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Great Places for Projects and Ideas

Remember--SAFETY FIRST!!!
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
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
Make Magizine--Good stuff for ideas.
Electrical engineering aimed at the high school electrical engineers.  Interesting stuff.  (ieee Spark)

Makerspaces/Hackerspaces/Labs    Top    
Make Lab Charleston SC
If you want to create a Makerspace in a highschool, here is a lot of good information.
A cool lab doing cool things
Quelab is Albuquerque's NM first hackerspace
HeatSync Labs, Phoenix AZ area
NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in downtown Brooklyn NY
Pumping Station One is a hackerspace located in Chicago
Toronto's hacker collective
HacDC is a community organization in Washington, D.C. devoted to collaboration in the creative use of technology
Jim's Projects--Workshop 88

General Project Sites        Top
The mother lode of cool stuff to make
Many interesting projects here. Plus a great site name.
Make Magazine's online presence.  Great stuff for projects and ideas.
Popular Science DIY page.
More projects.
Too much fun, check it out.
Large list of things to play with and make.  He also sells the materials he uses to make his projects.
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. 
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
Check out the Bulbdial Clock--Thanks Mitch
Animate your pumpkin with your Arduino micro.
DIY desktom milling cnc milling machine project.
Stepper motor plans for his milling machine.
Spy sub: Here's one that I want to do.
Subs need thrusters!
Big lenses and melting pennies from one of my favorite builders, Marty Sagendorf.
This is just a cool demonstration from Marty Sagandorf.  If you are into music then check this out.
We need someone to make these.
Check out this lamp using the Joule thief circuit above. 
Here it is at Instructables.
Ridiculously sensitive electric field sensor
Break the beam, set off the alarm.

Useful Circuits      Top Circuits for robotics, servo control and other such fun.
Circuit controlling relays. If you need them.
Simple infrared transmitter and receiver circuits.
Need to use stepper motors?

Robot Specific      Top
Check out the BEAM concept.
Home of BEAM
One inventor's BEAM page

Shop for Projects: Sites selling cool projects    Top
Make magizine's store of projects and fun.
Ebay store for many cool kits.
Here is more information on the Arduino micro controllers we have been playing with this year.
Sci toys source material.

Mini Milling Machines

Museums, Tech Art, and Cool Information   Top
Good tutorial of basic electronic information and then some.
Science demonstrations you can do.
The Tech Museum.  Interesting to look through the site.





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