Connect 4 Binary Clock

Remember that old Connect 4 game sitting in your basement/closet/chest/Batcave? You’ve always wanted to upcycle that into a functioning binary clock utilizing the awesome powers of an Arduino, haven’t you? Of course you have! Well, you’re in the right place! This is a great weekend project that will provide you... Read more »

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 »

Home-made Valveless Pulsejet

In 1906 the first pulsejet was patented and since then has provided entertainment as well as opportunity for innovation and improvement. How a pulsejet works is actually very simple. With a valveless design (which this is), fuel and air are directed into a combustion chamber. Once the fuel has ignited,... Read more »

Sun Logger

A data logger is a device that is left to run for long periods of time, making regular measurements of external sensors. We’ll be using the Arduino microcontroller and a homemade “shield” (an Arduino accessory board) to create a device that gathers data on light-brightness in an area and how... Read more »

Capstan for Winding Kite Line

This hand-cranked capstan pulls down kites easily and quickly but is lightweight and portable. A power option can be added for even more ease of use. The line ends up on a removable halo spool, so spools of line with varying weights can be used on the same winder. The... Read more »