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The Netherlands based company, Royal Boon Edam Group Holding, has created the world’s first energy generating revolving door that is currently installed at the Driebergen-Zeist railway station in Holland. The door stores power generated in a capicitor bank and illuminates LED lights in its ceiling, while a large scale display... Read more »

The Chaos Communication Congress recently highlighted some of the projects you can build at their upcoming (12/27 – 12/30) event: Even if you’ve never touched a soldering iron, you can drop by the Hardware Hacking Area and get into doing cool things with microcontrollers! Build something that relaxes your brain,... Read more »

Ok gang, if you haven’t seen this yet – here is our MODDING and ART contest! The SPEAK VISUAL™ Contest at the NVIDIA® Modification Station with MAKE! DEADLINE IS JANUARY 25, 2009 – you have a few days left to enter!! Do you SPEAK VISUALTM? – Speak in pictures, movies,... Read more »

Thanks to Robin for pointing me to this experiment in winter bicycling with skis: Here’s a downhill-only version by another Maker in action: Here’s Ktrak, the fancy commercial version: Read more »

Best-selling author William Gurstelle (Backyard Ballistics and MAKE Magazine contributing editor) blends science and humor into an explosive new instructional DVD. It’s the hobbyist’s ultimate video guide to all things that go boom. Bill shares the origin, historical significance and simple step-by-step instructions for safely creating high-voltage experiments including the... Read more »

Thanks to Berend for pointing me to my new favorite thing in the world: a bicycle-based beer bar. Originally in the Netherlands, there’s an American version, too. The only way I can think of for this project to become cooler would be if people can ride up to it and... Read more »

”Zero Worship” is an art installation consisting of 14 metal measuring tapes positioned with their magnetic tips touching at a single point. The tapes are held together by their own structural integrity where zero is the highest point. The piece was built by Irish artist Ivan Twohig who uses everyday... Read more »