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Here are the most read articles in MAKE: Volume 13, on newsstands now!

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Boom Stick by Edwin Wise. The super-loud BOOM STICK is a PVC air cannon that delivers maximum bang for the buck. It assaults the startle reflex of any nearby victim, adding an instant rush of physical terror to haunted houses, art pieces, pranks, and performances. Page 116 – Boom Stick.

Ponoko by Bruce Sterling. A Long-Tail, Pro-Am, Digital Maker Thing. Page 20. Ponoko.


Maker’s Corner by Dan Woods. Looking for a Few Good Kit Makers. Page 16. Maker’s Corner.


Art Work by Douglas Repetto. Simple Rules. You don’t know what you’ll get, and sometimes, you’ll get nothing much but giving up a little control can be a powerful creative technique. Page 30. Art Work.


Topsy-Turvy Expression by Karen K. Hansen. Riding a red double-decker bus in the London is all about the view. The yellow Topsy-Turvy School Bus, currently touring the United States is all about point of view. Page 23. Topsy-Turvy.


Maker’s Calendar. Our favorite events from around the world. Page 12. Maker’s Calendar.


Erik and the Submarine by Johanna Hallin. Erik Westerberg was 5 years old when he first saw a large oil tank standing next to a neighbor’s barn in his rural hometown in northern Sweden. Page 22. Erik and the Submarine.


Diminutive Balls of Fire by Joel Johnson. A stalwart of close-quarter magicians for years, the electronic flash gun is a simple device: a battery-powered, hand-held ignitor that uses a “glo-plug” to light a bit of flash paper and cotton, shooting a fireball a few feet in the air. Page 90. Diminutive Balls of Fire.


Hello Moto by Dan Fost. If the headlamp on a classic Vespa or Lambretta scooter can illuminate a twisting Italian roadway at night, why can’t it light up a desk? Page 24. Hello Moto.