18: Made on Earth
Snapshots from the world of backyard technology.
28: The First Picture Show
The beginnings of the entertainment industry are revealed
at the Magic Lantern Castle Museum. By Dale Dougherty
34: Making Make: Television
24 hours on the set of our new television program.
By Dale Dougherty
38: Cool Old Chemistry Sets
Why vintage sets were better — and how to make
your own today. By Keith Hammond
43: Junk Pedalers
A company that hauls away your trash — on bikes.
By Peter Smith
44: The Make: Way Race Car
The MAKE team competes in a $500 car. By Jason Torchinsky
46: Star Bust
Star Simpson tells the inside story of being branded as
Boston’s bomb-carrying airport terrorist.
49: Kalavinka Bike Frames
A visit to Japan’s celebrated frame builder. By Jess Hemerly
50: Sparky 2: No Sellout
My robotic alter ego steps out — open source.
By Marque Cornblatt
Rick and Meg Prelinger couldn’t find a library with
what they wanted, so they made their own. By R.U. Sirius
decided open source
was the only way to
go with his wireless,
rolling, remote control robot, Sparky 2.
6 Make: Volume
READ ME: Always check the URL associated
with a project before you get started. There
may be important updates or corrections.
Model rocket G-meter
LED roller skate toe stop,
remote stereo volume knob.
Ghost phone, touch-tone
chatter phone, Chumby
Arduino aroma mister,
USB motion detector,
57: Meet TRIZ
Inventive problem solving. By Richard Langevin
58: Fun Idea Vending Machine
Proof that you can buy happiness for 24 cents.
By Jake Bronstein
96: Upload: Digital Arts and Crafts
Image Warholizer, insect eye, shadowless close-ups,
and face asymmetry fun.
1+ 2+3: Alien Head Projector
By Brian McNamara
172: Toys, Tricks, and Teasers
The spinning cylinder illusion. By Donald Simanek
The best tools, software, publications, and websites.
186: Workshop: Len Cullum
Japanese-style woodworker. By Laura Cochrane
189: Maker’s Calendar
Events from around the world. By William Gurstelle
190: Howtoons: Wooden Stilts
By Saul Griffith and Nick Dragotta
193: Aha! Puzzle This
A baseball wager in North Korea. By Michael H. Pryor
My wireless wheelchair safety system. By Bryant Underwood