Vermonter Tip #142 – DIY Wood Rack

A Strong Wood Rack For About $12

A Super Strong DIY Wood Rack For About $12   Bitter cold winters can be tough to get through. For those that burn wood, you know that bringing it in from outside can be a real pain. I decided to build

Brilliant Idea Backfires – DIY Sparkling Wine

Don't Try This At Home - Sparkling Wine with Soda Stream

Don’t Try This At Home – DIY Sparkling Wine Another Brilliant Idea Backfires! Youtuber Larry G. and his son Noah tried using a Soda Stream machine to make sparkling wine.  You can pretty much guess what happens next! I have to

2014 ManganLabs Gift Guide

Mangan Labs Gift Guide

Welcome to my 2nd annual ManganLabs Gift Guide! Once again I’m proud to bring you the ultimate gift guide for finding creative and unusual gift ideas for everyone on your list. It’s no secret that I’m a gadget guy. I’m

Build A BassMaster Carnival Game

The BassMaster 3000 Want to build your own carnival game? This is a great project to build for birthdays, work parties, or just for the fun of it! The electronics really bring it to life.  An Arduino Yun was used

Arduino Unplugged – Wireless Sensors

This weekend I started playing around with the nRF24L01 RF modules.  These things are a fantastic low-cost option for creating wireless communications between two Arduino micro-controllers. These are multi-node modules where many modules can transmit back to the same “master”

Happy Arduino Day!

To celebrate Arduino Day, has several fantastic deals on Arduino boards valid one day only for “Arduino Day” which is today, March 29th. I would recommend the $9 “RedBoard” for anyone just getting started. The $3 mini boards are

Get Over 1/2 Mile Range With Wireless Arduino Projects

Break Your Arduino Free From Wifi A $20 wirelesss development board based on Arduino is about to enter the market.  Makers everywhere are excited about the possibilities this brings to their projects.  Our goal is to provide the community with

Arduino Classes in Essex, VT

Arduino is an electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It is intended for creating interactive objects or environments. The sky is the limit on the things you can create. Interested in all the “Maker Craze” with 2013 Geek Gift Guide

Welcome to my first annual Geek Gift Guide! It’s no secret that I’m a gadget guy. I’m always on the lookout for new and unique items. There is something on this hand-picked list for everyone, young and old! They

No Shortage of Maker’s in VT!

Wow! Our second annual Maker Faire appears to have been a huge success. I heard rumor (unconfirmed) that the Faire was at capacity (sold out) on Saturday. My booth was buzzing with eager makers from open to close on both