This project is a continuation of my quest to build a robotic clock that can write and rewrite the time continuously, day in and day out. My first attempt, Doodle Clock, was a failure due to the marker drying up.
Edge-lit displays typically consist of an etched sheet of acrylic, with one edge embedded in an opaque base containing a light source. The light diffuses through the acrylic to make the etchings glow.
“Inner Glow” LED Heart
It is a profoundly human compulsion to change our environment to suit ourselves, and the quarter-trillion-dollar US home décor industry presents a playful (and profitable) example: We bedeck our living spaces to express ourselves and ...
Pixelblaze Pillows: Light Up Your Upholstery With LEDs
Wearable glowing accessories — we often associate them with Halloween costumes or a packed concert. While those are definitely fun, I wanted to make elegant jewelry, fit to wear on a night out with friends or a casual day at work.
Beautiful LED Pendant In Three Steps
Make an Iron-on Textile Circuit and Learn All About Wearables
Textile printing — the application of colored patterns to fabric — is not a new phenomenon. Woodblock-printed fabric dates back hundreds, perhaps thousands of years, and has been widely available in forms such as chintz and calico ...
Design Your Own Fantastic Fabrics
I designed and built this 10-foot-tall costume for Halloween 2020 for about $100. The head is a giant plastic skull I found at a Halloween store, and I downloaded creepy scary sounds from Spotify and played them on a Bluetooth speaker ...
1+2+3: Floating Specter!
Adding smoke and flame effects to your costume is easier than you might think, using a vaping e-cig loaded with vegetable glycol and pumped using a small aquarium pump. This effect, combined with some flickering LEDs tucked into inconspicu...
Add Awesome Smoke And Fire Effects To This Ghost Rider — Or Any Costume
Inductive chargers are becoming more popular for phones, watches, headphones, and other devices — they’re everywhere!
Send Electrical Power Through The Air To Light Up LEDs Wirelessly
Needle Felted Eyeballs: Easy and Creepy
ZenBot: Musical Doorbell Drumbot
If you have a knitting machine and have tried out its cool color-patterning abilities, you’ve noticed that the resulting fabric curls at the edges; it’s the nature of single stockinette knitting.
Color-Patterned Scarf Using a Hacked Knitting Machine
Dave Blair creates stunning fractal visuals with some of the world’s coolest video feedback machines.
Freaky Fractals: HD Video Feedback Machine
The “Zoom Of Doom” Spooky Floating Head Trick
Growing Leather: Make Vegan Leather With Kombucha
Make a Mini Ground Effect Vehicle
MUSIC MAKING: BLE MIDI Xylophone