Using a Kinect as an Infrared Camera

The Kinect is a peripheral for the Xbox 360 console that allows a user to interact with the Xbox 360 without touching a controller. A general description of the Kinect is that it is a depth camera. This means that you can place objects in front of it, and it... Read more »

Solar Spinners for Your Windowsill!

This is an easy-to-build simple solar engine, also known as a Trimmet. We will construct a direct-drive type (as opposed to a voltage-triggered) spinner that will really go nowhere fast in direct sunlight. Perfect for windowsills and desktops that get a lot of old Sol’s rays. Many different styles are... Read more »

Battery-Heated Poncho

What is better, heating a room or heating yourself? When you are thinking on the last option, I have a very simple method. You can use a 12-volt electric blanket. The only thing you need to do is to make a slit in the center of the blanket to put... Read more »

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