In this episode of Make's Weekend Project, Kipkap shows how to build a mousetrap-powered car.
William Osman saw a BattleBot from the TV show for sale, so he did what anyone would do: he bought it, fixed it up, and started monkeying around with it. The weird part was that he got a lot of haters weighing in about it! OK, maybe not that surprising, given that it's the internet.… READ THE REST
Peter Forsberg spent three years building Aerium, a motorcycle that runs on a tank of compressed air worn by the rider. Much of the mechanism is visible, and it can be ridden continuously for up to five minutes. Just listen t those pistons about 16:45 into this video: Image: YouTube / Wonder World READ THE REST
Xiao Qian Feng creates a gorgeous wooden jewelry box, right down to the hand-crushed pigments. Note to purists: she uses some modern power tools among the ancient ones. I love the pace of this channel's videos, like this one on building a traditional recurve bow. And her traditional outfits are all just beautiful! Image: YouTube… READ THE REST
Only 20% of American students learn a foreign language. While that's low, it ends up feeling downright pathetic when you consider that more than 9 out of 10 European students are schooled in at least one other tongue. Sure, there are so many languages in Europe that residents there have to learn a few to… READ THE REST
You love your family and friends. You love your spouse. You love your kids. But, even among those things you treasure most in this world, there's still a special kind of love you hold only for your pet. For as much as we shower our love and affection over these furry family members, there isn't… READ THE REST
We realize it's still frigidly cold in many places, but advanced planning for summer 2021 needs to start happening now. And, even with so much still up in the air about what life will even feel like six months from now, it's time to get the ball rolling today. Of course, the centerpiece of any… READ THE REST