Storage Tray, Quick & Cheap

The quickest & cheapest storage tray I could make. It holds little hardware & electronics stuff. Great to sort with …. sort buttons .. sort electronics … sort springs … sort gears …. screws, nuts, bolts … you name it. If it fits in the cup it can be sorted,... Read more »

Custom Ice Pops

In the height of summer, there’s nothing like an ice pop to cut through the heat. Though store-bought ones do the job, pops made by hand — both the molds and the juicy refreshers — will taste that much better. Ice pops can be cast in any shape you envision.... Read more »

Teacup Stirling Engine

There’s energy all around us, just waiting to be tapped. Whether it’s a hot cup of coffee on a cold day, light from the sun, scented candles, or waste heat wafting from electronics, it’s all potential power waiting to be harnessed! This is the world of the Stirling engine. Have... Read more »

Two-Can Stirling Engine

The Stirling engine has long captivated inventors and dreamers. Here are complete plans for building and operating a two-cylinder model that runs on almost any high-temperature heat source. Stirling engines are external combustion engines, which means no combustion takes place inside the engine and there’s no need for intake or... Read more »

Emoting Puppets

Finger puppets are fun storytelling devices that provide hours of imaginative play. With a mere wag of a finger, your puppet comes to life and begins its theatrical performance. Your puppet’s persona is predominately determined by its design. Is it big and clumsy? Slender and refined? Jolly with a knobby... Read more »

Pillow Music

If tunes are your sleeping pills, and you can’t dream without a soundtrack, now you can get cozy and fall asleep with your Pillow Music. Pillow Music was born from the experience of living — and trying to fall asleep every night — in small shared apartments with the nonstop... 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 »

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