Researchers 3D-print WiFi-connected objects that don’t need power

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way for 3D-printed plastic objects to transmit information via WiFi without the help of batteries or electronics. And they show that it can be done with commercially available plastics and...

Ben Heck’s Atari ‘Dragster’ speed run test rig

Even computer games have their own world records, and one of the oldest uncontested ones is the fastest time for Atari Dragster, at 5.51 seconds. But how legitimate is this speed? Ben is tasked with using RAM analysis and a microcontroller to c...

Google caters to the DIY crowd with an AI camera kit for Raspberry Pi

Google created its AIY Projects initiative -- "artificial intelligence yourself" -- to encourage developers and DIY enthusiasts to learn about artificial intelligence. The first project in the series, the ready-to-assemble Raspberry Pi-based AIY Voic...

Ben Heck’s mini pinball game: Building walls

There's a problem with Ben's mini pinball game project: Everything is too big! Ben realizes that it's time to decide on the design for the playing field, adding space for the various lanes, the larger bumpers and free travel for the ball. But can...

Ben Heck’s Xbox One X teardown

There's no greater feeling than tearing into the latest and greatest games console, cracking open the case, breaking the warranty and staring at its spinning, sparkly, electronic innards. This week, Ben takes apart the Xbox One X, comparing it to...

DIY Any Kind of Controller with the MagicKey Input Board

Turn your world into a creative extravaganza. With this little controller board, you can use anything conductive as the keys for your creative works – be it your computer or fruit. TheĀ MagicKey 3-in-1 DIY MIDI Gamepad Keyboard has the power to do that and more.

The SunFounder MagicKey is a multi-function controller board based on the Atmel ATmega32U4. You can use it to control games, MIDI music applications, and much more. Connect buttons, keyboard keys, conductive paints, or more to create unique and fun input devices. Simply connect the board to a PC or a Raspberry Pi board to get started.

Ready to experiment? The MagicKey is currently 17% off the regular price for just $32.99 in theĀ Technabob Shop. Use code GIFTSHOP15 for an additional 15% off this awesome present for the DIY-nerd.