DIY

The Don’t-Leave-Home-Without-It Machine Ensures You Do As It Says

In one of the greatest examples of LittleBits engineering I’ve seen in a while, maker Sean Ragan made a little box that reminds you to take objects when you leave the house. You can place anythi

The T Machine Swipes All The Tinders

Human interaction is hard. Humans are weird animals, covered in hair and full of blood and stuff and getting to know one or two for the purposes of procreation or whatever is really hard. But not if y

You Can Play Tetris On This Steampunk Bracelet

Keven Bates, the creator of the Arduboy programmable business card, has taken his upcoming project and stuffed it into the coolest bracelet you’ll see all week. The wearable, made of copper and

If You Watch One Video Featuring An Arduino-Powered Stepper Motor Music Box Today, Make It This One

Today in devices that use stepper motors to make beautiful music we present to you this Arduino-powered, Raspberry-Pi containing music box that uses simple stepper motors to grind out merry tunes and

Up Close With The Biggest Joystick In The World (That We Know Of)

A member of the Udoo team, Michelangelo Guarise, was at the Maker Faire in New York this weekend with a special treat: something that appears to be one of the biggest working joysticks in the world. B

UK Engineers 3D Print Their Own Raspberry Pi Laptop

Is there anything a robotic system for the extrusion of plastic in to solid forms over time can't do? We present to you today the Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi-based laptop that is completely 3D-printed and

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, c

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 prefe

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 yo

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

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

The PiPhone Is A DIY Cellphone Powered By Raspberry Pi

The <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Raspberry-Pi">Raspberry Pi</a> is a mini computer, just like most smartphones, so it stands to reason that you can create what amounts to a home-brew cellp

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 p

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

Print Your Own Offline Glass

Remember a few months ago when I <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/06/18/the-offline-glass-ensures-you-talk-not-text-at-the-bar/">talked about the Offline Glass</a>, a clever hack by a <a targ

How To Play Quake (Again) On Your Raspberry Pi

A month ago, the folks at Raspberry Pi announced that they now had access, <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.broadcom.com/chip-design/android-for-all-broadcom-gives-developers-keys-to-the-videocore

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. Ba

Start Your Weekend Right With This DIY Drink Mixing Arduino Project

While this is no <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/09/10/the-monsieur-drinks-automaton-roboticizes-bottle-service/">Monsieur</a>, this DIY <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Arduino">Ard

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? Mag

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

Researchers at the <a target="_blank" href="http://embodied.mpi-inf.mpg.de/research/cuttable-multi-touch-sensor/">MIT Media Lab and the Max Planck Institutes</a> have created a foldable, cuttable mult
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