3D Printing an Aston Martin

Ivan Sentch is 3D-printing a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 on his Solidoodle desktop 3D printer, 4 inches by 4 inches at a time. The Auckland, New Zealand resident is about 72% done printing the body, and he expects to pay a mere $2,000 NZD for the plastic to make the... Read more »

SMS Text Scroller Powered by Android and Arduino

follower posted a new project up on Labradoc: an LED matrix display connected to an Arduino Mega ADK and an Android phone: I was working to get things working for the evening of Sat 19th (NZ time) but noticed an issue during the afternoon that stopped much in the way... Read more »

Cordless Candlestick

Long-time MAKE reader Adam Ben-Dror carefully reskinned a 2.4 Ghz cordless phone handset with a 90-year-old candlestick telephone. A DTMF converter in the base preserves the function of the original rotary dial. Calls are begun by lifting the earpiece and ended by hanging it up. As Adam writes, "the only... Read more »

Arduino-based KENBAK-1 Recreation

Mark Wilson of New Zealand created an Arduino-based emulation of the KENBAK-1, one of the first, if not THE first personal computer, released 40 years ago. Fully assembled and powered on. The LED indicates that the INPUT register is being displayed, pressing the 8 buttons on the left will toggle... Read more »

TARDIS Cufflinks

Looking for that classy Dr. Who touch? Simon Jansen made TARDIS cufflinks from an N-scale model train Police Box. It just took some light metalworking (basically using a razor saw) and painting, and the cufflinks nicely match his TARDIS MAME console. Read more »