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DiResta: Spoon on a Lathe

A few months back I made a spoon using the bandsaw. While I was making that spoon I was thinking...

Latest Food & Beverage Projects

How to Clone and Grow a Fig Tree

How to Clone and Grow a Fig Tree

Don’t steal fruit from your neighbor’s fig tree...

Alastair Bland

  • Time Required: 2–3 Weeks
Howtoons: Make Butter with Reverse Emulsion

Howtoons: Make Butter with Reverse Emulsion

Making butter is easy! All you need is...

Nick Dragotta

DiResta: Puzzle Box

Many years ago, I found this idea in a magic shop. It was small and made of plastic. Recently, a...

Latest Fun & Games Projects

Toy Inventor's Notebook: Build a Classic Cartesian Diver Toy

Toy Inventor’s Notebook: Build a Classic Cartesian Diver Toy

Cartesian diver toy "Diving Tony" was a cereal...

Bob Knetzger

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time Required: 20 Minutes
Minecraft Activated Arduino Alarm

Minecraft Activated Arduino Alarm

You’ve amassed a small fortune in diamonds, wood,...

Andy Forest

  • Time Required: 1–2 Hours

DiResta: Makerspace Tables

My friend Dr. Danny Aviv, a STEM educator, asked me to create 15 tables for his new makerspace, The Idea...

Latest Furniture Projects

Rheoscopic Disc Coffee Table

Rheoscopic Disc Coffee Table

When I last visited the Carnegie Science Center...

Ben Krasnow

  • Time Required: A Weekend
How to Tame Tangled Wires on Your Desktop

How to Tame Tangled Wires on Your Desktop

Need to tame a tangled workspace? Drill big...

Charles Platt

  • Difficulty: Easy

DiResta: Log Birdhouse

A few weeks ago I made a video on carving a spoon. The design was random and I improvised it...

Latest Gardening Projects

Make a Bamboo Water Fountain to Frighten Critters from Your Garden

Make a Bamboo Water Fountain to Frighten Critters from Your Garden

This Japanese water feature literally rocks!

Andrew Terranova

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Time Required: A Weekend
How to Clone and Grow a Fig Tree

How to Clone and Grow a Fig Tree

Don’t steal fruit from your neighbor’s fig tree...

Alastair Bland

  • Time Required: 2–3 Weeks

Automate Your Window Shades with the Mini Blind Minder & Weekend Projects

The Mini Blind Minder is the latest addition to our beginner-friendly series of Weekend Projects. While the project's difficulty is...

Latest Hacks Projects

How to Tame Tangled Wires on Your Desktop

How to Tame Tangled Wires on Your Desktop

Need to tame a tangled workspace? Drill big...

Charles Platt

  • Difficulty: Easy
Build This Inexpensive Linear Actuator from a Glue Stick

Build This Inexpensive Linear Actuator from a Glue Stick

A linear actuator is a mechanism that pulls...

Andrew Terranova

  • Difficulty: Moderate

Making Fun: Kid’s Room Spacecraft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfY-SlC2XHc When I was building the Mission Control Desk for my older son's room, it became clear that we would...

Latest Kids & Family Projects

Toy Inventor's Notebook: Build a Classic Cartesian Diver Toy

Toy Inventor’s Notebook: Build a Classic Cartesian Diver Toy

Cartesian diver toy "Diving Tony" was a cereal...

Bob Knetzger

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time Required: 20 Minutes
Build an Infrared Shooting Arcade

Build an Infrared Shooting Arcade

Learning about technology is a lot easier when...

Widar Hellwig

  • Difficulty: Moderate