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Make a Paper Water Bomb

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Easily make a bomb full of water to throw at your friends. Origami Instructions by Origami Folds. Source Read more »

A Maker Wedding


After deciding to craft my own Edison-style light fixtures for our wedding reception I realized that the occasion was, in addition to celebrating our life-long commitment to each other, an opportunity for us to showcase our creativity. For me this meant soldering, stripping, crimping, twisting, programming, and no small amount... Read more »

From Node to Diode


In 2010 we built the Illuminatrix which was featured on the MAKE blog. This was a 4′ x 4′ wall of LEDs showing hundreds of animations created by people from around the world at the Burning Man festival, you can still see its animations here This year we’ve gone... Read more »

Game of Drones – DIY Aerial Robot Combat

"Fly 'em hard and put 'em away wet. They're only drones"

Introducing combat drones for you and me...Game of Drones. "If it flies. It fights." Game of Drones introduces UAV's to the masses with a new web series about aerial robot design. Read more »

LED Flasher Circuit Project for Kids


This is a great project to do with your kids, grandchildren, students, etc. It's a small circuit that uses a battery to light up two alternating flashing LEDs. My kids who are five and seven loved working on it together in the garage. They enjoyed doing a project with dad,... Read more »

Communication Tool for Arduino GSM Shields


AT Command Tester is a free online tool that can used to test various GPRS features of Arduino-compatible GPRS shields. With AT Command Tester, developers can quickly learn and test GPRS features in an easy to use interface. Read more »

Giant Mylar Dome and more at 5th Annual Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire

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After four years at the local fairgrounds, the 5th annual Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire is moving to Washtenaw Community College for the 2013 fair on Saturday, June 8. Still free to attend, organizers have received applications for over 50 exhibits so far. There’s still room, and still time to apply... Read more »

Make a Perpetual LED Flashlight

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Here is a detailed description of how I made a LED flashlight using very strong rare earth permanent magnets and a super capacitor. Source Read more »

One Minute Hack: Paper Towel Saver

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I love paper towels! They’re very handy when I’m making things, but I rarely need one square foot when working on projects. So I cut them half! And a half roll even fits on a toilet paper dispenser. Source Read more »

Making an iPhone-Controlled Arduino Robot


Use your iPhone to control an Arduino robot. Read more »

Arduino-Controlled Outlaw Pinewood Derby Racer

Side view of Frankencar with feature callouts.

In the Cub Scout outlaw pinewood derby, anything goes as long as the car fits on the track. Frankencar is an Arduino-controlled, 400-Watt torque monster that smokes the competition. It was pieced together using VEX Robotics hardware, an outrunner brushless motor, an Arduino Nano, and various other components. A key... Read more »

Chipper Board: ATtiny Programming Shield


As a 17-year-old high school senior, living in Atlanta, GA, I love building electronics projects. A perfect afternoon is one spent with fellow aspiring engineers in our school’s robotics club. Next fall, I am entering Georgia Tech, where I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Robo... Read more »