20 millicenturies of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories


Happy birthday to us! Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories is now two years of age. Collected below is a “Best of Evil Mad Scientist” for the past year: Some of our favorite projects that we’ve published over the last twelve months. Here’s to the next year!

Quick projects:

Set of bands
Rubberbands made from old bicycle innertubes.

vertical light tent setup
Light tent made from a lampshade.

Still life with yellow paper (group shot 2)
Chip bugs


Spool spinner from an old fan.

Quick C to D adapter
The $1.00 C to D adapter

Electronics projects

Weekend Projects Podcast!
How to make a Joule Thief from Make: Weekend Projects.

lights off?
How to make a dark-detecting LED night light.

The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk
The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronic Junk

Finished 1
How to make a Sawed-off USB Key

AVR microcontroller projects

Using an ADXL330 accelerometer with an AVR microcontroller

Snapper - 09

Kit Projects

AVR Target Boards

Four Panels 2
Interactive Table Kits

Resist1- Wall hanging

Peggy v 2.0

Crafty Projects

Q*bert close-up

vintage software book handbag
Software Handbag

iPod inside
iPod cozy

Earrings 2
Fimo Fractals

Miniature Art Car
Mini Art Cars

New wing
Umbrella Bat Costume v 2.0

Food Hacking

Cooking hotdogs

555 LED flasher 1
Circuitry Snacks

Googly FSM
Edible Googly Eyes

Sierpinski Cookies-11
Fractal Cookies


Sugar Chain
Printing complex shapes: Sugar Chain

Before and after 2
Candyfab improvements: higher resolution and edible output


Usage 3: First operand
Rotary Fraction Adding Machine

toner - 15
Electric Origami

Observations & silly projects:

Cat volume computation
Volume of a cat

Pacman Halloween

Lego Projects:

Lego Shooter
Forbidden Lego review & build

Technic Bits
Efficient Lego Storage


suction tool
Obscure electronics tools

Lee Valley & Veritas catalog
Lee Valley & Veritas Catalog Review


Twisted leads (close-up)
LED Stoplight

All the parts
hp2600n - 178
HP Color LaserJet 2600n

9 thoughts on “20 millicenturies of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

  1. You guys are awesome… an inspiration to hack gleefully. Many thanks for two excellent years!

  2. Congrats!!! I’ve discovered this place not long ago, and I love it! Greetings from Spain!


  3. I just got my hands on a copy of the 2008 edition of the Allied Electronics catalog. It’s got over 2200 beautifully colorful pages of components, cables, connectors, enclosures, tools and other goodies.

  4. You do know that a millicentury would be one one thousandth of a century? Meaning that 20 millicenturies would be 0.2 years, or approximately 73 days.

    The word you’re looking for is “millimillenium” or “centicentury”. Either will work.

    1. I don’t think that I understand your math.

      1 century = 100 years
      1 millicentury = 100 years/1000 = 0.1 years
      20 millicenturies = 20*0.1 year = 2 years.

      A millimillenium or centicentury are both equal to one year– and this blog post was for our 2nd anniversary, not our 20th.

      Windell H. Oskay

      1. My math? It’s quite simple.

        My staying up way too late = My making foolish error while posting afterwards

        You are quite right. 20 millicenturies would be 2 years. Sorry about that.

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