilliant the present really is. I'm as guilty as every other enthusiast when it comes to putting old metal up for worship, but …

Classic Cars

Dirt-track figure-eight racing is terrifying

Being fast will only get you so far.<p>Some of America's best drivers come out of Saturday-night short-track racing. If you've never witnessed the spectacle of ramshackle V8-powered cars running on dirt, you're missing out.<p>Nothing seems as intense as a figure-eight track setup because every lap can …