In the Maker Shed: Monochron clock kit

The Monochron clock kit from the Maker Shed is a completely hackable, open source, clock kit that has a funky retro feel. It can be programmed to display several different clock “faces” or you can program you own. The kit comes complete with all electronics (soldering required), laser cut case,... Read more »

Tron cat

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What possible secrets could Fluffy’s memory disc contain? Probably some choice thoughts on its owner’s choice of light-up apparel. Tron cat EL wire costume More: How-To: Tron Bag with EL Wire – CRAFT Video Read more »

Make an old toolbox new again

Depressed by the utter unmanliness of the plastic toolboxes at my local hardware store, I headed to the flea market to see if I could do better. I was looking for a heavy-duty hunk of American steel. It didn’t take long to spot a real beauty … if you find... Read more »

How a quartz watch works

This is great explanation of how the piezoelectric effect of quartz is used to keep accurate time. via Reddit The amazing everyday wristwatch: We never think about it, but only because engineers have made it so reliable and durable that we don’t need to. At its heart lies a tiny... Read more »