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This MIDI-powered robotic music box is the good news I needed this week

It's been a bit of a tumultuous week, to put it lightly, but one must always remember that no matter how dire things look on the global stage, there are always makers working obsessively to create som

This robot can solve a Rubik’s Cube in .38 seconds

When future generations look back on 2018 what will they remember? Not much, I suspect, except for this amazing robot that can solve a Rubik’s cube in .38 seconds. The video, above, shows the cu

Create the unholy DIY union of Alexa and Furby this weekend

As we approach the End Times there will be great signs and portents. They say the dead will rise and walk the earth. Great fire will come from the sky and burn the wicked and the good alike. A Furby w

HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for augmented reality

The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it's basically a VR headset — but it's not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft'

This guy built a travel dock for his Nintendo Switch and I want one

I love my Switch — but man, do I wish Nintendo offered a more compact dock for travelers. Something that fits into a suitcase without getting crushed or taking up way more space than it needs, but s

These magical (robotic) socks teach you to dance (robotically)

As humans find themselves forced to mate with our robotic overlords I suspect there will be some dancing. And what better way to teach us how to dance than with motors tucked into our socks? Designer

Stick a Raspberry Pi into a Nintendo cartridge for some retro DIY fun

In a particularly clever if destructive hack, a maker named Zach cleared out the guts of an NES cartridge and stuck in a Raspberry Pi Zero and an Amazon USB hub to create the ultimate retro NES emulat

Wazer brings water jet cutting from heavy industry to mass market

On the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield stage today, Wazer showed off its $6,000 desktop water cutter for the first time. Competing against huge industrial units costing upwards of $100,000, the compan

Bose wants your kids to build their own Bluetooth speakers

The folks at Bose are putting a DIY spin on the sometimes staid world for Bluetooth speakers, with a kit designed to show little ones the big wonders of electronics. The Speaker Cube is the first entr

Enter A World Of Crazy Sensual Mix-Ups With A DIY Synesthesia Mask

Synesthesia, aka the mixing of the senses, is a super power to be feared. But while many synesthetes have boring talents – imagining numbers as colors, for example – this DIY hack lets you

This Guy Turned The Front Of His House Into A Massive Video Game For Halloween

Most kids love Halloween. Most kids also love video games. Put the two together, and you're going to be the king of your neighborhood (if only for a night). That's exactly what Rich Fiore did

The Marbleocity Marble Machine Is Made Of Pure Wooden Goodness

In the fever dream that was my youth, I was enamored with an odd sketch on Sesame Street featuring a ball that goes up and down a long, windy track before ending up as a pile of powder. This sequence

14-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Bringing Homemade Clock To School

A 14-year-old boy in Irving, Texas named Ahmed Mohamed was taken into police custody after he brought a homemade clock to school. The boy, who, according to a piece in the Dallas Morning News, “

This Tiny Apple IIc Is All The Computing Power You’ll Need Ever In Your Life Forever

As we enter the next Information Age, we must take only a few things with us. For example, this ashtray. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game. The ashtray and the paddle game and that’s all you n

Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve

Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry, right next t

How Clifford Stoll Sells Klein Bottles From Under His House

Clifford Stoll wrote one of my favorite books, The Cuckoo’s Egg, and then went a little goofy about the future of the Internet. But that’s OK because Cliff now sells Klein Bottles, “

Brit+Co Confirms $20M Raise Led By Intel, Acquires How-To App Snapguide

Big news today for Brit + Co., the lifestyle media and e-commerce business aimed at people interested in crafty projects. The startup has confirmed that it’s raised $20 million in funding, and

Hold My Beer, Because You’re About To Ride A DIY Gas-Powered Go-Kart

If you’ve ever dreamt of pulling a Little Rascals and riding down a massive hill on a wooden scooter, have we got a Kickstarter for you. The PlyFly Go-Kart is a flat-pack built-it-yourself go-ka

Voltera, The Electronics Printer, Launches To Much Fanfare

One of our absolute favorites from the Hardware Battlefield just launched on Kickstarter and they are, if you’ll excuse the cliché, crushing it. The company appeared on our stage at CES 2015 an

The Digital Chord Chart Is A DIY Way To Learn The Guitar

It is my understanding, and correct me if I’m off base here, that you’re into piña coladas and getting caught in the rain. Furthermore, you’re not into yoga and, I suspect this is
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