It dawned on us recently that we now have 52 beginner-friendly projects to choose from in our Weekend Projects series. That’s a project-a-weekend!
From battery-less radios to experimental 555 motor circuits, we can say with confidence we likely have something for everyone. We have projects for both fun and function when it comes to solar power. We have projects for turning light into sound and for turning ultrasonic sound into light (so to speak). And it’s always great to see what makers pick up and run with, whether they build our projects step-by-step or modify them entirely for novel new purposes. Below is a sample of what makers have been up to recently:
Prior to our Hangouts On Air to discuss the Optical Tremolo, YouTuber Rob Cosentino built this pretty remarkable mod, which uses blank dummy discs and a dis-used CD player motor similar to Chuck’s version. Also, it sounds great!
Poland-based maker Krzysztof C. built another version of the Drawdio, with an informative step-by-step on majsterkowo.pl.
Belgium-based maker A. Platyrhynchos also sent us these shots of their Potted Plant Protector monitoring system, built around an ATmega328p.
Brigham Young University student Dallin Briggs modified the Touchless 3D Tracking Interface for interfacing with the SeaPerch ROV, with the simple sketch code for controlling three DC motors available here.
We’ll be discussing the 3D Tracking Interface during a Hangouts On Air on December 13th. Be sure to follow +MAKE on Google+ to watch for the event.
Congratulations to all the makers who have built or modified our Weekend Projects series of beginner-friendly electronics builds. Whether you’re learning or you’re a skilled builder looking for a side project to experiment with, be sure to document your process making and get in touch with us – you could be featured on the MAKE blog!