Download a PDF of The Truth Meter project instructions here. Thanks to Sean M. Montgomery for the original article in MAKE Volume 26.Continue Reading
The Maker Shed is giving away an iPad loaded with Make: The Complete Collection (PDF). It’s super-easy to enter, and no purchase is necessary. Read all the details about how to enter on the Maker Shed’s contest page.Continue Reading
Missing an issue? Well, today is your lucky day. One day only. Get any back issue of MAKE: Technology on Your Time as PDF for only $5.99 from oreilly.com by entering the code DDMAK. Act now! You never know when a deal like this will come around again.Continue Reading
Turn a junky old flea market find into a shiny new toolbox.Continue Reading
Let’s face it, nobody needs a medieval siege weapon on their desk. Or do they? I recently decided that the lack of catapults in our brainstorming sessions at work was negatively impacting our ability to be creative. So I decided to remedy this. My friend Bill Gurstelle is the dean of siege weapons, so I […]Continue Reading
My son has this totally awesome “exhaust” pipe on his bike that I covet. It’s really a resonator for the classic baseball-card-in-the-spokes trick. It makes a terrific racket, and gets people to move out of the way without necessitating a honk on your horn. I decided to build my own, using a recycled beverage bottle. Armed with a Dremel Rotary Tool, a bottle of energy drink, and a depleted gift card, I set out to make my own soda bottle bike exhaust.Continue Reading
It’s no secret to kids that a big cardboard box is the best play fort you can have. Find a washing machine box on the curb, drag it home: instant fun. If you want some amenities, such as a drawbridge door or firing slits, you need to put a little extra work into it.
I’ve embellished ours in the past with everything from a Swiss Army knife to a box cutter. Turns out, a Dremel Multi-Max is a much easier, more controllable tool for this than anything I’ve tried. Add some good fasteners and there’s no limit to the size and complexity of the cardboard castles you can