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Smokin’ MonoBox Mod

Smokin’ MonoBox Mod

Weekend Projects maker Tim writes in with his version of the MonoBox Powered Speaker, modded into a Liga Privada No. 9 cigar box.

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Best of 2012: Projects from the Pages of MAKE Magazine

Best of 2012: Projects from the Pages of MAKE Magazine

Looking back on 2012, it’s hard to believe we’ve been producing MAKE magazine for eight years now! I remember working on Volume 01 back in 2005 and the excitement of launching something so new and renegade. DIY is thankfully a part of mainstream culture now, and we’re thrilled to see so many people choosing to […]

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Best of 2012: Weekend Projects

Best of 2012: Weekend Projects

A look back at 2012’s Weekend Projects, which have included battery-less and battery-powered transmission to making our own bass guitar and a powered amp to hear it on. We explored Arduino using multiple types of input sensors, and breadboarded basic motor controllers and portable pocket repeat games, among other exciting projects!

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Mod a Mini Rover with Weekend Projects

Mod a Mini Rover with Weekend Projects

Combine a remote-controlled (R/C) vehicle with some surveillance equipment to create your own terrestrial rover. Turn your rover into a game, explore the neighborhood, or challenge a friend to a real-world race over wireless video!

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Cookie Tin MonoBox Mod

Cookie Tin MonoBox Mod

The MonoBox Powered Speaker is a highly customizable Weekend Project. Derrick writes in with his version, modded into an Italian cookie tin he’s had laying around the garage for many years.

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Sensing Hot and Cold with Weekend Projects

Sensing Hot and Cold with Weekend Projects

Combine an Arduino, an ultransonic distance sensor, and some common components to build a classic “hot/cold” project. Once assembled, we’ll walk through the software “sketch” loaded onto our Arduino, and experiment with three variations of the “hot/cold” theme, all the while using the same circuit.

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How-To: Nellie Bly Smoker

How-To: Nellie Bly Smoker

Food prepared in a smoker is always a treat, so building a backyard smoker is a perfect project for those who love to combine making things and eating things.

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