Best of Make: Volume 2

65 Projects and Skill Builders from the Pages of Make:

Author: The Editors of Make:

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 168045028X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 6149

After ten years, Make: has become one of most celebrated magazines to hit the newsstands, and certainly one of the hottest reads. If you're just catching on to the Maker Movement and wonder what you've missed, this book contains the best projects and articles from the magazine. Find out what keeps Makers coming back to Make: with this assortment of DIY projects and articles selected by Make:'s editors. Learn to: Outfit your workshop and make some must-have tools Build electronic projects from actuators to antennae Make things with Arduino and Raspberry Pi Create drones and robots Build noisemaking projects and musical instruments Augment your photo and video capabilities Make your own food, soap, ink, and more

The Best of Make

65 Projects and Skill Builders from the Pages of Make

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680450323

Category:

Page: 392

View: 2169

After ten years, Make: has become one of most celebrated magazines to hit the newsstands, and certainly one of the hottest reads. If you're just catching on to the Maker Movement and wonder what you've missed, this book contains the best projects and articles from the magazine. Find out what keeps Makers coming back to Make: with this assortment of DIY projects and articles selected by Make:'s editors. Learn to: Outfit your workshop and make some must-have tools Build electronic projects from actuators to antennae Make things with Arduino and Raspberry Pi Create drones and robots Build noisemaking projects and musical instruments Augment your photo and video capabilities Make your own food, soap, ink, and more

Getting Started with Arduino

The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform

Author: Massimo Banzi,Michael Shiloh

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449363296

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 5803

Arduino is the open source electronics prototyping platform that has taken the Maker Movement by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for the latest Arduino release, helps you start prototyping right away. From obtaining the required components to putting the final touches on your project, all the information you need is here! Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about: Interaction design and physical computing The Arduino board and its software environment Basics of electricity and electronics Prototyping on a solderless breadboard Drawing a schematic diagram Talking to a computer--and the cloud--from Arduino Building a custom plant-watering system

Extraordinary Projects for Ordinary People

Do-It-Yourself Ideas from the People Who Actually Do Them

Author: Instructables.com

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510720189

Category: House & Home

Page: 480

View: 7231

Collected in this volume is a best-of selection from Instructables, reproduced for the first time outside of the web format, retaining all of the charm and ingenuity that make Instructables such a popular destination for internet users looking for new and fun projects designed by real people in an easy-to-digest way. Hundreds of Instructables are included, ranging from practical projects like making a butcher block counter top or building solar panels to fun and unique ideas for realistic werewolf costumes or transportable camping hot tubs. The difficulty of the projects ranges from beginner on up, but all are guaranteed to raise a smile or a “Why didn’t I think of that?” Numerous full-color pictures accompany each project, detailing each step of the process along the way. It’s an invitation to try a few yourself, and once you’re done, see if you don’t have a couple of ideas to share at Instructables.com.

Make: Easy 1+2+3 Projects

From the Pages of Make:

Author: The Editors of Make:

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680450409

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 2878

From the pages of Make: magazine comes this collection of dozens of projects you can make in your home or school workshop. You'll learn how to create toys and games from stuff you have lying around, create unusual and inspiring home improvements, and even find some new ways to have fun outdoors. You might even learn something along the way: electronics, flight, science, math, and engineering. In this book, you'll make: Batteries from everyday things Banana tattoos LED throwies Piezo contact microphone Paper water bomber Box fan beef jerky

The Best of Make:

75 Projects from the Pages of Make

Author: Mark Frauenfelder

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183781

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 3230

After two years, MAKE has become one of most celebrated new magazines to hit the newsstands, and certainly one of the hottest reads. If you're just catching on to the MAKE phenomenon and wonder what you've missed, this book contains the best DIY projects from the magazine's first ten volumes -- a surefire collection of fun and challenging activities going back to MAKE's launch in early 2005. Find out why MAKE has attracted a passionate following of tech and DIY enthusiasts worldwide with one million web site visitors and a quarter of a million magazine readers. And why our podcasts consistently rank in the top-25 for computers and technology. With the Best of MAKE, you'll share the curiosity, zeal, and energy of Makers -- the citizen scientists, circuit benders, homemakers, students, automotive enthusiasts, roboticists, software developers, musicians, hackers, hobbyists, and crafters -- through this unique and inspiring assortment of DIY projects chosen by the magazine's editors. Learn to: Hack your gadgets and toys Program micontrollers to sense and react to things Take flight with rockets, planes, and other projectiles Make music from the most surprising of things Find new ways to take photos and make video Outfit yourself with the coolest tools Put together by popular demand, the Best of MAKE is the perfect gift for any maker, including current subscribers who missed early volumes of the magazine. Do you or someone you know have a passion for the magic of tinkering, hacking, and creation? Do you enjoy finding imaginative and unexpected uses for the technology and materials in your life? Then get on board with the Best of MAKE!

The Big Book of Maker Skills

Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects

Author: Chris Hackett,Editors of Popular Science Magazine

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 1681881616

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 9924

Makers, get ready: This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to 3D printing and laser-cutting wizardry, plus the entrepreneurial and crowd-sourcing tactics needed to transform your back-of-the-envelope idea into a gleaming finished product. In The Big Book of Maker Skills: 334 Tools and Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects, readers learn classic, tried-and-true techniques from the shop class of yore—how to use a metal lathe, or pick the perfect drill bit or saw—and get introduced to a whole new world of modern manufacturing technologies, like using CAD software, printing circuits, and more. Step-by-step illustrations, helpful diagrams, and exceptional photography make this book an easy-to-follow and easy-on-the-eyes guide to getting your project done. With an emphasis on making DIY projects that can change the world, The Big Book of Maker Skills includes sections and tutorials on: Setting Up a Hackerspace Picking the Right Tools Welding Smarts Circuitry Basics Programming & Arduinos Working with Wood 3-D Printing Laser-cutting CNC Routing Testing & Prototyping Drones and Space Exploration Tools Robotics Biotechnology Sourcing and Crowdsourcing

The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277296

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 7211

Where will you be when the zombie apocalypse hits? Trapping yourself in the basement? Roasting the family pet? Beheading reanimated neighbors? No way. You’ll be building fortresses, setting traps, and hoarding supplies, because you, savvy survivor, have snatched up your copy of The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse before it’s too late. This indispensable guide to survival after Z-day, written by hardware hacker and zombie anthropologist Simon Monk, will teach you how to generate your own electricity, salvage parts, craft essential electronics, and out-survive the undead.,p>Take charge of your environment: –Monitor zombie movement with trip wires and motion sensors –Keep vigilant watch over your compound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi surveillance systems –Power zombie defense devices with car batteries, bicycle generators, and solar power Escape imminent danger: –Repurpose old disposable cameras for zombie-distracting flashbangs –Open doors remotely for a successful sprint home –Forestall subplot disasters with fire and smoke detectors Communicate with other survivors: –Hail nearby humans using Morse code –Pass silent messages with two-way vibration walkie-talkies –Fervently scan the airwaves with a frequency hopper For anyone from the budding maker to the keen hobbyist, The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is an essential survival tool. Uses the Arduino Uno board and Raspberry Pi Model B+ or Model 2

Making Simple Robots

Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff

Author: Kathy Ceceri

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183595

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 243

View: 1689

Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, school teachers, parents, and non-engineers. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple robot. Written in language that non-engineers can understand, Making Simple Robots helps beginners move beyond basic craft skills and materials to the latest products and tools being used by artists and inventors. Find out how to animate folded paper origami, design a versatile robot wheel-leg for 3D printing, or program a rag doll to blink its cyborg eye. Each project includes step-by-step directions as well as clear diagrams and photographs. And every chapter offers suggestions for modifying and expanding the projects, so that you can return to the projects again and again as your skill set grows.

Making Makers

Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation

Author: AnnMarie Thomas

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183706

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 7182

This is a book for parents and other educators—both formal and informal, who are curious about the intersections of learning and making. Through stories, research, and data, it builds the case for why it is crucial to encourage today’s youth to be makers—to see the world as something they are actively helping to create. For those who are new to the Maker Movement, some history and introduction is given as well as practical advice for getting kids started in making. For those who are already familiar with the Maker Movement, this book provides biographical information about many of the “big names” and unsung heroes of the Maker Movement while also highlighting many of the attributes that make this a movement that so many people are passionate about.

Make: Paper Inventions

Machines that Move, Drawings that Light Up, and Wearables and Structures You Can Cut, Fold, and Roll

Author: Kathy Ceceri

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457187485

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 132

View: 1708

Paper is incredible stuff. It's easy to cut, but incredibly strong. It's disposable, but can last for centuries. It can stand as stiff as a board, pop up like a spring, or float like a leaf. And its invention changed the world forever. Perfect for kids, parents, and educators, Paper Inventions is a project-based book with full color illustrations, step-by-step instructions, supply lists, and templates that allow you to follow along with the book or devise something entirely new. Each chapter features new projects that will challenge and intrigue everyone, from beginning to experienced Makers. In this book, you'll learn to make: A light-up paper cat that shows how switches and sensors work An action origami robot worm Edible rice paper perfect for secret messages A space rover that moves thanks to paper machinery A paper generator that creates electricity when you tap or rub it Heat-activated paper models that fold themselves A geodesic dome big enough to crawl into--from newspaper!

Tinkering

Kids Learn by Making Stuff

Author: Curt Gabrielson

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680450344

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 214

View: 2877

How can you consistently pull off hands-on tinkering with kids? How do you deal with questions that you can't answer? How do you know if tinkering kids are learning anything or not? Is there a line between fooling around with real stuff and learning? The idea of learning through tinkering is not so radical. From the dawn of time, whenever humanity has wanted to know more, we have achieved it most effectively by getting our hands dirty and making careful observations of real stuff. Make: Tinkering (Kids Learn by Making Stuff) lets you discover how, why--and even what it is--to tinker and tinker well. Author Curt Gabrielson draws on more than 20 years of experience doing hands-on science to facilitate tinkering: learning science while fooling around with real things. This book shows you how to make: A drum set from plastic bottles, tape, and shrink-wrap Magnetic toys that dance, sway, and amaze Catapults, ball launchers, and table-top basketball A battery-powered magic wand and a steadiness game (don't touch the sides!) Chemical reactions with household items Models of bones and tendons that work like real arms and ankles Spin art machine and a hovercraft from a paper plate! Lifelong learners hungry for their next genuine experience

The Big Book of Hacks

264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects

Author: Doug Cantor

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781616283995

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 4073

Fire up your soldering iron, charge up that drill, and get ready to hack! From a tiny theremin to a watermelon keg, from an automatic cat feeder to a glowing mousepad, the ingenious and hilarious projects in The Big Book of Hacks are perfect for aspiring makers. And it's all brought to you by the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine. Four comprehensive chapters help you create megafun games and toys for the amusement of all: GEEK TOYS Be the life of any party with rad gaming hacks, amazing pyrotechnics, quirky DIY robots, "wow"-inducing projectiles, and lots of ways to make beer even better. HOME IMPROVEMENTS Pimp out your pad with a laser-security system, an improvised sous-vide cooker, and a life-size cardboard display of anyone you want. GADGET UPGRADES Want to stash a flash drive in an old cassette? Use a DIY stylus on a touchscreen? Improvise a fisheye lens for your camera? With this book, you can. THINGS THAT GO Give your motorbike a Tron vibe, deck out your car with an action-figure hood ornament, and keep gadgets charged on the go with a solar-powered backpack.

DIY Drone and Quadcopter Projects

A Collection of Drone-Based Essays, Tutorials, and Projects

Author: The Editors of Make:

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451251

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 118

View: 4608

Drones, quadcopters, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): whatever they're called, remotely-controlled aircraft have changed the way we see the world, the way we manage crops, the way we sell real estate, and the way we make war. This book contains tutorials about how to understand what drones can do, and projects about how to make your own flying craft, from some of the earliest practitioners in the field.

Electronics All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Doug Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111932081X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 960

View: 7562

A comprehensive collection of 8 books in 1 offering electronics guidance that can't be found anywhere else! If you know a breadboard from a breadbox but want to take your hobby electronics skills to the next level, this is the only reference you need. Electronics All-in-One For Dummies has done the legwork for you — offering everything you need to enhance your experience as an electronics enthusiast in one convenient place. Written by electronics guru and veteran For Dummies author Doug Lowe, this down-to-earth guide makes it easy to grasp such important topics as circuits, schematics, voltage, and safety concerns. Plus, it helps you have tons of fun getting your hands dirty working with the Raspberry Pi, creating special effects, making your own entertainment electronics, repairing existing electronics, learning to solder safely, and so much more. Create your own schematics and breadboards Become a circuit-building expert Tackle analog, digital, and car electronics Debunk and grasp confusing electronics concepts If you're obsessed with all things electronics, look no further! This comprehensive guide is packed with all the electronics goodies you need to add that extra spark to your game!

Maker Pro

Essays on Making a Living as a Maker

Author: John Baichtal,Wendy Jehanara Tremayne,Andrew 'bunnie' Huang,Sophi Kravitz,Mitch Altman,Jimmy DiResta,Eri Gentry,Tito Jankowski,Alex Dyba,Michael Krumpus,Susan Solarz,Rob Klingberg,Joe Meno,David Gauntlett,Mike Hord,Adam Wolf

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 7615

Maker Pro is a book of essays by more than a dozen prominent and up-and-coming professional makers (Maker Pros). Each essay includes advice and stories on topics such as starting a kit-making business, taking a hardware project open-source, and plenty of encouragement to "quit your day job." This book is a reference for anyone who dreams of turning a hobby into a small business, and features stories from well-known professional makers; it will turn aspiration into inspiration.

Makers

The New Industrial Revolution

Author: Chris Anderson

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307720977

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 3419

Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of “Makers” using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent -- creating “the long tail of things”.

The Homebuilt Winery

43 Projects for Building and Using Winemaking Equipment

Author: Steve Hughes

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428801

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 2986

Build your own winery! Learn how to set up a home winery and construct all the basic equipment for just a fraction of what commercially manufactured products would cost. Leading you through the entire winemaking process, Steve Hughes includes building plans and step-by-step instructions for making more than 30 essential winemaking tools. From fashioning presses and pumps to the best way to fill and cork bottles, The Homebuilt Winery covers everything you need to know to affordably enjoy delicious, high-quality homemade wine.

Make It Glow

LED Projects for the Whole Family

Author: Emily Coker,Kelli Townley

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451014

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 136

View: 4805

Everyone loves to play with light and this collection of kid-ready LED projects will have young Makers exploring electricity and electronics while opening up a world of endless fun! Makers, tinkerers, hobbyists, and parents will be drawn to the decorative and exciting possibilities of the projects in Make It Glow. Filled with full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow, this beautiful book features 21 exciting projects that can be completed by even the youngest Maker. You'll start with ultra simple projects and then tackle increasingly complicated ones. Building upon lessons learned in earlier projects ensures that kids learn and succeed. Everyone will be thrilled by the fun, decorative designs that result as you develop new ways to unleash your creativity! With Make It Glow, you'll learn to make: Blue-light greeting cardsEyes in the dark FlickerbugsLight-up fairy wingsAn illuminated tote bagA bouquet of electric rosesand more! Featuring beautifully photographed inspirational projects for kids and adults, Make It Glow helps you learn the basics of electronics and soft circuits to create costumes, home decorations, clothing, jewelry, and more. What will you illuminate?

Slime Sorcery

97 Magical Concoctions Made from Almost Anything - Including Fluffy, Galaxy, Crunchy, Magnetic, Color-changing, and Glow-In-The-Dark Slime

Author: Adam Vandergrift

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612437753

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 2575

THE CRAZIEST AND BIGGEST BOOK OF DIY SLIME RECIPES EVER With over 100 creative, borax-free slime recipes, Slime Sorcery is packed with color photos and step-by-step instructions for making slime out of anything and everything. Will it slime? Find out by create every type of slime imaginable, including: • Fun Glow-in-the Dark • Fluffy Jiggly • Out-of-This-World Galaxy • Awesome Avalanche • Colorful Rainbow • Crunchy Coal Miner