Making Stuff

As technology keeps on changing and improving, the materials, tools, and knowledge open to those who want to do it themselves have been seeing tremendous growth. Where once it took weeks to track down information and find all of the supplies the modern age has shortened this down to an evening's research. Keep on clicking and you'll likely find what you're looking for.

In honor of this, here are a series of short articles about a few different technologies to get you up to speed. Each article provides an introduction to a different area and can show you where to find ore information. Want to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle or use your Kinect for making games of your own? Then check these out.

In the news about the wars being fought in Iraq and Afghanistan mentions of the Predator drones are fairly common. With no pilots on board there are many more options. Of course it’s all high-tech and...
Making a perfect 3D object takes far too much skill and patience for most people. With computers it’s much nicer to be able to create a file in a 3D program and have it be made automatically. These ma...
When Microsoft released it's Kinect system for the Xbox 360 it was hoping to give a boost to the console and sell plenty of games. It certainly hit that target with some brisk sales, but the real surp...
When making stuff, the details can make all the difference in the world between looking clean and polished and looking rushed. To get this right involves spending many hours cutting precise holes or e...
Here at Instructables we love LEDs. They sip power, fit pretty much anywhere, are easy to wire up, and light up our projects with their many brilliant colors. Learning how to light one up is a valuabl...
Every project requires energy. It must power the tools and the batteries and the outlets that items are plugged into. With all of the problems that are tied to fossil fuels and so much solar energy ou...