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How To : Build a portable personal heater

In this video, we learn how to build a portable personal heater. This is a great weekend project that is easy to make and will keep you warm during a freezing winter. You will need: two double a batteries, charger, twin double a battery charger, winding wire, and balsa wood. F ...more

How To : Make a somersaulting robot

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a somersaulting robot. You will need: a gear box, 1.5 v DC motor, battery holder for AA, and a few gem clips. First, glue the gear box onto the battery holder and then glue the motor shaft in. Next, glue the gem clip on the pistons of the ...more

How To : Measure the Drive Current.

There is thousands of motor driver, do you find an easy way to measure the drive current? That is what this motor shield do. The drive chip is L298N. The following steps is how to control two DC motors and how to measure the drive current. With it, you will make your control s ...more

How To : Pull a Twitching Dead Rat Prank

Know someone that's terrified of rats? This twitching dead rat prank is perfect for you then. Great for Halloween or April Fool's Day. You just need a stuffed rat, a rattrap, vibration motor, AAA battery holder with batteries, and a piece of straw. Oh, and fake blood, too! Vid ...more

How To : Make an electrical lighter

Make a lighter with one or two AA batteries and simple tiny wire!!! This is a fantastic homemade electrical lighter for any situation. You'll need two AA batteries, a push switch, a battery holder, wire, solder, soldering iron, electrical tape, crimper, and scissors for this c ...more

How To : How to Make Infinity Mirror

Led infinity mirror that I make with some materials like mirror from old hard drive,leds,plastic mirror sheet and battery holder. Video: . Make sure you subscribe for more awesome videos from the macobt projects! Subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel: ...more

How To : Make an optical theremin to play music

Watch as Kipkay from MAKE Magazine shows you how to make something really cool for your music skills, with parts from RadioShack. Everybody's heard of them, but nobody has one or knows how to play one... a theremin. You could be the exception as you see how to build your very ...more

How To : Make a rechargeable, solar-powered USB battery

An emergency battery charger for your mobile phone comes in handy, but it's not the ultimate solution; once it's dead it's useless (what a waste). If you want to really get off the metaphorical grid, you can follow the steps in this video to construct a more robust circuit tha ...more

HowTo : Write in Midair with LEDs

Hacked Gadgets recently featured Csaba Bleuer's LED wave display, a device that projects LED messages midair. Bleuer had also previously created a similar device that spins on a fan motor. "Csaba Bleuer sent in some pictures and a video of his new creation. It is a LED Wave D ...more

How To : Replace bObsweep's Power Switch

The guide will walk you through a power switch replacement on a bObsweep Standard or Pethair. It includes: Opening and closing bObsweep Removing and re-installing the battery Removing the main board and power switch Video: . The instructions for this repair are the same for b ...more

Backwards Geocaching : How to Make a Reverse Geocache Box

If you've never heard of geocaching, it's kind of a grown-up treasure hunt you play everywhere in the world. GPS coordinates are given as clues and the players must find the cache box. There is usually a log book to write your name and a small toy or present to collect. The l ...more

How To : Make a retro wireless headset

In order to make a retro wireless handset, you will need the following: vintage handset, a momentary switch, a resister, a Blue tooth headset, wires, a drill, and a blue LED and mount. Disassemble the blue tooth head set. Then, disassemble the handset. Remove all of the wires ...more

How To : Hack a toy radar gun into a real one

Turn a 'toy' radar gun into the real thing! Cops don't even have one like this! While this is a completely new and different design, the inspiration for this video is from an article by Ken Delahoussaye in MAKE Magazine. Just watch this video tutorial on how to hack a toy rada ...more

How To : Make a DIY Battery-Powered USB Charger

With portable devices being a necessity in modern everyday life, they may be subject to overuse, improper charging, or normal wear and tear. For those people who carry around their smartphone or iPod with them all of the time, how many times have you been out and about just to ...more

How To : Find Your IMEI & MEID Numbers

If your smartphone is ever lost or stolen, it's a terrible experience. If you file a police report, chances are the responding officer will need your device's IMEI or MEID number if you want to stand a chance of getting it back. Same goes for making an insurance claim on a los ...more

How To : Build an infrared smart board with a Wiimote

Save tons of money by building your own LED pen that works with a multitouch smart board / whiteboard. You'll also need a WiiMote (Wii Remote) to use in conjunction with your homemade LED pens that you'll be making in this video. To get started with this awesome project, you'l ...more

How To : Make a Beetlebot from your parts bin

This video tutorial is in the Electronics category which will show you how to make a Beetlebot from your parts bin. The Beetlebot project can be found in Make Volume 12. You will need a couple of small motors, 2 momentary switches, 2 AA battery holders, a piece of metal, a sma ...more

How To : 11 Weird & Wonderful Uses for Magnets

Other than sticking your crayon drawings onto your refrigerator door, magnets have a variety of unexpected and sometimes surprisingly practical uses, ranging from keeping your chip bags sealed to creating weird patterns on your nail beds using magnetic nail polish. The strong ...more

News : Here's How Much Damage Samsung's Galaxy S7 Can Take

We already know that Samsung's Galaxy S7 is one of the most versatile smartphones ever made, complete with edge-to-edge displays, water resistance, and a huge battery. But what's versatility without durability? How much punishment can the Galaxy S7 take? Let's play a game of S ...more

Lollipop Update : What's New in Android 5.1

Google inconspicuously announced an Android update yesterday, and while it's not quite the overhaul that the initial Lollipop release was, version 5.1 brings plenty of bug fixes and new features. This new version is currently on a staged rollout for Nexus devices, so the upda ...more

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