For all the nerdy sweeties out there
Make a propane-powered forge in your garage and get your hammer and anvil ready
PopSci teaches you how to make a crossbow, a wooden scooter, a psychedelic light show, and more contraptions you didn't know you needed
PopSci explores the geodesic dome's brief wave of popularity
The hardest DIY project ever
With some PVC pipe, a video camera and a laptop, one father-and-son team explores the deep
Watch out, Katniss
With heat and common chemicals, the author turned ore into metal
What could possibly go wrong?
But, uh, how do you land?
Defend yourself against stink bugs, mosquitoes, and fruit flies
The science behind sauerkraut.
The egg-shaped car, the washing machine-wagon hybrid, the home-built steam automobile, and more cars built in the garages of DIY enthusiasts
Swiss Miss is a miss.
Never fret about collapsing candy walls again.
Add a whiff of cheer.
Two years, $4,385, and some homemade ingenuity can get you this underwater ride
Build a robot that plays Angry Birds for you
And you can buy it for $13K soon, it seems
Here's how to make your own instead
Science up an amazing meal, entertain guests, and stay safe and sane.
None of that store-bought clay, either. We're digging it out of the ground.
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?
Tell time and support arrested teenage inventor Ahmed Mohammed
Give them as a DIY gift
Re-purpose that beater laptop into a shiny new external hard drive
Take advantage of the warm weather
They may be past their prime, but that doesn't make them useless.
You already have the tools to shoot short videos. Here´s how to share them with the world online
A hacked-together flashlight that can shine for miles
Who needs pen and paper? Jot down reminders on a digital screen, using only your finger
Reportedly, the wooden copter can soar up to 2,600 feet, but the Chinese government has grounded it for safety reasons
Who'd have guessed? The Swedes make the manliest gear around
One high-school studentâ€™s successful quest to create atomic energy, just for kicks
You canâ€™t actually go in this jet-powered port-a-potty, but you can go pretty quick
Grab some PVC pipes and other supplies, then get ready to fire.
The 30-ton vessel, Faith, is armored to keep out unwanted guests.
Just a proof of concept, for now
Livin' la vida laser
Looks cool, probably smells terrible
Navigate like it's ye olden tymes
How to stay entertained without having to pay.
For a clutter-free celebration.
Turn sour old wine into a beautiful holiday gift -- thanks to science
Make your own resistors with paper and pencil
Father's Day -- June 21st -- is right around the corner
While other kids played cops and robbers, our columnist made his own explosives. See how to make your own in our video
When civilization collapses, this hand-built coin press could mint money to buy goats, grain, or even a spouse
Become the colonel of the kitchen.
Hackett relies on his ingenuity to turn spring steel into an edged blade.
How our readers turned hairpins into resistance units, electric fans into potato slicers, and asbestos shingles into hotplates.
A sound-activated device that gives you more freedom than any store-bought clapper could wish for
Pop some science with Pop Sci
11 apps to build your real-world social network.
Find a smaller, more specialized group.
Improve the sound of your videos.
Feel like a pioneer, without all the dysentery and typhoid.
Unlock the mystery of the pencil by turning out a few of your own.
Q: What is podcasting?
Raise your car above its gas-guzzling peers with these pointers.
A homemade vertical turbine can supply big power at little cost
Brewing your own fuel is easyâ€”it's also dangerous and potentially illegal
As one of the first synthetic materials ever made, nylon changed fashionâ€”and the world. Now you can make thread yourself by pulling it from a glass of chemicals
When dance fever hit MIT, students built a computer-controlled, LED-lit disco floor. Now you can, too
The DIYer extraordinaire presents his latest Wiimote hack: a dirt-cheap, interactive white board
Inspired by the season, a grill built from a V8 engine, a lawnmower powered by the sun, and setting off fireworks remotely
Arduino is a great microncontroller package for entry-level electronics tinkerers, but once you've got your sea legs, cheaper DIY microcontrollers used to build anything from grow-lights to irrigation systems are what you might reach for next
An inventive duo's giant homemade air cannon can project a pumpkin--or anything else--at 600 miles an hour
Could be used for knife handles or countertops
This 160-by-120 pixel TV will get you stopped at the airport
Wrist-mounted weaponry brought to you by the letter Y
The science, the creation, the business, and the fun of toys
Need to escape modern life? Climb inside this '70s-era DIY lair from our archives.
The concepts and prototypes include a hand-powered washing machine, a landmine-removal kit, and more
A remote-control, baseball-hitting robot made from a mishmash of junked parts steps up to the plate. See inside for video
Meet Lrry, a part-equine, part-reptile fire-breathing monster
An electronic musician's brilliant wearable hack uses eight Nintendo Wii controllers to create and manipulate sound in real time
DIY hurricane survival
Awesome tools for a digital dissection
Stick it to the man
Doing the kessel run in 12 parsecs with a quadcopter
No need to inhale if you learn how to blow smoke rings with a bottle
The #IStandWithAhmed backers are living up to their promises
Artist Jaden Hastings used her own blood to hack an Industrial Revolution-era printing technique
Unlike the false “Bernie Sanders Glowsticks”