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breadboard blinky prototype 02 with staples

Recently, we've been brainstorming ideas for a breadboarding workshop to put on at Maker Faire and other events. Hoping to save participants the tedium of cutting and stripping their own jumper wires (and the cost of providing readymade jumpers) we hit on the idea of using staples. I first read... Read more »

Etching metallized plastics

I have been hacking on some cheap R/C cars, lately, and wanted to etch metal films off of a few of the bits. I knew that the usual strong acid and base suspects would remove it, but many folks don't keep these substances around, for whatever reasons. I got curious... Read more »

The Thingiverse Heart Gears Phenomenon - A Physible Family Tree

Last September, I wrote about the Thingiverse “Cube Gears” phenomenon, briefly tracing the origin of user emmett’s Screwless Cube Gears through its evolution from Haruki Nakamura’s papercraft geared heart sculpture via user GregFrost’s printable Broken Heart thing. At the time, I really wanted to exhaust the graph of the cube... Read more »

Dodecahedron-Speaker

Our own Sean Ragan created this fantastic Dodecahedron Speaker, which not only looks good, but also has some interesting acoustic properties. Sean wrote a full guide to building it and he even shared all the design files on Thingiverse. Read more »

grilled_balsamic_basil_flank_steak

When you think back on your day and assess what projects you completed, don't discount the meals you prepare — they're projects too! Make: Projects has a Food section where you can share your favorite recipes. Here are a few edibles to whet your appetite. Read more »

Reversing the coil copy

Inspired by "How It's Made," here's a second step in my old DIY cord-curling process that makes the coil even tighter and is, just as importantly, a heckuva lot of fun to do. Read more »

Complete instructions for this episode of Weekend Projects can be found at http://makeprojects.com/Project/Optical-Tremolo-Box/2276/1 Inspired by Charles Platt's "Stomp Box Basics" article (MAKE Volume 15, page 82), follow along as we build this Optical Tremolo Box, which reads a patterned disk with a light sensor to create a warbling audio effect... Read more »