18: Made on Earth
Snapshots from the world of backyard technology.
32: Bend It Like Bach
Tim Kaiser’s fabulously weird world of music.
By Karen K. Hansen
37: Solar-Powered Studio
Bruce Baldwin’s DI Y desert dream. By Charles Platt
40: My Daughter’s DNA
One father’s search for the scientific answers that no one
seemed to have. By Hugh Young Rienhoff Jr.
44: Secret of Evermor
A flight of fancy on a monumental scale. By Buzz Moran
46: VoIPing the iPod Touch
How makers gave you the feature that Apple held back.
By Erica Sadun
48: Go-Karts Race to College
Winner gets a $10,000 college scholarship. Loser goes home.
By Nate Bell
50: Breezing Through Oshkosh
A maker’s look at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s
AirVenture show. By William Gurstelle
93: Upload: Exquisite Crops
Collaborative art for the artistically challenged.
By Charles Platt
Tim Kaiser bends
circuits and minds
with his homemade
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READ ME: Always check the URL associated
with a project before you get started. There
may be important updates or corrections.
137 143: Home
Pinewood racer wind tunnel,
keyless apartment entry.
Evil mouse prank.
Arms of assistance, hole 151: Imaging
pattern drilling, phone 2-mile camera remote,
salvage. DSLR time-lapse trigger,
panning time-lapse rig,
IR-sensing wildlife camera.
96: Upload: Make Your PC (Seem) Intelligent
Can your computer pass the Turing test? By Charles Platt
98: Upload: Make Yourself Invisible
Become an anonymous online identity. By Publius
136: 1+ 2+3: Two-Cent Wobbler
A fun spinning toy made from coins. By George W. Hart
165: Maker’s Calendar
Our favorite events from around the world.
By William Gurstelle
166: Toys, Tricks, and Teasers
The penetrating magnets illusion. By Donald E. Simanek
168: Heirloom Technology
Handy tricks from Guatemala. By Tim Anderson
Can you have your house and spend it too? By George Dyson
The best tools, software, publications, and websites.
180: Aha! Puzzle This
Festival lineup and Russian roulette. By Michael H. Pryor
182: Make Money
Live mousetrap made from pennies. By Tom Parker
184: Howtoons: One-Man March’n Band
By Saul Griffith and Nick Dragotta
My laser tag system. By Jim Robertson