Pakistani students make ‘Automated Mirror Testing Machine’

Three students, Syed Abu Talib Naqvi, Muhammad Shamshirur Rehman, and Abu Hurairah Mehboob, from the Iqra University of Karachi, has built an automated mirror testing machine which they are going to present in Thailand’s Stanford International University this year. The automobile industry has always been hot in Pakistan where even students are contributing to it[…]

Robot uses AI to map a room

Can sightless robots reconstruct a room well enough to avoid endlessly bumping into walls? That’s what scientists at the University of Technology Sydney set out to discover in a study published on the preprint server Arxiv.org. They claim their approach, which employed a speaker and a microphone-sporting robot tasked with following a path-planning strategy, drove[…]

Now you can 3D print wooden products!

Several years ago, we heard how scientists from Sweden’s Chalmers University had created a 3D-printing medium made from wood fiber. Now, they’ve developed a new method of printing with it, producing solid material with the structure and qualities of natural wood. The original material took the form of a nanocellulose gel – this means it[…]

How to Make a Cigar Box Guitar?

So you think it’s time to join the 3 string revolution? Follow these simple steps towards building your own cigar-box guitar! Remember, the number one rule of building a cigar box guitar is: “There are no rules!” Just have fun with it, but be careful… Once you’ve built one, you’ll want to build another. It’s[…]

DIY Fidget Spinner

Fidget spinners are everywhere these days. Why not try making one yourself? SUPPLIES Pencil ($3 for box of 12, amazon.com) Sheet of cardboard, cut into two 2.75″ by 2.75″ squares Four nickels One dime Washi tape ($7 for 10 rolls, amazon.com) Flower embellishments ($3, amazon.com) Scissors ($6 for set of 2, amazon.com) Ruler ($4 for[…]

DIY Orbeez Stress Ball

When the going gets tough, the tough get squeezing. Once in a while, life can be pretty stressful. We’ve tried all the classic coping techniques — going for walks, coloring, listening to soothing songs — but sometimes, nothing beats a good old-fashioned stress ball. So when we spotted this colorful SUPPLIES: Orbeez Water Large bowl[…]

DIY Crepe Paper Flowers

We love flowers in any form: a perky bunch of tulips, a blooming tree, a cleverly folded napkin — and yup, even in eyeliner. SUPPLIES: • Cosmo flower pattern • Double-sided crepe paper • Green paper • Red marker • Floral wire • Floral tape • Hot glue gun and hot glue INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut[…]

DIY Hot Air Balloon

Are you looking for a unique and whimsical theme for an upcoming baby shower, bridal shower, or birthday party? Go up, up, and away with a colorful hot air balloon theme… complete with this DIY centerpiece idea! Make one for every table at your party, creating a fairytale-like atmosphere. Here’s What You’ll Need: • Glass[…]

DIY Smart Phone Speaker

A very simple and easy solution if you’re in need of a speaker and just don’t have a real one handy. Lifehacker posted this Smart Phone instant speaker on their website and we were kind of blown away by the simplicity of this. We immediately tried it ourselves and it really works. It’s obviously not[…]

Fun for Kids: Homemade Glubber Guide

Homemade slimy creations are a fun kid craze these days. If you’re a parent on the hunt for an easy recipe to make at home this summer, look no further… here is the perfect Glubber recipe Things needed: • Air-Tight Plastic Container • ½ Cap (About 2 Ounces) of 10-oz. Tide® Simply Clean™ • Laundry[…]