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Giant Spirograph Makes Mathematically Perfect Chalk Drawings On The Street

After struggling to use a little laser-cut spirograph, Nathan of HaHa Bird decided that the problem was scale-related and resolved to remedy the situation by building a massive version to use on the street, and it worked!<p>After creating the spirograph design on his computer and cutting out a …

Non-Contact Voltage Detector

A <i>transistor</i> is an electrical component that functions, most basically, as a switch — in principle not so different from a light switch. Instead of a physical movement, however, a transistor is controlled by a flow of electricity. And unlike your basic light switch, a transistor can be on, off, or …

8 Easy Summer Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again

<b>1. Asian Kale Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing</b><p>Believe or not, this salad will have you eating your vegetables (and, most surprisingly, your kale) with pleasure and abandon. Bright, bold flavors and textures abound: earthy kale; cool and crunchy carrots, bell peppers and red cabbage; toasted …

An LED Beer Pong Table to Rule them All!

Building an appealing beer pong table is an accomplishment by itself. If you’re not, however, satisfied with a nicely lacquered piece of wood with your team’s logo on it, <i>maybe</i> this LED-powered beer pong table will do the trick.<p>This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>As seen in the video below, the …

XC9572XL CPLD development board back in stock

XC9572XL CPLD development board are back in stock at Seeed Studio. CPLDs are programmable logic gate arrays which allow you to build custom logic …

How Rolling Robots Spark Engineering Education

A short train ride outside New York City, New Jersey’s South Orange Middle School has a new inhabitant rolling around its classrooms. The diverse yet inclusive Title I public school of about 700 students has a small but influential population of little round robots called Spheros, thanks to …

The Dial-a-Speed: One Motor Controller to Rule Them All

One of the most common problems in building small robots and other electromechanical projects is that off-the-shelf DC motors just run too fast for many applications. Sometimes a mechanical fix like a gear or capstan drive is the solution, but many times you’ll want to skip the additional noise, …

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Drip Irrigation Basics

Grow healthy vegetables the automatic way, while using less water.<p>Most vegetables prefer soil that’s neither soggy nor dry, and earthworms and beneficial microorganisms do too. When there’s too much water, these organisms drown. Too little, and you find yourself with dead plants and a reputation as …

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Computer Power Supply Adapter

How to Cut Heatshrink and Wire to Precise Lengths Quickly and Cheaply

It’s my opinion that there are two very different kinds of laziness. Laziness that encourages procrastination is a vice. Laziness that motivates efficiency is a virtue. With that in mind, I was recently looking for a faster and easier way to cut heatshrink tubing (and if possible, wire). My …

15 Fresh, Simple Cocktails for Spring

It's springtime, the air is fresh, the sun is out. Time to sit out on the balcony (or patio, or fire escape...) with a glass of something cold in …

2 years of toner transfer – tips that won’t hurt you

I’ve been manufacturing my own PCBs in my basement now for more than two years. It is amazing what you can achieve these days with relatively …

Arduino Controlled Cooling/Heating System for Beer Fermentation

Temperature control during fermentation is a key factor for the perfect home-brew, and it’s mandatory if you would like to brew like a professional. There are lot of techniques that are used to control classic fridge or heating element and lot of automation implementations—this project started out …

Monitor beer keg volume & control tap access.

Track Keg Volume<p>Kegbot monitors every pour, so you'll always know how much is left. Each drink gets stored in the Kegbot database. No more getting …

How to Make a Microscope Out of Paper in 10 Minutes

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.07.14.<p>Time of Publication: 2:26 pm. 2:26 pm<p>A new microscope can be printed on a flat …

King Cake

Make the dough: In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a hook, combine yeast, 1⁄2 tsp. of the sugar, and 1⁄4 cup water heated to 115°. Stir to …

Raspberry Pi Chalks Up Sales Of 2.5M+ As It Turns Two — $10K Bounty Offered For Opening Its Blob

Happy Birthday Raspberry Pi! The low-cost Linux microcomputer has just turned two years old. And boy how it’s grown.<p>The Cambridge, U.K.-based creators of the $25/$35 credit-card sized computer thought they would only ever sell a few thousand units when they started their project. In the event, they …

Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Slow-cooked short ribs are a pitch-perfect winter meal. This version gets burnished with a rich red wine, …

DIY Vietnamese Pho is just what we're looking for during the winter - relatively healthy, fresh, and of course delicious: http://thekitc.hn/1geZ5SO via Refinery29

The Science of Jello Shots

<i>[Photograph: George M. Groutas]</i><p>Almost everyone has had a bad experience with those brightly colored jello shots synonymous with bad booze and worse ideas. But modern mixologists have reimagined these slurpable solids, creating new textures and beautiful presentations. Are they worth …

Grilling: Spicy Cumin Wings

I use January recipe testing as an excuse to eat all sorts of things that are bad for me. Aside from the quesos, meatballs, and stuffed peppers, the entire month is really just a chicken wing gorge-fest. I could think of endless ways to cook up my favorite of all party foods, and in the span of the …

Jerk Chicken Wings - Spicy Jamaican Jerk Hot Wings Recipe

Shrimp Etouffee Recipe - Spicy Creole/Cajun Shrimp Sauce on Rice - Frozen Shrimp Tips

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

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How to Buy Brown Booze with Nikki Sunseri! - Food Feeder

5 Tips for Reading Recipes (and Chinese Honey Hoisin Sticky Ribs)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: 5 tips for reading any recipe that will boost your confidence and lower your stress levels in the kitchen. Plus, one killer</i> …