16: Made on Earth
Snapshots from the world of backyard technology.
28: Proto: Timothy and the Chocolate Factory
How a space shuttle technologist and Wired’s founder hacked
together a homebrew chocolate lab. By David Pescovitz
34: Secret Mall Apartment
Two artists built an apartment inside a mall parking garage
and avoided getting caught ... for a while. By Howard Wen
38: Cars Without Drivers
Teams compete to win the U.S. military’s $2 million
grand prize. By William Gurstelle
42: Flying School Automaton
Technology-loving artist Diane Landry breathes new life
into recycled objects. By Annie Buckley
44: Ready, Set, Make!
Twenty-five teams, 1 box of parts, 4 hours, winner take all —
welcome to the 2008 XD Design Build Prize. By Gever Tulley
47: Pushing the Performance Envelope
Mary Hallock-Greenewalt was a musician, engineer, inventor,
and exceptional maker. By Michael Betancourt
86: Upload: Make Noise!
Turn your desktop computer into a musical instrument.
By Charles Platt
Childs (right, with
Matt Heckert) and
his rebuilt chocolate-making system.
6 Make: Volume 14
READ ME: Always check the URL associated
with a project before you get started. There
may be important updates or corrections.
125 136: Spy
Dollar store parabolic
microphone, covert sunglasses camcorder.
125: Circuits Cylinder phonograph player,
XBee roller derby action, Wii music controller.
mini LED bike light, evasive
beeping thing. 149: Kitchen
Simple spectrometer 153: Vehicles
IDs liquids. Electric motorcycle.
88: Upload: Page Yourself
When you want to put up your own website, how free
can a freebie be? By Brian O’Heir
91: Upload: As Good As Old
Make digital photographs look as if your great-grandfather
took them. By Richard Kadrey
168: Howtoons: Spinning Top Illusions
By Saul Griffith, Nick Dragotta, and Joost Bonsen
170: MakeShift: Home Invasion
By Lee D. Zlotoff
172: Reader Input
Your letters, our answers.
174: Aha! Puzzle This
Dysfunctional family river crossing, cheesecake-seeking ants.
By Michael H. Pryor
The best tools, software, publications, and websites.
183: Maker’s Calendar
Our favorite events from around the world.
By William Gurstelle
My 3D laser scanner. By Tim Anderson