Month: June 2006

DIY Digital SLR cable release circuit

DIY Digital SLR cable release circuit

Peter writes “Here’s a hands-on with Jaycar’s DIY digital SLR cable release kit, for producing timelapse photography, with a first experiment in photographing dyed melting ice. This is first in a series by my friend Jaymis Loveday called “Timelapse Lab”, and he’s already learning some things the hard way by experimentation (so we don’t have […]

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DIY Binary clock

DIY Binary clock

Hans DIY binary clock from scrap – “All the parts for this clock came from scrap. The red LED’s making up the display came from an old video player. The high brightness green LED was also from an old video player (a different one). The TTL logic chips were from old computer boards, with the […]

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POV in a combat robot

POV in a combat robot

What makes a combat robot more badass? Having it spell words or patterns in the air on its blades, Trebor the Mad Overlord writes – “More than a few people have mused upon the idea of installing lights inside the weapon of a combat robot. Similar “Persistance of Vision” setups are available for bikes and […]

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USB Bit Wacker

USB Bit Wacker

Spark Fun has a handy (so it seems) PIC dev board that can be bootloaded and then shows up as an RS232 com port – “This is a spectacular little development board featuring the PIC18F2455. Based on the work of Brian Schmalz, the UBW is a small board with a command intrepreter for basic input […]

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HOW TO – Make your own throwing stars

HOW TO – Make your own throwing stars

If you have a welder and some old box cutter blades you can make your own throwing stars, Saga writes “Ever wondered what to do with all of your old box knife blades? Well, instead of throwing them in the garbage can, you can throw them AT the garbage can. Project consists of welding six […]

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Batteries and Magnets Kid Kit

Batteries and Magnets Kid Kit

MAKE reader Rotwang has a mini book review of Batteries and Magnets Kid Kit “This book was my favorite book when I was about five or six. It’s all about how to make pretty simple games or toys out of stuff around the house. Like cardboard, tape, wires, batteries and lights. The book introduces children […]

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