Friday, August 29, 2014

DIY Soda Fountain



Has this ever happened to you? You are thirsty but you are just too lazy to walk over to the refrigerator to get a drink? Well, here is the solution. Build your own personal soda fountain that will refill your drink from across the room.

For step by step instructions, check out the instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Fridge-Soda-Fountain/

Monday, August 25, 2014

DIY Sound Effects



Sound effects are the unsung heroes of movies, radio, and haunted houses. Hearing all the detailed sounds makes it feel the action is happening right next to you. By carefully selecting which sound effects are highlighted, you can create the perfect environment for your audience to experience.

In this project, I am going to give you a basic overview of the art of sound effects. I am going to show you how to make them, how to record them, and even how to automate them.

For step by step instructions, check out the Instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sound-Effects/

How to Punch Through Brick



Have you ever wanted to be able to punch through a brick wall? Well you probably can. All you need is a pair of heavy duty gauntlets to add some weight and focus all the force to a narrow point. It is like wearing a sledge hammer on each arm.

This project was inspired by Instructables user NightHawkInLight. I saw his project "How to Punch Through Concrete" and I just had to build my own version.

For step by step instructions, check out the instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Punch-Through-Brick/

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Remote Kill Switch



There are a lot of times when it is useful to be able remotely turn something on or off. In this instance, my son has a small Power Wheels car. I wanted to be able to remotely turn the car off if he drives too far away or in the wrong direction. So I designed a simple remote kill switch. This lets me turn the car (or anything else) on and off with a remote. As an extra safety feature, if the car goes outside the range of the remote, it will automatically turn off.

For step by step instructions check out the Instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Kill-Switch/

Monday, August 4, 2014

Rain Chains



Rain chains are a kind of decorative downspout for a gutter system. Rain water pours out of the gutter and onto a series of rings or cups. These help to channel the water down to the ground where it is either stored in a rain barrel or simply diverted away from the building. A set of rain chains can add a lot your house in both appearance and sound.

For step by step instructions, check out the Instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Chains/

Monday, July 28, 2014

Water to Wine Illusion Box



Have you ever wished that you could turn water into wine (or at least fruit juice). Well now you can with this magic mystery box. All you have to do is pour in water. Then inside the box a bunch of magic happens. Finally out comes a fine glass of wine. It is a simple illusion that uses water pressure and air pressure to switch the drinks. It can make for a fun party trick to amuse your friends.

For step by step instructions, check out the instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-to-Wine-Illusion-Box/

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Solar Power Tools



Solar power is a great way to get electricity out to a remote project site. One simple way to do this is to use a solar panel to charge the batteries of your cordless power tools. In this project, I am going to show you several ways that you can do that.

For step by step directions, check out the instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charger-For-Your-Cordless-Power-Tool/