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This DIY triple-screen laptop will make you a total boss at your local coffee shop

This DIY triple-screen laptop will make you a total boss at your local coffee shop The hacked together triple-screen laptop sure as hell isn't pretty — just look at all those ugly hinges used to bolt the two displays to the Toshiba laptop — but it's functional.It's an impressive monstrosity, and while it sorta resembles Project Valerie, it's nowhere near as capable.

Feed Your Tinkering Impulses With This $30 Arduino Starter Kit

Feed Your Tinkering Impulses With This $30 Arduino Starter Kit Lifehacker has posted more Arduino projects than Trump has tweets, and Amazon’s selling starter kits for $30 today, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen.This beginner-friendly set includes 44 components to get you started, including cool stuff like vibration and temperature sensors, a small screen, and a PDF to get you started with the basics.

Build a smartphone ring light with a 3D printer and $60 in parts

Build a smartphone ring light with a 3D printer and $60 in parts The project comes from Adafruit, a company that designs electronics specifically for learning — and for crafting DIY rigs like the ring light.The light will cost around $60 in parts, excluding the cost of a 3D printer and materials.

Adding self-driving tech to your car is surprisingly cheap... and legal

Adding self-driving tech to your car is surprisingly cheap... and legal While Tesla rolls out updates to Autopilot incrementally and other automakers fine-tune their autonomous platforms after years of development, some ambitious drivers are tricking out their own, regular cars with self-driving systems.But safety concerns about DIY self-driving tech pushed the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) to get involved.

Taco Bell ditched the Naked Chicken Chalupa, so here's how to make your own

Taco Bell ditched the Naked Chicken Chalupa, so here's how to make your own Last month, Taco Bell unleashed the Naked Chicken Chalupa, which is basically just a deep-fried piece of chicken shaped like a taco shell.We lovingly called it "the grossest fast food invention yet.

20 'Doctor Who'-Themed Crafts to Make, Buy

20 'Doctor Who'-Themed Crafts to Make, Buy But the eight weeks leading up to season 10—also showrunner Steven Moffat’s last—can feel like eight years.Check out our roundup of Doctor Who-themed crafts, including do-it-yourself patterns and trinkets made with love—by someone else.

Make Your Own Naked Chicken Chalupa Because Taco Bell Is Taking Theirs Away

Make Your Own Naked Chicken Chalupa Because Taco Bell Is Taking Theirs Away If you follow the world of stunt food, you most likely saw Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa, a taco-like creation where the shell is made of crispy chicken, rather than the “usual” chalupa wrapping.Sadly, Taco Bell will be removing the protein-wrapped delicacy from their menus sometime in March, but don’t be sad; you can make your own.

Netflix Characters Whip You Into Shape With DIY Personal Trainer

Netflix Characters Whip You Into Shape With DIY Personal Trainer Watching Fuller House or Grace and Frankie on my phone during a workout passes the time.Its fourth “Make It” project gives users “that extra push,” doling out motivation from your favorite Netflix characters “right when you need them most,” the streaming service said.

Someone made Windows 98 for your wrist, because why not?

Someone made Windows 98 for your wrist, because why not? And someone recently made a browser extension that brings Clippy back to life.Following the trend, Michael Darby, a self-described "amateur technology project maker" who blogs at 314reactor.

Painting Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Different Colors Isn't As Scary As It Looks

Painting Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Different Colors Isn't As Scary As It Looks Truly painting your Joy-Con controllers will require taking them completely apart.Take Imgur user Retaihec for instance.

Fifth grade girl builds portable, solar powered tiny house thanks to YouTube tutorials

Fifth grade girl builds portable, solar powered tiny house thanks to YouTube tutorials In a video posted by popular tiny house YouTube channel relaxshacksDOTcom, Callie walks us through her hideaway, which she made for just $10 in addition to repurposed materials and supplies that were already in her dad's workshop.Some of the more impressive repurposed materials include a divider made out of an old TV that also serves as a method of warming water, and handles that make the whole thing portable made from an old walker.

What I’ve Learned From Tinkering With the Raspberry Pi for Five Years

What I’ve Learned From Tinkering With the Raspberry Pi for Five Years Thankfully, Raspberry Pi projects have gotten easier over the years.Before hobbyists latched onto the Raspberry Pi, it was a computer for learning how to code targeted mainly at kids.

Alexa Combined With an Animatronic Skull Is a Very Creepy Hack

Alexa Combined With an Animatronic Skull Is a Very Creepy Hack It’s an artificially intelligent animatronic skull telling you about the weather through a set of clacking teeth.To be a bit more specific, the answer is Project Yorick, a three-axis skull kit that’s been programmed to work with Amazon’s personal assistant, Alexa.

Zelda Plus Raspberry Pi Equals Ocarina-powered Home Automation

Zelda Plus Raspberry Pi Equals Ocarina-powered Home Automation Long before Breath of the Wild, there was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.OOT had tons going for it, but the spell songs were definitely one of the things that made the game so memorable.

Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you

Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you Stanford researchers have hacked the Lego Mindstorms platform as a springboard to create a liquid-handling robotics kit, using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts.” To fill that vacuum, the team created their own desktop liquid-handling robots that approach the performance of the far more costly automation systems found at universities and biotech labs, Riedel-Kruse said.