DeskLights 2.0

The desk receives event notifications over the network and alters its color and pattern to provide those notifications to the user. The combination of color and location can be used to communicate a wide variety of information. Simple flashes of different colors inform me of new e-mail, phone, or chat... Read more »

HAB APRS Tracker

You don’t just wake up one day and decide you are going to send a camera into space. But I kind of did. I teach high school at Beaufort High in Beaufort, South Carolina. I think it was the first or second day of the Christmas break for the 2009-2010... Read more »

Halloween Skull Truffles

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, but when it comes to dessert, my tastes have matured towards the gourmet. But just because I am an adult doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the fun of Halloween candy. I wanted to create a Halloween treat for adults. Something not to be... Read more »

One-Hour CoasterBot

Last year we ran a cool CoasterBot build project and contest on MAKE. We had dozens of awesome entries, from the most basic to the quite elaborate. This Make: Project shows you how to make just about the simplest CoasterBot imaginable. From here you can add new sensors and features... Read more »

$3 Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charger

Hack two simple pieces of electronics for a new purpose. This cell phone charger is not for those who use their phones a lot, although it could have other purposes, like being an MP3 player charger or anything that charges from a USB connection. Read more »

Workhorses

Use a simple mortise-and-tenon joint to make these fine looking shop horses that you will use every day and will last a lifetime. Read more »