How Do I? CC BY−NC−SA 3.0 R&D Media Labs en-us Helping you brainstorm ideas you didn't know you had! R&D Media Labs Are you having difficulty on a project your working on or are thinking of working on? Pass the problem over to us and we'll brainstorm it for you. While your problem may be no closer to solved, you might just have a few new avenues to explore. Are you having difficulty on a project your working on or are thinking of working on? Pass the problem over to us and we'll brainstorm it for you. While your problem may be no closer to solved, you'll might just have a few new avenues to explore. R&D Media Labs No Episode 024: The LED Bop R&D Media Labs This week you just get a simple tutorial song: The LED Bop. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:11:59 -0700 2:14 No Episode 023: Creating a DIY Tutorial Song R&D Media Labs We set ourselves the goal of coming up with a DIY tutorial song. We'd never heard one, we weren't sure what they sounded like, so we figured we'd try it out ourselves. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:11:10 -0700 27:32 No Episode 022: So Long and Thanks for All the Fun R&D Media Labs In this final episode of How Do I?, we talk a bit of shop, and what our plans are for the future. Please be warned, this episode is unedited and uncut. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:07:36 -0600 1:11:21 No Episode 021: Playing with Water and Electricity R&D Media Labs It's time we played with water, electricity, and CAD software. Listen in and we'll tell you how to get the most bang out of your super soaker, the proper way to control voltage and current, and go over some free alternatives to that CAD software you might Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:07:39 -0600 39:48 No Episode 020: Caught in a Tangent R&D Media Labs In our discussion about how to mod a PS3 controller we managed to get a bit off topic and discuss some of the downfalls we've seen with other answers sites. In the end, we managed some cool ideas about modding the PS3 controller, but sadly I don't think a Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:07:15 -0600 18:46 No Episode 019: Drilling for Speakers R&D Media Labs Listen as we figure out ways to use drill bits that are too small for a drill, and then move on to discuss how you might add speakers to a hollowed out MacBook casing. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 07:07:13 -0600 21:42 No Episode 018: The Final Showdown (Supervillains Part 4) R&D Media Labs And now, the highly anticipated and fashionably (hopefully) late part 4 of our 4 part series! What do satellites, mirrors, and electromagnets have in common? They're all lethal weapons in the wrong hands, and we'll talk about how those hands do it in the Wed, 10 Jul 2013 06:07:15 -0600 29:08 No Episode 017: Fire from the Sky (Supervillains Part 3) R&D Media Labs Get ready to learn how to build your own EMP gun, focus the powers of electricity, kill people with a smile, or just blow the top off of every volcano you cross. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 09:07:30 -0600 33:05 No Episode 016: How to Make a Death Ray (Supervillains Part 2) R&D Media Labs In part two of our supervillain episode, we look into how one might create a disintegration ray, death ray or trigger an earthquake. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 08:07:34 -0600 37:04 No Episode 015: Rise of the Supervillian R&D Media Labs Today starts a new update schedule for our podcast, and our four part talk on supervillians. The new schedule with be three days a week, but with much shorter episodes. We were asked a question about supervillian weapons and we went a bit far. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:06:29 -0600 23:44 No Episode 014: Maker Chats - Mikeasaurus R&D Media Labs I had the privilege of sitting down and chatting with Mikeasaurus. Mikes exploits and amazing ability to constantly come up with new and usually crazy projects, makes him one of the few people I look to for advice. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 06:06:54 -0600 24:13 No Episode 013: The Daring Adventures of Elephant A. Land R&D Media Labs This week Jake decided to troll the underbellies of the interwebs and see what questions spoke to him. On his way there he was sidetracked by a series of superhero blogs, blacked out, and woke up with questions written down in a text editor. This is the r Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:06:28 -0600 1:10:26 No Episode 012: Getting Around R&D Media Labs Keep safe in traffic and on the road! This episode seems to have turned into a vehicles episode. We chat about modifying brake lights on motorcycles, trucks on skateboards, the size of a bike, and the general operating mechanics of hovercraft. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 09:06:38 -0600 59:04 No Episode 011: The Sneaky Snoopy Special R&D Media Labs This podcast, should you choose to accept it, covers various tools and techniques related to covert affairs. Hiding files, encryption, surveillance, and night vision are all discussed in this super-spy special. Fri, 31 May 2013 08:05:00 -0600 1:07:52 No Episode 010: Amplifying Game Development R&D Media Labs Coding video games from scratch and pumping up the volume on your out of box speakers are the two questions we cover this week. We also share our thoughts on the new Xbox One console and our sadness at missing the most recent Maker Faire. Fri, 24 May 2013 07:05:47 -0600 36:01 No Episode 009: Krafty Basterds R&D Media Labs Talking points include magic coin-eating boxes, Japanese puzzle boxes, Axe bodyspray goggles, Wiley Coyote hats, DIY lightboxes, squishy-cloudy-goopy toys, desktop CNC routers, and where to find scrap unsoldered circuit boards. Fri, 17 May 2013 12:05:30 -0600 55:47 No Episode 008: The Podcast of Questionable Legality R&D Media Labs While Matt was curious how to move a box in multiple directions with only one wheel, Jake decided to contemplate the wide world of counterfeiting money, and the practices one should follow if they want to be accomplished in this field. Fri, 10 May 2013 08:05:26 -0600 50:03 No Episode 007: Building Mobile R&D Media Labs Listen along as we discuss fun projects for children, ways to control LEDs with a Raspberry Pi, hint: you use an Arduino, physical timers so you know when your dog has been fed, and ways of constructing a multi-axis mount for a computer screen. Thu, 02 May 2013 09:05:14 -0600 42:32 No Episode 006: Meditating In 3D R&D Media Labs A question from our good friend SHIFT! sent us on a whirlwind adventure through the philosophy of 3D printing. When we finished with his question, I figured we would just keep the 3D question coming with some forum entries I found over at Shapeways. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 06:04:52 -0600 40:43 No Episode 005: A Make Forum Special R&D Media Labs We have departed from our comfortable home in the Instructables forums to venture into the forums at Makezine. We found some excellent questions that range from strapping a bike light to your helmet to creating your own VOIP phone booth. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 08:04:58 -0600 48:37 No Episode 004: A Bit of Chemistry and More Cleanup R&D Media Labs This week we received a question about where to find hard to find lab equipment, and did some more forum roundup. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:04:24 -0600 59:29 No Episode 003: Spring Cleaning R&D Media Labs After spending several hours in the forums, I found twenty questions and let Jake pick numbers at random to see what we would talk about. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:04:57 -0600 59:30 No Episode 002: A Lot of Pressure, and a Sharp Tug R&D Media Labs In this episode we discuss some of the projects we are working on, take care of some more housekeeping, and do a bit of brainstorming! Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:03:00 -0600 1:07:24 No Episode 001: A Day Late and a Dollar Short R&D Media Labs Adding smoke or sparks to toys and creating vehicles that are powered by the wind. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:03:00 -0600 45:18 No