A YouTuber who goes my the moniker De Facto has instructions for building a gyroscopic wheel using a little DC motor, a 9V battery, a CD, a hard disk platter, some cork, and a dab of hot glue. Nifty!
The Raspberry Pi 400 is an $80 all-in-one keyboard computer. Plug it into a monitor and you've got a decent Linux computer. In this video, Howchoo unboxes one, puts it together and tears it down. These little computers are pretty amazing! READ THE REST
Adabox is the subscription box of microcontrollers and add-on boards, electronics, and other cool goodies that our friends at Adafruit Industries curate each quarter. The latest release, Adabox 16, is their Halloween edition. This edition is centered on their MatrixPortal M4 CircuitPython-powered RGB internet matrix controller board and a 64 x 32 RGB matrix display.… READ THE REST
Vitrography is the formal name for laser engraving a figure below the surface of a piece of glass or plastic. But most people call them bubblegrams. The laser pulses as programmed, kind of like a gamma knife that can do tissue ablation within the brain or other organ. The end result is quite nice! Image:… READ THE REST
It's never been easier for creators to come up with new apps for Apple mobile devices. And, if you never thought you'd hear the words 'Apple' and 'easier for creators' together in the same sentence…well, 2020 has generated its fair share of surprising moments. While Apple has been a longtime staple of proprietary software, as… READ THE REST
Your smartphone, while being an unquestioned technological marvel, can also get you into all kinds of trouble. Because it demands so much of your attention, it's easy to get distracted and miss what's happening around you, especially if you're shooting video or taking pictures. In fact, it can even get downright dangerous if you aren't… READ THE REST
Kitchen appliances and cooking tools are usually among the hottest doorbuster items every Black Friday. Unfortunately, there really aren't many doors to bust this year, due to COVID. However, cooking is eternal; so, despite the changes, deals are still flying fast and furious for a full assortment of air fryers, pressure cookers, and grills, all… READ THE REST