I consider myself to be handier than the average person. I think it comes from living on a farm where you have to learn to do things yourself. Having said that, making something really beautiful is more like art than engineering but to me these two things are one.

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Your Own Solar Powered Car, Designed and Built by You. They say that necessity is the mother of invention right? Well it seems in some cases boredom will also suffice as brain stimulant. In this video the inventor claims that he designed,built and enjoyed a solar power car that can reach 40 km/hr.

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The Wright Brothers Would Have Been a Hit on You-Tube. Have you ever considered what it might have been like to be one of the Wright brothers and for the first time climbing on board your own invention and handy-work to see if it will fly? ( literally ). Imagine both the excitement and fear […]

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See Super Fast Gaming Computers Make the Experience Better. Computer games have progressed past Space Invaders and Pacman of the 80’s to 3 dimensional virtual world’s that are getting closer and closer to the real thing. In order to be able really appreciate the newest of these games you need a computer that can handle […]

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Simple Instructions to Make a Salt Water Battery. With the weekend coming and the weather looking kind of crappy, it is time to find a cool home experiment to do. This is way better than trying to reduce the to-do list or doing homework right.

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A Device to Recover Dryer Heat. Using the clothes dryer is a very energy intensive operation. Electricity or natural gas needs to provide enough heat to dry out your clothes and the cycles take some time. What if we could recover this waste heat that we have already paid for?

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Make a Holographic Projector at Home. I showed this video to my wife, thinking it would be a great home experiment for kids to do with their parents or even just with kids. She thought it was so cool she has been bugging me ever since to get to work and redo the experiment. Just […]

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Learn How to Build an Arcade Game. Arcade games have come a long way since the 1980’s with touch screens and incredible graphics but those of us that grew up with the original first generation machines there is something nostalgic about games like Galactic and Super Mario Brothers. There is no way you will find […]

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A Useful Homemade Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks. The term RAID originally stood for “redundant array of inexpensive disks”. Over the years the emphasis on inexpensive was lost and the term is thought to stand for now “redundant array of independent disks”. Either way a RAID system is a data storage visualization technology that combines […]

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There are Several Ways to be able to Disconnect from the Power Grid. There is a well known process for changing wood or coal into a flammable gas that can be used for combustion elsewhere. When hydrocarbons are heated in an environment that is low on oxygen you get a combination of gases that come […]

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