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Wind Your Own Guitar Pickups


When I first started building homemade instruments, I used a piezoelectric buzzer from RadioShack as a pickup (see for details). But while it’s cheap and simple, the piezo transducer has downsides: it has a low signal output, it picks up a lot of handling noise and can go into... Read more »

Robot Halloween Costume


I know a little girl who has wanted to be a robot for as long as she can remember — a dancing robot, to be precise. The best thing about being a kid is letting your imagination run wild. The best thing about being a grown-up is being able to... Read more »