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Linoleum asphalt mosaics, also called Toynbee Tiles, are artworks permanently embedded in pavement. In this video I’ll show you how to construct your own from inexpensive materials. You can get real linoleum (don’t use vinyl flooring) for this project by ordering free samples online. By cutting out a mosaic design... Read more »

Like many Makers, I got my start taking apart everything I could lay my hands on. Sometimes, however, it takes a good old fashioned cutaway to truly appreciate the complexity of a well engineered device. How the heck do they do this? Can I borrow the tool they used? More... Read more »

Instructables user westfw has a very in-depth guide about different microcontrollers which includes the differences between the different architectures and practical tips. Read more »

PJRC Electronic Projects has come out with the $19 Teensy AVR development board. It uses the AT90USB162, which eliminates the need for a separate USB-to-TTL chip: The Teensy is a complete USB-based microcontoller development system, featuring a 16 MHz AVR (AT90USB162) processor, in a very small footprint! All programming is... Read more »

Craig continues his series of art-devices with I. M. Chip Blue, a curiously chatty box of electronics - Here is I. M. Chip Blue, the fifth in my series of Enigma Gadgets. Like the others, it’s based on the Arudino microcontroller and uses the Quadravox QV300 speech module. The QV300... Read more »

Here’s a good idea – take something fun and make it functional. Hmmm, let’s say a remote-controlled moon light for instance … I decided that it would be more interesting if the model moon actually reflected the current phase of the moon based on the date. I did this by... Read more »

From the MAKE Flickr pool Mandiberg covered a bicycle in retroreflective vinyl. The above pic combines two shots of the same bike – left side taken with flash, right side without. Wow! We used Scotchlight 680 vinyl. When the bicycle is in the beam of a light (like a car’s... Read more »


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