Attack of the fire balloons
Pittsburgh native Mihir Garimella won the Google Science Fair for his fly-inspired robot
That butter would be better if you lit it on fire
A year-round supply of lovely flakes.
For less than the cost of a movie ticket
Become the envy of fellow passengers on TV-free airplanes
Combine simple household items to make a rocket propulsion system.
Behold this deluxe homemade microbrewery: an elaborate device that boils, ferments, chills, and pours home-crafted ale.
Create a light system to keep houseplants thriving during winter's short days.
Not violent, just handy.
Jet powered Space Rangers, kit cars, electronic organs, radio hats, and more -- all yours for a low, low price!
Build an indoor insect trap from our August, 1971 issue, fully updated for today (just in time for summer)
Inspired by our 5-Minute Project videos, Mrs. Daftari's fifth grade class shares their own DIY guides
Walking is overrated. Here's how to build the ultimate lazy man's all-terrain vehicle
It's flu season, so why not gross out your friends by whipping up a batch of totally disgusting synthetic snot? You might even learn a thing or two about non-Newtonian fluids in the bargain
Take pictures of fraction-of-a-second events with a high-speed flash system you can make for just 25 bucks
Create a superbright spotlight just like the stagehands of old: with a blowtorch and a hunk of quicklime
Been inspired by our How 2.0 projects? Send us pictures of the stuff you're makingâ€”or breaking
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You don't have to be a tech jock to make a sleek and silent home-theater PC, but everyone will think you are
Use our step-by-step primer to turn five humdrum digital photos into one stunning image via free software
See our test shots and download our high-res sample images.
Popular Science's 10th annual celebration of independent inventors
Follow along as our jumpsuited editors tackle fun and easy DIY projectsâ€”like turning a soda bottle into a tripod for your digital cameraâ€”all requiring five minutes or less
Protect your RFID-equipped credit cards and identification documents from snoopers
Heart-rate monitor with built-in GPS gives endurance athletes their first accurate tool for tracking pace and distance.
Easy does it with these smart-jawed tools
Photos from the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Odyssey, an annual program showcasing some of the coolest inventions you'll see anywhere (and they're only in high school)
Send us your ideas for open-source applications that could run on Nokia's latest Internet Tablet. You could win your own N800 and a shout-out in Popular Science magazine.
Shuffle data at twice the speed for one tenth the cost.
Using sheep as pixels
There are many ways to melt metal, but an arc furnace can liquefy almost anything you put in it, using only electricity.
From the PopSci DIY archives
See John Carnett's jet-powered ATV first hand, among many other wonders at the New York Hall of Science in Queens
A new system update for the Sony PSP brings Skype VoIP
Why recycle when you can reuse? Editor Mike builds a Smurfberry Crunch spectrometer
This week's obscure tool is one way to bend small diameter tubing
The kits will be available by mid-2010
Jake builds a safe box out of an Altoids tin and a musical greeting card.
Boost your reception with little more than a coffee can
These trick matches create serpents of ash. Happy April Fools' Day!
Prepare to eat foam.
They fly in circles, flip, twirl, and more
The first of the month is always a big one.
PancakeBot is a batter master
Use your Treo 650 to connect your laptop to the Internet, even if the carriers say it canâ€™t be done
Reportedly, the wooden copter can soar up to 2,600 feet, but the Chinese government has grounded it for safety reasons
Tell us what this is and win a Stanley FatMax hammer
What's inside a computer box? Pixies? Magic dust?
Pretty soon now
A DIY car mount that's a whole lot cheaper than off-the-shelf models
A truly inspired home automation project turns one man's living room into a swingin' dance club with a single press—video inside
The task your MakerBot was born for
And needs no batteries
You can cook a meal even if all you have is the sun
Atlantis launched on time, but not without difficulty
An Italian gearhead constructs a sportster of his own design entirely by himself over four years
Add an electric motor to your beater for pedal-free cycling
With some film and a saltshaker, you can take radioactive pictures