So you want to hack stuff—tear it apart, put it back together with other components, and make it more awesome. In The Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects
, Popular Science
has put together the most ingenious and awe-inspiring DIY projects to get you started. Four comprehensive chapters help you create megafun games and toys for the amusement of all:
GEEK TOYS: Be the life of any party with rad gaming hacks, amazing pyrotechnics, quirky DIY robots, "wow"-inducing projectiles, and lots of ways to make beer even better.
HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Pimp out your pad with a laser-security system, an improvised sous-vide cooker, and a life-size cardboard display of anyone you want.
GADGET UPGRADES: Want to stash a flash drive in an old cassette? Use a DIY stylus on a touch screen? Improvise a fisheye lens for your camera? With this book, you can.
THINGS THAT GO: Give your motorbike a Tron vibe, deck out your car with an action-figure hood ornament, and keep gadgets charged on the go with a solar-powered backpack.