Your Projects

Your Projects

Here at MAKE we have decided to transform the Your Comments column into Your Projects. We love hearing what you have to say, but also love seeing what you’re making! These projects from our readers come from the MAKE Google+ Community and beyond.

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Arjun Prakash has hacked the illustrious NES PowerPad:

The NES Power Pad was released 25 years ago. But the Power Pad suffered the weakness of all console peripherals–a lack of support from developers and publishers. In total, six games were released in the US and a grand total of thirteen released worldwide. To celebrate this awesome device we have figured out a way to connect it to a PC or PS3 using an Arduino so anyone can develop a game for it them selves.

Ian Henehan shares his nautical project on Google+:

We’re making a couple simple and cheap plywood sailboats. The goal is to learn a bunch of the techniques used for plywood boats and also to load up the kids and teach them to sail this summer. All without spending a fortune. So far, the plan is working out. The design is a PD Goose by Michael Storer.

Got a bunch done on the sailboat tonight. Fitted up the sides for the air boxes and the front deck. That’s Dad in the background gluing the cockpit coaming on the side decks.

Steve Spence shares his project:

A few years ago I put together a CdS Light Sensor tutorial. I thought I’d bring it out again as it has seen some recent interest.

Even though Maker Camp doesn’t start until July 8th, we’re already seeing lots of activity on the Google+ page.
Louis Pelissier decided to whet his camper appetite with a snazzy looking swiss-army keyring.
Here’s Rachel Thompson’s creation:

This was my first arduino project. I timed the space between each note of a guitar hero song and programmed the glove to move the user’s fingers in time to the song to improve muscle memory. Third place at school science fair! Anyone got a suggestion for another project?

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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