Even do-it-yourself work often requires the resources of more than one person. CollabFinder.com connects DIYers with developers, designers and other creative types who have complementary skills needed to handle complex tasks and finish projects. Users can register for free on Facebook and search for a potential collaborator by skill, location or interest—for example, a documentary editor in Cleveland focused on environmental issues—or even assemble a team.
Install, configure, and boot Windows XP, Windows Vista and Ubuntu Linux on a single machine
By Dave ProchnowPosted 03.19.2008 at 3:47 pm 12 Comments
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Lucky you; you just received a brand new shiny PC for your [fill in the occasion: birthday, anniversary, graduation, holiday]. Unfortunately, your new rig almost certainly came preinstalled with Windows Vista, and youve got a ton of legacy software that require an older 32-bit Windows OS for operation. Whats a poor Vista PC to do?
With a small radio tag in your glove, you can control your music on the slopes with a simple swipe of your hand
By Dave ProchnowPosted 12.11.2006 at 2:00 am 2 Comments
When you´re tearing downhill on your snowboard, it´s a little distracting to take off your glove and dig out your iPod just to, say, hit pause. Instead, build this simple radio-frequency ID system and control your iPod by waving your hand in front of your coat.
A tag sewn into your glove sends instructions to a reader stashed in your pocket.
Unwire Your iPodCost: $161Time: 6
HoursEasy | | | | |
Motion-triggered monster heads, a witchesâ€™ brew of liquid nitrogen, a projector rigged for fright, and more. Here, our favorite high-tech haunting tricks made easy
By Theodore Gray and Paul WallichPosted 09.26.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
The Bubbling Cauldron
Want a real witches´ brew? Mix soap-bubble solution with dry ice, or use liquid nitrogen for bubbles that release fog when they pop. In the following video, PopSci´s contributing mad scientist, Theodore Gray, uses the help of a few young assistants to create cauldrons of toil and trouble.
Here´s how it´s done:
Mercury used to be lots of funâ€”before we knew that it could kill you. Hereâ€™s how several pounds of it made the first electric motor spin
By Theodore GrayPosted 08.31.2006 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
There are great things to come in the future, jet cars and all that. But the past held a few wonders too-for example, jars of mercury available at the corner apothecary. Just 50 years ago, people treated the shiny
liquid metal like a toy. Sadly, I´ll never experience the strange sensation of sticking my entire arm into a barrel of mercury, as kids once did during factory tours. Today mercury is considered a horrific poison, so bad that schools are evacuated for
a broken thermometer.