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Watch this real cake with a 3D printed frame transform from a truck to a robot, just like Optimus Prime. Read more »


Use household items to build an inexpensive water-powered rocket that can soar at 100mph. Read more »

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Quick — make this fun mini-project by upcycling a foam picnic plate into a flying falcon!   Read more »


Build the simple surveyor’s instrument that made the first accurate maps on Earth. Read more »

Photos: Hep Svadja

This simple circuit switches an LED on when the lights go out just five — a battery, phototransistor, resistor, LED, and transistor. Read more »


Skip the store-bought couplings and make these easy DIY fiber hookups. Read more »

Illustration: Andrew J. Nilsen

Build this simple cloud chamber at home and detect cosmic-ray muons, electrons, and alpha particles. Read more »