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Fan-built Raspberry Pi tablet the PiPad has plywood case

Maker fanatic Michael Castor made his own tablet, complete with touchscreen and hand-crafted plywood case.

By January 15, 2014


DIY Weekend: Building a window to the stars

Douglas Smith built a telescope out of plywood, aluminum, and porthole glass. Now he can see the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter.

By July 31, 2010


Schwarzenegger test drives a plug-in hybrid Hummer

The Toyota Prius is great and all, but try carrying a sheet of plywood or a soccer team around in it.

By June 2, 2009


A proposal for Twitter: Shut it down

But not for good. Close the site temporarily. Put plywood over the doors and windows, as it were, with a big "We're remodeling!" sign on the front.

By June 6, 2008


Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose

A project born during World War II led to Howard Hughes leading the construction of a gigantic, plywood-framed cargo plane in 1947. Here is video of that plane courtesy of LikeTelevision.

November 1, 2007


Raspberry Pi and Android become Steam Machines with Limelight

With Limelight, you can turn your Raspberry Pi or your phone or tablet into a Steam Machine on the cheap.

By January 17, 2014

Editors' Take

Raspberry Pi Model B+

The "final evolution" of hacker favourite the Raspberry Pi Model B has arrived, adding two USB ports and becoming more power efficient.

July 14, 2014


Cat Tardis: Paws-itively perfect for your Doctor Mew

Prove yourself a worthy space companion for cats with this "Doctor Who" playhouse for your kitty that's for sale on Etsy.

By February 6, 2014


The computer that's writing books

Why go through the trouble of writing a book when you can just get a computer to write it instead?

By December 18, 2012


Rubber Band Machine Gun holds 672 elastic shots

The rubber band gun of your childhood can just quit now. The Rubber Band Machine Gun puts it to shame.

By December 19, 2013