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Getting started in robotics.

I have a 9 year old son. He's interested in making his own flying drone. How do we get started? Kits are fine, but I'd like to stick with simpler plans if possible.
posted by boo_radley on Oct 21, 2015 - 7 answers

I need to buy or rent a record lathe, please guide me in the right direction.

I need to rent or purchase a reasonably priced record lathe to cut short run vinyl LPs. Advice/contact info needed. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Nov 30, 2012 - 4 answers

The chisel isn't cutting it. No, seriously, it's not cutting at all.

How do I remove a small concrete shower pan lip without losing my sanity in the process? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by muirne81 on Aug 1, 2012 - 6 answers

MacGyver uses these for his fridge magnets

What are some awesome projects made with unlikely or upcycled materials? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Apr 16, 2012 - 5 answers

New soldering iron! What should I make?

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]
posted by Scientist on Mar 15, 2012 - 17 answers

The perfect console table / shelf

Can you help me find a two shelf version of this lovely piece of furniture? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Feb 17, 2012 - 2 answers

Easy DIY electronics project for a teenager?

Easy DIY electronics project for a teenager? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Jul 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Help relocate this cool distance-electronics project

Help me find this cool online project I once saw: lamp in one location lights up when person sits down in chair in another location (like, in a different state). [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Feb 17, 2010 - 3 answers

This coffee tastes positively Parman!

I need to be famous for other things. So I would like to make my own blend of coffee. At home and cheaply how can I get started? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Oct 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Good uses for an old memory foam mattress topper?

I have an old 3" memory foam full size mattress topper laying out in my garage. Looking for some DIY projects or ideas as to what I can do with this foam, as opposed to tossing it out or trying to sell on craigslist. [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Aug 18, 2008 - 8 answers


1. I'd like to take on a portable-electronics-building project. 2. I have none of the required knowledge. 3. ...? [more inside]
posted by jinjo on Aug 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Where are the beginner-level electronic kits to be found?

I need recommendations for beginner-level electronic kits and projects; audio-related kits and projects preferred. [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Oct 29, 2007 - 19 answers

DIY disposable goblet advice.

Looking for ideas about how to make a sanitary, waterproof goblet for around ten bucks and an hour or so worth of labor. [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Oct 2, 2007 - 18 answers

How can I seal my smoker?

How can I seal my home-made steel smoker? It's made out of a never-used oil drum, shaped like a giant flask. The problem is that the hatch, while large enough to cover the opening, doesn't form a perfect seal because of the body's curvature. Imperfect seal = imperfect smoking. What kind of material can take the medium heat of smoking, is non-toxic (no fiberglass!), and is slightly soft, to mold itself to the surface?
posted by paul_smatatoes on Mar 22, 2006 - 15 answers

Anyone made their own speaker mounts for walls?

anyone made their own speaker mounts for walls? i can't find any to buy here and am considering what i can make myself (i don't own a welder, but could buy one and have done welding in the past - i also have assorted woodworking/handyman tools). i'm assuming that a fairly rigid mount is important for sound quality, would like it to look good, probably be adjustable for toe-in, and the speakers are fairly large/heavy (b&w 602s2). advice, please. [more inside]
posted by andrew cooke on May 12, 2004 - 7 answers

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