Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board

The ATtiny85 chip is a simple $2 way to get into Arduino. It’s the basis of low-cost microcontrollers like the Digispark, the Picoduino, the Trinket, and for e-textiles, the Gemma, and the LilyTiny. These off-the-shelf boards are brilliantly designed and great for one-offs. If, however, you need a b…By: jseay Continue Reading » from Instructables: […]

3D Printed Robot Arm

This robot arm is made almost entirely of 3D printed parts that snap together. It has three servo-controlled joints, plus a rotating base and gripper. The arm is controlled by a series of buttons that connect to an Arduino Uno hidden in the base. A simple circuit makes connecting the servos and bu…By: Beaconsfield Continue […]

Water Balloon Filling Station

The 4th of July has come and gone and my neighborhood, like many, celebrated our Nation’s independence with a cookout, fireworks and, of course, a huge water balloon war! We spent hours dragging multiple hoses around, picking them up, filling a balloon, putting them down, tying a balloon, repeat. …By: IamGutter Continue Reading » from […]

How to Learn Any Language in Record Time and Never Forget It

Preface from Tim Back in 2012, Gabriel Wyner wrote an article for Lifehacker detailing how he learned French in 5 months and Russian in 10, using mostly spare time on the subway.  That article went viral. But don’t run off! That was nothing but version 1.0.  This post gives you version 2.0 and more. He’s […]

A Working OLED Watch Built from Scratch

What do you do when you have a small spare organic LED display? If you’re computer engineering student Jared Sanson, you make a watch out of it, designing nearly every aspect of it from scratch. This design was started at the circuit level, and after that, a PCB was laid […] Read more on MAKE […]

Foam Plate Glider

I’ve always experimented with simple foam gliders made out of household materials, but I’ve never had as much success as I did with these fun little gliders made from foam picnic plates. With just a few easily-accessible materials that you probably already have around the house, you can make several…By: blakehansen99 Continue Reading » from […]

Laser Cut Sphere-O-Bot

The Sphere-O-Bot is a simple 2 axis CNC machine that can draw on most spherical surfaces. You can use it to decorate ping pong balls or eggs.This design is based on the 3D printable Sphere-O-Bot. By building your Sphere-O-Bot using a laser cutter, you can achieve a clean look while also reducing the…By: juanifico Continue […]

How I Used a Paint Can to Forge a Rugged Knife [Video]… Please enable Javascript to watch this video Before bows and arrows, language, and even vertical foreheads, some of our ancestors survived by industriously chipping rocks into sharp tools. Today we take metal knives for granted, yet few are made to survive a world without order.  There are two ways to make a knife: Heat […]