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Great Places for Projects and Ideas

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When dealing with electricity or other potentially dangerous forces or objects--Use Your Head.  As with any science experiments, Stay Alert and Proceed with Caution.  Most accidents are a combination of small, innocent looking things that by themselves look harmless, but together become big and dangerous.  The best accident is the one that NEVER happened.  Check it out with an expert to be very sure you will be safe and injury free.

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Places to Read and Browse
Makerspaces/Hackerspaces/Labs
General Project Sites
Specific Projects We Like
Useful Circuits
Robot Specific
Shop for Projects and Tools Sites selling cool projects and tools--we like tools.
Museums, Tech Art, and Cool Information
Electronic Tutorials too

Places to Read and Browse     Top

http://makezine.com/
Make Magizine--Good stuff for ideas.

http://spark.ieee.org/
Electrical engineering aimed at the high school electrical engineers.  Interesting stuff.  (ieee Spark)

Makerspaces/Hackerspaces/Labs    Top

http://makelabcharleston.org/    
Make Lab Charleston SC

http://makerspace.com/
If you want to create a Makerspace in a highschool, here is a lot of good information.

http://www.otherlab.com/
A cool lab doing cool things

http://quelab.net/wordpress/
Quelab is Albuquerque's NM first hackerspace

http://www.heatsynclabs.org/
HeatSync Labs, Phoenix AZ area

http://www.nycresistor.com/
NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in downtown Brooklyn NY

http://pumpingstationone.org/about-2/
Pumping Station One is a hackerspace located in Chicago

http://hacklab.to/
Toronto's hacker collective

http://www.hacdc.org/
HacDC is a community organization in Washington, D.C. devoted to collaboration in the creative use of technology

http://jimlaurwilliams.org/wordpress/?p=2301
Jim's Projects--Workshop 88

General Project Sites        Top   

http://www.instructables.com/
The mother lode of cool stuff to make

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/
Many interesting projects here. Plus a great site name.

http://blog.makezine.com/
Make Magazine's online presence.  Great stuff for projects and ideas.

http://www.popsci.com/diy/
Popular Science DIY page.

http://scienceclub.org/proj/kidprojc.html
More projects.

http://amasci.com/
Too much fun, check it out.

http://scitoys.com/
Large list of things to play with and make.  He also sells the materials he uses to make his projects.

http://www3.telus.net/chemelec/Projects/Projects.htm
Gary Lecompt's project pages are varied and fun.  He will even talk to you if you have problems building them--He regularly sells parts and boards for them as well.

http://kipkay.com/ 
Many fun things to do, his pranks are good.

Car and Vehicle Science Experiments Wide variety of motion experiments from the simple to the complicated. Thanks Peyton Vogel!

Specific Projects We Like       Top

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/bulbdial
Check out the Bulbdial Clock--Thanks Mitch

http://www.ladyada.net/make/pumpkin/pumpkin.html
Animate your pumpkin with your Arduino micro.

http://cratel.wichita.edu/blogs/tommcguire/desktop-milling/
DIY desktom milling cnc milling machine project.
http://cratel.wichita.edu/blogs/tommcguire/the-stepper-motor-driver/
Stepper motor plans for his milling machine.

http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2006-08/homemade-spy-sub
Spy sub: Here's one that I want to do.
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-thruster-for-a-homemade-submersible/
Subs need thrusters!

http://blog.teachersource.com/2010/07/09/concentrating-sunlight-its-easy/
Big lenses and melting pennies from one of my favorite builders, Marty Sagendorf. 

http://blog.teachersource.com/2010/05/21/chladni-plates/
This is just a cool demonstration from Marty Sagandorf.  If you are into music then check this out.

http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Joule-thief/
We need someone to make these.

http://www.yankodesign.com/2009/03/26/energy-seed-a-yanko-love-story/
Check out this lamp using the Joule thief circuit above.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-top-energy-seed/ 
Here it is at Instructables.

http://amasci.com/emotor/chargdet.html
Ridiculously sensitive electric field sensor

http://www3.telus.net/chemelec/Projects/Alarm/Laser-Alarm.htm
Break the beam, set off the alarm.

Useful Circuits      Top

http://www.reddit.com/r/electronics/comments/fsjno/simple_555_timer_based_servo_controllers_for/555 Circuits for robotics, servo control and other such fun.

http://www.qsl.net/yo5ofh/hobby%20circuits/circuits_controlling_relays.htm
Circuit controlling relays. If you need them.

http://www.next.gr/inside-circuits/Simple-Infra-Red-Transmiter-reciever-Shematics-l4356.html
Simple infrared transmitter and receiver circuits.

http://www.stepperworld.com/index.htm
Need to use stepper motors?

Robot Specific      Top

http://encyclobeamia.solarbotics.net/articles/beam.html
Check out the BEAM concept.

http://www.solarbotics.net/
Home of BEAM

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gary.huston/
One inventor's BEAM page

Shop for Projects: Sites selling cool projects    Top

http://www.makershed.com/
Make magizine's store of projects and fun.

http://stores.ebay.com/engineeringshockelectronics
Ebay store for many cool kits.

http://www.smileymicros.com/
Here is more information on the Arduino micro controllers we have been playing with this year.

http://www.scitoyscatalog.com/
Sci toys source material.

Tools

http://www.mdaprecision.com/benchtop-milling-machine/mini-mill.html
Mini Milling Machines

Museums, Tech Art, and Cool Information   Top

http://www.technologystudent.com/elec1/elecex.htm
Good tutorial of basic electronic information and then some.

http://blog.teachersource.com/
Science demonstrations you can do.

http://www.thetech.org/
The Tech Museum.  Interesting to look through the site.

 

 

 

 

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