electronics

Four Great DIY Projects For Hacking Computers And Networks

If you’re testing your hacking skills or trying to learn more about security, your toolkit shouldn’t end with your computer. If you’re willing to pick up a screwdriver, a soldering iron and a few other tools, there are several great DIY hacking projects that will test your mettle and teach you a few things about networking at the same time. Let’s take a look at some of them.


These DIY Laser Dog Goggles Light Up The Night (And Look Like A Borg)

It’s not going to make your dog walks faster, easier or more productive, but these DIY laser goggles for your dog will certainly make those late night walks more interesting, and a bit more fun. Plus: your dog looks like a Borg drone, which is just awesome.


The Kano Kit Teaches Kids To Build Computers And Learn To Code

You have a lot of options for excellent little starter kits for electronics of all kinds. But if you’re looking to teach a kid about programming, the Kano Kit is a fantastic new option.


Build A Super-Thin Point-And-Shoot Camera With A Raspberry Pi

We’ve seen point-and-shoot cameras made with the Raspberry Pi before, but they’re always a bit clunky. Ben Heck shows off a way to slim it down so it’s actually useable in the real world.


Build An Entire Home Automation System With A Raspberry Pi And Arduino

We’ve seen a lot of DIY home automation projects over the years, but Instructables user electronichamsters shows off one of the most complete systems we’ve seen yet. You’ll be able to use it to monitor just about everything in your house.


Create Your Own Google Calendar Door Sign

One of the nice things about Google Calendar is the fact you can share your schedule with other people. However, if you’d prefer a more real-world solution, DIY enthusiast Alex Forey shows off how to create a little sign for your door.


Build A Bass Cannon, Pull The Trigger To Rock The Party

It’s no dubstep gun, but this DIY “bass cannon” combines some speaker guts and an Airzooka for a portable party that rides on your shoulders — or at your hip, ready to fire some crazy beats any time the need arises.


Make An MP3 Player Out Of An Old Cassette

MP3 players aren’t nearly as popular as they used to be, but Instructables user BrittLiv’s MP3 player-inside-of-a-cassette is cool enough that it might be worth making regardless.


Create Your Own iOS Notifications Viewer With An Arduino

Sick of looking at your phone just to check notifications? DIYer Luke Berndt was, so he decided to build a little notifications viewer with an Arduino.


Build Your Own Automatic Tea Machine

Making tea is pretty easy: put the bag in, let it steep, take it out. But it’s easy to forget to remove the teabag, which means you end up with a little too much flavour. Instructables user suvinks solved this problem by creating a little tea brewing machine.