Setting up your home studio can be a daunting task, especially when it comes time to test and adjust the acoustics of your room. A flat response microphone is best for this type of a test because it (tries) to add no coloration or distortion itself, and just produces a flat, even signal from which you can base your adjustments.
In this guide, a flat response microphone and channel amplifier is constructed using a modified WM61A Panasonic WM61A Condenser Module. The construction is super rugged and portable. Links to full schematics are included. (via)
This postal scale will only take a few minutes to put together, and allow you to do weight measurements for mail or other lightweight things.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The guide shows counter-weights as Indian coins, but you could obviously use any coins from your country so long as you know what they weigh.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Look around the site a bit, there are many more small projects that can be easily made and tons of DIY-type resources.
...That is if you are in some kind of shady business. The lockpick business card contains a fully-functional set of lockpicks that can be removed from the card. This page does not give details on the making of of the lockpick card, but it wouldn't be hard to use the concept for your own projects.
Jake posted about doing light graffiti last week.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Here is another way to do a type of light graffiti by creating small LEDs that can be thrown onto metal objects just about anywhere.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â These are less than 50 cents a piece to make, and it looks like fun to pepper them all over the side of a building. (via)
When working with any sort of electronic device interfaces, it can be difficult to figure out the pin assignments.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Pinouts.ru is here to help.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â With pin assignments for nearly a thousand obsolete and modern pieces of hardware, this is a great way to save yourself the time and effort of figuring out pinouts on your own.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â They have a wide variety of hardware including cellphones, A/V Equipment, Memory Cards, and more.
Hey guys! Wanna make something special for your Valentine? Gals, wanna make some awesome jewelry? All info on jewelry making site is the place to start. The site shows you how to make bracelets, necklaces and rings. Learn facts about beads, metals, and gemstones for jewelry projects. Find suppliers and step by step patterns complete with pictures to start your project.
Ever wonder exactly how much electrical current it takes to kill a human? So have we, and it's probably a good thing to know before you go trying any projects that involve huge amounts of juice. Unless, of course, by juice you mean orange, in which case you'll probably be okay.
This handy page references a number of source's claims about how much electricity it takes to stop your ticker. Of course, people have been struck by lightening bolts and lived to tell the tale (that's a tens of thousands of amps), so it obviously varies by situation. The main thing to keep in mind is don't mess with it if you don't know what you're doing (and don't hold up antennas in a thunderstorm).
The Mythbusters, a favorite of almost any do-it-yourselfer, can often be seen referencing a small black book for formulas, ratios, and the like.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Well, in case you were wondering (and we know you were), the book is called simply POCKET REF and can be found at most hardware and auto stores.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It contains guides for gases, liquids, computers, electronics, geology, math, hardware, money, metals, surveying, mapping, weight and measures, and much more.
More information about where to get the book, additional resources, and opinions on the book can be found on the Mythbuster's forum.
While checking out this project on making your own project box, be sure to check out Music From Outerspace.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â This site has loads of tutorials and schematics for making analog synthesizers, mixers, filters, and much much more.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â There is also aÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â where you can listen to the wacky sounds that come from these ingenious homemade devices.