electronics

Build An Exercise Bike That Won't Let You Watch TV Unless You Pedal It

Exercising is all about finding motivation. This custom bicycle stand you can build at home will let you watch TV while you work out, but only if you keep pedalling.


Keep Wires Locked Together With The Linesman Splice

Wire splicing and soldering is a basic skill that any DIY enthusiast can master — but it all starts with a solid connection between the two wires. That’s where the Linesman splice comes in.


Quickly Test Coin Cell Batteries With DIY Battery-Testing Tweezers

Some batteries can be tested just by dropping them, but coin cells can be much trickier to test. This DIY pair of battery-testing tweezers can test the polarity and charge of coin cell batteries just by picking them up.


Build A Touchscreen Music Player With A Raspberry Pi

We’ve seen plenty of ways to turn a Raspberry Pi into a handy music player. Instructables user mkarvonen shows off how to add a touchscreen into the mix so you can also easily control that music right from the Pi.


DIY Touch Lights Let You Send People Your Mood Across The Globe

Electrical engineer and musician John Harrison was looking for a way to communicate with distant friends and relatives in a more personal way, without using Facebook, email or other such service. He came up with the idea of “Filimins” — touch-sensitive, wireless lights that can be set to a colour and all other connected lights, no matter their location, will change to that colour.


Build Yourself A Pair Of Battery-Testing Tweezers This Weekend

Sure, you can check how well a battery bounces to test how full it is, but when it comes to lithium or “button” cells, there’s a more gentle approach — a pair of DIY tweezers that you can keep with you in your tool kit.


Convert An Old PC Into A Bartop Arcade Machine

If you have an old PC sitting around collecting dust, Make shows off how to convert it into a bartop arcade cabinet for under $US300.


Download Windows 10 Free For Raspberry Pi 2

Back in February, Microsoft promised there would be a free version of Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 owners. Now you can download the preview versions of the Windows 10 IoT Core release for the Raspberry Pi 2 or Intel’s Minnowboard Max.


Build A Kickass Robot Arm: The Perfect Arduino Project For Beginners

The Arduino is a cheap, fun way to get into building your own electronics, but it can seem daunting to get started. Here, we’ll show you how to get a start-to-finish Arduino primer with a killer project: building a sweet robot arm.


Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered GoPro Style Action Camera

Action cameras are usually not that open to tinkering. If you’d like to build and mess around with your own, DIY enthusiast Connor Yamada shows you how to build an action camera with a Raspberry Pi.