Simple design ignites imagination By Bob Gilsdorf This project was inspired by my mild disappointment with retractable ballpoint pens. Yes, they are ingenious little contraptions with a clever latching mechanism and a spring-loaded button that prevents large ink spots from growing in your pocket, so what’s the problem? Have you […]
Animated avian ascends any wall with easy By David Wakefield This guy holds a special place in my heart. I have wanted to design him for about two years. Being a redheaded woodworker, he has been my “familiar” since I moved to the woods of southeastern Ohio some 35 years […]
Watch the mixer twirl ingredients into batter in minutes By Dave Van Ess While this hand mixer will never replace an electric mixer, it’s a great way to introduce a youngster to cooking and baking. For thinner batter, such as pancake batter where a few lumps are ok, the […]
Watch the carriage meander across a table while Santa keeps pointing north By Rolf Beuttenmuller Santa fretwork designed by Sue Mey The ancient Chinese developed a chariot that used a simple differential system to keep the arrow or figure mounted on the chariot pointing the same direction (usually south), […]
This Electromagnetic Gear Clock designed by Alfred Mifsud and cut by Rolf Beuttenmuller uses an electronic pendulum driver circuit to keep the pendulum rocking. Watch the video below to see this elegant clock tick. CLICK HERE to see more projects from Gizmos and Gadgets 2015.
John W. Hutchinson’s Dancing Ballerinas will keep you on your toes. Watch the video below to see their delicate dance. CLICK HERE to see more projects from Gizmos and Gadgets 2015.
A cam and rod mechanism was used to make Toulouse the Talkative Toucan by David Wakefield. Watch the video below to see Toulouse in action. CLICK HERE to see more projects from Gizmos and Gadgets 2015.
This Wooden Ratchet Noisemaker by Eric Hart is super-simple and super-loud. Watch the video below to get the party started! CLICK HERE to see more projects from Gizmos and Gadgets 2015.
This labyrinth was made using a string and knob system. Test your hand-eye coordination while watching this video of Troy Hawkin’s Labyrinth Game. CLICK HERE to see more projects from Gizmos and Gadgets 2015.
Watch your fingers while viewing this video of Bob Gilsdorf’s Gater Snap beanbag game–it’s ready to bite! CLICK HERE to see more projects from Gizmos and Gadgets 2015.