Complaint Button II: Hammer Time

"Complaint Button II: Hammer Time" is another simple automata designed to discourage complaining. Designed to appear as a cluttered workbench (as mine always is), this model was inspired by both my original "Complaint Button" and by the numerous requests I received to update the design with a more …By: gzumwalt Continue Reading » Instructables: exploring(…)


Wooden HandHeld Games Console RetroPie Bullet Button, and Missile Switch

Here is a relatively definitive guide on how to build your own handheld games console out of wood, using bullet shells for buttons and a missile switch as a power switch. It works with RetroPie and EmulationStation on the Raspberry Pi and includes a tiny audio amplifier, speakers and a LithiumIon …By: HowardLJTaylor Continue Reading(…)


Complaint Button.

"Complaint Button" is a simple automata designed to discourage complaining. Pressing the button reinforces the unofficial "no complaining in my office" rule, in a "forceful" yet whimsical manner. This model is not recommended at all for the youngsters!Inspiration for Complaint Button occurred awhi…By: gzumwalt Continue Reading » Instructables: exploring – featured


”Magic Button” Remote Switch

PROBLEM: The LED panel light (DIY – of course!) installed on the ceiling of my workshop/garage is plugged into a power socket on the ceiling. I needed some way to remotely switch it on and off from where the main light switches are located.SOLUTION: The "Magic Button" is born.The Magic Button is a s…By: Allan_D_Murray(…)


Sewing on a Button From One Side

I lost a button on the inside of the waistband of a pair of pants. I couldn’t use the normal method of sewing on a replacement, because I didn’t want anything showing on the other side. Here’s what I used. Besides the usual needle, thread, and scissors, I needed a long-nose pair of locking pl…By:(…)