Solar Buzzing Beetle


In these instructions, I teach you how to make a vibrating little cute buzzing humming beetle robot. This is great for beginners because of the simple circuit and low parts cost. Read more »

Arduino Powered Brain Machine


It is basically an Arduino and LEDs that have been mounted on a pair of safety glasses. It runs a code that you can modify so that you get a strobe that is in front of your eyes. When you put them on, they help you see crazy patterns and... Read more »

$10 Drawdio


These instructions will teach anyone that reads these how to make a drawdio with spare parts. It will cost $0-10 to make this little noisemaker. All of the parts can be obtained at RadioShack or any old electronics. Read more »

MindWave Cat Ears


NOTE: This project is under construction! It’s very, very rough right now. This project will require a 3D printer such as a MakerBot. You can also use a service such as Shapeways to have the files printed for you. You’ll be assembling a mechanical set of ears based on servo... Read more »

Solar-Powered Boat Prototype


I built this project when I was in the 6th grade, for a competition at the IIT Techfest in Jan. 2010. The IIT Techfest is a competition for engineering students. However, my love towards making this brought me into making this project guide. I am now in the 8th grade!... Read more »

Water Leak Detector


The average life expectancy of a hot water heater is about 10 years, so it’s not a question of if it will leak — it’s simply a matter of when. In my part of the country, homebuilders have been installing these tanks in the attic. This saves space, but also... Read more »

Gigantic Bubble Generator


When I read the Geekcon 2010 call for projects, I thought, what the hack — I’ll do it. Inspired by Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, I decided to let creativity into my life, and start inventing things. I watched Sterling Johnson’s magnificent “Giant Stinson Beach Bubbles” clip on YouTube, and... Read more »