DIY

  • 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

  • Build Your Own Makerbot-Inspired Robotic Tattoo Machine

    Build Your Own Makerbot-Inspired Robotic Tattoo Machine

    I actually checked to see if today was April Fool’s but, seeing as how it wasn’t and seeing as how it would be quite simple to recreate this cool piece of hardware, I figured we could check it out. Basically it’s a DIY tattoo machine that uses a Makerbot base with a needle attached to the extruder. To use it you simply strap your arm to the platform (!!!) and wait for the… Read More

  • Start Your Weekend Right With This DIY Drink Mixing Arduino Project

    Start Your Weekend Right With This DIY Drink Mixing Arduino Project

    While this is no Monsieur, this DIY Arduino project may be the next best thing. The system uses a kitchen scale, a little amplifier, and an Arduino Uno (you can add in a Bluetooth chip if you want this to be wireless.) You place the shaker on the scale and a connected Android device prompts you to put in various boozes, measuring each pour in real time. When you’ve poured in enough… Read More

  • Sugru To Offer A Kit To Attach Anything To Anything

    Sugru To Offer A Kit To Attach Anything To Anything

    While attaching one thing to another is a fairly basic process – epoxy is still a thing, after all – what do you use if you want to occasionally remove that thing from the other thing? The answer? Magnets. And Sugru. Read More

  • Cuttable, Foldable Sensors Can Add Multi-Touch To Any Device

    Cuttable, Foldable Sensors Can Add Multi-Touch To Any Device

    Researchers at the MIT Media Lab and the Max Planck Institutes have created a foldable, cuttable multi-touch sensor that works no matter how you cut it, allowing multi-touch input on nearly any surface. In traditional sensors the connectors are laid out in a grid and when one part of the grid is damaged you lose sensitivity in a wide swathe of other sensors. This system lays the sensors out… Read More

  • LittleBits Brings Open-Source Electronics Home

    littleBits’ Exploration Kits Will Make You Think Differently About Building Hardware

    Whole worlds have been built out of LEGO and K’Nex and Meccano and a seemingly endless supply of childhood wonder, but the world is changing and so too are our toys. That’s where an ambitious New York hardware startup comes into play — littleBits is trying to create a sort of LEGO for a new generation of tinkerers. The company just recently launched its new batch of… Read More

  • Bizness Apps Launches DIY Website Builder, Looks To Become A Full-Service Digital Marketing Suite For SMBs

    Bizness Apps Launches DIY Website Builder, Looks To Become A Full-Service Digital Marketing Suite For SMBs

    Once upon a time, if you wanted your own website, you either had to speak fluent Internet, or write a large check to someone who did. However, thanks to the laundry list of companies and services that have sprouted over the last five years — like Weebly, Wix and Squarespace, to name a few — the barriers to building a snappy website have vanished. Today, website creators are free… Read More

  • Snapguide Picks Up Another $3M, Redesigns Its How-To iPhone App

    Snapguide Picks Up Another $3M, Redesigns Its How-To iPhone App

    Snapguide, the crowdsourced, how-to app founded by a veteran from Yahoo Pipes and another from Google’s Chrome business, is not yet focused on generating revenue, but it’s quietly building up a platform with an eye to doing so very soon. Today, the startup is announcing two pieces of news that will help it get there: another funding injection of $3 million; and a redesign of its… Read More