The winners of Purdue University's Rube Goldberg Machine Contest show off their creations on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
I think Jam Hamster might have made the most beautiful game controller/console ever. You can catch the work-in-progress photos on Twitter: practically every part and feature is handmade, including the circuit board. Not their first rodeo, obviously. See also these plans for putting an Arduino in a tape cassette, which may then be used as… READ THE REST
Software engineer and maker Brandon Withrow used a 3D printer and electronics ingenuity to create a terrific tiny replica of The Simpsons' purple TV set! It even plays random episodes from the series' first 11 seasons—no Internet connection necessary! Withrow promises a build guide will be coming soon so you can make your own. From… READ THE REST
How will you die? Running with scissors? A whale falling on your head? Learn the future cause of your own untimely demise with maker Stuart Gorman's Tragic Fate Ball, a DIY take on the Magic 8-Ball that's darker and more digital than the original toy that inspired it. Details in the video below. From Hackster.io:… READ THE REST
Bicycling through a crowded city and avoiding infuriating traffic is a blessing, that is until you realize just how cumbersome toting around and storing a bike can be. Alternatively, skateboards are an ideal size for zipping through side streets and hauling around, but they just don't have the "oomph" you need to get you around… READ THE REST
Cleaning isn't fun. Sure, some people say it's therapeutic, but in a perfect world where everything is clean all the time, and we're willing to bet no one would lift a finger to make sure things are spotless in during "me time". Sadly, we live the real world, and that world has homes that need… READ THE REST
Water cooling. LED lights. Overclocked processors and massive curved screens. A lot of the PC gaming battlestations we see are flashy, cool as hell, and unfortunately wildly expensive. If you're itching to ditch the cookie-cutter consoles and become a member of the PC master race, you've probably had sticker shock at the cost of parts,… READ THE REST