Thousands of Swedes Opt for Microchips Under Their Skin

For $180 it’s possible to get a microchip, roughly the size of a grain of rice, inserted between one’s thumb and forefinger. In fact, about 4,000 Swedes have done this so far, with a company like Biohax International or its competitors. Designed to “speed up users’ daily routines and make their lives more convenient—accessing their homes, offices and gyms is as easy as swiping their …

Knitting Custom Algorithms on Scarves

Fabienne Serriere, a skilled hardware hacker and knitter who lives in Seattle, has programmed her KnitYak knitting machine to create various patterns via algorithms. She mastered this skill after six months of experimenting, and can now create beautiful, elaborate designs with her 30-year old knitting machine. She uploads the knitting patterns to her machine and writes each processing script that gives her various pattern results, …

DeLorean Dreams

Over the last 14 years, Chicago native Rich Weissensel has been turning his DeLorean dreams into reality. The software engineer began modifying wrecked DeLoreans after becoming inspired by John Z. DeLorean himself. So far, the collection of cars includes a monster truck, limousine (equipped with six gull-wing doors), a hovercraft, convertible and a Back to the Future replica. Weissensel commits to only chopping up damaged …