Make Magazine Subscription, possible that I will have an extra one for the right inspiration..

When I subscribe for another year of MAKE, if I can do so within a week or so, I will also be able to "give" a subscription to someone (this may be limited to the USA, I am not sure).

All I am in need of is a spark (I have been SOOOO tired lately) of inspiration on something to create for either the Dremmel contest or the Craftsman one.

I have in my work room, numerous ic's (from 555's to comparators, regulators, etc), an extra multimeter, a fair bit of "tin" i.e. sheet metal, two old hot air popcorn poppers, a few micro-amp meters, lots of bolts, nuts, leds, a few small gears and recorder guts, two electronic gyroscopes, some random pieces of a lot of things, including caps, resistors, inductors, diodes, and etc.

I have been having a hard time of it being creative lately.....but if someone can give me an idea that is acceptable to me (inspiring), I would be able to get them that subscription.   One catch,  we will have to work through someone that everyone can trust as far as getting your name and address to MAKE if I choose your idea(s).
Thanks for any effort put forth. . .


The time I need to send in for my renewal is drawing close.....if ANYONE in the USA here, that is old enough to eventually share their mailing address (MAKE won't tell me if they will ship the free sub outside the USA or not), and can give me a decent idea of something to build soon,  I will subscribe and send them the free year.
Most of the suggestions so far are from people outside the USA



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Goodhart (author) 7 years ago
Anyone in the US ?
Kryptonite7 years ago
Miniature steam engine! :D
Goodhart (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
but that kind of gives me an idea......
Secret?
Goodhart (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
Well, not secret, but still in the "wow if I could ONLY do this" stage :-)
Goodhart (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
Hmmm, not a standard one for sure...I don't have the ability to bore cylanders etc.
Kryptonite7 years ago
A torch that uses both: a) Joule thief and b) a PWM circuit, getting the most out of a small battery!
Goodhart (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
Hmmm, pwm....I haven't done much in that area...
Good thing to look into then!
Goodhart (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
I will see if there is anything in that line that is both easy enough for me to do (so I don't have to strain my eyes TOO much ;-) and awesome in some way. BTW, the mag. subscription people (MAKE) have not gotten back to me about whether they would send it outside the country without an extra fee or not.
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