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This DIY biohacker is under investigation

May 26th, 2019 at 2:52 am » Comments Off

Josiah Zayner rose to internet fame after performing various biohacking stunts on himself — including a livestreamed attempt to edit his own genes using CRISPR. Those antics are coming to haunt Zayner. Now, the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is investigating a “complaint of unlicensed practice of medicine” filed against him — a strange […]

Why people don’t work on their cars anymore

December 10th, 2017 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

A publisher of repair manuals reports that owners are discouraged by plastic engine covers. The CEO provides some amusing alternative uses for the covers. Covers can be removed without voiding a car’s warranty.

Izzy Swan builds a walking machine powered by a hand drill

July 24th, 2015 at 5:44 pm » Comments Off

Izzy Swan, a retired furniture maker has built a drill-powered walking machine in his garage. He shows off the machine in action around his neighborhood and breaks down the construction process in this video he posted online.

Kano – a $150 DIY computer and coding kit

October 20th, 2014 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

Kano Children today have access to smartphones, tablets and laptops. They are powerful and intuitive, offering the Web and an ever-growing library of apps to explore. Learning and accessing information has never been easier.    

DIY ‘Solar Pocket Factory’ can 3D print a solar panel every 15 seconds

August 7th, 2014 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Solar Pocket Factory Two young inventors based in the Philippines, Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein, are taking their passion for clean free energy and developing a way to make it accessible and cheap for everyone. These guys are working hard to provide a product that could be used by practically anyone to make homemade solar […]

Air Hockey Robot built from 3D printer parts

February 17th, 2014 at 1:03 pm » Comments Off

Air Hockey Robot The Air Hockey Robot, developed by Jose Julio out of some spare 3D printer parts and a PS3 camera, is a tough competitor to beat. The robot uses its camera and an Arduino Mega to correctly predict the trajectory of the puck, even when it’s rebounding haphazardly across the table. With freedom of motion […]

Giant slingshot gives your fireworks an extra boost

January 2nd, 2014 at 1:48 pm » Comments Off

Joerg Sprave’s slingshot fireworks launcher. Bottle rockets are always fun to shoot off but they are often dangerous. You are going to need more power if you want to make it into a real macho guy thing or make it go into orbit. (Videos)  

Can DARPA jumpstart the DIY brain-scanning movement?

September 26th, 2013 at 1:31 pm » Comments Off

In New York last week, A working prototype of a low-cost electroencephalography device funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) made its debut, the first step in the agency’s effort to jumpstart a do-it-yourself revolution in neuroscience.  

Robohand: A 3D printed functional prosthetic hand at a DIY price

September 17th, 2013 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

Dylan Laas Twelve year old Dylan Laas says Robohand makes him look like Darth Vader. Dylan is missing the fingers on one hand as a result of Amniotic Band Syndrome. For $150, the 3-D printed Robohand lets him grab things with bendable fingers, which most prosthetic hands don’t. (Video)  

New Zealand man is 3D printing an Aston Martin car

August 4th, 2013 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

3D printed car. What is your dream car? Is it the DeLorean from Back to the Future or the Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond?  Almost everyone’s got a dream car. Unfortunately, these cars either don’t exist in real life or are just too expensive to even consider buying.    

Kickstarter’s massive leap into forefront of indie innovation

March 21st, 2013 at 5:24 pm » Comments Off

Like YouTube, Facebook, or blogging platforms, it’s almost hard to believe there was an Internet without Kickstarter, which may be the greatest testament to its success. In 2009, the site generated about $23 million for its projects–an impressive figure by all accounts–but in 2012, Kickstarter pulled in roughly 10 times that, leapfrogging the grant budget […]

A DIY bioprinter that can print living cells

February 22nd, 2013 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

A DIY bioprinter 3D printers have been used to print iPhone cases, gun parts, even chocolate candies.  Now biohackers, a group that meets at BioCurious, a community biology laboratory in Sunnyvale, California, has created a do-it-yourself inkjet printer that can print living cells. (Video)      

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