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Mintronics: Menta

Mintronics: Menta

The Mintronics: Menta is a unique Arduino-compatible microcontroller kit. It features a handy, on-board prototyping space and is specifically designed to use the included mint tin as an enclosure! This makes it perfect for logging applications and on-the-go development. The prototyping area is perfectly sized for one of our mini breadboards (not included) so you […]

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Copper Pipe Alcohol Lamp

Copper Pipe Alcohol Lamp

The Pop-Pop Steamboat in MAKE Volume 28 calls for using small tea candles for the engine’s heat source, but I found that it didn’t work very well. So I decided to make this small alcohol-burning lamp instead, and it significantly improved its performance. In this project I will go over how to turn down two […]

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Homemade Terrarium

Homemade Terrarium

In this project you will learn how to make an Homemade Terrarium out of an old aquarium, CPU Fan, aquarium heater, a few rocks and cardboard.

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The Wimshurst Influence Machine

The Wimshurst Influence Machine

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/2644322 w=560&h=315] When assembling a proper laboratory, the gentleman or lady experimenter should be sure to include a Wimshurst electrostatic generating machine. This device will serve tirelessly in investigations into the field of natural philosophy, and provide interesting parlor games such as the “electric kiss.” Herein we will demonstrate the construction of such a […]

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Treasure Finder

Treasure Finder

Who hasn’t dreamed about owning their own metal detector and searching for buried treasure, or at least a few dropped coins? In this project, we will build a metal detector based on a dual oscillator circuit. One oscillator is fixed, and the other varies depending upon the proximity of metal objects. The beat frequency between […]

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