Three-dimensional interactive models of indoor spaces have traditionally been expensive and labor-intensive to create. But now anybody can buy a system that can make really neat digital renderings of a house, office or art gallery for $4,500, plus a monthly ...
When you're very small, the concept of grandparents doesn't really mean much. You get that they're your parents' parents, but beyond that they're just the crinkly, friendly people you see now and then, suppliers of extra presents come birthday or Christmas time. But you'd sure as heck warm to them...
Tutorial: Make a Cloud-Connected Weather Station with the Arduino Yun & Temboo @ The Adafruit Learning System. In this article, you are going to build a weather measurement station that will automatically send data to the cloud using the Temboo service. When building home automation projects, we love to connect our devices together wirelessly and […]
You're looking at a rabbit's heart beating outside the animal that once hosted it. It's alive, pumping blood on its own thanks to a revolutionary electronic membrane that may save your life by keeping your heart beating at a perfect rate.
The Tinkering Studio of San Francisco’s exploratorium museum has a great collection how-to projects for young makers, including how to make scribbling machines! A Scribbling Machine is a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace its path. It’s made from simple materials and demonstrates the erratic motion created by […]
NEW PRODUCT – GEMMA Talking Toy Guts Sound Pack: Mod your stuffed toy to chirp, meow, or woof! This GEMMA parts pack makes it easy to add simple sounds to any plush toy, and especially the Sew-Your-Own Owl Kit (not included!) A tilt ball switch is used to trigger GEMMA to play a sound of […]
In this video Rick Crammond demonstrates his Hauksbee Generator: The idea is that a triboelectric (electrostatic) effect occurs from sliding hands on glass. The voltage generated ionizes the gases in the globe, creating a blue plasma glow inside. Our rotating globe is a pyrex lab flask containing air under a partial vacuum, is mounted on a bicycle axle with skateboard bearings, and driven by a remote-control model aircraft electric motor at up to 8000 rpm…” Via Hacked Gadgets.
Small-scale, functioning versions of car engines are all the rage now, but what's the point of a miniature motor that can't drive anything? Fabricator Tom Nesper apparently thought exactly that. He posted this video on Facebook of what is probably the world's most awesome remote-control car. What...
Celebrated Dutch kinetic artist Theo Jansen has gone on record to state than via an “evolutionary” design strategy, his Strandbeest projects have evolved over the years into sophisticated organisms. They have developed artificial intelligence (able to cope with changes in their environment) and have now even have a means of reproduction. Because humans like them […]
When you want to create an awesome car chase and don’t have the budget for it, you can always scale it down, and use RC cars. Of course, that does not mean that budget is frugal, it simply means that some stuff can not be done full scale. The Subaru team created this incredible SUBARU [...]
Origami artist Sipho Mabona and his crew spent four weeks carefully folding a 50-by-50-foot sheet of paper into a 10-foot-tall elephant sculpture, showing the artistic potential of a single sheet of paper.