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We’re past the midway mark for this year’s Weekend Projects series with ten beginner-friendly electronics projects. Two weeks ago we introduced Arduino to series with the Touchless 3D Tracking Interface. There are calls to mod that project into everything from a game controller for Minecraft to a larger, human-scale interface. Over the month’s, we’ve hacked readymade printed circuit boards, worked with breadboards, and even done some light carpentry to mount our projects onto. We introduced a few fundamental motor circuits, made a battery-less radio, and also launched a lot of rockets… all at once!

Our upcoming projects are equally as exciting. Since we’re busy test-building some of them in the MAKE Labs, I won’t give away all of the secrets, but they include projects ranging from a data logger to a memory game to a motion-sensing alarm. I recommend two ways to keep tabs on Weekend Projects. You could subscribe to our YouTube channel, which includes all of our videos (around two per week). But the best way is to sign up below for the Weekend Projects Newsletter (one email every other week). That way, you’ll get first glimpse of the projects the day they hit the street, along with tips, other makers’ builds, and more.

Our next project comes out tomorrow, and uses optical sweep disks. Can you guess what it will be? Sign up below to find out! And have fun making.

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Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


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