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DIY capacitive sensitive floor tiles

11/23/2009, Have some time on your hands and don’t want to remain idle and be associated with the devil’s workshop? This DIY capacitive sensitive floor tiles project ought to suit you then, as it allows you to construct a USB-connected DDR controller from...

Wooden Induction Charger

11/23/2009, The Powermat surely kicked off a new way of juicing up your thirsty devices after a long, hard day at work, but this mod brings things to another level. The guts of the Powermat office charging solution have been removed and placed within a hollowed-out...

iPhone macro lens carousel mod

11/23/2009, Have a pile of junk in your working area that you’re not quite sure what you could do with them? The iPhone macro lens carousel mod might trigger a spark or two in your brain, where it offers an opportunity to come up with a unique accessory for...

DIY accelerometer-controlled USB gamepad

11/20/2009, An idle mind is the devil’s worksop, but then again sometimes idle minds conjure up wonders like this homemade accelerometer-controlled USB gamepad which houses a PIC18F2550 from Starlino within. The code for the firmware was written in PicBasic Pro...

DIY water purifier

11/13/2009, Why waste money on a water purifier from an appliance store when you can do it yourself? A 68-year-old retired engineer did just that, using a plastic bottle with a magnet to remove from the water surplus of some metals. Pretty neat! Other modifications...

Didgeridoo modified electronically

11/12/2009, Kyle Evans has taken his technical know how to heavily modify this didgeridoo. I created this instrument to experiment in the combination of the organic sound qualities of a didgeridoo with the advanced signal processing capabilities of modern computer...

Secret Knock Detecting door lock

11/03/2009, Have some spare time on your hands for a DIY project? The Secret Knock Detecting door lock might be your cup of tea, where it relies on an Arduino alongside a ragtag collection of parts from a lab. The end result is a device that unlocks your door...

DIY battery powered USB charger

11/02/2009, Check out this DIY battery powered USB charger that requires but a handful of extremely cheap components, although you will need some semblance of skill and electronics know-how before making your very own USB charger that won’t fry connected...

PSP Go modded

10/04/2009, The PSP Go might just have been released, but that has not stopped avid modders Flasher and Roro3030 from giving it a go. They’ve blinged up the PSP Go the techno way, by throwing in a bunch of fancy LEDs that light up to go along with your copy of...

DIY Word Clock

09/29/2009, MAKE subscriber Doug saw the word clock some time ago and decided he has the technical know how of coming up with his own version, which he succeeded as seen here. The front panel was built using an etched PCB, which translates to not requiring a laser...

KipKay alarm clock guaranteed to wake the dead

09/25/2009, No, we’re not talking about end time rapture here, but basically for the fact that KipKay’s latest alarm clock is more or less guaranteed to get you out of bed regardless of how little sleep you have had. This is made possible thanks to its...

One-handed Xbox 360 controller

09/24/2009, Ben Heck has come up with a one-handed Xbox 360 controller for that added difficulty level after you have mastered a particular game using both hands. He has introduced a semi-intrusive joystick that does away with the need for the left side of the...

HackAlert protects web businesses

09/22/2009, HackAlert is a SaaS application that aims to prevent legitimate website from being hacked and used as a Malware source via code injection. Code Injection is a hacking technique that consists in exploiting a weakness in the processing by introducing...

Xbox 360 controller guides your vehicle

09/20/2009, By that, we don’t mean a video game vehicle but a real life one – especially when the Xbox 360 controller has been integrated right smack in the middle of a steering wheel, complete with buttons and all. Oh and wait – what is that we see...