Stay busy while you're stuck at home
PopSci explores the geodesic dome's brief wave of popularity
Repurpose your leaf blower into a pitching machine
A scuttling robot, scaled up
Fourteen days worth of revolutionary green building in just a few minutes
Make the world's coolest belt using a high-tech mash-up of leather straps and a disposable camera
One man's scrap heap is another man's hardware store
Livin' la vida laser
Using air rifle technology
A card table that turns any game into the World Series of Poker
Flash a light on this robot and it gets very agitated.
A handheld sonic fire extinguisher
At Maker Faire 2014, the music was...electrifying
A video game that literally keeps you on your toes
This mechanical DJ plays surprisingly good music
Reportedly, the wooden copter can soar up to 2,600 feet, but the Chinese government has grounded it for safety reasons
Waaay beyond "walking the dog"
Buy some new crocs, gain a mini movie theater.
Spot annealing lets you soften metal at just one point
Hackett demonstrates how to create the bonding agent sodium silicate
It shakes hands, it dances, and it's all open-source
Prepare to eat foam.
They fly in circles, flip, twirl, and more
PancakeBot is a batter master
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Scoop snow from the comfort of home.
The classic 1979 Atari videogame is transformed into three dimensions
Make your own portable hot packs
Seeing through a rocket engine is easier than you might think.
When Brooke Martin's dog suffered separation anxiety, she built pet communicator iC Pooch
Charge electronics on the go with a bike-mounted USB hub.
The Battlestar Galactica 'bot is 6-foot-4 inches of lazy Sunday activities
Of course, it's called the C.R.A.P.P.E.R.
Designing model habitats for the red planet
Controlled by a simple keyboard
Give them as a DIY gift
A homemade vertical turbine can supply big power at little cost
Doing the kessel run in 12 parsecs with a quadcopter
Mary Hood developed a smart cane that vibrates when it detects obstacles
Good for the environment, not so good for your taste buds
Looks cool, probably smells terrible
Ann Makosinski is our young inventor of the year
Dial in the resistor you need and avoid digging through messy electronics bins.
Shelter for less than $2 per square yard
Build your own planetary explorer.
Broken window repairs not included
Put a jet on it!
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Radio-controlled, that is
RC Home Inspector can check for cracks in your foundation and keep you out of that nasty crawl space
Control your appliances in the dark with a hidden system that works just by placing your hand on your nightstand
Film all your explosively good times with a lipstick camera and a big sheet of plastic
For that crispy, crunchy audio
How to cast solid, if fleeting, shapes in mercury: Just keep it at 320 degrees below zero
Channel your inner Ron Swanson
Yes, you read that correctly.
Build eyewear that flips your perspective around
Thanks to the power of air pressure
A simple but smart robot
Pyrotechnic projects from DIYers
Get more out of Google Photos and Apple Photos.
Don't fumble it when it comes down to the wire.
A floor-to-ceiling virtual instrument that can rock for real
From lock-picking to building veggie-oil cars, Smartflix gets you up to speed
Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks
How to Build a Catapult in an Afternoon
Because those streaming cat videos won't wait
Meet a lemon racer
All you need is three magnets, one AA battery, and aluminum foil
Keep cans cold in the car with repurposed PC parts.
More on each component and the build
Meet PopSci's resident mad scientist Theodore Gray, master of concoctions and combustions
This router re-routes its routing
What could possibly go wrong?
Make a tripod out of a soda bottle for pro night shots with your digital camera
A simple tool you can make yourself, and 27 great locations to try it out
A year-round supply of lovely flakes.
That butter would be better if you lit it on fire
Fright up the night
For less than $1
Using basic kitchen supplies
Build an electromagnetic superhero hammer that responds to your touch
Create a custom computer.
If you love video games and DIY, this story is for you.