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 »

Digital TV Coat Hanger Antenna

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Television antennas are comprised of a series of metal rods cut to exact lengths and positioned so they receive a particular television frequency. The following design was invented in the 1960s by an engineer named Doyt Hoverman. It is particularly sensitive in the UHF frequency range, the same range used... Read more »