DIY metal detector

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

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By Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

47 Articles

I was really surprised that this simple hack doesn’t even require taking anything apart! Just use a calculator and AM radio to make a metal detector – [via] Link.

UPDATE: This one might be plausible, folks. Debate in the comments; the first one to prove it’s real/fake gets a MAKE pocket ref!

Related:

  • Metal detectors @ NYC toy fair – Link.
  • Build you own metal detector – Link.

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