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A Very Different ‘Hot Or Not’ Application For Your Phone

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Radioactivity stirs up a lot of anxiety, partially because ionizing radiation is undetectable by any of the senses we were born with. Anytime radiation makes the …

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Open Source Biological Gear For the Masses

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At the risk of putting too fine a point on it, Hackaday exists because people are out there building and documenting open source gadgets. If the …

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High-Style Ball Balancing Platform | Hackaday

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If IKEA made ball-balancing PID robots, they’d probably look like this one. This Johan Link build isn’t just about style. A look under the hood reveals …

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Microwave Parts Become Quick and Nasty Jacob’s Ladder

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The Jacob’s Ladder is an electrical device named after a biblical “ladder to Heaven”, consisting of a pair of vertically oriented conductors that spread apart vertically. …

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Simple Automata Extravaganza | Hackaday

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Federico Tobon from Wolfcat Workshop spent Makevember in 2017 building a series of fascinating automata using the most basic of craft supplies and simple tools in …

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Hack Your File Hierarchy with Johnny Decimal System (Dewey’s Older Brother)

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Most of us have our fair share of digital debris. After all, with drives measured in one-million-million byte increments it’s tempting to never delete anything. The …

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Never Mind The Sheet Music, Here’s Spreadsheet Music

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Nothing says Rockstar Musician Lifestyle like spreadsheet software. Okay, we might have mixed up the word order a bit in that sentence, but there’s always Python …

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Cheap ESP32 Webcam | Hackaday

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Looking for a cheap way to keep an eye on something? Kevin Hester pointed us to a way to make a WiFi webcam for under $10. This …

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Create an Aurora Of Your Own

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Throughout our day-to-day experiences, we come across or make use of many scientific principles which we might not be aware of, even if we immediately recognize …

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Custom Jig Makes Short Work of Product Testing

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When you build one-off projects for yourself, if it doesn’t work right the first time, it’s a nuisance. You go back to the bench, rework it, …