Soldering Fume Extractor


I do a lot of electronics projects and have recently taken an interest in stained glass. I love to solder, but the fumes from flux and rosin aren’t very good for you. I decided to build my own fume extractor to solve this problem. Read more »

Backyard Zipline

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 10:42 pm

This will give you all the information needed to plan, purchase and build a backyard zipline (and launch pad) without any specialized parts. I purchased everything at the local hardware stores. I did it 100% all by myself, and so can you. Read more »

Micro FM Transmitter


This circuit is commonly credited to Japanese multimedia artist Tetsuo Kogawa. It takes audio input through a 1/4″ phono jack and, constructed as shown, without the optional antenna connections, will broadcast an FM radio signal about 30 feet. This is the standard model of Mr. Kogawa’s simplest FM transmitter, which... Read more »

Outdoor Faucet Cover in a Hurry

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 10:42 pm

It’s rare to get very low temperatures where I live, but last winter the temperature was low enough to freeze and burst pipes. After thawing my pipes, I needed outdoor faucet covers fast, but the hardware store was sold out. With an empty drink mix container as the base, I... Read more »