Monday, April 27, 2015

Wind Powered Music Box



Wind chimes are a great way to improve the atmosphere of a garden. But I wanted to see if I could find a way to make the wind play a melody instead of just random notes. So I designed a simple wind powered music box. Now whenever the wind blows, it plays a whole song.

For step by step instructions on how to make this project, check out the Instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Powered-Music-Box/

Monday, April 20, 2015

Motion Activated Gun Turret



In this project I am going to show you how to use motorized nerf guns and water guns to make automated gun turrets that you can use to shoot your friends.

The gun is controlled with an Infrared Motion Sensor and an Arduino microcontroller. The motion sensor detects when someone walks in front of the gun. The Arduino then activates a relay that is connected to the trigger and fires the gun. You can set it up in a hall or in a doorway and it will shoot anyone who walks by. This is a fun way to prank your friends.

For step by step instructions on how to build this project, check out the Instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Activated-Gun-Turret/

Monday, April 13, 2015

Recycle Plastic Bags Into Usable Plastic Sheets



Plastic bags are something that we all have lying around. Most of these bags can be recycled. You can even recycle them yourself at home. In this project I am going to show you how to fuse plastic bags together to make thick sheets of plastic that you can use in your craft projects.

For step by step instructions for this project, check out the Instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-Plastic-Bags-Into-Usable-Plastic-Sheets/

Monday, April 6, 2015

Power Washer Art



Spring is finally here. That means it is time to power wash the sidewalks. But there is no reason why you can't have some fun in the process. In this project, I am going to show you several ways that you can draw pictures on sidewalks and buildings using a pressure washer.

For step by step instructions for this project, check out the Instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Washer-Art/