48: Urban Guerrilla Movie House
Your own DI Y drive-in. By Mister Jalopy
58: The Little Cart That Couldn’t
Is a wind-powered vehicle claim just a bunch of hot air?
By Charles Platt
64: Swiveling Balcony Hoist
Take the sting out of walk-up apartments. By Matthew Russell
67: Rolling Solar
From junker to sun-charged car. By Ben Shedd
68: Granny’s Nightmare Chopper Bike
Chop an old ladies’ bicycle into something evil.
By Brad Graham
73: Swing & Wrong-Way Bikes
Trick cycles from Cyclecide. By Paul Spinrad
74: U-G-L-Y Your Bike
To deter thieves, camouflage your bicycle as a piece of crap
while keeping it a first-class ride. By Rick Polito
76: Rock the Bike
Social biking with Fossil Fool and the Juice Pedaler.
By Paul Spinrad
80: iPod Bike Charger
A sidewall dynamo powers both lights and tuneage.
By Mark Hoekstra
82: Stokemonkey Makes It Easier
An electric motor linked to existing bicycle gears turns any
bike into a sell-your-car-already vehicle. By Rick Polito
84: The Year People Learned to Fly
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the flight of
the Gossamer Condor. By Ben Shedd
In 1977 Paul MacCready’s
Gossamer Condor took
flight with a 120-pound
cyclist as both the pilot
and the engine, marking
the first human-powered
flight in history.
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ON THE COVER: Photographer Robyn Twomey
set up on MAKE Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder’s lawn
to shoot Mister Jalopy’s Urban Guerrilla Movie House.
Tooth-decaying snacks were used to bribe the kids to
stare at a blank screen for extended periods of time.
By Gareth Branwyn
15: Make Free
Nearly ten years after the invention of Napster there’s more
file sharing than ever. By Cory Doctorow
24: Hands On
Now that “digital carpentry” has come to exist, how do you
make it authentic? By Bruce Sterling
38: Heirloom Technology
The Chinese make fuel from coal dust, farm waste, scrap
wood, and a bit of the local dirt. By Tim Anderson
44: Making Trouble
Everything I know I learned from two wheels and a frame.
By Saul Griffith
92: Personal Fab
A CNC milling machine for less than a grand. By Tom Owad
The 1977 Gulf of Alaska Baidarka Expedition.
By George Dyson
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