As part of my digital fabrication teaching, I wanted to have a simple, cheap, and easy-to-fabricate Arduino board that students could make themselves, and use in their projects.
Perhaps the biggest maker project I’ve ever undertaken: converting an empty delivery van into a campervan to travel around Europe.
This is the wallet I carry with me every day. I want something as small and light as possible. I don’t carry much, just a few notes and cards, no change, keys or anything bulky. I also use it when hiking, so I want something pretty weatherproof.
This LED lamp is a simple lighting project that reuses a three colour LED light and mounts it in a tube to create a colourful projection light that looks great when pointed against a wall.
Here’s a project still in prototyping stages, but it’s a simple one, and you can probably do a better job.
The LM386 chip is a simple and cheap amplifier chip that is used in countless audio amplifier projects. I used one to make my own 0.5W amplifier.
A tarp – being essentially a rectangle of fabric with tie out points – is probably one of the simplest outdoor MYOG (Make Your Own Gear) projects you can attempt. But not all tarps are created equal, so here’s my version.
I recently made this pen(cil) case, for reasons outlined elsewhere, and decided to document the process. I think this would make a great first project for someone who is new to sewing and wants to make something useful and ‘technical’.
I’m running an experiment. Inspired by the open hardware movement, I decided to design a product, document the design process and parameters of the product, and share it, to encourage adaption and improvement by others.
My mother, a textiles artist and teacher, recently gave me this old Singer manual sewing machine.