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Poor Man’s Yubikey

Pictures of the finished product.

It works and it cost $9. Add in some gently used solder braid and some 5 minute epoxy and you have a $10 password storage key. Source Read more »

DIY Laser for Creative Lighting Applications

Pictures about process of creation of the shows Blaus and Radial. For this we use custom laser projectors using open hardware (Arduino.cc) and free software (duration.cc)

During last year, MID and PlayModes worked on the development of a system to control DIY Laser robots. For this application, we developed a new shield that permits it to control Dynamixel servomotors also to work with PWM laser drivers. The shield works using Arduino Ethernet programmed with a specific... Read more »

Cheap Mobile Robot

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I have created a cheap, wheeled robot that can serve as a good platform for more robotic evolution. The project plans are also downloadable. Enjoy! Read more »

Soup Can Herb Garden

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No space for a garden, but love cooking with fresh herbs? Here’s a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to have fresh herbs in the smallest of spaces. See how Upcycled Stuff turned a few ordinary soup cans into a hanging herb garden. Source Read more »

Use Duct Tape to Open a Tightly Sealed Jar

How to open a jar with duct tape

If you have trouble opening a tightly closed lid and don’t have one of those fancy jar opening tools, you can use duct tape in much the same way. Yeah, using duct tape to un-stick something. But hey, it actually works! My Instructable is here. Read more »

Quanto Dynamic Lamp

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Maker Saurabh Vyas came up with this project to create a voice-controlled, Arduino-powered lamp that changes colors on command. Pretty cool for a high school project. Source Read more »

These (Handmade) Booties Were Made for Walkin’

first walker shoes made from recycled materials

How many pairs of shoes does a child grow out of before he or she is fully-grown? I don’t know the number, but I do believe if we were making some of those shoes, the cost of raising a child would plummet (a slight exaggeration) and our children’s feet would... Read more »

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