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Building A Dead-On-Accurate Model Ford Pickup From Scratch

In a world filled with 3D printed this and CNC machined that, it’s always nice to see someone who still does things the old-fashioned way. [Headquake137] built a radio controlled truck body (YouTube link) from wood and polystyrene using just a saw, a Dremel, a hobby knife, and a lot of patience. Show More Summary

Watch Two Powerful Rare-Earth Magnets Crush Things

We humans like to see stuff get destroyed. I’m not proud of it, but I do find things like this enjoyable. There’s nothing quite like wanton destruction, especially when stuff get killed between two giant rare-earth…

A Human Master Gives This Robot Perfect Balance And Lightning Reflexes

Creating a humanoid robot that’s as agile and fast as an adult human — not a toddler — is a huge challenge as the recent DARPA challenge illustrated. So researchers at MIT have designed a robot that acts more like a puppet, relying on a human operator for dexterity, speed and balance. More »      

Lifestyle Home Elevator Will Beam You Up. Eventually.

English company Terry Lifts has a small elevator designed to be an alternative to chairlifts. The Lifestyle Home Elevator lets residents, especially old people, shuffle between their floors with ease. It’s also a hilarious way to…

What Exactly Is Dark Matter?

We don’t know what dark matter is but we do know it exists. We know what it’s not though and Kurz Gesagt does its thing with another animated video explainer trying to break down what dark matter and dark energy is. Which is basically, we know something is out there, it interacts with gravity and there is a lot of it. More »      

Visualizing RF Standing Waves

Standing waves are one of those topics that lots of people have a working knowledge of, but few seem to really grasp. A Ham radio operator will tell you all about the standing wave ratio (SWR) of his antenna, and he may even have a meter in the shack to measure it. Show More Summary

Build a Baby Plasma Cutter–Right Now!

What hacker doesn’t want a plasma cutter? Even if you aren’t MacGyver, you can probably build this one in a few minutes using things you have on hand. The catch? You probably can’t cut anything more than tin foil with it, and it is probably more a carbon-air arc gouger (which uses plasma) than a true plasma cutter. Show More Summary

The Red Bull Air Race Game Looks Amazing

Slightly Mad Studios, the guys behind Project CARS, have a new game. It’s about the world’s fastest motorsports series, and it looks awesome. More »      

Retrotechtacular: The Trautonium Was Elemental to Electronic Music

Electrical engineer and music enthusiast [Freidrich Trautwein] was dissatisfied. He believed that the equal tempered scale of the piano limited a player’s room for expression. And so in 1930, [Trautwein] and an accomplished pianist named...Show More Summary

How To View Hidden Files (Win, OS X, Android)

You can hide your personal files on all operating systems using different methods, but once hidden, it can be difficult to view again. Operating systems also come with sensitive hidden files by default to keep things simple, and you can’t access these files unless you unhide them. Show More Summary

10 Of The Most Beautifully Animated Movies Of All Time

Some animated movies aren’t just cartoons for kids but paintings that have come to life, art that’s in motion and the realisation of the imagination. It takes a lot of work to make an animated movie and CineFix has come up with a list of what they think the top 10 most beautiful animated movies are. More »      

Facebook Is Testing A Marketplace To Buy And Sell Your Junk In Australia

Tired of sharing your Gumtree links on Facebook? What about if Facebook was the marketplace where you sold all your junk? Whoa. That’s what Zuckerbook and Co are testing in Australia right now for limited users. More »      

Amazon’s AI Escapes its Hardware Prison

It’s the 21st century, and we’re still a long way from the voice-controlled computers we were all promised in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. The state of voice interaction has improved, though, and Amazon’s release of the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is another sure step towards a future of computers that will pay attention to you. Show More Summary

Human Torch Drone Is a Crazy Dangerous Combination of Blades and Fire

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The only time you get to see mutant powers in action is on TV or in a movie courtesy of special effects. But to promote the new Fantastic Four movie, Marvel turned a flying drone into a real-life Human Torch that streaked across the sky while completely engulfed in flames. Read more...

‘The Martian': A Landmark Change in How Sci-Fi is Written

Unless you’ve been living under a rock on Mars for the last few hundred “Sols”, you most likely have heard about the book “The Martian” by [Andy Weir]. It’s not often that we here at HAD will give a book recommendation, but there are so many cool little things going on here, that we just had to share it with you fine folks. Show More Summary

Cooking with Shop Tools: Most Dangerous Breakfast

In a rather comical video, [Dom] and [Chris] of [ExplosiveDischarge] show us how to make a full English breakfast — without the use of a kitchen. We’re talking eggs, bacon, ham, hash browns, and baked beans. Without the use of a single cooking element. Show More Summary

Watching Patagonia's sky fill up with clouds is so beautifully ominous

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This whole timelapse video, Patagonia 8K by Timestorm Films, is totally worth watching in its entirety just to see the landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina but I especially enjoy the clip right above where the scattered clouds dance and merge together to form a dense layer that completely blocks out the sky. You know it’s coming down, after that. Read more...

Dissolve Steel Drill Bits in Alum from the Grocery

Breaking a stud or a bolt is a pretty common shop catastrophe, but one for which a fair number of solutions exist. Drill it out, shoot in an extractor, or if you’re lucky, clamp on some Vise-Grips and hope for the best. But when a drill bit breaks off flush in a hole, there aren’t a lot of options, especially for a small bit. Show More Summary

RIP: HitchBot

Equal parts art project and social media experiment, with a dash of backyard hackery “robotics” thrown in for good measure, hitchBot was an experiment in the kindness of strangers. That is, the kindness of strangers toward a beer bucket...Show More Summary

CD Case Hologram Projector: The Future Was Here All Along

You can buy specially constructed prisms that turn a mobile device – or any small display for that matter – into a hologram-like projector. But you can save a few bucks by making one out of…

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