Playing the Dr. Who Theme With Millions of Volts of Electricity

ArcAttack graced us with their musical Tesla coils—and an entertaining interview—at last year's Gizmodo Gallery. And as impressed as we were with their performance then, I'm downright giddy that they've added the Dr. Who theme to their repertoire. » 5/27/10 8:20pm 5/27/10 8:20pm

MAKE Makes Call for Makers for October Austin Faire

We love the whacky creativity of the Maker Faire here at Giz, and all you DIY gadget enthusiasts out there will be pleased to hear MAKE has just put out a call for Makers for the upcoming Austin Faire. You've got until September 4th to get your application in, and the faire itself will be happening October 18th and… » 7/18/08 7:01am 7/18/08 7:01am

Wiimote Wheelchair Helps Disabled People Paint (Roughly Speaking)

Digital Wheel Art, a wheelchair painting program to help disabled people make art, was on display at the Maker Faire event in NYC tonight. Creator YoungHyun Chung was inspired to create the device after seeing children with cerebral palsy whose limited movement stifled their artistic expression. Here's how it works,… » 6/05/08 11:30pm 6/05/08 11:30pm

Build Your Own Multitouch Table With the Cubit

Engineers at Eyebeam, a New York arts and technology center, are drastically reducing the cost of ownership for multitouch tables by taking them open-source. Schematics for the Cubit, a multitouch tabletop display, are available online for people who want to make a scaled-down Microsoft Surface for one tenth the… » 5/04/08 2:30pm 5/04/08 2:30pm