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Altoids-Tin Heater

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 10:59 pm
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I’ve noticed that an Altoids tin can be used to make many a small project, but I have not found many Altoids-tin heaters. So I gave it a try, and to make your own just follow this project. Read more »

The Micro-Synth

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I’ve been making electronic musical instruments for a while now, and every step of the way they get more complicated, and harder to produce. Taking a break from the more intense synths, I wanted something simple, easy, and fun to build. Today I made a simple 555 timer synth with... Read more »

BEAM Solar Chariots

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BEAM robot building techniques allow you to build fun and simple little robots with lots of room for stylizing. BEAM robots can move anywhere from a fraction of an inch to a couple of feet, depending on how big their capacitors are. You can also use batteries. For these two... Read more »

Small Amp

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 10:55 pm
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This was one of the first circuits that got me into making. It’s very simple and can be used to amplify audio output (mp3 player, computer, etc.) as well as electric guitars. Read more »

Steam-Powered BoilerBot

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You may be familiar with the battery-powered, pager motor-driven, toothbrush head bristle bot. This project turns that modern classic into a retro-fantastic, Steampunk delight by replacing the battery with a fire stoked steam boiler, the pager motor with a single-action, oscillating piston steam engine, and the toothbrush head with a... Read more »

Egyptian God and Goddess Masks

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These masks are an homage to two well-known Egyptian gods: warrior goddess Sekhmet, and god of the underworld, Anubis. The warrior goddess, Sekhmet, has the head of a lioness and a crown of gold featuring the cobra and the Eye of Ra (the Sun god). Sekhmet has also been known... Read more »