New Project: Control Halloween Effects with DIY Infrared Remote Controls

In this project, I’ll show you how to set up some simple infrared remote controls for effects that you can use in your haunted house this year. Read more on MAKE The post Control Halloween Effects with DIY Infrared Remote Controls appeared first o… […]

New Project: Weave a Giant Frightful Spider Web for Halloween

For Halloween this year I’m making giant spider webs to decorate outside my house. These are easy to make, and all you need is a roll of shrink wrap. Read more on MAKE The post Weave a Giant Frightful Spider Web for Halloween appeared first on Mak… […]

New Project: Limit TV Time with an Arduino-Controlled Relay

Most of us spend far too much time in front of the TV. So I designed a system that will automatically limit when and how much the TV can be on. Read more on MAKE The post Limit TV Time with an Arduino-Controlled Relay appeared first on Make: DIY Projec… […]

New Project: Remote Controlled Confetti Cannon

Confetti cannons are great, but sometimes you want to set them off remotely. Here’s how to make one that can be triggered wirelessly with a remote control. Read more on MAKE The post Remote Controlled Confetti Cannon appeared first on Make: DIY Pr… […]

New Project: Build an Automatic Photo Rig for Perfect Panoramas

Make an automatic camera rig for shooting high-resolution panoramas with a point-and-shoot camera. Read more on MAKE The post Build an Automatic Photo Rig for Perfect Panoramas appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and… […]

New Project: LED Matrix Dessert Tray

Everyone loves dessert, but what if they could light up and play animations? I’ll show you how to make a dessert tray with a built-in LED matrix. Read more on MAKE The post LED Matrix Dessert Tray appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Ele… […]

New Project: How to Make Custom Shields for Your Microcontroller Board

Shields are great for connecting external circuits to your microcontroller board. In this project, you’ll learn to make your own custom shields for Arduino. Read more on MAKE The post How to Make Custom Shields for Your Microcontroller Board appea… […]

New Project: Build a Motorized System for Raising and Lowering Hanging Plants

Hanging plants are a great way to add some green to your house. I designed a simple system for raising and lowering hanging plants with an electric motor. Read more on MAKE The post Build a Motorized System for Raising and Lowering Hanging Plants … […]

New Project: Add Light Up Effects to Backyard Games

Backyard games like Cornhole are a lot of fun. But you can make them even better by adding lights and sounds. By hooking up some simple electronics, you can make the board light up and play a victory fanfare whenever someone scores. Here is how to make… […]

New Project: Build Sensors for Squirt Gun “Laser” Tag

Everyone loves water gun fights in the summer. But you can always make something better by adding electronics to it. So I designed a set of water sensors and buzzers that will beep when they are hit with the spray of a water gun. This lets you play a g… […]