06/18/2012, Phil Tucker got tired of chasing off the neighborhood dog for constantly “pooping” on his front lawn. So, armed with a TRENDnet IP camera, an Arduino microcontroller, and a sprinkler valve, he created a personalized yard defense system. Tucker said that his yard defense solution has two benefits. First, it keeps his lawn healthy by setting it up as a timed watering system. And secondly, it sends offending dogs running […]
06/14/2012, A dress that actually changes shape with the power of your mind? Now, that is truly something worth writing home about. Created by Nange Magro, this shape-shifting gown known as Mechapolypse will be able to illuminate and change its form, depending on the level of concentration of its wearer at that point in time. Nange Magro is an MA student at the London College of Fashion, and the creation of […]
04/16/2012, If you’re the type of person that frequently gets caught on camera trying to beat the red light, this is a DIY project that you might be interested in undertaking. While it does not actually help you beat the red light cameras, it will instead attempt to notify the driver that you are approaching a red light with a camera and that you should probably start slowing down if the […]
01/25/2012, The Nintendo DS, when it was first revealed to the masses, excited the industry, although many people thought that Nintendo was done for in the face of the Sony PSP which had superior graphical firepower – but it seems that in the end, Nintendo’s X-factor in the handheld gaming industry saw them through, and for the first time, it proved that two screens are better than one where a portable […]
12/07/2011, Back in June we reported on a certain device called the Triggertrap. Basically what it does is it allows photographers to set up their camera along with the Triggertrap and release the shutter in a number of different ways. This includes triggers such as sound or by breaking a laser beam.
11/23/2011, It must be said that not all Arduino devices are a success or even useful, some of them can just exist for the heck of it – I suppose it is very much the same with toy dog breeds that do not do anything other than being the perfect lap ornament (and a pest to most other people). Well, the Googly Eye Shield is one such invention, where it costs […]
11/21/2011, Sometimes waiting for your food to microwave could take a while, especially if you use it to defrost, so how about watching some videos while waiting for the microwave to finish? A group of students at the University of Pennsylvania have come up with such a hack for your microwave oven. Called the μWave, it combines an Arduino with a TouchPad that has been taped to the microwave door.
10/07/2011, Most drivers are probably acutely aware of the frustrations of driving behind a cyclist. A cyclist could be pedaling away like crazy, but compared to a driver of a car who just needs to put the pedal to the metal and achieve speeds of 40-50mph, naturally the driver of the car will feel that the cyclist is extremely slow.
10/05/2011, For those unfamiliar, there are certain Philips television sets that are able to project colored light onto the wall behind them. It is called the “Ambilight” and is synchronized with the content on screen to create a more immersive effect while watching your shows. However if you don’t see the need to buy a brand new television set just for Ambilight, but would like to have it anyway, here’s how […]
10/04/2011, There are times when our computers overheat for a good many variety of reasons. In the case of Taylor Niver who just bought a new graphics card for his computer, the GPU started overheating due to his power supply not being large enough to provide enough juice to power his new graphics card properly. Deciding that he did not want another close call and a potentially burnt out GPU, he […]
09/09/2011, Ever wanted to play Mario in a box? We’re not sure why you would, but it looks like Adam Kumpf and his team have created what they’re calling a video game in a box. It utilizes Teagueduino (which seems to be based on Arduino) and the game they created was basically to showcase what Teagueduino can do.
09/07/2011, Do you remember the iconic Pixar lamp that jumped on the letter “P”, stomping it to oblivion before turning its head towards you, the audience? Well, it seems that this lamp has inspired someone to make use of the arcane knowledge of DIY in order to fashion what is dubbed the SM-1 – or if you want to be a little bit less formal, the Ikea Robot Lamp. Yes sir, […]
08/23/2011, In the most recent episode of the Ben Heck show, the modder extraordinaire took Google’s ADK (Accessory Development Kit) and made a car seat that rocks your baby to sleep.
08/10/2011, The Pulse Sensor is a plug-and-play ready component which will hook up to the Arduino platform, making it a portable, wearable heart rate sensor which will be able to open up a doorway of possibilities if one wants to incorporate biometric data into wearable electronic designs. This is made possible because of it’s extremely small form factor. Joel Murphy and Yury Gitman are creators of the Pulse Sensor, and they […]