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Making a real life version of Link's shield from The Legend of Zelda

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Making a real life version of Link's iconic Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda may be the most impressive weapon Man at Arms: Reforged has ever made. It required a perfect design, a lot of grunt work in curving the metal sheet, expert embossing and basically melting pieces of metal together to form the final shield. Read more...

Watch: Forget work, procrastination has a magic future

Forget about playing addictive mobile games or stalking your friends on Facebook while you’re supposed to be working. The future of procrastination already looks much better than that, as a new augmented/virtual reality concept video from Magic Leap shows us. Show More Summary

Hackaday Prize Worldwide: Makers Asylum

Several weeks before we launched the Hackaday Prize 2015 officially, I was asked to set up a local event in Mumbai to help spread the word about the event to local Makers. Since I also help run a local maker space, Makers’ Asylum, we decided to have a Bring-a-Hack evening on March 21st at the Asylum. It was a packed day at the Asylum. Show More Summary

Heated Slippers keep your Feet Warm, also your House as it Burns to the Ground.

Winter may be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean that feet are free from being cold. Sure, socks or slippers may help a little, or you can even turn up the heat in your home but none of those options are as fun or as dangerous as [Colin Furze’s] solution. Show More Summary

14 Wheel Drive Vehicle Climbs Over Most Things

What do you get when you cross 7 hobby gearboxes with 14 wheels and a LiPo battery? Instead of speculating an answer, we can just check out one of [rctestflight’s] projects. He came across those hobby gearboxes and thought it would be fun to build a 14 wheel drive contraption. Show More Summary

BeagleBones At MRRF

[Jason Kridner] – the BeagleBone guy – headed out to the Midwest RepRap Festival this weekend. There are a lot of single board computers out there, but the BeagleBoard and Bone are perfectly suited for controlling printers, and motion control systems thanks to the real-time PRUs on board. Show More Summary

Watch all the parts of a table saw magically self-assemble itself

Putting things together can sometimes make you feel accomplished but there are a lot more times where it gets real tedious, real fast. That's why I enjoy these magic self-assembling videos. Frank Howarth shows an entire table saw assembling itself in this stop-motion video and it makes me wish this could happen in real life. Read more...

Measure Laser Wavelength with a CD and a Tape Measure

Obviously the wavelength of a laser can’t be measured with a scale as large as that of a carpenter’s tape measure. At least not directly and that’s where a Compact Disc comes in. [Styropyro] uses a CD as a diffraction grating which results...Show More Summary

It took $100,000 worth of Lego to recreate Jurassic Park with bricks

You have to be a monster to hate a movie like Jurassic Park, but it turns out there are fans so devoted to the film that they'll spend weeks and weeks painstakingly creating their own stop-motion version of the blockbuster using $100,000 worth of Lego—and some digital wizardry in post-production. Read more...

The Human CrossFit Lab Rats That Tested Apple Watch 

Apple's lab rats wear Lululemon. For the past two years, Apple paid people to exercise in a top-secret testing center wearing elaborate monitoring gear that made them look like Bane at a CrossFit gym. Read more...

Uber-Cheap FPV Snow Sled

Has the winter blues got you RC vehicle guys down? Well, cheer up! Spring is just around the corner. In the meantime though, you can take a page out of [BenNBuilds’] book and build an FPV Snow Sled. So how is using this Snow Sled inShow More Summary

We Have a Problem: Shower Feedback Loop

Hackaday, we have a problem. Clean water is precious and we want to come up with some ideas to help conserve it. Today’s topic is water wasted while showering. Let’s kick around some ideas and prompt some new builds for The HackadayShow More Summary

How to Directly Program an Inexpensive ESP8266 WiFi Module

The ESP8266 is the answer to “I want something with Wifi.” Surprisingly, there are a number of engineers and hobbyists who have not heard of this chip or have heard of it but don’t really understand what it is. It’s basically the answer...Show More Summary

Disco Dog is an LED vest that will make your dog sparkle (and alert others if it gets lost)

Here’s a new Kickstarter campaign for a product aimed at helping your dog if he or she gets lost – and making sure they look like a ‘70s icon in the meantime. Aptly called Disco Dog, it’s an LED- studded vest for dogs of all sizes that will light up your life. Show More Summary

Putting new into the old – a Phonograph upgrade.

[smellsofbikes] recently came into possession of a 1970’s “stereo radio phonograph” cabinet consisting of a vinyl record player, AM and FM radio, and eight track tape player. The radio worked, the turntable didn’t sound too nice, and the tape player didn’t work at all. A new needle fixed the turntable, but the eight-track was in bad shape. Show More Summary

The Nordic Grip galoshes for high heels

Walking in high heels is a seriously tough task. It takes a lot of practice to be able to walk and look normal, or on pretty much anything other than a completely flat surface. If it’s winter time complete with a blanket of snow and ice hiding underneath, but you still want to look fanciful in a pair of stilettos, it would be wise to take at least some precaution...

Retrotechtacular: On the Wings of Goodyear

At the opposite end of the spectrum from the various blimp and rigid-hull airships Goodyear has created over the years stands the Goodyear Inflatoplane, the company’s foray into experimental inflatable aircraft. Goodyear had recently...Show More Summary

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