Wire stripper/crimper

Restore a Table Lamp

Restore a Table Lamp

We are restoring old table lamps we had so we can use them now. We took them to paint, and my parents told me they would pay me 2 dollars for each lamp I "restored" with cable, switch and connector. So they gave me money and I went to buy switches and copper cable to […]

Solar-Powered Boat Prototype

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! We have not given you […]

Secret Garage Door Remote

Secret Garage Door Remote

Create this very sneaky hidden remote that activates your garage door when you lift a soda cup in your car.

Whack-a-Mole Game

Whack-a-Mole Game

Jim Chen designed an excellent electronic “Whack-a-Mole” game using 555 timers, LEDs, and bent-diode touch sensors, that you can build on a solderless breadboard

NASA MAKE Challenge 2011 Winner: “Bring It Back” Microgravity Kit

NASA MAKE Challenge 2011 Winner: “Bring It Back” Microgravity Kit

“Bring It Back” Microgravity Kit by Prashant Rao & Subra Sankaran Prashant Rao, Ph.D., Principal Engineer, Barrios/Jacobs/ESCG Subra Sankaran, Ph.D., Senior Thermal Specialist, MEIT/Jacobs/ESCG at NASA JSC, 2224 Bay Area Blvd, Houston TX 77058 Three experiments are described here (with suggestions for additional experiments) that use molten wax in different setups to demonstrate important principles […]

TV that Greets You: Adding Sensors

TV that Greets You: Adding Sensors

In this project, we will wire in a sensor and add a program that I made myself, so that our TVs greet us when we walk in the room. However, make sure that you have done my previous tutorial that teaches how to use an Arduino clone with a TV, and my first one, which […]