Fetch-O-Matic: Automatic Ball Launcher

Several years ago I watched a viral YouTube video that starred Jerry the Dachshund, whose engineer owner had built him his very own automated ball launcher. I had two dogs at the time, and was also unemployed with some time on my hands, so I decided to try my hand... Read more »

Vinyl Cut PCB Resist

Here’s an easy technique to create a decent quality circuit board. You can design your own circuit traces, or you can find existing artwork of proven designs. There lots of ways to etch a circuit board, but all of them create a path for the electricity by preserving and removing... Read more »

EZ-EL Wire/LED Light Wheelchair

This guide will teach you how to deck out your very own wheelchair with EZ-EL Wire! For more cool ideas check out https://ez-el.com/tutorials! The EZ-EL Wire Kit you will need for this project can be purchased at http://www.ez-el.com/catalog/products. Enter coupon code MAKEwheelchair at checkout for a discount! Read more »

Thor’s Hammer

I’m not usually one to build film props, but my wife and I were waiting on line for the new Avengers movie and she said, “You know, it would be great to have Thor’s hammer.” She wasn’t the least bit serious, but her remark got the old maker gears spinning.... Read more »