MAKE Magazine Widget – Now on Apple.com

"Widgets are great--there is no denying it. Arranging these small, lightweight utilities on your Mac OS X Dashboard desktop puts lots of useful and fun possibilities at your fingertips and eyeballs. But when a widget you want doesn't exist, there is only one thing to do: make it." Here's our... Read more »

Air Engines…

Mike Smyth makes these incredible compressed air engines. On his site, he has photos and information on the V-twin and radial air engines he designed and constructed. The videos give you a good idea of how they work. His homepage also has his walking robots project to check out. Thanks... Read more »

HOW TO – Optical mouse to scanner…

Turn your optical mouse in to a scanner! Erik writes: "A Maker posted his project on a very large Dutch forum, after he read some datasheets of the sensor in his optical mouse. He wrote a application in VB for reading the sensors outputs, so he can use the sensor... Read more »

Robot Drummer Responds to Human Playing…

Peter writes "Here's a Haile, a robotic drummer that responds intelligently to your playing with an expressive performance on a Native American Pow-wow drum. They're set to create a Jewish-Arab drum circle composition featuring the robot commissioned for performance in Jerusalem." Here's how they did it. Link. Read more »

DIY Waxpaper mouse pad…

Paul writes "If you're anything like me, you just spent your last bit of cash on a wicked gaming mouse and didn't leave any money for a mouse pad. Typically you would just game without one, but over time those teflon feet on your mouse will fill with gunk, get... Read more »

DIY Fuel Gauge LED

Snowmobile fuel gauges are hard to read in the dark. Glen adds a green LED to his Arctic Cat Firecat to illuminate the mechanical gauge at night. "The Arctic Cat Firecats have a simple mechanical fuel level gauge mounting in the top of the fuel tank. The problem is that... Read more »

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