DIY-ers rejoice! Makezine**** gives you instructions on how to make everything from a slingshot to a 17-foot tall Gandhi.
No mission is impossible when makers put their minds to it. Make Volume 16 will help you get smart with a special section on spy tech. Learn how to build and use tiny surveillance devices, and how to know if a spy is using them on you. From tiny video cameras to sneaky recorders, this volume has enough cool stuff to make James Bond's inventor Q envious.
The complete walkthrough is avaialable at *******blog.makezine****/archive/2009/01/howto_tuesday_getting_started_with.html
This week I am going to show you how to get up and running with the 3pi by Pololu.
This week I am starting a series about getting started with the Arduino. This time it's all about blinking an LED. It's a great first project. You can read more at makezine****
This week I made the Gakken Stirling Engine Kit from the Maker Shed. I have always wanted to make a Stirling engine, and the Gakken kit is a great way to learn more about how they work. Read more at makezine****
Read more at makezine**** This is the second installment of a series about programming our favorite little micro-controller, the Arduino. This week I will discuss connecting a push button that controls the LED.
Here's MAKE Volume 17! It's all about lost knowledge. Learn about technologies of the past, updated with a 21st century twist. Electricity machines, a steam-powered saw mill, and vintage-style balsa wood RC plane. Check it out at makezine****/17
For more information, including a link to the build instructions. go to makezine****. This is just a quick video of the Stirling engine build from Make, Volume 17.
MAKE, Vol. 18 is on newsstands now! Here's a video preview for the newest edition, which is all about DIY energy, gardening, conserving resources, and human power. Check out *******makezine****/18/ for more info.
How to use a Ping ultrasonic sensor with an Arduino. More information at makezine****.
Volume 19: Make Vol. 19 features a special section on robots. Learn how to make a model plane with an autopilot and a small robot with a built-in brain. We'll also show you how to make a comfortable plywood chair, a bicyclist's vest that shows how fast you're going, and projects that introduce you to servomotors. All this, and much more in Make Vol. 19, on newsstands August 18!
Make a 3D design on Thingiverse to enter to win a MakerBot CupCake CNC kit! Head to *******makezine****/go/makerbot for all the details.
Make: magazine's John Park builds an ultrasonic distance sensor using an Arduino, PING sensor, and 7-Segment Shield, all from the Maker Shed. *******blog.makezine****/archive/2010/05/ultrasonic_arduino_tape_measure.html
This weekend, make a flower out of 3 bills. This makes a great tip for a nice dinner out or just a way to spend 20 minutes or so folding paper! This project is from Craft: Magazine Volume 5 and the origami was designed by Robert J. Lang and Diagrammed by Jeffrey Rutzky.
One of the great things about these little bots is that you can make them from scavenged materials. Use parts from broken electronics and bring them back to life as little robots!