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Sport’s Bowl

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This project is extremely easy and simple for all. While children will need adult supervision, almost any age can create this. With a small amount of tools and virtually no money, you can have a new bowl for the house in no time. Read more »

Solar Spinners for Your Windowsill!

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This is an easy-to-build simple solar engine, also known as a Trimmet. We will construct a direct-drive type (as opposed to a voltage-triggered) spinner that will really go nowhere fast in direct sunlight. Perfect for windowsills and desktops that get a lot of old Sol’s rays. Many different styles are... Read more »

Steampunk CO2 Gatling Gun & Costume

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This project requires knowledge of woodworking, metal working, simple electronics, and access to a lot of parts. It runs off a battery and CO2. The CO2 tank is carried in a rolling backpack. A quick-release hose connector permits the gun to be carried without a tether, and allows quick CO2... Read more »

‘They Live’ Alien Masks

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If you’re like me and my friends, Halloween is all about trying to out-do the previous year’s costume. This year, we decided to try to recreate the aliens from John Carpenter’s ’80s cult classic, They Live. And we did it all for under $15! Although this project is fairly simple,... Read more »

Beating Heart Pendant

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While reading through Charles Platt’s excellent book Make: Electronics, I came across this nice little circuit for making a gentle pulsing LED. I was struck by the “humanness” of the pulse, but couldn’t figure out what to do with it. Later I found a heart-shaped tag on some pants I... Read more »