Vampire Flashlight

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A single fully-charged AA battery is incapable of powering high-flux LEDs. However with the aid of a toroid, bipolar NPN transistor, and the popular Joule Thief circuit, you can even turn "dead" batteries into a capable flashlight power source. Read more »

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 »

Potted Plant Protector

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Build a digital guardian for your favorite plants! Using an Arduino and a few inexpensive sensors, you can keep your plants extremely happy with the proper amount of moisture, warmth, and light. Read more »