Ken Murphy (DI Y Time-lapse Video) is a musician, programmer, artist, and tinkerer living in San Francisco. He started programming at age 9, but then took “a long hiatus and focused mainly on playing music until 25, when I reconnected with my inner nerd.” By day, he helps keep the website for his local public broadcasting station humming along. Ken is also the creator of Blinkybugs, and he’s currently working on a children’s comic book and kit featuring these simple little electronic insects. When he’s not working on Blinkybugs or his time-lapse project ( murphlab.com/hsky), he likes backpacking, winter camping, and motorcycle rides along the California coast.
Laura Cochrane (MAKE’s editorial assistant) is a Northern California native who enjoys
wordplay. In college, she was able to write an A+ paper on the Greek philosophers Heraclitus
and Parmenides, even though her head almost exploded. She respects creativity and
genuine enthusiasm, and loves working with the MAKE and CRAF T crew because there
is an endless supply of both. She lives with a brother-and-sister pair of cats named
Cotswold and Trudy. When she’s not hard at work fact-checking stories about amazing
and accomplished makers, she dabbles in Andean panpipes, yoga, biking, photography,
blowing bubbles, and knitting.
Brooklyn photographer Kate Lacey (cover photography) just remodeled her apartment,
and all of a sudden she would love to have you over for dinner. Kate was thrilled to shoot
this month’s cover, the MakerBot CupCake CNC 3D printer, and she can’t wait to use one
to print out a sweet new Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Her book, Show Dogs: A Photographic Field
Guide, is coming this fall from Evil Twin Publications/DAP.
Jeremy Kerfs (DI Y Scratch Programming) is a high school sophomore living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He started programming with Lego NXT and BASIC and moved to Python and Java for creating video games, where he makes his own graphics and sounds as well. When not hacking, he likes juggling, and he hopes one day to merge his love of robotics with the aforementioned juggling. His science fair project takes up vast amounts of his time, but he also enjoys running track and cross-country.
Wendy Tremayne (DIY Bow Drill) is an event producer, conceptual artist, builder, and teacher. She founded Swap-O-Rama-Rama ( swaporamarama.org), a now international event that’s a hybrid of clothing swap and skill-sharing, in an effort to transform consumers into makers. She frequently can be found giving presentations on the subject “The Maker Is the Revolutionary.” Wendy writes regular features for CRAF T ( craftzine.com) about innovators of reuse and natural materials. She lives off-grid in Truth or Consequences, N. M., where she develops sustainable building techniques. Check her out online at blog.holyscraphotsprings.com and gaiatreehouse.com.
Louis M. Brill aka “Louie Lights” and Steve Boverie aka “Dr. Glowire” (Electroluminescent
Wire Primer) are co-founders of Light ’N Wire Productions. Dr. Glowire (pictured) has
designed and built a multitude of maverick and miscellaneous EL wire projects for
costumes, props, and Burning Man theme camps. Known for his deft technique with
a soldering iron and intuitive grasp of building custom devices, he’s created many an
electronic gizmo. Louie Lights began his quest for an intimate knowledge of light in
New York City’s SoHo district in the early 1970s. He has co-designed many LED and
lightwire devices for Burning Man events, and operates The Theater of Performing Lights.
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