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Rob Spiegel

Gadget Freak
How to Make Virtual Wall Art and Build a Computer for Your Pet
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
7/25/2016  0
We continue to move through Gadget Freaks from the past, getting into devices that solve actual problems as well as devices that put changeable art on your wall..

Rob Spiegel

Gadget Freak
Talk to Your Mirror, Find the Sun, and Have a Swim at Night
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
7/7/2016  0
As we move through the Gadget Freaks from the past, we getting into much more complex gadgets that mostly solve actual problems.

Amy Kippen, Iman Babazadeh, Heidi Potton, and Jennifer Rochau

Gadget Freak
How to Build a Homemade CNC Laser Engraver
Amy Kippen, Iman Babazadeh, Heidi Potton, and Jennifer Rochau
6/28/2016  1
A DIY project to help with your DIY projects? This edition of Gadget Freak is going meta with a CNC laser engraver made by Amy Kippen and her team of fellow students at Colorado ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Celebrate the Best of Gadget Freak
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
6/13/2016  0
Take a look at The Best of Gadget Freak, Volume 4, a stellar collection of successful brainstorms from Design News readers.

Rob Spiegel

Gadget Freak
A Kinder, Gentler Kindle and a Better Way to Recycle
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/30/2016  0
Every now and then Design News likes to revisit some of our favorite Gadget Freak projects. Robotic hands, manipulated Kindles, and smart recycling cans round out the latest crop.

Kerry Erendson

Gadget Freak
InkBot: Building Your Own Robot That Writes
Kerry Erendson
5/20/2016  10
Seeing all of the YouTube videos of robotic arms that write on dry-erase boards I knew I'd have to a make one of these my next project. Since I’m really into cars I thought, ...

Dylan Bishoff

Gadget Freak
How to Build an Arcade Machine For All Your Favorite Video Games
Dylan Bishoff
5/5/2016  1
Remember the old days at the video arcade? Sure you can get most classic games on the latest console or even download them on your PC or phone, but nothing quite matches the feeling ...

Rob Spiegel

Gadget Freak
Melt Your Face, Test Your Knowledge, and Take Ultimate Control
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
4/19/2016  0
Years ago when Gadget Freak launched, the gadgets were stripped-down entries, often picked up from maker sites around the web. Once Gadget Freak started to gain serious popularity, ...

Paul Rako

Gadget Freak
Gadget Freak Case #279: Stack Your TVs With a Homemade Entertainment Center
Paul Rako
4/7/2016  1
I have done CAD work on dual monitors for decades. I want my eyes to do some far focus, it's helpful to delay worsening nearsightedness. I also found myself watching TV while using ...

Features

Check Out What Went On During National Robotics Week 2015!
4/10/2015
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In case you missed it, here are the highlights from National Robotics Week 2015.

Five Equals Four with a Diode OR: Something Didn't Add Up Here!
8/15/2006
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The Making of a Gadget Via Committee

Gadget Freak of the Year
4/11/2006
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A peek behind the scenes to show you how a gadget freak is created

Gadget Freak
Gadget Freak Case #270: The Attack Dyno
The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and ...
More Cool Tech from Optimal Design
Joe Wascow, principal at Optimal Design Co., talks about ...
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Candy Bowl Counter
Joe Wascow, principal at Optimal Design Co., talks about ...
Gadget Freak Case # 265: Propane – ...
This project is an experiment in generating supersonic ...
Gadget Freak Case #267: What Happens ...
The Arduino is great for connecting with hardware but has a ...
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro ...
Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage ...
Gadget Freak Case # 264: Drink Delivery ...
The DDV-IP is an inverted pendulum driving machine. The ...
Gadget Freak Case #263: Midi Key-tar
Adam Berger hacked a computer keyboard into a mini key-tar ...
Gadget Freak Case #262: Boat Lift ...
Dick Bipes couldn't find a boat lift remote with the specs ...
Gadget Freak Case #261: Dr. Seuss ...
Colorado State University students have created a Dr. Seuss ...
Gadget Freak Case #260: Arduino Solar ...
This solar charge controller, which is placed between a ...
Gadget Freak Case #259: Gag Bomb ...
This Hollywood movie-style gag bomb doubles as an alarm ...
Gadget Freak Case #258: Memory Wire ...
Marin Davide created a prototype of a moving biped using a ...
Gadget Freak Case #257: TempBug -- ...
You can put this thermometer anywhere with WiFi and collect ...
Gadget Freak Case #256: Yoga Breathalyzer
The yoga breathalyzer is a breath visualization tool that ...
Gadget Freak Case #255: Touch-Sensitive ...
Roshenac Mitchell's aim for the project was to aid the ...
Gadget Freak Case #254: Motion ...
Don Lutz created blinking animatronic eyes to animate a ...
Gadget Freak Case #253: Peltier ...
Eric Chesak created a sensor that can detect clouds, and it ...
Gadget Freak Case #252: Animated ...
Al Linke's animated weather display uses a Rasberry Pi to ...
Partner Zone
First Stop
How to Make Virtual Wall Art and Build a ...
Here's a blast from the Gadget Freak past. Check out these gadgets, from telescope warming to ...
Talk to Your Mirror, Find the Sun, and Have a ...
An interactive mirror, a solar-seeking microcontroller, and a timer for night swimmers make up ...
How to Build a Homemade CNC Laser Engraver
Laser engravers can be great tools for DIY projects. But they can also be pricey. Gadget Freak ...
A Kinder, Gentler Kindle and a Better Way to ...
Every now and then Design News likes to revisit some of our favorite Gadget Freak ...
InkBot: Building Your Own Robot That Writes
Kerry Erendson wanted to create a DIY robot that could write. The result was InkBot. Kerry ...
Prince: Legendary Musician, Advocate of STEM
In the wake of the legendary musician's death, information is coming forward that Prince was an ...
Silicon Valley Comic Con and STEM: Rise of ...
Underneath all the costumes and fandom, conventions like the Silicon Valley Comic Con are ...
Labs Across the US Open to Students for ...
The White House recently hosted National Week at the Labs to open up laboratories all over the ...
SkyMath iPad App Provides Fun, Personalized ...
SkyMath integrates various types of learning to help kids develop math skills in a fun, ...
Girls Who Code Expands STEM Summer Immersion ...
A nonprofit organization that promotes interest in STEM among girls is calling for applications ...
Sometimes All You Need Is a Little More Solder
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Not So Nice Tribute to a 2003 Mazda
One reader had to dismantle the Mazda Tribute for the sake of changing the alternator and some ...
Ford Spark Plugs Break During Removal
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Unsafe Stove Has Owner Seeing Red
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Cable Box Causes Bigger Headache Than Daytime TV
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Strange Connections Killed the Mercedes-Benz
When your car keeps dying, sometimes you have to sit down to solve the problem.
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
What should have been an easy microcontroller upgrade opens up a mysterious web of problems.
Turn on the UHF and the Plane Flips Over
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Just Because It's Old Doesn't Mean It's the ...
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
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