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Here are the most read articles in MAKE volume 12! Click any of the links after the jump to get a preview and start reading MAKE 12 now. Or subscribe and get started a little later! Use the code CMAKE to get $5 off (USA only).

Real-Life Concept Cars

Real-Life Concept Cars. Like many people of his generation, Baron Margo was dazzled by futuristic concept cars Detroit trotted out year after year. And he was disappointed that those streamlined vehicles remained unobtainable concepts… Page 18 – Link.

If you’re a MAKE subscriber, you get the digital edition for free – The MAKE Digital Edition is a vivid replica of the print edition of MAKE, it offers an experience very much like the print magazine plus many additional benefits, such as online searching, embedded multimedia and printing. Please note that MAKE Digital Edition can be viewed from any web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari etc.) and requires NO DOWNLOADING of software NO weird DRM’ed PDFs – you get instant access to your MAKE collection!hardwood.png
Hard Wood. In Lee Stoetzel’s world, Harley Davidsons, Volkswagen buses, Macintosh computers, and Mcdonald’s Big Macs all grow on trees. Or at least the materials to make them do. Page 20 – Link.

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Sustainable Chunk Yard Wars. If you happen to live in rural Bolivia, building a water pump isn’t going to include a visit to the local hardware store or being able to plug into a power grid to operate the machine. So how do you get water? Page 16 – Link.

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The Nature of Microcontrollers. A Washington native, Claude Zervas brings his background as a software engineer to a fine art practice using technology and related apparatuses rather than paint and canvas as a medium. Page 21 – Link.

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The Instruments of Intervention. Tim Kaiser follows Harry Partch, an underappreciated composer who invented new microtonal scales for instruments he built himself.
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Art and Culture. Philip Ross’ art crosses the boundaries of technology and biology. Page 26 – Link.

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Toolbox. Kits for the holidays. Page 168 – Link.

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Welcome. Spare parts are essential by Mark Frauenfelder. Page 12 – Link.

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Building the Barrage Garage. The first in a three-part series about building a workshop form the ground up. Page 32 – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. john gomm says:

    Make digital is great for online reading, but the print outs suck. The quality drops way down and is difficult to read. I occasionally want to do one of the projects with my 8th grade science group and would dearly love to be able to offer them crisp, easily readable printout to work from, but the print is all pixelated and the pages don’t line up with the paper.
    I once spent the time to screen grab the images and stitching them together, but it was tedious. Please fix this Make. Otherwise, keep up the good work.

  2. john gomm says:

    Oh, I’m printing from a MacBook from Safari on a HP laser printer. Just so you know.

  3. pt says:

    @john – hmm, try this: print as a PDF, all macs have that option. then open that PDF and print that, see if it’s any different.