Category: Projects

Backyard Roller Coaster

The Thomas family backyard coaster looks like a blast.  It really helps to have a yard that slopes down to make a coaster feasible and somewhat safe.  Their version uses PVC and treated lumber.  These guys are gonna have some…

Build a Simple Electric Motor

Here is another great weekend or cub-scout meeting project. It uses two safety pins (I used wire soldered to the battery with a loop on the end), a D-cell battery, about 24 inches of light gauge wire, and some shellac…

Make an Origami Box in 90 Seconds

Here is a fairly simple origami project that can be used to make a gift box.  Perfect for a cub scout den project.  With a little imagination, you can turn this into a really neat box. You can use the…

Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters

Fred & Friends Ninjabread Men is an innovatively designed cookie cutter set. The 3 different cutters are in classic ninja attack poses. Baked they are extremely funny and lend themselves to imaginative decoration possibilities.  Includes a cookie recipe on the…

Hot Wire Foam Cutter

I made a home made version of this hot wire foam cutter with an old battery charger, stainless cable, and a big resistor.  My sons will play with it for hours.  I use a box fan to exhaust any of…

Fully Automatic Sling Shot

Gatling guns have been the first firearms with a firing rate close to modern machine guns. Their principle is easy: A set of rotating barrels is turned by cranking a wheel, with one barrel after the other firing a round…