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Inductively Charged PVC LED Lantern Mod

Inductively Charged PVC LED Lantern Mod

Fifteen-year-old John Duffy is the subject of Gadget Freak Case #216, over at Design News, with his clever modification of Steve Hoefer’s Eternal Flame Indestructible LED Lantern from MAKE Vol 30.

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Weekend Projects Gets Extreme With LED Throwies!

Weekend Projects Gets Extreme With LED Throwies!

Fun, simple, glowing circuits that require mere seconds to assemble. Or take them to the next level, and encase them in an indestructible lantern, float them in a nearby pond, or fly them in the sky!

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Angela Sheehan talks about Soft Circuit Saturdays

Angela Sheehan has taken on a series of projects inspired in part by CRAFT and the Fashioning Technology book and site. She showed her work at the recent Cambridge Mini Maker Faire and brought me through her work. Her site, Soft Circuit Saturdays has a nice collection of clever projects.

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Make throwies to learn Ohm’s Law

Make throwies to learn Ohm’s Law

If you really want to understand electric circuit theory, eventually you will need to come to terms with Ohm’s Law. So how can you get the concept across that I=VR? Will your students be able to figure out that V=I/R or that R=V/I, or that all three of these equations are pretty much the same? […]

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