Monthly Archives: May 2010

Buy a Mac – get a free iPod touch

Just in time for graduation, Apple has announced a super deal: Buy a Mac and get a free iPod touch Pretty cool! Here's how it works: If you buy a new Mac with Apple education pricing from May 25 through September 7, 2010, you can get a free 8GB iPod touch. That's a value of $199! The $199 is in the form of a rebate which is processed online, and if it's like other Apple online promos, it's pretty painless and fast. Want a bigger iPod touch? No problem. You can get the 32GB iTouch for Read more [...]

Make a coin battery – great electronics project for kids!

What better way to illustrate how to build a basic electronic connection than to use coins to build a battery? Here's what you need: quarters or dimes aluminum foil blotter paper (see below) salt cider vinegar wire (short length of both black and red wire - ~16 gauge) 1 LED (any through hole LED) scissors pen or marker voltmeter (optional) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Trace the coins on the aluminum foil and blotter paper. Cut out 10 of each so that you have 10 circles of aluminum Read more [...]

Make a giant floor mat Nintendo controller

In honor of PAC-MAN's 30th Anniversary, we present a great electronics project. Is "Big" your favorite movie? Are you saving your money to buy a WII? If you answered 'yes' to both of these questions, then you should check out this video project: How To Build a Giant Floor Mat Nintendo Controller. The best thing about this project is that it's super easy and requires very few electronic components, parts and supplies. If you've done some electronics projects recently, you may have everything you Read more [...]