Bring all of your lights, thermostats, and power outlets under the control of one digital assistant.
Read this before making your choice.
Protect your internet-connected devices.
Take charge of your privacy.
Eight amazing displays to check out.
Keep an eye on the weather.
No thanks, ants. No thants.
Seven essential phone apps for your next project.
Master your Android phone.
Make photos the old-fashioned way, from start to finish.
Throw together some DIY draft stoppers.
Trick out your phone.
Let video be your guide.
3 ways to protect your house
Take advantage of the warm weather
A less deadly version of the Architronito
Stay busy while you're stuck at home
Protect your house from vermin
Death to dead zones
The Ingalls family almost died. A lot.
Inspired by fast-firing anti-aircraft guns
Channel your inner secret agent
Defend yourself against stink bugs, mosquitoes, and fruit flies
A breath of beauty
Tell time and support arrested teenage inventor Ahmed Mohammed
Don't try this at home
Your walls could talk
The tale of a teen physics prodigy
From hacked beer cans to drivable fish tanks, these are the coolest, craziest projects of the year
Plus other ways to get your ideas cast in steel, bronze, and bismuth alloy
Avery Ashley wants to make a deal: his home-roasted coffee beans for lab equipment that'll let him grow his first batch of glowing bugs, so he can one day bioengineer yeast cells into inexpensive food.
The ultimate gift guide for friends and family members who desperately need to improve their home-improvement skills
An eco-minded couple hits the road in a DIY covered wagon--with a bonus outdoor cat porch.
Home Depot is closing its last seven big-box stores in China, citing a lack of a DIY ethos among the Chinese. But while sales may be flat, China's maker culture still thrives. Have YOU ever built yourself a helicopter?
A step-by-step guide to becoming a successful inventor
Sodastream machines are nice, but for the true seltzer addict, a do-it-yourself carbonation system can be cheaper, more flexible, and more fun
Half a dozen things you can do with a standard resealable jar
Wrist-mounted weaponry brought to you by the letter Y
Jet powered Space Rangers, kit cars, electronic organs, radio hats, and more -- all yours for a low, low price!
How our readers turned hairpins into resistance units, electric fans into potato slicers, and asbestos shingles into hotplates.
PopSci explores the geodesic dome's brief wave of popularity
The hardest DIY project ever
PopSci teaches you how to make a crossbow, a wooden scooter, a psychedelic light show, and more contraptions you didn't know you needed
There are a lot of ways to use your old iPhone around the house, even without a contract
A (fairly) easy mod makes any netbook ready for the beach
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
A graywater system uses shower and sink runoff to flush the toilets. Plus: four more ways to save water at home
An old logging truck is transformed into a sleek street racer
And you can buy it for $13K soon, it seems
Who says rockets should just be black and white?
And the more generally useful Pilot Actuated Valve that makes it possible.
Make a propane-powered forge in your garage and get your hammer and anvil ready
Learn how to weild a plasma cutter like a pro and you can slice through steel like butter
The best tools for trimming one of the most versatile and affordable materials you can get
From lock-picking to building veggie-oil cars, Smartflix gets you up to speed
The delivery of the first batch of walls sets off a flurry of activity
Our Green Dream builder conjures a steel sculpture that will also get people to the second floor
The Microfactory can cut patterns uploaded via Bluetooth
Detect motion with itty-bitty embedded PIR sensors
Calling all amateur scientists and builders
Two days, plenty of propane, and a lot of patience yields a one-of-a-kind engagement ring
Create a light system to keep houseplants thriving during the short days of winter
Instructables.com member TimAnderson uses a 1942 Popular Science article as a guide for creating a DIY gas mask.
Turn sour old wine into a beautiful holiday gift -- thanks to science
A hack that takes the limits off Apple's video-streaming box
Our geek explores the possibilities
Cut down on the squinting by beaming the image on your iPod's screen onto a wall
Simplify your gaming experience with a homemade mini console
A truly inspired home automation project turns one man's living room into a swingin' dance club with a single press—video inside
Use your own headphones with this quick and easy adapter solution from the neighborhood Radioshack
Don't DIY blindly—our friends at Toolmonger round up the best tools for any project
RC Home Inspector can check for cracks in your foundation and keep you out of that nasty crawl space
Keep your gadgets powered even when the grid fails you
Why settle for the standard stereo or a GPS unit when you can have an in-car PC running off your car's battery to guide the way, watch the engine, and download tunes?
We assemble the choicest nerdy nuggets of everyday wisdom from the brightest tech minds around. Start your education now!
Been inspired by our How 2.0 projects? Send us pictures of the stuff you're makingâ€”or breaking
Construct a high-def front projector for hundreds less than store-bought models
Never miss a game again now that you can tune in to your home channels on the road
Want a Mac in your living room? How about your car? Appleâ€™s tiny and affordable Mini does it all
Going high-tech with your home security, and even adding automation, doesn't have to break the bank.
Turn your old laptop into a stand-alone MP3 player.
Digital projectors inexpensively deliver massive HDTV-quality images--if you don't mind a little sweat.