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When faced with a tough technical challenge, you can always depend on a neighborhood hardware store. Read more »


Lego: The ultimate prototyping material. Seriously. “I always use Lego to present to customers. If it’s simple enough to be made from Lego, then the scaled-up version will be robust enough to survive in the field.” Read more »

Jon Cone flips through his large scale prints.

Printers are becoming harder to hack, but one artist has become a chemist, programmer, and machinist in order to get extraordinary results from his machines. Read more »


Tap into the elements of intelligence for smart homes. Read more »


This special effects innovator hacks together blockbuster filmmaking tools – and shares his recipe for an indie-budget virtual camera. Read more »

Nelson at his office in Princeton, N.J. "Sometimes those meaningful coincidences are so potent that it's really hard not to believe that there's something, some kind of connection there that is real and meaningful.

Roger Nelson’s Global Consciousness Project searches for meaning in random numbers. Read more »