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  • 12/18/2012 @ 11:06 pm

Our client was an individual with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that targets the covering on the axons of neurons, damaging connections to the brain and spinal cord. Our client uses a wheelchair as a form of mobilization around the room. For assistance purposes, it is necessary to have some... 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 »

Hand-Crank USB Charger

I wanted to be able to charge my cell phone, MP3 player, and other USB devices while not having plug-in power available. This hand-crank generator, originally designed by Ben Heck, ended up working the best. Read more »

Solar-Powered Boat Prototype

I built this project when I was in the 6th grade, for a competition at the IIT Techfest in Jan. 2010. The IIT Techfest is a competition for engineering students. However, my love towards making this brought me into making this project guide. I am now in the 8th grade!... Read more »

Solar USB Charger

Charge up your USB devices with the power of the sun. By adding a small solar panel and two diodes to a standard USB cable, you can plug that cable into USB devices needing a recharge. It’s so easy. Let’s get started making a solar USB charger. Video shows the... Read more »

Cable Dyeing

If you want an extension cord, power cord, or other plastic-insulated cable in an unusual color, and you can find one in white, there’s a good chance you can dye it to suit your preference using this technique. Turns out many cables are sheathed with PVC, and will take the... Read more »