Designed by Bitcraze, the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter is an open source development kit to make your own tiny drones. It's $173 from Seeed Studio Depot and looks like great fun to make and fly! "Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter Kit 10-DOF with Crazyradio"
When I was a teen, I carried a copy of the Whole Earth Catalog around like it was The Good Book, because, for me, it was. Feeling like I lived in a world I didn't like, didn't understand, and had no control over, here was a world where you could re-think and re-do everything, literally… READ THE REST
I edit a weekly newsletter of DIY/maker tips. Every year, I go through it and pull out the entries I think are the best of the year. Here are some of this year's favorites. *** Can You Really Revive Felt Tip Markers with Isopropyl Alcohol? In the first volume of my Tips and Tales from… READ THE REST
Do not taunt the philodendron. David Bowen attached three sensors to its leaves to measure the electrical resistance between them. When the system detects a change, it sends a signal to the plan's robotic arm to start slashing the machete it's holding. "In this way, the movements of the machete are determined based on input… READ THE REST
It can feel unbearable to go outside when it's cold unless you have the proper gear to withstand chilly temperatures. Your average coat might not cut it unless you're willing to shell out hundreds for a down feather piece. Alternatively, a heated jacket can use electricity to keep you toasty, and all you need is a power… READ THE REST
Thanksgiving recently ended, but that doesn't mean kitchen items and stoves will receive a break. Over the next month, kitchens of all shapes and sizes will bustle with activity as people scurry to prepare holiday dishes. Of course, sweets like pies, cookies, and cakes will litter the list of holiday-gathering favorites. But more savory dishes… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It ain't easy being sleepy, that's for sure. There's a lot to keep you up at night, so don't let your snoring be another factor. An electronic muscle stimulator like the Snore Circle… READ THE REST