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Super Simple iPod FM Transmitter

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FM transmitters can be complicated to build, but not this one — it's about the easiest you can possibly make. And though the science of radio is well understood, there's a magical, emotional quality about it that we don't often stop to appreciate. Building your own radio receiver — or... Read more »

License Plate Guitar

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Continuing the tradition of homemade resonator guitars, follow along as we build a License Plate Guitar. A discarded vehicle's license plate will serve as our metal resonator top. This will be mounted atop a soundbox custom-fitted for the license plate, and the build completed with a hand-wound pickup, bridge, nut,... Read more »

Wear Your Heartbeat with a Pulse Sensor and Weekend Projects

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The Beatband Sleeve joins a long list of projects attempting to read the human-mechanical heartbeat and visualize it as an electrical signal. Whether using midi controllers or operational amplifiers or infrared technology (and more recently IR in combination with an op-amp), makers love wearing their heartbeats as pendants or simply... Read more »

Beatband Sleeve

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Build an Arduino clone using the MintDuino and then program it to visualize your heartbeat in combination with the Pulse Sensor AMPed. The five LEDs mounted to the lid of the tin will flash in sync with your heartbeat's rhythm. Does your heartbeat speed up when you don't tell the... Read more »