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This is a nice example of scavenging parts from an inkjet printer to make cool stuff. It uses an Arduino and a Motor Shield to control the DC motor. The web site has a lot more information and the source code to get you started. More about Using a DC... Read more »

This sculpture was made from several dozen bicycles that were connected to each other at the wheel hinge by a simple seperation of the quick release lever that typically allows one to exchange or remove tires. Pretty interesting structure that somehow manages to balance using the seats as feet. Read more »

Remember back in the good-ol’-days when people would actually fix their broken electronics? Yeah, me neither. Check out this instructable to learn how to fix an old radio, and maybe save it from going into a landfill. Back in the day somebody always knew somebody else that could fix minor... Read more »

This fellow in Blaine WA spent 20 years making a bomb shelter under his house (which is now for sale…) The Underground Fortress is an 8th wonder of the world! It is an unbelievable feat of engineering. The Fortress goes a total of 45 feet under the house! That is... Read more »

Great round up of election day “mash ups” from Jason at hackszine…. Aside from the politics, opinions, and issues involved in this election, I’ve been really interested in how the current state of web technology, survey data, online conversation and public information would be merging together into web applications and... Read more »

This amazing buddhist temple was built by Thai monks using discarded glass bottles - Fifty years ago the Heineken Beer company looked at reshaping its beer bottle to be useful as a building block. It never happened, so Buddhist monks from Thailand’s Sisaket province took matters into their own hands... Read more »

Jimmie P. Rodgers explains his Creepy Cave Crab light/noise synths - I made these for the Willoughby and Baltic Halloween show at the Charles River Museum of Industry. They use a single Hex Schmitt trigger inverter IC to generate the sound, and two RGB color change LED to generate the... Read more »