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So, what do you think? Have you had a chance to spend some time on Make: Projects yet? We’d love to get some feedback. What do you like about our new projects area? What would you like to see added or changed? Have you tried any of the projects? How did that go? Have you edited/added to any of the content? We’re in beta, so we’re still open to ideas of where to take this. Here are a few of our favorite projects for this week:

User-Contributed Projects

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Homemade Bacon
Mmmmm…. Bacon. Josh Burroughs show you how to make bacon from scratch.

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Cosmic Night Light
The always resourceful Kris DeGraeve makes a glittering LED constellation night light, embedded in resin, without the need for soldering.

Projects from MAKE magazine and Make: Online:

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Secret Chessboard Compartment
From our Spy issue, Volume 16, we offer the complete plans for building your own Bond-worthy chessboard, with a secret compartment that’s unlocked with a specific chess move!

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Lensless Microscope
From MAKE Volume 14 comes this project, by Tom Zimmerman, on how to use a webcam’s image chip to create an ultrafine shadow-imaging stage.

Techniques and Primers

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Technique: Welding Primer
The ever-clever Mister Jalopy shows you the basics for getting started in welding, using a small Lincoln wire-feed welder.

There are plenty more projects,recipes, tutorials and primers to be had on Make: Projects. Sign up and dive in at Make: Projects!

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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