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Car Drives on Walls or Ceiling using internal Vacuum

Car Drives on Walls or Ceiling using internal Vacuum

Although this is actually a commercial product, it would be one hell of a DIY project to build one on your own. It appears that it's simply a lightweight RC car with a fan going through the middle of it which creates suction to the wall. ...
RGV Laser System

RGV Laser System

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Turn a Dead Hard Drive into a Grinder or Sander

Turn a Dead Hard Drive into a Grinder or Sander

Odds are you have a pile of dead hard drives lying around. Utilizing the RPM of the hard drive platter, you can create a grinder or even a sander out of a bad drive. Basically, crack it open, glue on a sanding disc (or grinding disc) , and plug...
Superb 3-Axis LEDs Ball

Superb 3-Axis LEDs Ball

Let’s face it, LEDs are the reason most of us got into electronics in the first place .   This superb project uses one blue, red, and green LED and spins them on three different axes.  A complex project with stunning rave-like results...
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How to: Reflow Solder Tutorial

How to: Reflow Solder Tutorial

We taught a SMT soldering class at the Atlanta hackerspace ( http://freesideatlanta.org ) focusing on using stencils and solder paste. Here are some shots of a circuit being reflowed on a skillet and inside a toaster oven. Surface tension is able...
Physical Computing with MIT’s Siftables

Physical Computing with MIT’s Siftables

Siftables is the latest example of a Tangible User Interface (TUI), an emerging technology that aims to use physical objects as interface for computing needs.  Siftables, however, differ from traditional models with the addition of a sensor...
How to Make a Low Cost CNC Table using Servos

How to Make a Low Cost CNC Table using Servos

The purpose of this machine is to control movement on X and Y axis using servos and keeping a low hobbyist budget.  Applications for this type of movement control is commonly used for things from CNC milling to robotic whiteboards. View...
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...
XBox Media Center (XBMC) for PS3

XBox Media Center (XBMC) for PS3

We’ve covered some neat Xbox Media Center (an extremely powerful, fully customizable “hub” to manage all of your music, videos and pictures) projects in the past and here’s a way to install it on your PS3.  The video above walks you...
Massive 500-LED Extreme Flashlight

Massive 500-LED Extreme Flashlight

The first question some may ask is “Why?”  Those of us who are LED addicts say “Why the hell not?”  This guy literally took 500 bright white LEDs and created his own giant 50W flashlight.  While it may have been just ever so slightly...
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