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How to: Electronic Stash Box from an Altoids Tin

How to: Electronic Stash Box from an Altoids Tin

Want a safe place to hide your stash? Here's how to build a miniature electronic safe out of an Altoids tin and a Hallmark musical greeting...
How to: Build a Leyden Jar Capacitor

How to: Build a Leyden Jar Capacitor

Simple yet effective, capacitors come in a dizzying array of forms and materials, vital to so many circuits for storage, timing, and filtration - the mighty capacitor!  In this installment of the MAKE presents series, Collin Cunningham explains...
RFID Enabled Mp3 Player using Arduino

RFID Enabled Mp3 Player using Arduino

This is a fantastic, unique project which uses RFID tagged pictures to select and play album. The system utilizes the easy to use arduino microcontroller platform along with an RFID reader and is also ethernet enabled. View the Full...
Intel Case Mod Competition Entry

Intel Case Mod Competition Entry

This is a case mod for the Intel case modding contest. The silenSphere was built from the ground up to produce very little sound in a compact form...
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Detroit Fair: BigDog

Detroit Fair: BigDog

There are just two weeks left before the first-ever Maker Faire Detroit, taking place on July 31 and August 1 at The Henry Ford. Motor City is a Maker City, and it's exciting to see it all coming together. Among the creative projects coming to the...
Build a Giant Pedal Powered Tank

Build a Giant Pedal Powered Tank

In just eleven days, a handful of men created a Panzer like pedal powered tank for a Kinetic Sculpture Derby. Don’t let the formidable pink camouflage paint job fool you. Inside is a massive steel skeleton of gears, plates, and welding...
DIY Arduino Helicopter with Obstacle Avoidance

DIY Arduino Helicopter with Obstacle Avoidance

Here’s another neat Arduino helicopter project featuring four infrared sensors and one ultrasonic sensor for obstacle avoidance.  We’ve seen an Arduino powered helicopter with four rotors and even one with six rotors too.  This quadcopter,...
RGB Computer Controlled LED Bottle Wall

RGB Computer Controlled LED Bottle Wall

What is it about the combination of color and light which makes us automatically drawn to it ? Quite appropriately the video demo of Alex Beim's LED bottle wall project is without sound. It’s all visual illumination as we watch 253 bottles...
Build a DIY Nintendo Arcade

Build a DIY Nintendo Arcade

Don’t we all love the classic Nintendo and it’s 8 bit glory?  This main built his own tabletop arcade setup for the NES which allows him to emulate NES games on Windows.  The system can also serve as a regular PC by hooking up a keyboard and...
Absolutely Epic Xbox to Mac Transformation

Absolutely Epic Xbox to Mac Transformation

This exceptional mod uses the shell of an old Xbox to house stunning new hardware.  While Macs have that sleek, sexy feel, when they’re priced at $4500 that feeling fades quickly.  So instead of buying a super expensive Mac, learn how to...
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