I would venture a guess that 95% of all electrical engineers find their way into the field by trying to build a coil gun as a kid. In some way, it speaks to every boy’s innate desire to put their life in danger. The definite possibilities for electrocution and spontaneous fire have resulted in dozens of Instructables … More Coil Gun [Part 1] – Theory and Proof of Concept
Attention: I have since improved upon this circuit. Version 2 is covered here. Introduction If you are a Star Wars fan like me, you probably wish that the Force was real so you could manipulate objects without touching them. What if I told you that the Force actually did exist and you had the ability to control … More Control anything using your muscles – How to build an EMG amplifier
Introduction I remember vividly picking up a copy of MAKE magazine and being captivated by an article on building a high altitude balloon (HAB). For years, I had wished there was some project I could undertake as a hobbyist that would give me a glimpse into space. While a HAB doesn’t reach the altitude technically considered … More High Altitude Balloon – Success!