Microcontroller

How To : Embed lights into a colorful brooch with LilyPad

Get started with the LilyPad Arduino! It's a sewable microcontroller that lets you embed lights, sounds, sensors, and much more into your wearables, perfect for clothing and accessories. In this Make Magazine intermediate, soft circuit, video tutorial, you'll see how to sew up ...more

News : DIY Gear Clock

Alan Parekh's latest creation is a clock made from wooden gears.  Parekh says on Hacked Gadgets: "The clock...consists of a bunch of wooden gears, a PIC microcontroller and a stepper motor. The heart of the clock is a PIC 16f628A microcontroller. This microcontroller has an ...more

HowTo : Hack Your Guitar Hero To Shoot Gigantic Flames

Chris Marion's Guitar Hero hack is nothing short of genius. The pyro-gamer-maniac interfaced his guitar with a microcontroller hooked up to five flame shooters (translation: every time he presses a button, a giant flame is propelled into the sky). Click through for full instru ...more

How To : Raise a flag when you get a new email

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more

How To : What is An Arduino? (Part 1)

I'm back. School's an ass. On my quest for knowledge, which started approximately 3 years ago, I can upon an interesting little artifact. It is called the Arduino. What Is the Arduino? The Arduino is an open-sourced prototype board. You use it to make projects, and is great ...more

News : DIY Private-Knock-Knock-Knock Cipher

The secret hideout - a thing of the past, a childhood luxury, an adult-less adventure. Those were the days. And remember the secret knock? The only way in. You either knew it or you didn't. The only way to keep the kids in and the grown-ups out. Well, Steve Hoefer has come up ...more

HowTo : Make a Mac-o'-Lantern

Outfitted with a glowing MacBook sleep indicator, this Mac-o'-Lantern gives new meaning to the phrase "sleepy hollow." Interested in making your own? The folks at Evil Mad Science Laboratories offer a complete write-up of the build process on their blog. Be forewarned, however ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/02 - 05/08)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Light Up Your Walls with Stars

Everybody loves the stars. Well, I certainly do. As a child I'd spend hours outside during summer nights marveling at the seemingly endless amount of sparkling dots spanning the sky. Maybe you have children of your own and want to create a sparkle in their eyes, or in your own ...more

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