Everyone’s the DJ with Autonomous Interactive Radio


Reid Bingham and Sean McIntyre, the duo behind Double One Design, created Autonomous Interactive Radio (AIR for short). It’s a Raspberry Pi-based DJ system which accepts MP3 files via email and enqueues them to be played out through the audio output. The project was their work for Interactivos, a ten... Read more »

Connect an Arduino to a $7 Bluetooth Serial Module


The Arduino microcontroller board is a fantastic starting point for electronic and physical computing projects. As the standard Arduino board does not offer any wireless connection, such as WLAN or Bluetooth, this project shows how to easily connect a $7 Bluetooth serial module to your Arduino. The Bluetooth serial module... Read more »

Green Lantern Lantern and Ring


One of my friends is a fan of the Green Lantern, and he thought it would be cool to have a glowing ring that charges when put inside a lamp. I realized that I already had something similar in my Upgraded Indestructible LED Lantern project, so I decided to build... Read more »

XBee Pulse I/O PCB Assembly Instructions


We’re going to lead you through step-by-step instructions to build a prototype XBee Pulse I/O board on a PCB. This board can be used to automate many things around a home and control them remotely. This design is featured in Make Vol. 30 and is used to connect a garage... Read more »

Upgraded Indestructible LED Lanterns


The original LED lanterns were featured in MAKE: Magazine, issue 30. When I first saw the article, I thought that they could only be used once, as they would have to be glued shut. When I read it, I realized that they were sealed with tape, and could therefore be... Read more »