Eventorbot! Open Source DIY 3D Printer

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  • 02/28/2013 @ 12:51 pm

The Eventorbot! open source 3D printer has a simple design requiring fewer materials than most other 3D printers. The frame is made from a single 4′ long, 2 1/2″ square tube (14 gauge/1.5mm/.0598″ thick; cost: less then $20). With this design there are fewer plastic parts and a stronger structure,... Read more »

Simple Night-Vision Goggles

The camera uses near-infrared light emitted by the LEDs. Since it doesn’t have a near-IR filter, it picks up the IR light better than a normal camera does. The LEDs are super bright and the LED ring can throw light about 30 or 40 yards. Read more »

HAB APRS Tracker

You don’t just wake up one day and decide you are going to send a camera into space. But I kind of did. I teach high school at Beaufort High in Beaufort, South Carolina. I think it was the first or second day of the Christmas break for the 2009-2010... Read more »

Action Movie Effects

The perfect action scene needs combat, gore, and at least one actor going through a window. Here’s how I shot a scene with all these ingredients, from making the special effects to shooting and editing the footage. Read more »

Skull Ball (Super Geek Beer Pong)

This guide will describe the steps required to build Skull Ball, a DIY interactive game using a teensy microcontroller and a Sharp IR sensor to count ping-pong balls being thrown into a plastic cup mounted in a plastic skull. I built this project in about 5-6 hours the week of... Read more »

Flash Memory Hard Disc

I love mixing technologies to create an amalgam that looks like one thing but is actually something different. A case in point is the old hard drive that I stuffed full of flash memory. It looks like an internal drive, but it’s actually a solid-state memory peripheral that plugs in... Read more »