Use this compact component to power anything that needs juice in your DIY projects
Electroplating makes bumpers shiny and rustproof. It also makes these beautiful bits of industrial waste
Satisfy your data craving with a stylish DIY display that scrolls scores, news, weather and anything else that your computer can feed it
We assemble the choicest nerdy nuggets of everyday wisdom from the brightest tech minds around. Start your education now!
Car tags like E-ZPass aren't only read at tollbooths. Follow these instructions to sound the alarm whenever (and wherever) yours is scanned.
Keep your gadgets powered up with an easy mod to a messenger bagâ€”and help from the sun
The dead shall shine again
Bring a dead electric screwdriver back to life in seconds by adding quick-charging super capacitors.
Scoop snow from the comfort of home.
Give those batteries long, healthy lives.
Surf the Web from the hammock out back (or the park down the block) with this solar-powered Wi-Fi extender
How to send a folded flyer screaming 100 feet or more: Just add a motor-and a lot of juice
Add a camera to your scope for cheap astrophotography
DIY hurricane survival
Keep your gadgets powered even when the grid fails you
Recycle some used bottles into a powerful set of solar-charged lanterns
Step-by-step instructions for assembling the lazy man's mower
Follow along with these in-depth steps to set up a solar-powered outdoor Wi-Fi access point
Just in time for Marty McFly's arrival in the future
Use your computer for days even if you're away from civilization.
Got a four- or five-year-old PC laptop youâ€™ve dismissed as useless? Bring it back to life with these tips, then use it as a spare Web and e-mail station in the kitchen or kidsâ€™ room
Make sweet music
A homemade vertical turbine can supply big power at little cost