Giant Hacks

Build a Giant VU Meter Using Light Bulbs

Build a Giant VU Meter Using Light Bulbs

Basically, a VU Meter measures loudness (volume units) of an audio signal. But this blinking VU meter project catches the eye more than the ear. The construction of the VU meter using 12 flashing bulbs is relatively simple. At the heart is a 12...
DIY a Giant Net Enabled Etch-A-Sketch

DIY a Giant Net Enabled Etch-A-Sketch

Remember those plasticy Etch A Sketch toys from childhood? Two knobs allowed you to draw line images on a flat screen. In this video demo, Jeri Ellsworth and George Sanger give a low down on their net enabled version. Replace the grey screen with a...
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...