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I Built My Own Mars Rover in the Spirit of Simplicity

How I built a Centennial Challenge robot using the cheapest materials I could find.
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Monitor Light Pollution with Photodiodes

Create a simple light detector to create a light pollution survey of your town or county to find out where your local dark sites are.
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Hobby Rocketeers Build Amazing Upsized Estes Gyroc

A group of Florida hobbyists have created a monstrous version of the classic Estes Gyroc. But will it fly?
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5 Ham Radio Projects with Diana Eng

Here are five great ham radio projects from the Make: archive.
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Fantastic 3-mile High Rocket Flight Captured with Raspberry Pi Camera

This Portland State Aerospace Society’s (PSAS) L-12 launch in mid-July is beautiful and impressive. PSAS is a student-based open source rocketry group out of Portland State University. They make all of their design files, flight data, documentati…

3D Printable Robotic Telescope You Can Build

When I was a teen, I did an astronomy (and archeology) summer camp one year. As part of it, we got to spend some nights operating the telescope in the teacher’s backyard observatory. He had turned a Sears metal garden shed into an impressive litt…