Make a brushed aluminum iPad stand

My iPad deserves better than the ugly beige plastic cookbook holder I've been using to prop it up. Instead of splurging on an expensive pre-made one, I decided to build a one-of-a-kind brushed aluminum stand. A trip to my local hardware store yielded the channel aluminum, flat bar, and hardware... Read more »

Weekend Project: Ultimate Fog Chiller (PDF)

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  • 10/26/2010 @ 3:34 pm
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This fog chiller creates an eerie layer of fog that floats along the ground. Perfect for spooky haunted houses or displays. Thanks go to Adam Tourkow Gryczan for the original article in MAKE, Halloween Special Edition. View the PDF of this project. and then subscribe to MAKE magazine for other... Read more »

Weekend Project: Gyrocar (PDF)

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  • 10/18/2010 @ 1:50 pm
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Turn a toy gyroscope into a motorized gyrocar and make it ride on skinny tracks. Thanks go to Matthew Gryczan for the original article in MAKE, Volume 23. View the PDF of this project. and then subscribe to MAKE magazine for other great projects you can do over the weekend.... Read more »

Make a spooky jack-o’-lantern, quick

Halloween's almost upon us, and it's time to carve up some jack-o'-lanterns. I have great respect for people who take hours to lavishly carve pumpkin masterpieces. I also have very little time to make my own pumpkins. My kids and I just want to get them carved, set a candle... Read more »

Make a knife from an old saw blade

Ever since I made my first ninja throwing star in metal shop class, I've always wanted to make my own knife. But I was put off by the notion of having to acquire the furnace, anvil, leather apron, and handlebar mustache requisite for forging a proper tempered blade. So, instead... Read more »

Make a secret hollowed-out book

I love hollowed out books. They make excellent hiding places or they can be used as unique and tricky double gift wrap. "Ah-ha, it's a book wrapped up in a book!" I've built hollowed-out books before using the time-honored, frustrating, and very time-consuming hobby-knife method. This time, I decided to... Read more »

Weekend Project: The Mystery Switch (PDF)

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  • 09/22/2010 @ 1:57 pm
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Make a mysterious electronic switch that only you know how to light up! Thanks go to J. Tregre for the original article in MAKE, Volume 23. View the PDF of this project. and then subscribe to MAKE magazine for other great projects you can do over the weekend. Read more »