Ready to ditch the gym? Here's how to move your workout outside.
Because you don't need to be angry or sad every time you go online.
Turn yourself into a bookworm.
Save your back while digging yourself out
If you haven't started preparing yet.
Create a custom computer.
Toss around some steel.
Clever ways to take control of your spending.
Easy preparation before meals, no dishwashing after.
Put your cables, notebooks, and tools in order.
A surprisingly easy step-by-step guide.
Control your image.
There's more to email than email.
Protect your accounts, avoid scams, and keep randos off your Wi-Fi.
Like pirates used to do.
Get outside this weekend.
For all the nerdy sweeties out there
Channel your inner secret agent
The Foldscope is now on Kickstarter
By modifying an FM transmitter for MP3 players
These cosplays are incredible
And become a human circuit board
James Hobson builds exoskeletons that give him superhuman strength
Wooden robots, soda geysers, tape flowers, and more
Fold and inflate a tiny replica of the BEAM habitat that NASA's deploying tomorrow
Using cheap materials, you can hear music through bone conduction
This mechanical DJ plays surprisingly good music
There are options besides Donald Trump and Sexy Pizza Rat...
Get your Power Laces from 'Back to the Future: Part II'
Cirque Amongus puts you in the spotlight
Designing model habitats for the red planet
Flex your maker muscles
Tell time and support arrested teenage inventor Ahmed Mohammed
When Brooke Martin's dog suffered separation anxiety, she built pet communicator iC Pooch
Pittsburgh native Mihir Garimella won the Google Science Fair for his fly-inspired robot
They fly in circles, flip, twirl, and more
Stick it to the man
One man's scrap heap is another man's hardware store
You could spend thousands of dollars on a smart board. Or you could make your own for $40.
At Maker Faire 2014, the music was...electrifying
At Maker Faire 2014, inventor Keahi Seymour shows how his ostrich-inspired robotic boots give him a speed boost
A tip machine that plays "C.R.E.A.M."
Build your own planetary explorer.
Shelter for less than $2 per square yard
A simple tool you can make yourself, and 27 great locations to try it out
A cheap way to make clean electronics
What could possibly go wrong?
Waaay beyond "walking the dog"
In this year's Red Bull Creation challenge, makers built musical instruments in just three days.
A pipe that copies DNA using the heat of a lightbulb.
Charge electronics on the go with a bike-mounted USB hub.
From the Popular Science archives: How to make your alarm clock water your lawn, cook you breakfast, turn on a light and more
Need to escape modern life? Climb inside this '70s-era DIY lair from our archives.
This router re-routes its routing
A panning platform made from a kitchen timer
Make your own portable hot packs
Jet powered Space Rangers, kit cars, electronic organs, radio hats, and more -- all yours for a low, low price!
In the first of a three-part guide, we explain the basics of installing Mac OS X on a homebuilt PC. It's much easier than you might think
PopSci teaches you how to make a crossbow, a wooden scooter, a psychedelic light show, and more contraptions you didn't know you needed
The egg-shaped car, the washing machine-wagon hybrid, the home-built steam automobile, and more cars built in the garages of DIY enthusiasts
For less than $1,000, the MakerBot kit provides nearly everything you need for your very own 3-D plastic printer. We find out what it takes to build and use one
Inspired by the season, a grill built from a V8 engine, a lawnmower powered by the sun, and setting off fireworks remotely
For beautiful mood lighting, just combine off-the-shelf parts -- and add mineral oil
Cut down on the squinting by beaming the image on your iPod's screen onto a wall
Giant dinosaurs, micro grinders and more on Top Tools
To win the grand prize of a BUGbase and four BUGmodules, we want you to build your dream BUG yourself!
The best-selling Robosapien toy robots are made to be hacked, so we asked the guy who wrote the book on modding them to create a flame-throwing Robozilla
Construct a high-def front projector for hundreds less than store-bought models
Think making a robot sounds hard? Not anymore. Now you can turn your Roomba into one
Networked cameras let you keep an eye on your stuff from any Web-enabled device, and you donâ€™t have to be a security pro to install one. Hereâ€™s everything you need to know to watch your world
Safety advice from PopSci's DIY guru, Vin Marshall
MakerBot Industries is opening the first U.S. retail store dedicated to 3-D printing. Explore a space that may soon arrive at a shopping mall near you.
Add an electric motor to your beater for pedal-free cycling
We show you how to add remote control to any project, large or small
Radio-controlled, that is
Why recycle when you can reuse? Editor Mike builds a Smurfberry Crunch spectrometer
Combine a couple of simple household items to make a rocket propulsion system
From the PopSci DIY archives
An open-source, lightweight, personalized prosthetic hand
Learn how to solder SMD stuff and play a game when you're finished.
We've received some great ideas, and will continue to do so until April 1, 2008. Now's your chance to win the coolest open source hardware platform around!
Who says rockets should just be black and white?
A fascinating and weird DIY scene grows in Brooklyn. See the video
Build a matchstick-sized Freeduino kit and add a 5V battery for microcontroller power in a tight space