There are tons of gadgets you can make in your own home, and we have the instructions. Whether it’s a fun gadget like the Hungry Robot that eats coins or a gadget which is actually useful, such as the open-source ThingSpeak platform that can create a homemade detector for harmful gases like carbon monoxide, you can find it here.
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Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.