home security

Weapons Everywhere: Hiding Guns In Plain Sight

Because nobody needs their friends accidentally shooting each other because you left your gun out on the kitchen counter, Tactical Walls builds inconspicuous gun safes so you...
August 21, 2014

Homemade Robot Patrols Yard With Water Cannon

This is Steve Norris's Patrolbot Mark II. You can tell it's not CHUCK Norris's Patrolbot Mark II because your monitor didn't just explode. Are Chuck Norris jokes...
November 12, 2012

Robotic Dinosaur Home Security Systems

A $19,000 robotic triceratops that patrols your house taking pictures of would-be burglars: bad idea. A real triceratops with digital cameras taped to its horns taking 3-D...
January 10, 2011

Home Protection: Kooshball Shotgun Shells

I don't know about you, but I shoot to kill. Especially when it comes to protecting my castle (rent-controlled apartment). So I'm gonna have to pass on...
January 30, 2010

Kid Designs Homeless Domes Out Of Trash

12-year old Max Wallack is a boy. A 12-year old one. Max Wallack, 12-year old boy, understands the plight of the homeless. Not really, because he's never...
February 26, 2009

Fire Hazards: $5,000 Paper Houses

The Wall AG is a Swiss company out to solve the problem of homelessness, particularly in third-world countries, with the Universal World House -- a $5,000 paper...
January 20, 2009

Sure, Why Not?: The Enter Doorbell

The Enterbell is just that, an Enter key doorbell. Pretty straightforward. No ess curves required to understand this one. Unfortunately, it's currently only a concept created by...
September 5, 2008

Impressive: Homemade Paintball Sentry

Some dude made a paintball sentry that automatically detects moving objects and lights them up (with paintballs, not light, silly!). It's pretty freaking impressive. Skip to 2:00...
July 14, 2008

Company Specializes In Secret Passages

Creative Home Engineering is a firm that specializes in build secret passageways into your house. Which is pretty much the awesomest thing I've ever heard (besides hearing...
May 1, 2008

DIY Security System Is Awesomely Dangerous

I love DIY projects. Especially ones that involve automatic weaponry. So needless to say this one's a hit in my book. Hanif Molavizadeh, an Afghani citizen, rigged...
April 15, 2008

Spyke The Pet Spying Robot

Meccano (famous for its Erector Set like building toys) is about to drop Spyke, a WiFi compatible robot that can be controlled via the internet. It is...
August 14, 2007