Sega Rally Arcade Machine Mashed Up With Remote Control Cars For Real Racing Robotics

Sega Rally at the arcade was a blast when I was growing up. But Portuguese hardware hacker Luis Sobral and robotics company Artica made it even better by introducing remote controlled cars into the m

This Is A Giger Geiger Counter

For your perusal: a Geiger counter made in the style of HR Giger. Why? Because this is the Internet and people do stuff for attention, that's why. The creator, Steve D of Mad Art Lab, bought a real

When The Boss Is Gone, Rock Out With This Automatic Party Desk

Some folks we met in Charlotte had a mission: they wanted to win a contest (sponsored by Red Bull) for the coolest Arduino project in the land. I think they may have nailed it. The project, built by e

Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next

So here's something you may have seen floating around on Hacker News or elsewhere, but we thought it was cool enough to share in case you're looking for something to do with your weekend. After all, t

DIY Doorbell Will Send Pictures Of Your Guests To Your iPhone

Say you’re a misanthrope and you’re afraid of humans. What to do? Well, you could cower in the dark when people ring your doorbell or you could laugh derisively at their smug faces in the

Surprisingly Simple Arduino Motion-Sensing Project Makes For Some Weekend Fun

If you've always wanted to try to build an <a HREF="">Arduino</a> project, this may be a great way to start. Matt Williamson built a tiny, Arduino-based motion s

The Kinect-A-Sketch: A Homebrew Robotic Sketcher

This video from Waterloo Labs shows a bunch of young, excited interns building what amounts to a computer-controlled Etch-A-Sketch. The project uses an Xbox <a HREF="

This Kit Lets You Print Out The Internet

This complete project kit made by Adafruit allows you to print out things from the Internet. Want to print all your Tweets onto receipt paper? You got it. Want to print out your Facebook wall? Why the

Video: “Der Kritzler,” An Automatic Scribbling Machine

An automatic scribbling machine sounds less than useful, admittedly, but it's really just the style of line created by this motorized drawing machine. It's reminiscent of ASCII art, in which heavier c

Cane 2.0: The Tacit Is Hand-Mounted Sonar For The Vision Impaired

Every once in a while you see an invention that seems a long time coming. The <a href="">Tacit</a>, a hand-mounted system that

DIY Device Mutes Your TV When Someone You Don’t Like Is Mentioned

Matt Richardson created a wild <a HREF="">Arduino</a> system that mutes a TV whenever a name or other keyword is broadcast on TV. It uses the closed caption trac

Video: This Guy Plays Air Drums That Actually Make Music

I find myself playing the air drums rather regularly when boppin' along to some tunes, and the drum set on Rock Band is by far my favorite instrument, but neither of those hold a candle to what Maayan

"Light Scythe" Is A Monster LED Strip For Long Exposure Art

<img src="" />You've probably seen a few little gadgets and apps where you can wave it around and it spells something out on a

The Cansole: A Pong Console In A Can

You can stick anything into a can. Peaches. Corn. (Very small) Apples. Or an Arduino board and potentiometer. The latter of those items allows you to create a playable pong TV pong game in a container

Want To Get Your Arduino On, But Don't Want To Solder? Check Out Teagueduino

<img src="" />With Google's <a href="

Microsoft Programmer Builds Twitter-Enabled Geiger Counter With Netduino Plus

Combining a Netduino Plus and a Geiger counter kit, a technical program manager at Microsoft named Fabien Royer created a tweeting radiation level monitor. Royer claims that his experience in France d

Minibloq Makes Arduino Programming Easy

<img src=""><a HREF="">Minibloq</a> is a programming language for <a HREF="http://crunchgear

The MapBag: Know Where You Are Through The Power Of Vibration

Every few weeks I pop up out of the New York subway and forget where I am. I’ll start heading east when I wanted to west and north when I wanted to go south. East and west are the worst because

Massive 512 LED Cube Made Possible By Arduino (Video)

<img src="" />This 8x8x8 LED cube with 512 LEDs takes the <a href="

A Lego Like Light That Lights When You Like (Video)

<img src="" />Check out this Lego Like light; yes, the Facebook Like Lego Light. Using Aduino, redpepper was able light up their
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