Enter A World Of Crazy Sensual Mix-Ups With A DIY Synesthesia Mask

F80I9WQIF9T8EBQ.MEDIUM Synesthesia, aka the mixing of the senses, is a super power to be feared. But while many synesthetes have boring talents – imagining numbers as colors, for example – this DIY hack lets you turn color into scents, thereby unlocking the rainbow of potential fruit flavors. The system works by reading colors on various surfaces and then responding with a certain smell. A fan wafts… Read More

14-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Bringing Homemade Clock To School

Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 4.28.23 AM A 14-year-old boy in Irving, Texas named Ahmed Mohamed was taken into police custody after he brought a homemade clock to school. The boy, who, according to a piece in the Dallas Morning News, “makes his own radios and repairs his own go-kart,” wanted to show is engineering teacher his handiwork. School officials originally thought his clock was a bomb and now are simply calling it… Read More

This Tiny Apple IIc Is All The Computing Power You’ll Need Ever In Your Life Forever

three1 As we enter the next Information Age, we must take only a few things with us. For example, this ashtray. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and the paddle game and that’s all you need. And this remote control. And also this teeny tiny Apple computer.
The project, created by Charles Mangin, is essentially a Raspberry Pi Model A+ case shaped like an Apple IIc. You can… Read More

Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve

0-raspberry-preserve-hero-1 Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry, right next to your jars of fruits and vegetables.
An innovative DIYer has figured out a way to skillfully merge a Raspberry Pi running BitTorrent Sync with a traditional glass Mason jar. The result is a… Read More

How Clifford Stoll Sells Klein Bottles From Under His House

Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 4.31.48 PM Clifford Stoll wrote one of my favorite books, The Cuckoo’s Egg, and then went a little goofy about the future of the Internet. But that’s OK because Cliff now sells Klein Bottles, “a one-sided surface which, if traveled upon, could be followed back to the point of origin while flipping the traveler upside down,” from his home. The most interesting thing, however, is… Read More

Brit+Co Confirms $20M Raise Led By Intel, Acquires How-To App Snapguide

Brit + Co Homepage Big news today for Brit + Co., the lifestyle media and e-commerce business aimed at people interested in crafty projects. The startup has confirmed that it’s raised $20 million in funding, and it has acquired user-generated DIY app Snapguide to add more media to its platform — or, as CEO and founder Brit Morin told TechCrunch, “to build out our community with more… Read More

Brit+Co Confirms $20M Raise Led By Intel, Acquires How-To App Snapguide

Brit + Co Homepage Big news today for Brit + Co., the lifestyle media and e-commerce business aimed at people interested in crafty projects. The startup has confirmed that it’s raised $20 million in funding, and it has acquired user-generated DIY app Snapguide to add more media to its platform — or, as CEO and founder Brit Morin told TechCrunch, “to build out our community with more… Read More