Normally, when standing outside your local regional airport, you'd need a special radio or scanner to pick up the transmissions coming from that Air Traffic Control tower. Well, not anymore. Kip Kay from Make Magazine will show you how to take an old vintage AM/FM transistor ...more
Make a Radio Into an Air Radio
There are tons of remote controlled cars and boats out there that you can buy or build, and you can add remote control functionality to almost anything. But if you really want to stand out, there are few things more attention-grabbing than this radio-controlled watermelon boat ...more
This video will walk you through the beginning to end on painting a RC (radio controlled) vehicle shell. Everything that you need to know on how to paint a shell is on here, from shaker cans (spray paint) to airbrushes. I use a Iwata by the way and a harbor freight air compres ...more
Looking for a quick guide on how to edit your account information when using Pandora Radio? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get star ...more
Each year, new gadgets and features are being put into cars to help the overall experience when driving. Massagers, seat warmers, and mp3 player jacks are just a few of the new things. One thing that remains true, but has gone through a bit of a change, is the car radio. Peopl ...more
How to Hack Radio Frequencies : Building a Radio Listening Station to Decode Digital Audio & Police Dispatches
On April 7, 2017, residents in Dallas, Texas, woke to the sound of emergency sirens blaring all over the city. No one could shut them off, and after repeated efforts to contain the situation, the city had to shut down the entire system. While the media reported a sophisticated ...more
Back in the '80s, recording live radio was as simple as popping a cassette tape into your boombox and pressing the record button. While we've come along way with regard to accessing radio stations thanks to websites and apps that stream live broadcasts over the internet, it's ...more
Interested in creating a custom radio station using a band you like as a template? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started creat ...more
In our first part on software-defined radio and signals intelligence, we learned how to set up a radio listening station to find and decode hidden radio signals — just like the hackers who triggered the emergency siren system in Dallas, Texas, probably did. Now that we can hea ...more
This video is on how to test an RC (radio controlled) nitro engine for air leaks and also gas tanks for leaks. You need to take care of your radio controlled vehicle just as you would your real car.
This video is on how to seal a radio controlled engine against air leaks in the back plate, carburetor, and needles. So, if you want the best RC engine around, you might want to do this.
Considering how often many of us fly on commercial airlines, the idea that a hacker could somehow interfere with the plane is a very scary thought. It doesn't help to learn that at Defcon, a researcher found that the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), transmis ...more
In this video, we learn how to use steering wheel controls in the 2010 Prius. The Prius has steering wheel mounted controls that come with touch tracer display. When you press these, the display produces the duplicate on the panel to see what you are doing. This is located in ...more
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a leading IT trade association, has published its first report on risks and recommendations for connected-vehicle security, ahead of when driverless cars are about to see volume production in the near future. The main idea behind the Observa ...more
If you're in the market for a new smartphone, you'll likely scan spec sheets and read reviews of the top phones, compare display size and technology, RAM amount, and processors. But one factor that is often overlooked is cell reception — and for T-Mobile subscribers, there's o ...more
WonderHowTo has seen its fair share of dragon-related projects, from dragon wings, to dragon kites, to less-complicated origami dragons, but we've yet to see anything quite like this. Radio-control plane builder Richard Hamel built this incredible seven-foot-long, fire-breathi ...more
Collapse At Hand Ever since the beginning of the financial crisis and quantitative easing, the question has been before us: How can the Federal Reserve maintain zero interest rates for banks and negative real interest rates for savers and bond holders when the US government i ...more
Aircraft equipped with ADS-B are constantly shouting their location into the radio void, along with other useful unauthenticated and unencrypted data. In this guide, we will make an ADS-B receiver using a Raspberry Pi with a software-defined radio (SDR) dongle, which we can us ...more
How is it possible that Iron Man is not yet a reality? DVICE reports that super-powered exoskeletons are indeed within our grasp (if not quite as flashy as Hollywood SFX just yet). Real life exoskeletons fall into the realm of not-too-distant futuristic warfare. Below, five e ...more
The joys of summer are many! If you, like me, live in a place where the summer is short, you’re going to want to maximize your fun in the sun by doing as many awesome things as possible before the sun goes back to wherever the hell it hibernates during the cold and dark times. ...more
Hello again, fellow hackers! First of all, I'd like to start of with wishing all of you a merry christmas and a happy 2016! Many things have happened on here in 2015. Many people joined, a lot of knowledge was shared, and we accomplished many great things, like the Null-Byte ...more
Google has already started to roll out the over-the-air update of Android 5.0 Lollipop to older Nexus series phones and tablets, but chances are it will take a long time for the OTA to hit your device. If you don't want to wait, you can manually install Lollipop right now if ...more
One of the main reasons to buy a Nexus device is the fact that they're always the first to get new Android updates. Another great selling point for the Nexus series is that the devices are amongst the easiest to root and mod. Unfortunately, though, these two features are somew ...more
Replay AV is the newest software to come out for downloading steaming audio from the web. Replay AV allows you to download audio from different sources all over the web. You can even record radio broadcasts and set your account to record the station. This video will show you h ...more
We will be setting up a portable radio in the mountains. It will be established in a clearing with available rocks for setup. The equipment we will be using is a Yaso radio with microphone and headphone, coaxial cable, slight line and weight, 13.5 battery pack, 2o and 40 meter ...more
With iTunes, you can listen to the radio over the internet and hear broadcasts from around the world. Make sure your computer is connected through the internet, then click "Radio" in the source list to see the internet radio stations available through iTunes.
A video tutorial on how to get free streaming TV and radio using the VLC media player. A simple one click procedure to get free streaming television and radio.
See how to make a Radio Wave animation that encircles a 3D sphere. First, the clip demonstrates how to achieve this effect using After Effects. Next, it offers instructions on how to do the same thing within Cinema 4D. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step ins ...more
This video teaches a combat medic how to send radio messages using AN/PRC-77.
Want to know how you can find the 'Radio Messages' easter egg hidden within Batman: Arkham City? This IGN guide shows you exactly what you need to do to decode the secret message hidden in a radio transmission. For the first one, tune in to station 500/900.
Watch this video to learn how to make a radio controlled camera rig that can tilt and pan like an expensive security camera. This is an amazing tool for movie making! Stick to your budget.
See how to find vacuum tube numbers for proper identification in an old radio by using a magnifying glass, a bright light, and a little forehead oil.
Bavarian Soundwerks shows you what the BSW Sirius Satellite Radio Kit can do, and teaches you how to use it. Go to www.bavsound.com for any questions that this video doesn't answer.
In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to add WiFi Internet connectivity to a normal Sprint Palm Pixi smartphone with a quick and easy radio board (radioboard) swap. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to add WiFi capabilities to your o ...more
Watch to learn how to say the names of the types of things you find in an antique store or at a flea market in French. un album de photo - photo album un appareil-photo - camera une armoire - suit of armor une balance - balance une boîte metallique - metal box une brosse - bru ...more
Are you a radio control car enthusiast who's never moved beyond the store-bought toy models from Radio Shack? Then this nine-part series of videos is what you've been waiting for. It breaks down how RC engines work in exhaustive detail, including whole sections on carbs, pipe ...more
I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more
Ham radios are a form of amateur radio that anyone can use. This is a great video series for anyone looking to connect with other random people through wireless means. Part 1 of 15 - How to Use a ham radio. Use a ham radio - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on e ...more
Hardware hacks are something I feel we don't get enough of at Null Byte, so today I figured I would introduce a fun one. I've always been a curious hardware hacker. Taking things apart and learning how their internals work has always been a part of my nature. Quite some years ...more
If you just purchased the parts for building the Pixie 2 ham radio, but have no idea what to do, then this tutorial should help. In the video, you'll find out how to build this low power, low cost, single channel CW ham radio in a 5 part tutorial series. Each video offers som ...more
Become the producer of your own pirate radio show! The mind behind Free Radio Berkeley shows you how to build your own FM transmitter, which is what you need to start broadcasting. Once you have all your hardware, set it up and all you need now is programming!
This video focuses on listening to iTunes radio if you have an Apple computer. It shows how to set up the radio in iTunes and how to choose the genre of music you want to listen to. Access iTunes radio stations. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
Android smartphones have all sorts of connectivity chips built in, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, and mobile data. But what about AM or FM radio, two of the most common methods of wireless communication? The truth is, it really depends on your device. Some phones come ...more
Radio communication is one of the oldest and most effective means of communication via technology, so it's no wonder it's still a popular way to send and receiver signals, especially on the water. Having a Marine radio can be critical when operating a boat on any type of water ...more
If you're doing a project with a ham radio and want to mess around with the antenna, this video should help. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to use an inexpensive antenna coax switch. This can be used for 2 antennas to 1 radio or 2 radios for one antenna. This video is ...more
I you are interested in installing a ham or cb radio in your car, this two part tutorial should help. In these videos, you'll find out how to install a ham radio in a Jeep Liberty. It's a tricky task and requires that you make a few holes here and there, but in the end the res ...more
Shows how the BMW HD Radio & iPod Kit Integration Kit by DICE functions and is used. (This kit works for most 1996 and newer BMW's). This video demonstrates: Controlling your HD Radio in your BMW, setting presets and browsing presets. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use a BMW HD radio an ...more
This instructional video demonstrates how to wind a motor for an electric radio remote control. The visual guidelines include written instructions for building a small motor. Part 1 of 2 - How to Wind a motor on a radio remote control. Part 2 of 2 - How to Wind a motor on a r ...more
This Adobe Premiere tutorial goes over two different but similar sound effects: changing audio to make it sound as if it is muffled through a wall and changing audio to make it sound as if it is coming out of a radio. Create a muffled sound or radio sound in Premiere. Click th ...more
What station is the radio announcer from in this scene from Cinderella Man?
In this two part instructional video, "rldel149" a barbecue & meat master, as well as all around handyman shows how to replace the integrated Toyota factory radio in a 2009 Yaris with a new HD unit. Part 1 deals with harness making and Part 2 shows the install. Good luck! Part ...more
Are you tired of keeping all the music on your mp3 player to yourself? Share it with the world by hooking your mp3 player up to a radio and using the speakers for output. This simple radio hack of connecting a capacitor to the potensiometer will bring you endless hours of musi ...more
Radio buttons let you build quizzes, surveys and polls which you can incorporate into your website, game, animation or other Flash-based project. Follow this short tutorial, which explains how to code radio buttons and then customize their appearance in Adobe Flash CS4.
Want to create your own radio station? With Last.fm, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this video guide can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just under two minutes. For all of the details, and to get started listening to your own Internet radio stati ...more
Before you can get started using Pandora Radio to listen to music, you'll need to sign up for an account. This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, a ...more
This tutorial shows you how to create your own radio station with streaming music using Winamp, SHOUTcast plugin, and SHOUTcast server. Learn how to choose your music in Winamp and upload it to your own radio station on the SHOUTcast server.
Access your favorite FM radio station with your Motorola Q! This tutorial also shows you how to load your favorite music onto your cell phone, and then choose segments to turn into ringtones, which you can personalize further by assigning them to individual callers.
This video explains how to remove the radio from a BMW X3 (E83) '04 and up - it covers head removal and plug swap.
After a primer on how to create radio buttons when creating web forms in Adobe Dreamweaver CS4? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular WISYWIG HTML editor or a seasoned web development professional just looking to better acquaint yourself ...more
Cell phone jammers, a DIY endeavor for the darker crowd. I'm pretty sure we've all considered having one at some point: whether the obnoxiously loud woman next to you is announcing private bedroom stories to a crowd on the subway, or your kids are grounded from using the phone ...more