Clever fellow sends text messages to start his car

Our pals over at Make posted this article about Will O'Brien, and how he took an old iPhone, an Arduino, and a handful of electronic crap and made a remote starter for his Subaru Outback that lets him start his car with a text message. The link to his site gives a full schematic of how it was done, and he's made the… »12/29/11 12:30pm12/29/11 12:30pm

The car repairs you should be able to do yourself

Car repairs can drain your pocketbook fast, but you can do a wide range of repairs yourself, regardless of your technical skill. We're not just talking oil changes; provided you can hold a wrench, you can fix everything ranging from fuel filters to alternators. We'll detail the tools necessary for your DIY toolkit,… »12/15/11 12:30pm12/15/11 12:30pm

The incredible DIY bike trailer for cooking gas cylinders

The standard way to transport a cylinder of cooking gas in the second or third worlds is to balance it on the top tube of a bicycle frame while pedaling. There is now a better way, courtesy of an unknown Hungarian inventor, who has created a bicycle trailer for the job in his unknown shed. The trailer is on sale for… »9/19/11 2:00pm9/19/11 2:00pm