If you’re looking for a cheap and easily customized rack for your audio visual and stereo equipment, this clever hack turns IKEA Lack tables into a cut-to-fit stereo rack.
Once a week we round up some of the answers we’ve sent out to readers and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at removing programs from the Windows startup routine, using DNS names on the local network, and restoring a vintage keyboard.
Whether it’s your cat, dog, ferret, guinea pig, or rabbit, your pet is as much a part of your family as you are. Here are a few DIY projects for making life with your pet geekier and easier.
Fog machines add a nice spooky-vibe to a Halloween celebration but they aren’t exactly cheap. This $5 hack will help you send fog spilling across your table without breaking the bank.
Once a week we delve into the tips box and share some of our favorite reader tips. This week we’re looking at voice control for Android (similar to Apple’s Siri), DIY flash diffusers for digital photography, and sending text messages to groups.
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. Today we will help you get started by showing you some of the options available and how easy it is to get started.
Last week we took a look at some of the basics to installing and upgrading a hard disk in your PC. This week, we’re going to look at the many problems that pop up when install a new drive.
Running unsigned code on the Xbox360 requires a bit of know how and a specific plan tailored to your particular model/chipset. A freshly released hack, however, works on every version of the Xbox.
It’s a Thursday afternoon and that tip-time-of-week again. This week we’re looking at managing audio profiles on Android phones, accessing Google Bookmarks on Android, and vintage organization with Cable Lacing.
Once a week we dip into the tips box and pulls out some clever tips to share. This week we’re looking at how to instantly cool your hot car down, improve your Google search results with automatic synonyms, and extending your Android keyboard.
Every week we open up the tips box and highlight some handy reader tips and tricks. This week we’re looking at a no-fuss way to boot Android on your Nook Color, customizing your YouTube experience, and tracking laptop battery usage.
Kenneth Finnegan started his adventures in electronics tinkering a little over two years ago and in that time advanced from being a complete beginner to putting together some really advanced projects. After his projects start...
At Photojojo! they have a detailed tutorial outlining how to create a cinemagraph that covers the planning and execution of your image.
While most people fix wires by just wrapping them together, you can lose quality and strength that way. When joining cables – audio or not – soldering will make a huge difference, and here’s how to do it properly.
What better way to kick off your summer than building something to dazzle your neighbors with a symphony of booms, zaps, thumps, and other assorted better-call-the-ambulance noises? Read on as we highlight 10 geeky and dangerous projects.
One art form that geeks really appreciate is soldering, but not all of us know the proper technique. It’s an easy skill to add to your geek resume, so let’s learn how and some old projects off the shelf.
Today we’re going to show you how to use the Android App Inventor tool to create your own Android app, without having to write a lot of complicated code. It’s a really simple process that only requires some dragging and dropping.
You can definitely file this trick in your “awesome DIY science” folder. Make magazine shares a technique for creating detailed wood burns without actually applying fire or a hot iron to the wood surface.
A bad audio jack can cut your listening short and force you to buy new headphones. If you’ve got expensive cans or rare equipment, however, you can save money by replacing the connector yourself.
In the video above YouTube user TheFarmacyMan shares an interesting video demonstrating a trick he stumbled upon accidentally–if you put clear tape on a frosted privacy window the tape acts as a peep hole through the gl...
One element of lie detection, as carried out by lie detecting machines, is the measurement of galvanic skin response–how sweaty the questioned person becomes. This simple electronics project recreates that measure right in your workshop.
It’s time to dig into the tips box and share this week’s reader tips. Today we’re looking at the iPad as a digital picture frame, recycling media spindles as cable caddies, and CTRL+Click to open links in MS applications.
Wall Warts, You likely use them everyday without giving them much of a second thought. What exactly goes on inside those chunky black wall chargers that turns AC current into a nice DC trickle for your favorite electronics? Read on to learn more.
We don’t do a whole lot of book reviews around here, but after buying this book and reading it, there was no way I could keep from sharing it with you, the geeky readers. Even if you don’t cook, you definitely eat, and you’re a geek, right? Read on!
There’s little worse than an amazing set of in-ear monitors that constantly fall out, and without that seal they’re not doing their job right. With some silicone putty, however, you can get a fit that seals right and locks tight.