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

  • By Glen
  • 05/28/2013 @ 12:40 pm

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

  • By Sam
  • 05/23/2013 @ 9:31 am

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

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 »

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