One of the key elements that anyone who is into making their own electronic devices needs is a screen. Often the size of the screen controls how large your project is overall, and if you want small, TinyScreen is the ticket. TinyScreen is the size of your thumb and still supports full color.
The iPhone 6 Plus -- we've seen a million leaks of bits and parts that were all said to belong to the handset, but the folks at iFixit are giving us our first official look at the phone's innards. They've just wrapped up their teardown of the larger iPhone 6 model (check out our review), and we've got all the details for you after the jump.
Connectivity is important, and LittleBits wants to connect all the things in your life. Big or small, LittleBits wants you to be able to connect them, even going so far as to automate your life. Now they’re opening up their platform, and have announced BitLab, a crowdsourced way to make hardware more like software.
We've seen video game weapons come to life before, but few are as beautiful as the replica of the Borderlands Dahl assault rifle. The weapon clone is the brainchild of Ikkalebob, and with it comes a bit of (non-lethal) functionality. Thanks to a write-up on Instructables, the DIYers among us can make their own.
There's a fond place in every gamer's heart for consoles of the past, whether an old GameBoy or a lesser known Sega Saturn. One modder gave that latter console, in particular, a luxury makeover, transforming it into a portable "laptop" made out of wood.
Amazon's Fire Phone is a lot of things, but easy to repair isn't one of them. So say the folks at iFixit, who have completed their teardown of the handset, which took place live today. Though not everything about the smartphone was a hassle, there were enough issues to give it a low score: 3 out of 10.
The device and device collection known as littleBits cloudBit offers to connect every electronic object you own to the web. Better than that, these devices allow you to make things - everything from a Remote Pet Feeder to your own web-controlled camera. These devices are made for the everyday DIY tinkerers amongst us.
Custom molds of things are next to impossible to come by for some items. Making one is also pretty difficult, but a neat product called Kreation could help you create all kinds of cool stuff. From custom molds for foodstuff, or even a cradle for your phone, this is one you should check out.
Old Gameboys are available aplenty on eBay, Craigslist, and maybe that old box in your mom's garage, but for some people, there's something special about a device crafted with one's own hands. If you fall into that category (and often wax poetic about your ol' Gameboy), Adafruit has introduced a project right up your alley.