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Ideas and advice for a DIY electric bike on the cheap.

For a long time I've thought that it would be a fun project to put together an electric bicycle. However I've been stymied by the cost and questionable quality of the existing kits, and the complications and compromises of the various DIY methods that are out there online. I have some ideas for how to go about making a cheap and simple electric bike, but I'll be the first to admit that I'm nobody's idea of an engineer so I thought I'd run some things by y'all and see what insights you have. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 29, 2013 - 12 answers

Make Master Make Me a Maker

I have come into an ok amount of free time and I would like to throw myself into the world of being a "maker". [more inside]
posted by sendai sleep master on Nov 25, 2012 - 12 answers

I am also open to bids from local roofing companies.

I need help with sourcing unusual building materials for my DIY doghouse that looks like my ridiculous-looking house. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Sep 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Tutorial for drawing building plans for home construction with Google SketchUp

Is there a step-by-step tutorial on how to create working construction drawings with Google SketchUp? This must be on the Internet somewhere but after a weekend of searching and watching tutorials, I still haven't found it. [more inside]
posted by slidell on Apr 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Erector Set-like metal bars?!

What do you call the metal bars that have two flat parts with a 90 degree angle with screw holes on both sides? I'm thinking of getting some and cutting them to the lengths I need but I have no idea what they're called, any other information on Erector Set like prefabricated elements would also be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by TheKM on Jan 23, 2012 - 14 answers

Failure is an option, but best if avoided...

What's the best way to build a concrete block retaining wall for my small backyard? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jul 24, 2011 - 5 answers

trashcan sinatra

What crazy looking instruments can i build with a minimum of skill + resources and a maximum of WTF. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jul 17, 2009 - 35 answers

Help Me Build a Freestanding Wall

I want to build a freestanding (but not necessarily portable) wall in my outdoor/natural light photography "studio." Ideas? [more inside]
posted by swilkerson on Mar 30, 2009 - 2 answers

Does anyone know of an audiophile/hi-fi club in the St. Louis area?

Does anyone know of an audiophile/hi-fi club in the St. Louis area? I have recently become interested in DIY Hi-Fi and being a college student with little electronics experience I am looking for a way to get myself better acquainted with everything before I start to spend too much money. The internet has been a great resource, but having some real people around me who know what they are doing and would be willing to provide me with some direction would be very helpful.
posted by Bengston on Mar 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Help in building my own PC

I want to build my next PC instead of buying one off the shelf. Your assistance is requested. (mi) [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Aug 18, 2004 - 34 answers

New Home Networking

You are building a new home. What networking will you provide between your office/computer/router and a media closet in your living space? Between your office and a living room desk? Between that desk and the media closet? Details ? [more inside]
posted by Dick Paris on Feb 3, 2004 - 6 answers

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