Publisher and editor Dale Dougherty presents the philosophy
of MAKE in a nutshell: We’re all makers now.
10: Life Hacks: Yak Shaving
Time-management techniques for geeks. By Danny O’Brien
and Merlin Mann
12: Desktop Rail Gun
Build a miniature magnetic linear accelerator.
By Simon Quellen Field
13: Tim O’Reilly
News from the Future: A report on the labs and garage
projects changing the way we live.
14: Made On Earth
Amazing things your neighbors have made in the backyard:
monorails, steam trains, beer keg coolers, and more.
22: Cory Doctorow
Hacking toy dogs to sniff out toxic waste.
23: Maker: Welcome to the Fab Lab
A tour of Neil Gershenfeld’s fab lab at MI T. By D.C. Denison
34: Glowstick A Go-Go
Hardware hacker Bunnie Huang explains how he designed
and built his pattern-generating LED device.
38: Heirloom Technology
Revisiting, revamping, and re-using forgotten technology.
By Tim Anderson
44: The Open Source Hybrid Car
How to make a car using the same process that led to Linux.
By Saul Griffith
In cities around the world, high-voltage hackers meet to
show off their robots, gizmos, and movable works of art.
By David Pescovitz
ON THE COVER
Photographer Emily Nathan
captures Cris Benton rigging
his kite camera before a test
run. Make one yourself with
his instructions on page 50.
The kite shown is a Cody historical reproduction, made by
Logo Kites Drachen GmbH of
Hamburg, Germany. Available
exclusively from Gomberg
Kite Productions International,
2 Make: Volume 01
The feral robot
dogs are coming
to a Superfund
site near you.
seats than airplanes. It’s time
to revisit the