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Build a DIY hydrojet-powered watercraft for kids that’s perfect for the backyard pool. Kids love to drive the land roving mini cars and trucks you can get at the big box toy stores, now they can head to the water and pilot their own home built pontoon boat. This boat... Read more »

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Over at The Backyard Scientist, they wanted to know what would happen if you poured molten aluminum into a watermelon. The results were surprising. And very cool. I guess the aluminum flowed into the more watery, less dense cavities inside the melon where the water quickly cooled the metal before... Read more »

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I’ve always been interested in electronics, but when I started publishing projects professionally, I got interested in photography, too. I soon realized that with BEAM robots and other small “artisanal” circuits, the batteries are one of the largest and most visible components, and which brand you choose — the colors,... Read more »

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Build a desktop stand for your essential small tools. Read more »

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Creative Manager for Aleph Object (makers of LulzBot printers), Ben Malouf, unveiled some of his own amazing 3D printed art pieces last month at 3D Print Week New York. Using the process known as lithophane for creating three-dimensional images you can only see when backlit, Malouf created portraits of actor Gary Busey,... Read more »

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas has gotten a makeover for the DARPA Robotics Challenge and no longer needs a tether to remain powered.

Rockstar Robots make up the cream of the crop in the world of robotics. These are the bots that will turn heads with just their name being uttered. Even those who don’t stay on top of who’s making what should recognize a famous robot or two when they see it. For the... Read more »

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If creativity is intelligence having fun, then creating a board game is intelligence at play. One of my favorite units for the 7th grade class I teach is the Board Game Design unit. When my assistant principal walked into my class, though, she was skeptical. The kids had played board... Read more »