Can Halloween fans bring a big budget feel to their haunted house on a shoestring? Well, thanks to technologies new and old it can be done not only for cheap, but without a ton of effort. To find out how to make it happen, we spoke to Steve Eaton, a special effects man who works in Hollywood and who every year puts on his own haunted house in Santa Clarita, California. And he's able to do it with some simple tricks thanks to digital projectors and a handful of fog machines. Here's a few things he uses to create that eerie haunted vibe.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a classic Super Nintendo game, one beloved by gamers of a certain generation. As a gamer of said generation, I absolutely love this homemade Zombies Ate My Neighbors arcade cabinet.
Well, this is the best: Andrew Salamone hacked a knitting machine to turn it into a sort of sweater printer, allowing him to "print" images right into a sweater as its being knit. So of course, he made a sweater with Bill Cosby's face on it.
There's really nothing China's DIY tinkerers can't build. We've seen them all from Iron Man suits to homemade iPads, these guys know how to build stuff out of junk. Chinese farmer Shu Mansheng's life-sized flying saucer wheel is only the latest and greatest from the People's Republic.
How big is too big when it comes to a tablet? 12 inches, maybe? How about 23 inches? Because that's how big the Megapad is.
Ed Rogers lives in an apartment that would be a dream for train watchers, but nightmarish for fans of sleeping. He lives right up against the tracks, and sometimes really long, noisy trains come rolling by. His solution? Automatically closing windows, with the help of some tech-savvy know-how and a 3D printer.
Summer is winding down, which also means the end of cookout season. But wait! Don't roll your grill into the shed just yet! You still have time to make your propane tank seriously awesome.
NYC's Adafruit Industries is coming at you with another piece of eye-catching geekery: the iNecklace. As cringe-worthy as a piece of Apple-themed jewelry should be, it's actually really cool.
Looking for a weekend project that'll get you a little closer to being like Batman? Well, why not turn a fire extinguisher into a fully functioning grappling hook launcher?
Tarring and feathering a dude is a messy job. Wouldn't it be easier if you could shoot a canister of the gunk at somebody without gooing up your fingers? Enter the Portable Pneumatic Variable Payload Delivery Device a.k.a. tar and feather gun.