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Category: DIY + Hacks

Wi-Fi Extending Robot: Not the Hero We Deserve, But the One We Need

Wi-Fi Extending Robot: Not the Hero We Deserve, But the One We Need
A group of students from Boston’s Northeastern University have built a robot that should become every gadget lover’s best bud. Why? Because this unnamed hero is a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. It can even extend its network…

DIY Google Glasses Provide Translation via Subtitles

DIY Google Glasses Provide Translation via Subtitles
The first time we featured programmer Will Powell, we learned how he was able to make a crude version of Google’s Project Glass augmented reality glasses. It turns out that Powell has made another version of…
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Trash Can Chases After Garbage, Renders an Office Game Obsolete

Trash Can Chases After Garbage, Renders an Office Game Obsolete
If you thought the remote-controlled trash can was neat, wait ’til you see this ingenious invention. It actually catches anything you throw in its vicinity, aim be damned. It wasn’t made in Soviet Russia though –…

London Eye to Become Giant Twitter Sentiment Meter

London Eye to Become Giant Twitter Sentiment Meter
I’ve always thought one the most interesting landmarks in England was the London Eye. I would call it a ferris wheel, as I think most people from the US would, but it’s simply known as the…

Embedding an RFID Transit Card Inside Your iPhone

Embedding an RFID Transit Card Inside Your iPhone
After seeing Dhani Sutanto from London embedding a RFID Transit Card into a ring, Becky from Adafruit thought that it would be a cool idea to try and embed one into her iPhone.…

Gauntlet Keyboard: Your Hand is the Keyboard

Gauntlet Keyboard: Your Hand is the Keyboard
A team of young engineers have invented a wearable keyboard. They’re calling it the G.A.U.N.T.L.E.T. – the Generally Accessible Universal Nomadic Tactile Low-power Electronic Typist. I can’t decide which is more awkward, the acronym or the…

Zorro Macsk Adds Touch Capability to iMac: Rapier Stylus Not Included

Zorro Macsk Adds Touch Capability to iMac: Rapier Stylus Not Included
With Lion and the upcoming Mountain Lion operating systems, Apple is continuously integrating features from its mobile OS to the desktop experience. Does it mean that a touchscreen iMac is a good idea? I still don’t…

Ben Heck’s Raspberry Pi Keyboard Computer: BBC Micro-inspired, DIY All the Way

Ben Heck’s Raspberry Pi Keyboard Computer: BBC Micro-inspired, DIY All the Way
Do you love 80s computer tech? Well then you’ll love Ben Heck’s BBC Micro-inspired Raspberry Pi keyboard computer. He managed to put the $35 DIY Raspberry Pi computer into a nice keyboard that definitely has some…

iPhone 4S Wireless Charging Mod Goes Well With Wireless Syncing

iPhone 4S Wireless Charging Mod Goes Well With Wireless Syncing
Even though I’m not a fan of current wireless charging technology, I’m still impressed by YouTuber tanv28, who modified his iPhone 4S to support wireless charging. Pair this with the wireless syncing feature in iOS 5…

White Silence PC Casemod Wants to Suck Your Blood

White Silence PC Casemod Wants to Suck Your Blood
We’ve featured some crazy casemods here over the years, but I can honestly say this is the first one I’ve seen that has blood coursing through its veins. Ok, there’s not actual human blood flowing through…

Levitating Light Bulb: Duck and Cover When There’s No Power

Levitating Light Bulb: Duck and Cover When There’s No Power
How many engineering students does it take to build a floating light bulb? Just one. University of Queensland student Chris Rieger combined magnetic levitation and wireless power transfer like peanut butter and jelly to create a…

Modder Builds the Ultimate Arcade Joystick for… Starcraft II?!

Modder Builds the Ultimate Arcade Joystick for… Starcraft II?!
That’s right folks, this is an arcade style controller for a real time strategy game. Now you can pull off that 54-hit Zergling combo and trace a HCF route for your Marines. My ignorance in StarCraft…

The iPhone MacPro Case: 3D-Print Yours for Free!

The iPhone MacPro Case: 3D-Print Yours for Free!
Well, it probably won’t be free for most of us who don’t have our own 3D printers, but still this is a great-looking case, perfect for all of the Apple fanboys who just love the Mac…

DIY Back to the Future Time Clock is Pretty Heavy

DIY Back to the Future Time Clock is Pretty Heavy
It won’t help you travel through time, but this DIY time circuit clock made by PhilB of Adafruit Industries will make your car much cooler. Especially if you happen to have a DeLorean DMC-12.…

Laptop Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Fastest Typer of Them All?

Laptop Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Fastest Typer of Them All?
Are you looking for something different in a mirror? Something that you can hang on your wall that captures all of your nerdiness and still allows you to see yourself? Just convert your old laptop into…

Robot Will Destroy You… in Rock Paper Scissors

Robot Will Destroy You… in Rock Paper Scissors
A couple of years ago we saw a glove that can play rock paper scissors. While that glove was smart – it learns from your patterns – it could still lose. This robot hand on the…
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