More Make on podcasts. This one with Alex from Corante. Two short interviews with Phil Torrone of Make magazine. Phil is a DIY guy who is always dreaming up new ways to take gadgets to new boundaries. Link.
Make Flickr photo pool member mattadata writes “This is the hack I performed to get my alarm clock inside of my lamp for a clean night-stand appearance“. Now mattadata can just glance over to see the clock, control it- all without anyone seeing an unsightly clock. Neat project, expect to see this in your local MegaMart in 3, 2, 1… Link.
Is there anything LEGOs can’t do? The idea of building a working Rubik Cube has always appealed. Here the challenge is to create a mechanical device that has a number of degrees of freedom about a central point. It’s not easy! The cube consists of 12 edge pieces, 8 corner pieces and one central piece. All of these have to be interlocking, yet still be able to rotate about any axis at any time in any direction. Link.
You know we all want this. Have you ever wanted to just plug an AC appliance into your car but it didnt have any jacks? Well here is an article on how to add 110v AC Power jacks to your car! Great project, flip switch on the inside, to test it out they brew some coffee in-car. Link.
Part one was the Weatherproof Wi-Fi camera rig- and now Mavromatic has posted their DIY: Outdoor wireless access point/signal repeater to get the signal to and from the Wireless camera. This how-to has a ton of great information if you ever wanted to get a signal across a large distance. “This project was installed about a year and a half ago and has been functioning since. There have been times I needed to reboot the repeater throughout the year, so it’s not like you can install it forget about it (unless you buy commercial products, not a Linksys). You also have to keep an eye out for growing shrubs and trees, since that will limit your signal over time“. http://www.mavromatic.com/archives/000451″>Link.
Here are a couple podcasts from around the podcastosphere with yours truly talking about MAKE, hacking, mods, projects and as much as humanly possible over Skype. If you can’t get enough of our shows, check these out, download them and add them to your podcast fetcher. The Gadget Show #11 with Richard Giles of GadgetLounge.net and MacPhilly’s Almost Live! Podcast 017 with Phillip Zannini. Thanks for having me on the shows gents!
Great project to add your MP3 player to your car (Cool MAKE Photo too!) “Over the past couple of years I have upgraded my Pioneer Car CD changer to meet my needs. I went from a 6CD to a 12CD and now I have a portable MP3 player I want to connect. Pioneer offers an auxiliary adapter (CDRB-10) for ~$40 or an iPod adapter (CD-IB100) for ~$130. The auxiliary adapter appears to be a simple input-to-RCA-out, so I decided to make an aux adapter myself for ~$6. A quick tally of the cost of the parts listed is ~$12 bucks but you’ll have plenty of wire for your future projects and an extra stereo jack“. Link.
All the cool kids in the Shire are tagging it up with Moss Graffiti, maybe not- but here’s how to make Moss graffiti. Ingredients: 1 can of beer, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and several clumps of garden moss. There’s a neat spot in the backyard here, I’m going to try it out and post up pictures. Might make some neat art. Link.
It’s a bike! It’s a shopping cart! It’s CartBike! Not only is this bike mod handy and practical, it requires no welding and uses only “U” brackets and hose clamps! Full step by step and construction details on the site. Link. Thanks Novysan!
Hadley sent this article in by Gregory Ng– With all this crazy talk about people stealing iPods, we at Apple Matters say, If you can’t stand the thought of someone stealing your iPod, follow these simple steps and rig your pride and joy with the iStain. The iStain equips your iPod with the best in theft deterrent technology. Borrowing the principles of dye packs used in banks, the iStain will literally catch your assailant red handed. Link.
Hal says “You guys mentioned welding a while back. Here are a few pages that involve making things out of metal“. How to Bend Tubing and Pipe by Hand- An overview of bending tubing and pipe using simple homemade tools. Tube coping calculator- prints a cutting pattern for joining two round tubes at an angle. Tube deflection calculator- calculates how much square tube will bend under load.
In the Make photo pool Adam Thornton posted a really cool how to on making a 20th century cocktail. Besides it being a useful step by step, Adam used the Comic Maker application “Comic Life” from Plasq we’ve been having a lot of fun with here. Link.