Android Breathalyzer


Here's a fun Android Breathalyzer prototype using the IOIO board, a Seeed alcohol sensor and Li-po Rider power module, and a Li-po battery inside an Altoid tin. Read more »

Second Generation IOIO on the Way


Fans of Ytai Ben-Tsvi's IOIO board will be happy to know that there's an update coming. Ytai recently announced that there's an second generation IOIO in the works. The new version will feature the ability to connect to a PC over USB (OTG) or Bluetooth using the same high-level API... Read more »

Cell Phone Glove


I love this project by Milwaukee artist Bryan Cera. Called Glove One, it’s a mobile phone in glove form. The project page is fairly sparse, but Bryan says a DIY tutorial is forthcoming. [via Ponoko, which has a great interview.] Read more »

Melvin the Mobile Rube Goldberg Machine


Managing to fit into two rather large suitcases, Melvin the Machine, from Eindhoven, NL design studio HEYHEYHEY is a portable 38-step Rube Goldberg machine traveling abroad and having a bit of fun along the way. At each stop, if the run is successful, Melvin will finish off with a personalized... Read more »

KegDroid Smart Tap


In an attempt to make brewing his small batch beer even more fun than it already is, Android hacker and home brewer Paul Carff created KegDroid, an NFC/RFID enabled smart tap for his home bar. Presenting the device with a MiFare-based RFID/NFC compatible tag will cause it to authenticate the... Read more »

DIY Cellphone


Getting hands-on with your cellphone just got a heck of a lot easier. Folks at MIT's High-Low Tech group have assembled a very handsome DIY cellphone from about $150 in easily sourced parts. Read more »