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Build a Working Wooden Mouse

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In this project, you will make your own custom wooden mouse. To make this wooden mouse, you will take apart a cheap USB mouse and salvage the electronics. The electronics will then be embedded in the bottom of a block of wood which you will form into a mouse-like shape. Although... Read more »

Build a Steampunk Sonic Screwdriver

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In the British Sci-fi series Doctor Who, the time traveling Doctor often uses his sonic screwdriver to rescue his companions and save the day. Now you can build your own version that lights up and emits actual sonic vibrations from a high revolution motor cut out of a dollar store... Read more »

Convert a Pinball Score Reel into a Clock

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Solenoids (a type of electromagnet) are at the heart of pinball machines, and at one time, many other machines. They work by inducing a magnetic field using a coil of copper wire. This makes them ideal for pushing or pulling mechanical things fast and with force. They have become unnecessary... Read more »