Decoupaged Table


I’ve always loved to travel, and of all the places I’ve visited, Spain especially has captured my heart. What better way to keep my memories front and center (while sprucing up my living room) than by adorning my coffee table with maps of one of my favorite countries? This project... Read more »

Mini Diorama


I made my first diorama when I was in elementary school, and years later, I still think they’re fun to make. For me, the best part is that the possibilities are endless. Lately, I’ve been working with cut paper illustrations, and since my projects are mostly inspired by nature, it’s... Read more »

Fanciful Inkjet Fortress


If you have kids, chances are at some point you’ve cut a couple of holes in an upside-down cardboard box and called it a “tunnel” for the train set, or a “house” for a doll family. Although kids seem to love them, these impromptu structures tend to be pretty forgettable.... Read more »

Whack-a-Mole Game

Whack-a-mole opener

Jim Chen designed an excellent electronic "Whack-a-Mole" game using 555 timers, LEDs, and bent-diode touch sensors, that you can build on a solderless breadboard Read more »

Upholstery 101


Dining chairs are an integral part of good times. Where there’s dinner, wine, and company, there are chairs. But dining chairs are notoriously uncomfortable: no fun for the buns. With simple modifications, that can be changed. Plywood slip seats can be altered to allow a bit of flex, a tad... Read more »