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Georgi Tushev's head-mounted FPV ground station sports a large flat high-gain “patch” antenna.

Put a camera on your 'copter and yourself in the pilot seat with these tips for first-person video flight. Read more »

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One of the best ways to learn about electric guitars is to build one of the many DIY guitar kits available. When it’s done, you’ll have not only a working instrument, but an understanding of how your instrument works. You’ll know how to string it, adjust it, and set the... Read more »

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If you have kids, chances are at some point you’ve cut a couple of holes in an upside-down cardboard box and called it a “tunnel” for the train set, or a “house” for a doll family. Although kids seem to love them, these impromptu structures tend to be pretty forgettable.... Read more »

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The George Nelson ball clock is a neat little slice of mid-century art and architecture, but with the current licensed reproduction selling for around $265, I decided that if I were going to have one, it would have to be an unofficial version. I made my first ball clock as... Read more »

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With a few empty soda bottles and some PVC pipe, you can build a high-performance water rocket. Read more »

Tenor Wolfelele Ukulele

Aspiring luthiers will find this a satisfying first project, with its pre-assembled mahogany body and ready-to-attach neck; you’re left with the satisfying jobs of final assembly and finishing. The woods are nice despite the low price — the plywood fretboard being the only weak piece — and if you build... Read more »