Custom White Noise Machine

A white noise machine is one way that we can take some control over the soundscapes that we live in, but we don't have much control over the white noise that's available to us. So here is a cheap and easy way to make your own custom white noise machine. Read more »

Operating Railroad Grade Crossing Signal

It seems that no matter how much things change, one thing that is always constant is a kid’s fascination with all things trains. When my son was about 4 years old he was fascinated by passing trains. Even more captivating to him was the railroad crossing signals which would flash... Read more »

Robot-Headed Valentine Box

The robot-headed valentine box is basically a cardboard box that has a few electronics inside. This is perfect for a valentine box, especially for kids. You just put the valentines through the mouth, and access them at the back. This is also a very fun craft to do so let’s... Read more »

Electromagnetic Aluminum Levitator

About 13 years ago I learned of some military research into a satellite- and missile-defense device that would propel projectiles using Lenz’s law, which governs the direction of electrical current induced by a changing magnetic field. I decided to make a little gadget based on the same principle for my... Read more »

Olde-School Bookbinding

Magazines aren’t really built to last, but here’s how you can turn your copy of MAKE (or any other magazine or printout) into a durable hardcover that will withstand the test of time. Your hardcover MAKE will also lie flat on your workbench, making it easier to follow instructions for... Read more »