Fake Solar Cell in Calculator

This is Mike and today I was consolidating my scrap electronics drawer and found this: A broken calculator. I decided to take the screen and the solar cell out. I removed the back panel and noticed the lack of wires to the cell. I checked for broken solder connections and found none. The solar cell […]

The Electric Deck of Cards

This looks like a deck of cards, it feels like a deck of cards, and it even handles like a deck of cards. But this little gadget has a very shocking secret. In this project, you’ll see how Stuart Edge, was able to give these lucky ladies, an electrifying first kiss. For this project, we’re […]

The Complex Hack That Suddenly Stopped a Secret Nuclear Power Plant

Hey, Thoughty2 here Kevin Mitnick is an American computer hacker, who served five years in prison. Some of that time was spent in solitary confinement. Mitnick was not violent. So why, you ask, was a humble computer geek forced into solitary confinement? Because law enforcement told the judge that Kevin Mitnick could start a nuclear […]

#140 IKEA Tradfri IOT Smart Lighting System Hack

Grüezi YouTubers. Here is the guy with the Swiss accent. With a new episode around sensors and microcontrollers. Lately, IKEA jumped on the IOT bandwagon and released a new line. It is called TRÅDFRI smart lightning, and is a direct competitor to Philips hue. Tradfri is Danish and means “wire-free” This line consists of controllers, […]

Urine Ignition!

This isn’t looking good at all. What was supposed to be an easy day hike, is quickly turning into a life-threatening situation. One of your top priorities is to get a fire going before nightfall, but all you’ve got with you is a bag lunch and an empty water bottle. This is a challenge that’s […]

4W-Drive Educational Salt & Solar Powered Car

this is my new car I found it last week in a DIY store this little car has got the zero mechanical parts but most interesting one is the power system it comes with a little 1.5 volt battery that gets charged only by adding a little salt with the water the gearbox is designed […]

Burning Stuff With 2000ºF Solar Power!!

In a previous project I found a free tv and turned it into a giant solar scorcher. This shoots out a deadly beam of sunlight, that’s hot enough to abuse food, melt metal and burn things you probably shouldn’t. Today seemed like a good day to play with my Solar Scorcher. I positioned my frame […]

How to get 2000ºF Solar Power

If a small magnifying glass will burn things with sunlight, how much power could you get from a lens as big as you? In this project we’re hacking open a rear projection TV, because that’s where you can find one of these amazing solar scorchers, for free. To get started, the first thing I’m gonna […]

HHO Generator – Water to Fuel Converter

Can you make water explode? Well, maybe not water per-se, but with a simple technique, we can turn one of the most abundant materials on earth, into a highly explosive gas. In this project we’re building a generator that uses electricity to convert this, into this. For this project we’re going to need some stainless […]