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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 »

The Drill Rod


I have a 25′ cruising tugboat in Florida, and I wanted a small, lightweight ride that I could keep onboard for making beer and ice runs when I pull into a marina. After seeing a short segment on TV about a cordless-drill-powered bike at a hardware convention, I decided to... Read more »

Magnetic Chip Shield


For too long I’ve been standing in the stream of chips flying off my milling machine. This small shield sticks to my milling vise magnetically, and takes less than an hour to make. It does a good job of helping keep chips contained, especially when using cutting fluid or fly... Read more »

Adult Soapbox Kart


This guide will teach you the basic design aspects you’ll need to consider in order to make yourself a road-worthy gravity-powered vehicle. Full suspension on go-kart wheels, driver restraints, a rigid frame with roll bar, and balanced drum brakes are features of the example kart I’ve built. It weighs in... Read more »