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How-To: Nellie Bly Smoker

How-To: Nellie Bly Smoker

Food prepared in a smoker is always a treat, so building a backyard smoker is a perfect project for those who love to combine making things and eating things.

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Build a Fast Toy Wood Car

Build a Fast Toy Wood Car

Ed Lewis has lots of friends with kids, which means he goes to a lot of birthday parties for the little ones, and is always on the lookout for fun gifts to bring. He came up with the Fast Toy Wood Car as the perfect toy to fit the bill. It’s fun and easy to […]

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Let’s Rock! with Weekend Projects and the MonoBox Powered Speaker

Let’s Rock! with Weekend Projects and the MonoBox Powered Speaker

Build a small powered speaker to amplify your portable music player, and install everything inside a cigar box or an enclosure of your own design.

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Repeat After Me: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow

Repeat After Me: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow

Weekend Projects maker Mauricio writes in with his version of the Repeat After Me: A Mintronics Memory Game, built with his own LED configuration reminiscent of games of yore.

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Busted Trampoline? Rock a Hammock and Bencholene

Busted Trampoline? Rock a Hammock and Bencholene

North Carolina-based industrial designer Preston Moeller shared a couple of clever trampoline repurposing ideas with us on Make: Projects. The first is the Bencholene, pictured above, and the other is the Rocking Trampoline Hammock, seen below. Fresh! While Preston didn’t give us so much a detailed step-by-step, the general gist is there. Plus, who can […]

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Chuck’s Custom Tremolo Box Uses Upcycled Dummy Discs

Chuck’s Custom Tremolo Box Uses Upcycled Dummy Discs

Weekend Projects maker Chuck writes in with his custom Optical Tremolo Box, turning light-programmable waveforms into unique audio effects. He demonstrates four audio effects made by patterns drawn or painted onto re-used clear polycarbonate dummy discs from CD spindles.

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Calling All Covert Operators – Build a Bug with Weekend Projects

Calling All Covert Operators – Build a Bug with Weekend Projects

Build a wireless “bug” by combining an amplified listener with a short-range FM transmitter. Hide the circuit in a book or other discreet object.

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