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Top 10 Scary Video Games Of All Time

These are the games that make you wanna sleep with the lights on. Welcome to Thegamefreakshow and today we’ll be counting down the top 10 scary video …

Top 10

How to Build Working Versions of Iron Man's Gauntlet and Captain America's Shield

Don’t have billions of dollars at your disposal like Tony Stark or S.H.I.E.L.D. do? You can still build some impressive superhero accessories like …

Comics

Most Of What You Wish You Knew About Coils Of Wire But Were Afraid To Ask

If you are a novice electronic constructor, you will become familiar with common electronic components. Resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes, …

Working with Cardboard: Tips to Cut, Fold, Mold, and Papier-Mâché

Cardboard can be found all around you. You can rip it, bend it, cut it, or even shape it with a laser cutter. Using a projector, you can transfer papercraft designs onto cardboard to scale-up fun slot-and-tab projects.<p><b>Board Types</b><br>When we talk about cardboard, most of the time we’re actually …

Getting Started with VR: Tools and Materials for Creating Custom Interfaces

You sit in your spaceship cockpit. The sounds of the engines throbbing behind you, the rings of Saturn slowly coming into view through the launch window. The voice in your ear tells you that all systems are go, it is time to blast out into deep space and defend your space from the attackers. You …

DIY: How to organize your messy cords and cables using only zip ties

Most of the DIY projects we share here at DIY Photography are based specifically around photography gear. That isn’t the case this time around, but …

The DIY CNC Machine You Must Know How To Build!

If you’re the type of person who likes to build things on your own, you know that the equipment needed to complete larger projects is dauntingly …

Motorised Drift Trike

Introduction: Motorised Drift Trike<p>About: totally addicted maker from the UK. I get a buzz from making anything and everything (engines, karts, …

APRS Tracking System Flies Your Balloons

Looking for a way to track your high-altitude balloons but don’t want to mess with sending data over a cellular network? [Zack Clobes] and the others …

Earth Day: Environmental Sensors

Before you attempt to solve a problem, you must first study the problem. If there’s a problem with the environment, you must therefore study the …

Raspberry Pi Action Camera

Please excuse the discoloration/ choppiness – this is a screen recording of the video file. Raw files can be seen here.<p>Motivation<p>I was fortunate …

Raspberry Pi

Save Hard Drive Space While Using Windows 10's Fast Startup With This Command

Windows 10's Fast Startup feature is a handy way to boot up your machine quicker. However, if you don’t use the hibernate function, it can take up a …

Where to Put Your Router For the Best Possible Home Wi-Fi

Everyone knows that Wi-Fi signal strength begins to wane the farther away from the router you’re using your laptop. If your router is in the front of …

Verilog for FPGA

Al Williams from Hackaday has some nice tutorials to get you up to speed in using an FPGA. “Whatever tools you use, the workflow for any FPGA is …

Build This DIY, Programmable Macro Keypad for Less Than $30

Custom macro keypads are great for shortcuts in video games, document editing, or anywhere else a good keyboard shortcut comes in handy. The problem …

Explore Electronics Basics and More in Collin’s Lab

Several weeks ago, I posted a piece about the <i>Make: Presents</i> video series that we did in 2010 with Collin Cunningham. In addition to those videos introducing electronics basics and tools, Collin also produced an equally excellent series called <i>Collin’s Lab</i>.<p>These “Lab” videos gave Collin an …

Electrical Engineering

DIY Raspberry Pi Pip Boy 3000 MKVI With 3D Printed Case (video)

Fallout fans that were unfortunate not to be able to get their hands on the limited edition Pipboy version of the game, but would still like to be …

An Upgraded Tape Gun Lets You Quickly Build Life-Size Wireframe Prototypes

How many times have you battled a tape measure to try and figure out a if new piece of furniture will actually fit in your living room? With the …

Prototypes

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

How To Control Stepper Motor with A4988 Driver and Arduino

In this Arduino Tutorial we will learn how to control a Stepper Motor using the A4988 Stepper Driver. You can watch the following video or read the …

Even Easier Toner Transfer PCBs

One of the most popular methods of homebrew PCB fabrication is the toner transfer process. Compared to UV-sensitive films and CNC mills, the toner …

Fabrication

Joysix, Six Degree of Freedom Mouse Made From Retractable Key Rings

[Nicolas Berger] submits his six degree of freedom mouse project. He hopes to do things like control a robot arm or fly an alien mothership.We …

Use Raspberry Pi to Measure Broadband Speeds to Hold Your ISP Accountable

If there’s one thing that’s the same about everyone’s broadband connection, it’s that it’s slow. Usually slower than it was advertised to be when you got it. But slow isn’t as irritating as sporadic, when you get constant drops and outages in your internet connection, it can drive you to …

Raspberry Pi

Forget hoverboards, this 3D printed electric skateboard is cooler

Hoverboards that don’t really hover may be fashionable right now, but a 3D printed open-source electric skateboard has the potential for far more …

DIY 2G/3G/4G wireless cell phone signal booster

Before begin. Where i stay is a rural area., cell phone signal reception is a nightmare. 1 bar or no service, the best i can get is 2 bar. After a …

Antenna

Enginursday: Graphical Datasheets

Welcome to a special edition of Enginursday! Why is it special, you ask? Well, because I’m not actually a SparkFun engineer. I am here to bring you a …

How to Use a Multimeter Video Tutorial

Martin Lorton is a solar power and electronics enthusiast. On his YouTube channel he has a number of really excellent video tutorials covering many aspects of electronics and electronics measurement. His 3-part series on how to use a multimeter is one of the best I’ve seen.<p>Many years ago, in …

Video Tutorials

Build a Dobsonian Telescope Small Enough to Transport, Big Enough to Impress

Dobsonian telescopes are popular with amateur astronomers for their portability and ease-of-construction, as well as their relatively large light-gathering capability. High school student Alex Patton decided to make his own, based on tutorials found on Stellafane.org as part of a directed study …

Take a Video Crash Course in Beginner Electronics

In 2008 and 2009, <i>Make:</i> produced a wonderful series of videos, called <i>MAKE Presents</i>, done by the inimitable Collin Cunningham. The idea was to create a series of highly entertaining, user-friendly, and informative videos that would explain the rudiments of electronics — the basic components, tools, …

Build Your Own Fully Functional Computer Control Panel

Sometimes, the best DIY projects are about excess. Which is exactly what Reddit user smashcuts went for in his computer control panel that controls …