Animatronic Rocking Chair Prop


There are quite a few resources online for using surplus windshield wiper motors in Halloween props to achieve animation. After seeing an example of a $400+ rocking chair prop I went into MAKE mode to see if I could recreate the prop myself for much less. This project will take... Read more »

Probotix FireBall V90 CNC Robot


Although the V90 is an entry-level machine, it’s decidedly not a toy. The way it functions is complicated — a platform carries the tool holder; a larger gantry moves the tool back and forth; the frame positions the gantry; and it’s all driven by a motor turning the screw interposed... Read more »

Mint Tin USB Travel Hub


This guide shows how to modify a mint tin to accept the internals of a USB hub providing a decorative and durable housing. When not in use, the cord tucks into the body of the tin. Parts required: USB 2.0 Hub Mint Tin The video below runs over the steps... Read more »

Paint a Glitter Guitar


Completely makeover a lackluster guitar with a gleaming glitter finish. Don’t be intimidated to dismantle the pieces of a beater guitar and customize your instrument with a coat of paint. Add vivid, colorful shine with a gorgeous spray paint from Krylon called Glitter Blast. It is fully saturated sparkle. The... Read more »