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EEG Brain Computer Interfaces/Mind control
Quadcopter Flies and carries a payload
Troy project Archaeology and muography
Homemade GPS Receiver Improving on your smartphone
Bubble Stability A novel kind of bubble
3D printing Resources and suggested projects
Graphene Micro-Supercapacitors Towards a cheap battery replacement
High Altitude Balloon Close to space without a rocket
Laser pointer safety Be wary of those pointers
Drones, drones, and more drones Resources and project ideas
Hammocks! Outdoor learning spaces for the 21st century
Xbox Kinect for Instructional Labs So many markets for this...
Website We need more than this wiki, eh?
Sustainability Resources and suggested projects
3D Printer Recycling A personal recycler prototype
Foucault Pendulum The Earth rotates. This demonstrates it.
RC Helicopter A toy can inspire. Try a fuel cell to explore extending the range of UAVs generally.
Receipts No thank you!
3D Food Printing Just imagine anything you want to eat...
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Personal Greenhouse Living Pantry for the inner city, 3rd world, and 1st world
Grey Water Toilet Use that shower/bath water, OK?
Projects on Hold
Fusor Homebrew fusion
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Buddha Board Sustainable white board
CubeSats 10cmx10cmx10cm satellites
Methane Digester Small-scale microbial digester that produces usable methane gas
Biopowered GPS insect tracking Fly with the monarchs
Robotic human voice How do we talk?
4D Photography Faster and volumetric
Active mechanical stablization of structures Exercise in using parametric excitation
Graphene loudspeaker Using a new material
Hydrophone Use those earbud microphones to troll for sounds
Controlling bioluminescence Luciferin
iPhone technologies Smart phones are the tricorder of today
Entrepreneurship clinic Resources on starting your own business
Start-up weekend Launch a company in 48 hours
X-rays from peeling tape Maybe don't try this at home. Oh, you already did...
Jawbone Wristband computer. Neck band? Ringband? Google Glass?
DNA origami Programmed self-assembly of nanoscale containers, motors,...
Develop demonstrations Physics needs you
Supercooled Water An example demo
Thermoelectric devices Transmutation of energy in various forms remains foundational
Education Helping K-12 and ourselves
Art, Design, Architecture Ideas for projects blending art, science, and technology
Sources for inspiration
HUANG YI & KUKA - A DUET OF HUMAN AND ROBOT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7moBSpAEkD4
Reverse engineering (KahnAcademy) https://www.khanacademy.org/science/projects/Reverse-Eng
Google Glass specs: http://www.gizmag.com/google-glass-specs/27087/
Biomedical engineering undergraduate projects archives: http://bmedesign.engr.wisc.edu/
Kickstarter projects: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1130494637/techstyle-haus-solar-decathlon-europe-2014, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/143072809/rhode-island-mini-maker-faire-2013, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/916029689/the-fab-lab-at-space, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1697625937/the-tiltyimu-a-family-of-user-friendly-robotics-co, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/374019694/balloon-chain-at-burning-man-2013
Design awards http://www.core77designawards.com/2013/recipients/