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Turn it up to 11 With This License Plate Guitar Weekend Project

Spinal Tap references aside (thank you Matt for that reminder!) homemade guitars and their accoutrements have a long and proud...

Vinyl Digitizer Phono Preamp

Vinyl Digitizer Phono Preamp

With the Vinyl Digitizer Phono Preamp, you can...

Ross Hershberger

  • Difficulty: Difficult
Build Your Own Magical Musical Thing

Build Your Own Magical Musical Thing

Perhaps the most iconic 80s music toy was...

Bob Knetzger

  • Difficulty: Moderate

How to Make—And Win—Thranduil’s Elven Crown from The Hobbit

English maker and DIY costumer extraordinaire Klaire de Lys has created a beautiful version of Thranduil's crown featured in the Hobbit....

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The Big Picture

Using a basic digital camera and photo software,...

Gene Cooper and Graham Bird

  • Difficulty: Moderate
Near-Space Balloon Cam with Arduino and APRS Radio

Near-Space Balloon Cam with Arduino and APRS Radio

Build this battle-tested rig to launch, track, and...

Dan Rasmussen

  • Difficulty: Difficult