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How-To: Altoids Tin Abacus

Altoids-Tin-Abacus

Instructables user eclipsed posted a how-to guide which walks you through the process of turning an Altoids tin into a pocket abacus. To make your own, all you'll need is an awl, some wire, beads, and of course an Altoids tin. Read more »

How-To: Manikin Lamp

Whamodyne Manikin Lamp

Ray Alderman's Manikin Figure Lamp with iPad 01 made a nice splash when we featured it in the MAKE Flickr pool roundup about a month ago, and Ray (aka Whamodyne) just wrote in to let us know that he's recently posted a cool Instructable about how to make your own. Read more »

Stage Combat Training Shirt w/Lilypad Arduino

Stage combat training shirt

Instructables user grossmr1 teaches stage combat, and was looking for a more efficient way to communicate sword target points to her students than language or pointing. The garment she designed features LEDs at various target points, and conductive pads on the fingers and thumb of one gauntlet. She can select... Read more »