Ask MAKE: Thinkpad Keyboard Conversion


Ask MAKE is a monthly column where we answer your questions. Send your vexing conundrums on any aspect of making to [email protected] If we don't have the answer, we'll scare up somebody who does. Read more »

Ask MAKE: How to Simulate a Hatching Pigeon Egg


Rick asks: I race homing pigeons for a hobby. Motivating them to come home quickly is very important. I want to simulate the random chipping (clicking / egg movement) associated with a hatching egg. I already have plastic pigeon eggs that separate in half like a plastic Easter egg to... Read more »

Ask MAKE: Turning Heartbeats into Drum Beats

Pulse Sensor Kit

Using a pulse sensor (now available in the Maker Shed) to translate into a drum beat is certainly possible. The pulse sensor can be plugged into the Arduino and then translated as MIDI data through the Arduino's serial port. Check out this Arduino Playground page to learn more details. You... Read more »