Kentucky Mastermind Powers His House Using A Car Alternator And Bicycle Wheel

Some guy on the YouTubes looked at the creek flowing through his property and said, “I wanna get some use out of that water, and I’m gonna make me some power.” In what can only be described as pure genius, he cobbled up an alternator, a wheel bearing, a wire spool, a bicycle wheel and a few other things, and built his…

Hackers Show That Tesla Autonomous Sensors Can Be Fooled, But It's All A Bit Stupid

Autonomous driving cars have many components that are analogous to our own moist, biological sensory organs. A Tesla’s radar emitter and camera, for example, serve a similar purpose in driving as your big, beautiful eyes. You know how if you cover your eyes, you can’t drive very well? That’s essentially what…

The First Guy To Hack An iPhone Built His Own Autonomous Car For Cheap And Tesla's Pissed

George Hotz is such a computer geek that he refers to a modern car as “a computer.” He’s not exactly wrong, but he’s not exactly right, either. Still, he’s right enough that he was able to hack together a fairly viable autonomous car in the space of a couple months, with off-the shelf hardware. It’s also proven to be…

Project: Make The Weirdest Period-Correct Digital Dash For My '73 Beetle

Just in case you haven’t spent two painful minutes talking to me, I should probably come out and admit that I’m a huge dork. As a huge dork, I have hugely dorky interests, like woefully obsolete display technologies and woefully primitive cars. It seems like the right thing to do would be to combine these interests.…