Fred in Rennes, France demonstrates his simple, effective Ikea mod to convert a trio of Ulsberg tables into a mid-century modern side-table: "You take 3 Ulsberg table and you cut the table leg. 3 colors with aerosol paint under the top and that's it."
The new Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect ($24.50) is a feature-packed little microcontroller. Look at how small it is compared to my trusty Arduino Uno (top photo). It has a built-in mic so you can use it in projects that require sound activation or voice recognition. It also has 6-axis IMU (accelerometer, gyroscope). And it has… READ THE REST
I hope Boing Boing readers have been exploring the amazing Maker Music Festival this weekend. This virtual festival of maker-musicians, experimental and electronic music is jam-packed with inspired projects and performances. There are 19 "buildings" to explore, each named after a well-known experimental/electronic composer. Two buildings, Partch and Theremin, are sponsored by Boing Boing. Among… READ THE REST
Love Hultén is a maker of one-of-a-kind video game consoles and synthesizers. I love his design aesthetic. His latest creation is a folding modular synthesizer he calls the MDLR-37. Modular synthesizer divided into four sections. The hand-crafted system folds into a carrier when not in use for portability. Hardware: Korg Minilogue, Korg Microkey 37, Meris… READ THE REST
You've probably manned a grill or two in your day. You've stood over enough burning coals and seared enough animal flesh to have a pretty good idea of whether a slab of meat is properly cooked or needs some more time over the fire. But … do you really? E. coli contamination in ground beef makes… READ THE REST
If you really want to make Dad happy for Father's Day, give him the means to get away from it all. The job, the responsibilities, the family … maybe even you! Dad might even be so touched by the gift that he'll forget his natural inclinations for peace and solitude and let you come along.… READ THE REST
Sometimes, the world can bring back something that might have been headed for the dustbin of history if fate hadn't intervened. Case in point: journaling. While the art of chronicling your life and activities hadn't disappeared, it was definitely waning before last year. Then, COVID hit — and many of those who faced anxiety and new… READ THE REST