40: Hacking Club-Mate
Homebrewing a popular energy drink. By John Baichtal
42: Stone-Age Telegraph
Turning rocks and sticks into an electronic signal.
By Jamie O’Shea
45: Scenes from Maker Faire 2010
A few of our favorite things from our annual DI Y festival.
1+ 2+3: Long-Reach Fruit Picker
Make a collapsible picker in 5 minutes. By Nicholas Barry
1+ 2+3: Hypsometer
Estimate the height of objects. By Cy Tymony
138: MakeShift: Crash and Burn
Rescue the unconscious driver of a wrecked SUV.
By Lee D. Zlotoff
140: Electronics: Fun and Fundamentals
A new column for readers who have relatively
little knowledge of electronics. By Charles Platt
147: Toy Inventor’s Notebook
Guitar Amp Bulletin Board. By Bob Knetzger
148: Howtoons: Dodecahedron Art
By Saul Griffith and Nick Dragotta
The best tools and resources for makers.
The Most Useless
Machine that broke
READ ME: Always check the URL associated
with a project before you get started. There
may be important updates or corrections.
111 120: Science Inexpensive large-screen microscope. 122: Imaging
Time-lapse Mac movies.
Solar car subwoofer,
Hula hoop pool warmer,
lockable bike trunk.
$60 earthen brick floor.
Craig Smith’s droid factory. By John Baichtal
160: Toys, Tricks & Teasers
The tricky fool’s tackle. By Donald Simanek
163: Aha! Puzzle This
Gadget brothers reunion. By Michael H. Pryor
164: Heirloom Technology: Tree Moving
Transplant a big tree with a giant two-wheeled dolly.
By Tim Anderson
Drive a car. By Gever Tulley with Julie Spiegler
168: Remaking History
Samuel Morse and the telegraph. By William Gurstelle
171: Make Money
The 4-cent pennywhistle. By Tom Parker
176: Homebrew: My Remote Gaming System
By Luis Cruz