Laboratory Cork Ring


Round-bottom flasks offer many advantages for chemical work that requires heating a liquid, but suffer from a major storage and handling drawback: They don’t sit flat on a work surface. The common solution is to equip the bench with one or more cork rings that the flasks can sit in,... Read more »

CEB Simple Plates


Materials Needed: Steel: .25×2 Flat: 12” (1) – Controller Mount .25×3 Flat: 6”(1) Controller Mount Bottom Piece .25×6 Flat: 12” (1) Valve Mount .25×6 Flat: 15” (1) Controller Mount .125x29x13.5 Sheet (1) Dirt Keeper Plate .125x29x17.5 Sheet (1) Brick Holder Plate Sketchup Model Read more »

Coffee Table MAME Console


By John Baichtal and Adam Wolf Do you remember those classic video game arcades filled with rattling quarters, 8-bit songs, and flashing lights? You can reclaim that excitement in your own living room with this Coffee Table MAME Console. In 1997, Italian software developer Nicola Salmoria released the first iteration... Read more »

The BeatBearing Tangible Rhythm Sequencer


The BeatBearing is an exciting and intuitive way to make music. Move the balls on a grid, and you change the beat. Music sequencing couldn’t be simpler. Like countless other musicians, I use a computer to create beats and sequence them into mixes. Pointing and clicking with a mouse is... Read more »

Ribbon-Tie Sandals


Nearly as long as humankind has roamed the earth, people have been wearing shoes. Ancient Egyptians, Indians, and East Asians began sporting wooden sandals thousands of years ago. Thankfully, inexpensive power tools have sped up the tedious process of carving ergonomic shoes from slabs of wood. Add a few interchangeable... Read more »

ESP/psi Testing Lamp


Albert Einstein once wrote that God does not play dice with the universe. To which Niels Bohr (or Enrico Fermi) reportedly replied, “Stop telling God what to do with his dice.” Here’s a mood lamp that expresses these dice as 4 multicolored cubes that blink randomly, with true randomness —... Read more »