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Magnetic iPad Holster

When I got my new iPad, I immediately came up against a few problems. I don’t have a lot of horizontal space in my office because my desk is always cluttered. I also needed a safe place to leave the iPad while I charged it. Leaving this expensive piece of... Read more »

Guitar Strap Gamepad

If you’re playing Rocksmith (and I think you should be), and you’re playing standing up (ditto), you have probably run into the "where do I put the controller" problem. The gamepad is required to navigate the menu system between songs, and if you play in a standing position you have... Read more »

Small Amp

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 »

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 »

Skull Ball (Super Geek Beer Pong)

This guide will describe the steps required to build Skull Ball, a DIY interactive game using a teensy microcontroller and a Sharp IR sensor to count ping-pong balls being thrown into a plastic cup mounted in a plastic skull. I built this project in about 5-6 hours the week of... Read more »

DIY Dog Collar

I began working with leather seven years ago when I stumbled across it during the hunt for the perfect collar for my dog, Paco. Since I’ve never taken a class, most of the following techniques are either self-taught or passed on to me by old-time leather workers. When working with... Read more »

Printed Party Flags

Create your own foam stamp and print some simple fabric flags to make party décor that’s one-of-a-kind. Foam is inexpensive and easy to cut, with no special tools required. Combine printing with the fun of mixing fabrics and you might find yourself making a banner for every occasion! Try spelling... Read more »

Tapestry Loom

I have wanted to weave since I can remember, but I always thought it was impossible because of space constraints. Then I got my hands on a tapestry loom! With a tapestry loom you’re able to weave the full length of warp because it’s wrapped around the frame. You actually... Read more »

Flash Memory Hard Disc

I love mixing technologies to create an amalgam that looks like one thing but is actually something different. A case in point is the old hard drive that I stuffed full of flash memory. It looks like an internal drive, but it’s actually a solid-state memory peripheral that plugs in... Read more »

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