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Build Your Own Magnetic Levitating Plant

I discovered the Lyfe levitating planter ($229) last year and thought I could make my own for less. I bought a cheap electromagnet on Amazon and posted my first creation on Reddit.<p>Everyone thought it was pretty cool, but I wasn’t satisfied with the levitation distance and stability of that version, …

Crafting Adventure Time’s Enchiridion as an Ode to Medieval Book Making

For quite some time, I found medieval books and the process of book making utterly fascinating. The amount of time, effort and skill required to make those amazingly beautiful objects left a huge impression on me. I was also always very interested in all the magic and occult books on movies and TV …

Cosplay Photoshoot Tips - The Complete Beginner's Guide - X-Light Photography

INTRODUCTION<br>COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY NOT RECOGNIZED IN THIS WORLD!?<p>Hello people, let me do some good ranting before we start. If you just want <b>cosplay</b> …

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Venus might still have active volcanoes

We already know that Venus has more volcanoes than any other planet in our solar system. What we're still not sure of is whether those volcanoes are still active -- now a new study suggests that at least one of them exploded quite recently. A team of scientists led by Piero D'Incecco from the …

Astronomy

15 Layered Smoothie Recipes for a Beautiful Morning

Mornings (Mondays in particular) are a battle for *most* of the human population. You’ve tried getting on top of your game with make-ahead breakfast recipes, but hey, life happens, and sometimes you just want to keep it simple. You know there are benefits to drinking coffee, but you need something …

Breakfast

This beefy 3D-printed railgun can fire projectiles 560 mph

Most people are familiar with rail guns through video games and other works of science fiction, but as the electronics needed to build these weapons …

Gear & Gadgets

Trix

A Rich Text Editor for Everyday Writing<p><b>Compose beautifully formatted text in your web application.</b> Trix is a WYSIWYG editor for writing messages, …

5 Games That Teach You How to Code

These Web games will give you a fun and engaging introduction to the world of programming.CodeCombatCodeCombat is an HTML5 role-playing game (RPG) …

A newly discovered router virus actually fights off malware

Routers are among the most hackable devices out there — rarely updated, easily compromised, and almost never scanned for viruses. But a new router virus might actually be making the devices safer, according to a report from the security firm Symantec. Dubbed Linux.Wifatch, the bug behaves like a …

Peer-to-peer

Build Your Own Satellite Ground Station

The quickly dropping cost of access means that the number of small amateur satellites in Low Earth Orbit is increasing rapidly. However access to the data they’re transmitting isn’t necessarily getting easier. The Deep Space Network that NASA uses to talk to its spacecraft and probes isn’t …

How to Make a Simple Robot With Everyday Supplies

Community Tested<p>This little robot will add to your collection of cool things to display! These instructions tell you how to build a small robot that …

Rubber Bands and Fishing Line Make a Low-Budget 3D Printer

Jeffrey Kerr (aka Lobo CNC) is on a mission to make the cheapest DIY 3D printer possible.<p>His current design is the Delta-T v0.3 a non-Cartesian 3D printer in the delta style that uses only a handful of easily sourced parts, including: acrylic, aluminum tubing, stepper motors, an extruder, fishing …

Bet You Can’t Find a Use for This 11-Million-to-1 Gearbox

“<b>It’s a solution looking for a problem, and hopefully you can find the problem.</b>”<p>The solution that puzzle inventor Oskar van Deventer has come up with is a fist-sized 11,373,076:1 gearbox. That’s no typo — to get the output to rotate only once would require over 11 million rotations of the input …

The Future is Drone Racing

I think everyone knows that James Naismith invented the sport of basketball. But did you know that the only reason he did it was to entertain a rowdy …

Building your own SDR-based Passive Radar on a Shoestring

Let’s start off with proof. Below is an animation of a measurement of airplanes and meteors I made using a radar system that I built with a few …

Android Programming Basics - App Development Course

Intersect 2018 Conference: Early Bird tickets now available! Amazing speakers, world-class hiring partners, and more!<p>Free Course<p>Android Basics: User …

Car No Match for 15-Foot Fighting MegaBot

The first full-sized, mobile, dual-weapon battling MegaBot made its debut at Maker Faire Bay Area on Saturday, firing giant homemade paintballs at a helpless art car (donated for the purpose) and thrilling the crowd with its menacing height and ear-splitting pneumatic cannons.<p>You’ve probably heard …

Making a Simple Air Muscle

A father’s love inspired this A-bomb maker to invent a pneumatic actuator that’s used in robots today.<p>Engineers and scientists often create wonderful, constructive devices that make life better for people who are sick and disabled. Nearly as often, they design and build weapons and implements of …

DFRobot Encourages the Open Hardware Community

DFRobot is a Shanghai-based open source hardware facilitator whose mission is to encourage people to develop their own products and simply enable more rapid project creation.<p>We caught up with Hector Saldana of DFRobot to find out more about the company’s offerings. Saldana notes one of their main …

Maker Faire

Build a Quadcopter Drone with a Self-leveling Camera Gimbal

Build this hardware-store airframe in a weekend for about $40<p>There are essentially two configurations for a quadcopter: the “+” frame and the “X” frame. Here we’ve chosen to build an “X” frame so your onboard camera can have a clear forward view.<p>We’ll take you all the way from building the airframe …

Get a Raspberry Pi 2 and free router for $41.73

Hey, is that a whole freakin' computer in the palm of your hand? It is if you're holding the latest Raspberry Pi , a microcomputer that's powerful enough to run <i>Windows 10</i>.<p>Sound interesting? So is this: For a limited time, Newegg has the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B for $41.73 shipped, a price that …

Raspberry Pi