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Apple Cider Donuts

<i>Every other Friday,</i> <i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: A recipe for one of our favorite fall traditions, best enjoyed while walking though an orchard. Or the closest city …

Portage Your Jams in This Speaker-Topped Mason Jar

A couple of weeks ago, I was strolling through Dolores Park – a sunny patch of green in the middle of San Francisco that's become a sort of hipster …

Easy LED Color Organ

If you like lights and music, you’ll have fun building this LED Color Organ. You plug your music into it, and the circuit divides the sound into high, mid, and low frequencies and then flashes 3 different colors of LEDs according to those frequencies. Blinky!<p>When Collin Cunningham published his …

Arduino

Building a Vintage-style U87 Mic Is Easier and Cheaper Than You Think

In the video below, guest vlogger Matthew Jenkins walks us through his build of a vintage-style Neumann U87 clone. What some viewers may find …

Make an Analog Function Generator With an Op Amp

Instructables user laserjocky built this function generator for a term project in school. It’s capable of producing a square, triangle, and approximate sine wave up to a frequency of around 300kHz.<p>Op-amps are designed with negative feedback in mind and are typically slower, but they can be used for …

Tricks for DIY Tuning Pegs

The tuning peg might be one of the trickiest parts of a stringed instrument to get right while still remaining DIY. There are easy, time-tested methods of accurately and reliably tuning strings such as a set of machine heads like these. <br>Or try using zither pins (these are actually amazingly useful, …

How-To: The Panjolele Cake Pan Ukulele

What can you make with two cake pans, 20 toothpicks, some lumber, and a handful of screws? A Panjolele! Whitehall, Michigan-based maker Chester Winowiecki loves to make his own musical instruments. A few years back, Chester wanted to make a cigar box ukulele and had the box and wood, but needed to …