Restore a Table Lamp


We are restoring old table lamps we had so we can use them now. We took them to paint, and my parents told me they would pay me 2 dollars for each lamp I "restored" with cable, switch and connector. So they gave me money and I went to buy... 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 »

Whack-a-Mole Game

Whack-a-mole opener

Jim Chen designed an excellent electronic "Whack-a-Mole" game using 555 timers, LEDs, and bent-diode touch sensors, that you can build on a solderless breadboard Read more »

NASA MAKE Challenge 2011 Winner: “Bring It Back” Microgravity Kit


“Bring It Back” Microgravity Kit by Prashant Rao & Subra Sankaran Prashant Rao, Ph.D., Principal Engineer, Barrios/Jacobs/ESCG Subra Sankaran, Ph.D., Senior Thermal Specialist, MEIT/Jacobs/ESCG at NASA JSC, 2224 Bay Area Blvd, Houston TX 77058 Three experiments are described here (with suggestions for additional experiments) that use molten wax in different... Read more »

Get Started with Arduino Clones


Here you will learn how to wire the Arduino clone up and how to start your first project. In this tutorial, I am working with a breadboardable ATMega Lite Dev Kit from, but this can apply to other Arduino clones, too, such as the Ardweeny kit in the Maker... Read more »