DIY

  • Plan B Uses Old Printer Parts To Create Detailed 3D Models

    Plan B Uses Old Printer Parts To Create Detailed 3D Models

    If you’re bored this weekend, go ahead and tear apart your old inkjet printer and grab a few pieces of aluminum. Then head over to Yvo de Haas’ website and get cracking. His new project, called Plan B, is an open source 3D printer that lets you print solid plastic objects by binding a thin layer of plastic powder with an old printer head. How does it work? Well the Plan B is a… Read More

  • Indian Inventor Makes A Decidedly Unsexy (But Cool) Open Source Glass Clone

    Indian Inventor Makes A Decidedly Unsexy (But Cool) Open Source Glass Clone

    Now don’t laugh. I see what you’re about to say: this project looks like a mess. But trust me when I tell you this thing could be slapped to your face sooner than later, provided you prefer not to trust Google with your location, photo, and activity data and provided you’re a lover of open source hardware. The guy in the picture, Arvin Sanjeev, is an inventor. He built an… Read More

  • This DIY Game Boy With A Raspberry Pi Inside Can Play All Your Favorite Classic Games

    This DIY Game Boy With A Raspberry Pi Inside Can Play All Your Favorite Classic Games

    A hack project by DIY enthusiast and gamer John Hassl has given new life to the original Game Boy, thanks to a helping hand from the Raspberry Pi, the $35 complete computer that fits in the palm of your hand. The project features Hassl cramming the Pi into the case of an original Game Boy, and running classic game system emulation software on the Pi to give you access to all your favorite… Read More

  • SeeMe, Which Lets Members Create T-Shirts With All-Over Designs, Launches Its First App

    SeeMe, Which Lets Members Create T-Shirts With All-Over Designs, Launches Its First App

    SeeMe, a design community that claims more than a million members, has launched its first mobile app on iOS, which can be used to take photos and turn them into T-shirts. To be sure, there are tons of DIY T-shirt design companies out there, but SeeMe hopes to differentiate with its shirts, which feature all-over designs. Read More

  • This DIY Geocaching Bracelet Shows The Power Of Wearables

    This DIY Geocaching Bracelet Shows The Power Of Wearables

    Geocaching is a fun activity that involves finding little things hidden in the real world. The kids and I try to do it when we travel and we usually end up circling a bush for a few minutes before we all go and get ice cream. However, if you’re Greg Mayer you get down and dirty and create a crazy watch that can point you to distant GPS coordinates like some sort of computerized… Read More

  • The PiPhone Is A DIY Cellphone Powered By Raspberry Pi

    The PiPhone Is A DIY Cellphone Powered By Raspberry Pi

    The Raspberry Pi is a mini computer, just like most smartphones, so it stands to reason that you can create what amounts to a home-brew cellphone out of a few store-bought electronics parts. That’s just what David Hunt did. By connecting a RaspPi to a GSM module, a small TFT screen, and a battery, he’s essentially created a the DIY-est of DIY cellphones. Read More

  • The Rabbit Proto Can Print Real Electronics

    The Rabbit Proto Can Print Real Electronics

    Stanford students Alex Jais, Manal Dia, and Rohan Maheshwari have created a 3D printer that creates electronic traces – the flat metallic connections found on circuit boards. By replacing a standard plastic extruder on a 3D printer, the Rabbit Proto can “print” electronic wires inside a solid object, allowing you to build a sort of hybrid system that is both structural… Read More

  • High School Students End The Scourge Of Watery Ketchup With 3D Printing

    High School Students End The Scourge Of Watery Ketchup With 3D Printing

    Kids these days! If they’re not wilding and smoking doobies, they’re using CAD/CAM software and a lot of engineering insight to build a ketchup bottle cap that ensures that you will never have to deal with the messy separated liquid that squirts out before the actual ketchup does. Read More

  • Print Your Own Offline Glass

    Print Your Own Offline Glass

    Remember a few months ago when I talked about the Offline Glass, a clever hack by a Brazilian ad agency that ensures that you and your good friends will be focused on chatting and drinking rather than futzing with your cellphones? Well now you can 3D print your own glass on almost any printer. Read More

  • How To Play Quake (Again) On Your Raspberry Pi

    How To Play Quake (Again) On Your Raspberry Pi

    A month ago, the folks at Raspberry Pi announced that they now had access, thanks to Broadcomm, to an open driver for the BCM21553 cellphone processor chip. This meant that DIYers now had complete access to the board and would be able to access the onboard Raspberry BCM2835 chip (a similar chip to the BCM21553) with an open source driver – as long as someone ported it over from the BCM21553. Read More