Tag Archives: Video

How to extend battery life on your iPod

Doesn't it always seem to happen that the iPod battery dies just as you arrive at the gym? Here's a sad truth: the more complex and feature-laden your mobile handheld device is, the quicker the battery is drained. Fortunately, there are some non-essential apps and features that you can turn off on the iPod and other handheld devices that run on batteries. Here's a partial list of some apps and features on the iPod that can be adjusted to extend the life of your battery: backlight hold 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 [...]

Custom Console Stereo

For those of you wanting to hear just how good a custom built vacuum tube amp or console stereo will sound, here's a video from Steve at Custom Tube Art which shows the workmanship of his projects and the quality of the sound. Steve had this to say about his latest project: Here is a 1960's style custom console stereo I built displaying the vacuum tube amplifier right next to the Garrard type A turntable. The 807 tube amplifier has a conservative output of 30 watts per channel and uses 6SN7 Read more [...]