DIY

DRONES

The Last Thing You See Before Being Attacked by a DIY Drone Swarm

Watch Michael Reeves' swarm of drones detect his face and try to ram into it.
Samantha Cole
2 days ago
DIY

The Guy Behind Rich Rebuilds Wants to Open a DIY Tesla Repair Shop

Rich Benoit repairs Teslas on YouTube, but now he's crowdfunding to create a DIY repair shop with an eye on education.
Matthew Gault
11.27.18
How Hacking Works

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked

Do you want to stop criminals from getting into your Gmail or Facebook account? Are you worried about the cops spying on you? We have all the answers on how to protect yourself.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.12.18
DIY

How to Cook an Egg with Magnets

Watch the folks at KJ Magnetics cook an egg with a few magnets and a motor.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.2.18
Weed

This Teen Made a DIY Device That Measures the Strength of Your Bong Hits

Bradley Moore explains how he generates the dankest of data.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.26.18
Biodomes

This Guy Is Sealing Himself in a DIY 'Biodome' to Raise Awareness of Climate Change

“Would be happy to make it a full 24 hours, but we'll see,” Kurtis Baute told Motherboard in an email.
Becky Ferreira
10.24.18
renewable energy

This Solar-Powered, 'Low Tech' Website Goes Offline When It's Cloudy

Low Tech Magazine has completely re-envisioned how websites work in order to create a site that uses very little power.
Caroline Haskins
10.2.18
rockets

Meet the Amateur Rocketeer Building Self-Landing Replicas of SpaceX Rockets

Joe Barnard has spent the last three years pioneering DIY landing technologies for amateur rockets and now the aerospace industry is paying attention.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.21.18
videos

This 3D Printed Clock Runs on Marbles and Watching it Is Soothing Me

The clock is loud, impractical, and gorgeous.
Matthew Gault
9.13.18
e-waste

These Post-Apocalyptic Looms Were Made From E-Waste

Weaving, in the end times.
Matthew Gault
9.6.18
knit art

Oh This? Just a Giant Starmap Made By a Hacked 80s Knitting Machine

Australian engineer Sarah Spencer unveiled “Stargazing: A knitted tapestry” over the weekend at the Electromagnetic Field Camp festival.
Becky Ferreira
9.4.18
videos

The Chemist Whose DIY Lasers Are Too Dangerous for YouTube

The YouTuber 'Styropyro' recycles tech to turn old parts into lightsabers and laser bazookas.
Matthew Gault
8.15.18
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