Storage Tray, Quick & Cheap

The quickest & cheapest storage tray I could make. It holds little hardware & electronics stuff. Great to sort with …. sort buttons .. sort electronics … sort springs … sort gears …. screws, nuts, bolts … you name it. If it fits in the cup it can be sorted,... Read more »

Mechanical Image Duplicator

Before Chester Carlson invented photocopying, inventors engineered various mechanical devices to replicate images. With a few everyday items found in the home, you can make a pantograph, an image duplicator that allows you to use one pencil to trace an image while another pencil follows its path in parallel to... 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 »

Bundle Bow and Arrow

By Kathreen Ricketson, Rob Shugg, and Orlando Shugg As a boy, my partner Rob Shugg always had a bow and arrow. He was quite a little ragamuffin and had a wonderfully free and adventurous childhood, very different from all the cautionary parenting of today. With the resurgence of books about... Read more »

The BeatBearing Tangible Rhythm Sequencer

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wreP8FMupyM?wmode=opaque] The BeatBearing is an exciting and intuitive way to make music. Move the balls on a grid, and you change the beat. Music sequencing couldn’t be simpler. Like countless other musicians, I use a computer to create beats and sequence them into mixes. Pointing and clicking with a... Read more »

The Autophenakistoscope

Motorize a phenakistoscope, a 19th-century parlor novelty that preceded motion pictures, and keep its frames synched to an LED strobe by using a sensor and an Arduino microcontroller. Invented in 1832 by Joseph Plateau, this device creates a moving picture from a sequence of stills arranged on a spinning disk... Read more »

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