I'm looking to build an upright MAME console from a kit. I have a budget of about $700-900 total, including the screen and PC and any other bits and pieces I'd need. I'd like a dual joystick setup with a trackball. I have no idea what's out there, other than what Google searches show me, and I don't know what the "gotchas" are. What are the best options for doing this, with the budget in mind? What issues should I watch out for?
Does anyone know of a few good brands that do a customizable travel make up palette that includes not only eye shadow but liner, as well as foundation, bronzer etc? I can't seem to find anything online except for a few hits on the big "mature" skin companies like Estee Lauder.... Thanks ladies!
My windshield got chipped today by a rock kicked up by a truck. It's a combination star and chip, less than 2" in total diameter at this point. Due to the location, it seems unlikely that a reputable shop will attempt to repair it and I'd rather not spend $300 on a new windshield just at the moment. Advice is welcome. [more inside]
I've been thinking about building this little Altoid tin headphone amp kit for listening with my Sennheiser 555s. Granted, the point of building the kit is, well, building the kit--but given the limitations of a (cheap) kit-built design and the fact that I listen exclusively to mp3s on my iPhone or Mac, will there be a perceptible improvement in sound from the cans? Is there more to the sound of my mp3s that I might not be hearing just driving the Sennheisers with the juice from the iPhone's or Mac's headphone jack that would merit stepping up the signal with the little amp?
Looking to buy shorts for the German National Football (soccer) team online. [more inside]
I'm going for a boat trip and might end up in some pretty remote areas. I'm putting a medical kit together. There's some more hospital style stuff I'd like to get (IV catheters/dressings/saline bags), but I only need a few of each. Is there anywhere I can buy these items by the piece? (I'm an RN, for the record) [more inside]
I'm researching the market for sports uniforms, e.g., those snazzy football and soccer uniforms worn by high school athletes, etc. I mainly want to understand the sales process. [more inside]
I've been building guitar pedal kits from buildyourownclone, and it's been great fun. I'm running out of pedals I want to make for myself, and am looking for other projects, like this stereo tube amp, and maybe this sous vide. Can you recommend more electronics projects (preferably kits, so I don't have to scrounge for parts) that are cool and look good at the end? [more inside]
Looking to buy a toolbox with essential tools [more inside]
Help me find the perfect Christmas present for my "Maker" dad - ideally it would be an set of plans on how to craft something from scratch, rather than a kit of physical parts. [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience, positive or negative, with the Smile Bright Store and their teeth-whitening products? [more inside]
Where is the best place to research / purchase moderate to high quality automotive window tint and what brands are reliable and quality products? Other tint installation related input likely appreciated as well... [more inside]
Lift kit for 1995 Nissan 4WD Pickup [more inside]
My stereo needs more blinkenlights. Point me to some neat projects I can do. [more inside]
I am the proud new owner of a soldering iron. What are some good first projects? Must be cheap and at least marginally useful. Blinky lights are a plus! [more inside]
Yay I can solder! Please show me where to get a simple, inexpensive DAC (USB) kit, preferably < $50. Inspired by krilli's earlier question. [more inside]
What supplies & book should I get for an adult that wants to get started making their own perfumes? I'm looking to spend around $75 for everything. [more inside]
I'd like links and information about some of the more mature hobbyist CNC router setups that exist [more inside]
Are there any kits for making a mechanical clock movement? [more inside]
I finally figured out the perfect gift to get the boyfriend but am having trouble finding what I want. Help me navigate the world of diy audio kits with respect to guitar amps! [more inside]
Having an HTS Droid Eris and a 2006 car which knows nothing of bluetooth, have any of you wonderful people found a bluetooth retrofit kit that might do good voice contact recognition or (at minimum) good voice dialling; has a decent speakerphone option; and basically keeps me from having to finger through a lot of comtacts? I'm a former BlackBerry user (alas, let go, no more BB) and would appreciate your experiences. Thanks mind!
How do I make an electronic drum kit for wearing on the body? [more inside]
Where online did I recently see for sale an instant superhero or superhero kit-type costume for adults that included a cape, goggles, and maybe a flight helmet? [more inside]
I just purchased a Suzuki SV650 and I want to know where I can find a starter tool kit for maintaining the motorcycle. I bought a Haynes Service Manual/Handbook and want to regularly maintain the bike myself. Changing oil, check spark plugs, air filter, tire pressure, drive chain wear, etc... I would rather not buy all the tools separately one by one as that would not only be more time consuming but I don't know where to start. [more inside]
I am thinking about cultivating a small vegetable patch area near a river. What would be the best method to thoroughly test the water for nasty contaminants like arsenic, lead or other spooky chemicals I can't even pronounce? [more inside]
I'm having trouble finding automotive wiring repair kits. [more inside]
Soon, I'm going to have a nice cash bonus at work and about two weeks of vacation time. I don't have enough money for a travel-vacation, so I figured I'd turn it into a learning-vacation: I'm going to focus on playing guitar, but also, I'd like to learn some 101-DIY electronics projects. I adored Lego Mindstorms as a kid, then kind of gave it up for awhile. Now I'm looking for something similar. More inside! [more inside]
I need some ideas on capturing my kids' handprints, as a gift to my wife. A little help? [more inside]
Recommend me a really good toolbox. You know, the kind you put tools in. [more inside]
ElectronicsFilter: Help me figure out what might be wrong with my son's "safe, solderless, exciting, educational and fun!" AM/FM radio kit. [more inside]
I am a Final Cut editor working on a first-class Mac Pro. But since I work at a shop with three other editors, I always seem to be hunting for various cords and cables (headphone splitters, rca to quarter-inch connectors, DV deck firewire cables, etc). I'd like to create something like a first-aid bag for myself, complete with all the accessories I seem to lose time searching for - like a CF card reader. My question is what would you put in the bag and what kind of small, manageable bag would you use. Links welcomed. Thanks.
SantaFilter: Looking for a fun, durable, relative inexpensive electronics kit/lab for wiz-bang 7-year old girl... [more inside]
Please help me find another sewing-kit-in-a-pen like the one I bought at Brookstone in the 1990s. [more inside]
Help me remember a random arts-and-crafts kit from my childhood... with a German twist? [more inside]
A Dell PC was originally equipped with Windows ME. Somebody later installed, instead, an unauthorized copy of XP. The machine was given to me, and I legitimated the XP install by paying Microsoft for a "Genuine Advantage Kit." Will Microsoft let me use that kit's CD to install XP on a different machine (perhaps an Apple) if I get rid of the first machine? Thanks.
Where can I buy one of the new '08/'09 season Israel National Team away colors Puma jerseys, like the one pictured here? [more inside]
My kid (8 years old) turns out to have a very good sense of rythm. I'd like to get him a drum set for xmas. A *silent* drum set. [more inside]
I need recommendations for beginner-level electronic kits and projects; audio-related kits and projects preferred. [more inside]
Laptop HDD Enclosure kit question. [more inside]
If you were going to start shooting pictures for an alt weekly/A&E publication, what kinda of gear would you get? [more inside]
How to get started PIC programming? [more inside]
What should I put in my spy kit? [more inside]
I am having a difficult time locating the Nike+Ipod Sport Kit in Canada. Apple.ca doesn't have it listed in their store and Nike.ca is just a horrible [but cool looking] website. My google-fu is failing me miserably and I was hoping that someone has seen these around. I called a local [Kitchener] Apple reseller and they say it should be available in 2-3 weeks. My greedy little hands cannot wait that long. :) Can anyone help?
What's your 72 disaster preparedness kit like? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a tube (valve) amplifier kit in the ~ $500 (US) range? I was going to buy one of the Passion Audio Kit i11 amps but the company that offered them, Rotac in Quebec, quit selling them April 1st.
What equipment set should I buy to brew a keg of beer? I want to buy it as a set, but if I can save money buy buying seperate parts I can do that. I am buying the New Complete Joy Of Home Brewing.