Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.

 

Nerdist Podcast: Brian Henson

Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!… more

Make Cool Stuff: Links from the GeekDad Podcast

Oh, my nerdy friends, how fantastic was the GeekDad podcast from Father’s Day? To quote our nerdy host, “ah-maze-ing!” Ken covered so many fantastic projects and I want to make… more

Make Cool Stuff: Digi-Comp II

Nerds! I’m so excited I can barely contain myself! Why? I’ve been catching up on the various feeds in my reader and finally got to reading a couple weeks worth… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more
 

News From The Homemade TARDIS Bureau

Oh, yeah, that “Where’s the TARDIS?” contest BBC America ran to promote this season of Doctor Who? They picked a winner: The Bull family of Madison, Wisconsin’s ice fishing shanty… more

Make Cool Stuff: The Green Lantern Edition

Green Lantern fans, this one’s for you! We’ve got instructions for your very own power battery, five versions of the ring, and logo graphs for your needlecraft needs. The Power… more

Make Cool Stuff: World Wide Knit in Public Day

Commenter Stormarela reminded me that June 11 is World Wide Knit in Public Day! Knitters and crocheters get together and practice their craft in public. Personally, I love any opportunity… more
 

DIY: A 16-Bit Urinal

You have a bunch of old and broken Super Nintendo video game cartridges. What to do with them? Well, there’s this: Yes, a urinal composed of SNES video game cartridges… more

Malibu Wild Wings

Have you ever dreamed of living under an airplane? No? Me neither, but this woman in Malibu has a different idea of luxury: She bought a retired 747 in the… more

Make Cool Stuff: Robots

Exciting things are happening in robots, my friends! Meet ROS, the Robot Operating System. ROS is an open source platform for robotics development that originated at Stanford. The awesome folks… more
 

It’s Not Just A Bike, It’s A Star Wars Bike

Thursday turned out to be Bike to Work Day, of which, as a non-commuter, I was totally unaware. Besides, I live in the Los Angeles area, where driving to work… more

Make Cool Stuff: Yarn Bombs

Have you seen something like this around your neighborhood lately? Any trees or parking meters grow sweaters? Welcome to yarn bombing, the knitting and crochet version of graffiti. I saw… more

Make Cool Stuff: Kits

Kits are a great way to teach yourself a new technique. Pick the right kit and you’ll get detailed instructions and all the materials to create a finished project…. more
 

Don’t Look Into Her Eyes

For anyone who has yet to see this wonderful new Tumblr account, be warned. What you are about to see may be extremely disturbing and entirely hilarious. Chicks With Steve… more

48 Hours, A Title, A Bit Of Dialogue… Go!

You know those 48-hour challenges where you have to make a movie in just two days with certain restrictions dropped on you at the last minute? Boing Boing points us… more

Screw Your Elevator Buddies!

I’m not sure which would make me happier: hacking an elevator to get to my floor before anyone else, or seeing the other people’s expressions after I did so. Either… more
 

Make Cool Stuff: Theory 101

The internet is packed with awesomely nerdy projects – and I want to share them all with you – but sometimes seeing other people’s cool projects can be more discouraging than… more

Make Cool Stuff: Concealing Your Secret Lair

Admit it. You’re prepared should a radioactive accident turn you into a superhero. You have your super name picked out, practiced the intimidating stance that will bring villains to… more

Make Cool Stuff: USB Typewriter Edition

When was the last time you used a typewriter? For me the year was 1994, in 9th grade keyboarding class. In addition to the bank of IBM computers running Word… more
 

Ballpark Figure

It’s funny how things work. The other day, in a post here on Time magazine’s 100 Greatest Toys Ever list, I wrote this: I could still kill several hours playing… more

Sex Mastery: The Shaolin Mound Meld

Romance is in the Air. And so is a hint of danger. Red hearts plaster the local drugstore. I’m going to share something with you now. It’s the… more

Burglary 101

I know the economy is tough and a small minority out there have turned to crime to survive. I know you Nerdists would never turn to burglary to make ends… more
 

New Site Displays ALL Of Your Personal Info

Upon launching the Spokeo website, they cleverly remind you that “it’s not your grandma’s phonebook,” which is not only a hacky reference but also literally true: the old meatspace phonebooks… more

Image Stabilization, Now With Chicken

It’s almost New Year’s Eve. Nothing much is going on. So why not keep up with the latest in chicken-powered Steadicams?: Seems to work, although nobody seems to have asked… more

The Nerdist Podcast On Your Boxee

Got a Boxee? Want to listen to the Nerdist Podcast on it? There’s an app for that, now that Juan Felipe Rincon has developed one. He’s a member of the… more