Connect 4 Binary Clock

Remember that old Connect 4 game sitting in your basement/closet/chest/Batcave? You’ve always wanted to upcycle that into a functioning binary clock utilizing the awesome powers of an Arduino, haven’t you? Of course you have! Well, you’re in the right place! This is a great weekend project that will provide you... Read more »

Monkey Couch Guardian

My cats like to jump on furniture and shed their fur, which ends up on my clothes. To stop them, I’m using a Monkey Couch Guardian. I made it from one of those old-fashioned cymbal-banging toy monkeys, modified with an inexpensive Arduino microcontroller and a proximity sensor. Now when a... Read more »

MindWave Cat Ears

NOTE: This project is under construction! It’s very, very rough right now. This project will require a 3D printer such as a MakerBot. You can also use a service such as Shapeways to have the files printed for you. You’ll be assembling a mechanical set of ears based on servo... Read more »

Teleclaw: Remote Robot Gripper

It might have been Robots of Saturn that first got my young brain thinking about building a mechanical man. In that obscure 1962 sci-fi adventure novel, Dig Allen and his fellow teenage space explorers transfer their thoughts into the bodies of teleoperated robots to mine Saturn’s dangerous rings for precious... Read more »