48: Mosquito Death Ray
How we made a beam weapon for bad bugs.
By 3ric Johanson
54: Magic Mirror
Know-it-all animated reflection talks back. By Al Linke
60: Mystery Electronic Switches
Only you can make this gadget light up. By J. Tregre
62: My Favorite Gadgets
Three handy gizmos that snap, magnify, and play.
By Larry Cotton
68: One-Way Ticket
Hack your toilet plunger to push, not pull. By Jon Thorn
01: Welcome: Your Collaborative Library
Introducing Make: Projects. By Mark Frauenfelder
10: Reader Input
Rosy CupCakes, router safety, shocked kids, and pirate booms.
ON THE COVER: 3ric Johanson fires up
the “photonic fence” Mosquito Defense Shield,
photographed by John Keatley at Intellectual Ventures,
Bellevue, Wash. Mosquito illustrations by Adam
Koford. Useless Machine illustration by Rob Nance.
11: Tales from Make: Online
Video tutorials: maker see, maker do. By Gareth Branwyn
15: Maker’s Calendar
Events from around the world. By William Gurstelle
16: Make Free: Walled Gardens vs. Makers
Making is about sharing. By Cory Doctorow
13: Making Trouble: Smiley Face Technologies
Don’t just concentrate on practical ideas. By Saul Griffith
26: Country Scientist: Infrared Thermometers
An important gadget in my toolbox. By Forrest M. Mims III
29: Maker’s Corner
Ideas for your long-overdue MAKEcation. By Dan Woods
18: Made on Earth
Snapshots from the world of backyard technology.
30: Kid Robot
Young robot makers are seizing breakout opportunities on the
wild frontier of Detroit. By Dale Dougherty
58 Bagley Ave.
Where Henry Ford invented the auto age. By Marc Greuther
38: Slag Social
The art and community of the DI Y iron pour. By Joe Sandor
mirror tells if you’re
tipsy and a lot more.
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