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Incredible Robot Balances Perfectly on a Ball

Incredible Robot Balances Perfectly on a Ball

We’ve featured some basic segway-like self balancing robots with two wheels but we haven’t seen anything like this.  This unique robot uses three omni-wheels to maintain its balance on a spherical ball.  As demonstrated in the video below, it...
DIY Arduino Balancing Surface

DIY Arduino Balancing Surface

Here’s another superb Arduino project using just a few simple components (which are available in our DIY projects store). It’s a pretty simple setup using a laptop, webcam, servos, and an Arduino to monitor and balance a ball bearing on a...
DIY Steampunk Hardware Chess Set

DIY Steampunk Hardware Chess Set

Make a cool, retro, steampunk-inspired chess set from assorted hardware, a found table and some common chemicals. This project is fast, easy and looks...
DIY Camera Stabilizer

DIY Camera Stabilizer

This video was created to show the action of the gimbal on my DIY Steadycam. This project shows the potential of Steadycam possibility for the lighter sub-compact Hybrid Camcorder Market. I have the Jazz Elite HD178. Inspired by the Hague MMC. ...
DIY Indoor Airsoft Shooting Range

DIY Indoor Airsoft Shooting Range

The crazy guys over at Mana Energy Potion needed a way to blow off the excess energy that is built up from selling the liquid energy. No they didn’t buy a treadmill, they made a DIY Airsoft Shooting Gallery! The list of needed items is not that...
Magnetic Levitation Light Bulb uses Wireless Energy Transfer

Magnetic Levitation Light Bulb uses Wireless Energy Transfer

This movie demonstrates an implementation of wireless energy transfer, in combination with magnetic levitation. The result is a light bulb(20 Watt) floating in mid-air, while lit. Be sure to checkout the inspiration for this...
Build Your Own Vortex Cannon

Build Your Own Vortex Cannon

We’ve covered some superb giant smoke ring generators in the past, and here’s a smaller, simpler version you can build in a few hours. The smoke-ring shooting cannon is powered by a 12″ speaker which is boosted by an amplifier. As the...
How to: Solar Powered USB Device charger

How to: Solar Powered USB Device charger

Want to stop wasting energy charging your USB devices? Transform some cheap solar-powered garden lights into your very own solar USB charger. For step-by-step instructions on replicating this hack yourself, watch this video tutorial. Just watch...
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...
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Make a "Joule Thief" Circuit to Extract Battery Power

This week, Windell Oskay of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories joins me to teach you how to make a super clever little circuit called the Joule Thief! The Joule Thief allows you to squeeze the life out of what most people think of as "dead"...