Ben McNeill

642 Flips | 7 Magazines | 5 Likes | 4 Following | 4 Followers | @wxben | Keep up with Ben McNeill on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ben McNeill”

What It Really Means When There's A 50 Percent Chance Of Rain

As a student and observer of meteorology, it constantly bums me out that people do not understand what it means when someone says there’s an “X% …

Tutorial: Part 1 -Building a Solar Powered Raspberry Pi Weather Station - GroveWeatherPi

Tutorial: Part 1 -Building a Solar Powered Raspberry Pi Weather Station – GroveWeatherPi<p>The Raspberry Pi is a fabulous device to on which to build …

You can see through your walls with this $200 stud finder

The WalabotDIY is the stud finder of the future, connecting to a smartphone to let you see inside your walls. Clearly, the trend of taking simple, inexpensive household tools and turning them into costly, smartphone-connected devices isn’t ending anytime soon.<p>But the $200 price tag aside, the …

Home Improvement

Automatic Pro adds unlimited 3G to connected car gadget

The race for aftermarket smarts in your car is heating up, and Automatic is delivering an always-on 3G data connection as its move to race ahead of the competition. The Automatic Pro dongle, which plugs into the OBD-II port used for diagnostics on any car made after 1996, now includes 3G data …

Home Automation

Pokémon Go goes mixed reality with Gestigon’s gesture tech

Come for the Pokémon Go AR, stay for the muzak Pokémon show theme: Gesture control startup Gestigon has created their very first mixed reality experience you can control with your own hands, and their source of inspiration is the Niantic and Nintendo-developed game that everyone’s going crazy …

Augmented Reality

A Smart Filament Cartridge System

As many of our readers utilizing desktop 3D printers have come to know, there’s nothing quite as frustrating as returning to your printer expecting …

100% Hands-Free Garage Door with Visual Confirmation

Things used in this project<p>Hardware components<p>Particle Photon<p>Select one only - either the Particle Photon or Spark Core * The Particle Photon is the …

Evive - All-in-one Prototyping Platform - Electronics-Lab

Every maker and electronics hobbyist knows how hardware is messy. A lot of tools are needed in our labs like voltmeter, oscilloscope, breadboard, …

Top 10 Best Drafting Table Reviews - Your Perfect One [2018]

Top 10 Best Drafting Table Reviews — A Guide to Finding the Perfect One in 2018<p>May 28, 2018<p>We set off to find the ten best drafting tables as sold by …

Nintendo Unveils A Bunch Of Handy New Features For Their Tiny NES Classic Edition

Last month, Nintendo unveiled the NES Classic Edition, a miniature all-in-one system that comes with 30 NES titles pre-installed. It’s certainly adorable, but some people have been hoping for a little bit more information. Like, aside from letting you play 8-bit classics on your HD TV, does the …

Gadget Thirst Trap: A tattoo robot, a pen that creates 16 million colors, and a booze gadget

<i>Gadget Thirst Trap rounds up the weirdest gadgets of the week that made us thirsty for more. Be sure to follow The Verge on Snapchat for the video edition.</i><p>A tattooing robot<p>The first thing that grabs my attention about this GIF of a robot tattooing a human is the duct tape. That leg is strapped down …

Homemade EDM Can Cut Through Difficult Materials Like Magnets With Ease

Many years ago [ScorchWorks] built an electrical-discharge machining tool (EDM) and recently decided to write about it. And there’s a video embedded …

Pokémon GO's Latest Plagues: Disappearing PokeStops And Hacker Gym Leaders

With Niantic communicating more openly about its intentions and plans, fans have become more emboldened than ever to speak up about what’s bothering them regarding <i>Pokémon GO</i>. The lack of in-game (or now out-of-game) tracking will continue to be lambasted until that’s fixed, and a solution for …

Pokémon

These Antivirus Programs Stop the Most Ransomware

Free or paid, not all antivirus software is created equal, and this is doubly true in the case of ransomware. Even though ransomware is a fairly new …

How To Build Anything With Delrin And A Laser Cutter — Advanced Tricks

Everyone wants their prototypes to look polished, as opposed to looking like 3D-squirted weekend afterthoughts. The combination of Delrin and a Laser …

Pokémon Go Moves - Fast TMs, Charge TMs, and the highest DPS, best Fast Attacks and Charge Moves listed

<b>Pokémon moves</b> have been an integral part of the franchise since its inception, from the damage counters of the Trading Card Game through to the …

Your Laundry Is Done!

Have you ever put a load of dirty clothing in the washing machine and set the cycle running, only to forget all about it and discover a mouldering …

3D printed DIY Selfiebot from Endurance

92shares<p>A few weeks ago we were looking at Endurance’s BB-8 Selfiebot. Endurance have now released details on their education program for schools …

This Exercise Chart Is Full of Travel-Friendly, Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance bands are those big, rubber band-like pieces of workout equipment that most people ignore at the gym. Pity, too, because they’re awesome …

The Robomow Diaries: App turns lawn care into a video game

<i>(This is the fourth installment in a weekly series documenting our tests with the Robomow RS612. Read previous posts</i> here, here and here.<i>)</i><p><b>July 29, 2016</b><p>It's been about two weeks since I've seriously tinkered with the Robomow RS612. I've put the $1,599 robot lawnmower on automatic mode, which means …

Use a Raspberry Pi to Power a Fancy Clock and Display Panel

Considering the Raspberry Pi’s a mini computer, it should come as no surprise one of the more common projects is a dashboard-style display. Over on …

13 Brilliant Gadgets and Tools to Help Stress Management

Need to de-stress? These mindfulness and biofeedback tools and apps will help you relax.<p>Do you struggle with too much stress? That almost seems like a trick question. These days, most of us seem to be battling stress most of the time. And as we know, stress can literally kill you. Stress will also …

Never miss another Pokemon with this sniper sight

1078shares<p>A 3D printed case can turn your iPhone into a Pokemon sniper rifle that simply does not miss.<p>Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you …

Remove Mineral Buildup From a Faucet With a Vinegar-Soaked Cotton Ball

If your faucet is spraying water all over the place when you turn it on, it could be caused by mineral buildup. This vinegar trick will get things …

Rubber Bands

Alchema makes your hipster small-batch cider brewing dreams come true

When I was in high school, a friend of mine wanted to brew his own beer and his setup involved a bath tub and a lot of food safety risk. Alchema, a new Kickstarter project, shows just how far home-brewing has come in a relatively short time, and also rides the wave of interest in cider, or what I …

Print your own triple-axis tourbillon (trust me, it’ll be cool)

In the world of horology there are few things fancier than the tourbillion and there are few things extra fancier than a triple-axis model. Originally invented by Abraham Louis Breguet, the tourbillion was a modification designed to ensure that a watch would keep good time in any number of …

Fans divided over site that lets you "cheat" Pokémon Go

A website that lets you successfully "cheat" Pokémon Go has divided fans of the smash hit app.Pokévision.com uses the game's API to show where …

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go CP meaning explained: How to get the highest CP values and create the most powerful team

Much like the main Pokémon games, alongside the standard combat modifiers like Type advantages and weaknesses, it turns out Pokémon Go has a whole …