Working with “wireless” LEDs feels a bit like magic. These tiny LED assemblies can emit light without directly connecting to a power supply.
Textile printing — the application of colored patterns to fabric — is not a new phenomenon. Woodblock-printed fabric dates back hundreds, perhaps thousands of years, and has been widely available in forms such as chintz and calico ...
Design Your Own Fantastic Fabrics
In the early 1950s, aircraft development created an urgent need for simulations, and analog computers were ideally suited to run flight simulators.
Electronics Fun & Fundamentals: Analog Reborn
Find My: DIY Airtag Tracker
I designed and built this 10-foot-tall costume for Halloween 2020 for about $100. The head is a giant plastic skull I found at a Halloween store, and I downloaded creepy scary sounds from Spotify and played them on a Bluetooth speaker ...
1+2+3: Floating Specter!
These edible eyeballs are made from a popular traditional Japanese snack called shiratama. They’re fun and spooky and also not too gross looking, perfect for Halloween!
Edible Eyeballs: Elevate Your Spooky Libations With These Easy Treats
Adding smoke and flame effects to your costume is easier than you might think, using a vaping e-cig loaded with vegetable glycol and pumped using a small aquarium pump. This effect, combined with some flickering LEDs tucked into inconspicu...
Add Awesome Smoke And Fire Effects To This Ghost Rider — Or Any Costume
Build a GIF-Powered Magic 8-Ball
One of the largest obstacles I faced when first starting to cosplay was what to do with all the toxic fumes created by a lot of products I needed to use, such as contact cement and spray paint. The easiest thing to do is work outside but t...
DIY Fume Hood
Inductive chargers are becoming more popular for phones, watches, headphones, and other devices — they’re everywhere!
Send Electrical Power Through The Air To Light Up LEDs Wirelessly
Tin Can Rocket Stove
If you shake cream and ice long enough, it turns into ice cream. Sweet! But just how much shaking, and for how long?
Plastic Bag Ice Cream In 3 Easy Steps
Motion Animated NeoPixel LED Skirt
Needle Felted Eyeballs: Easy and Creepy
The Game of Jeu Gruyère
Build a self-playing meditation drum actuated by seven 2-axis mallet-wielding robots.
ZenBot: Musical Doorbell Drumbot
Print this amazing James Webb Space Telescope model and unfold it like the real thing.
Deep Space Transformer: How I Designed the 3D-Printed James Webb Space Telescope