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Here are the most read articles in MAKE 1 – 12!

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MAKE 12 – Beetlebot. By Jerome Demers. Ultra-Simple Bugbot navigates obstacles with feelers and switches. page 140 – Read it in MAKE Digital Edition. MAKE Volume 12: Upload – Make, Vol 12 features our special section on digital arts and crafts called “Upload,” where you’ll learn how to take infrared photographs, shoot movies with custom backgrounds, and make fun-to-watch slideshows of your digital family photos. You’ll also learn how to make an extremely loud air whistle, a solar-powered xylophone, and a TV remote control that’s powered by your muscles. As usual, you’ll find plenty of other exciting how-to projects inside. MAKE Volume 12 & Get it at the Maker Store.

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MAKE 11 – U-G-L-Y Your Bike. To deter thieves, camouflage your bicycle as a piece of crap while keeping it a first-class ride. Page 74 – Read it in MAKE Digital Edition. MAKE Volume 11: Alt Wheels. Special “DIY Wheels” section includes plans for making a mobile drive-in movie theater, a cool chopper out of an old bicycle, and a pedal-powered iPod charger. Plus: make a remote controlled bird feeder to take amazing photos of birds, a vintage-style radio control race car out of sheet metal, and a vacuum former that lets you create molded 3D parts out of plastic. These articles are just the tip of the iceberg in this project-packed volume of MAKE. MAKE Volume 11 & Get it at the Maker Store.

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MAKE 10 – The Brain Machine. By Mitch Altman. Ride your own brain waves! You don’t need to be a Buddhist monk to meditate, or a Sleeping Beauty to sleep well. Achieve these altered states of consciousness, and others, with this simple microcontroller device. Page 90 – Read it in MAKE Digital Edition. MAKE Volume 10: Home Electronics. Everything you wanted to learn about home electronics, with 20+ projects to electrify your world. All hail the tiny electron! Even if you don’t know a resistor from a transistor, this volume will teach you how to make electronic devices that entertain, enlighten, and enable. MAKE Volume 10 & Get it at the Maker Store.

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MAKE 9 – Working with Carbon Fiber. y John Wanberg. Form, la up, and cure your own high-performance composites. Page 165 – Read it in MAKE Digital Edition. MAKE Volume 09: Fringe. Explore the fringes of technology with projects that push the boundaries of physics and reason. MAKE Volume 09 & Get it at the Maker Store.

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MAKE 8 – Shaker Flashlight Power Source. Powering small electronics with your muscles. Page 50 – Read it in MAKE Digital Edition. MAKE Volume 08: Toys and Games. A secret history of Myst, resurrect a neglected pinball machine, make an asteroid mining colony on your kitchen table, robotic desk toys, rubber band ornithopter, toy gun controlled alarm clock, and a special primer on mold making by Mythbusters’ Adam Savage. MAKE Volume 08 & Get it at the Maker Store.

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MAKE 7 – How to Drink Beer on C-Span. By Bill Barminski. Put yourself into somebody else’s video. Page 144 – Read it in MAKE Digital Edition. MAKE Volume 07: Backyard Biology/ Hack your plants, extract your DNA, 70′s soapbox saga, build a videocam rocket, and head-mounted water cannon. MAKE Volume 07 & Get it at the Maker Store.

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MAKE 6 – Building Tensegrity Models. Make a “needle tower” sculpture from dowels and elastic cord that seems to defy laws of physics. Page 102 – Read it in MAKE Digital Edition. MAKE Volume 06: Robots. Build a pair of electronic insects. Plus: LED throwies, pet-powered night light, floating tensegrity tower structure, Bug Sucker, and more. MAKE Volume 06 & Get it at the Maker Store.

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MAKE 5 – Backyard Zip Line. Be the hit of the neighborhood with a high-flying tree–to-tree transporter. Page 75 – Read it in MAKE Digital Edition. MAKE Volume 05: Science, Weather, and Outdoors. Homemade electric vehicles, high-powered water rockets, electricity-generating windmill, jet engine in a jam jar, and a backyard zip line! MAKE Volume 05 & Get it at the Maker Store.

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MAKE 4 – Cigar Box Guitar. Sweet-sounding, three-stringed mini guitar revives and American musical tradition. Page 78 – Read it in MAKE Digital Edition. MAKE Volume 04: Music and Kits for the Holidays. Cool holiday kit reviews, build a cigar box guitar, circuit bending, high-speed flash photography, coffee hacks, and lots of DIY music projects. MAKE Volume 04 & Get it at the Maker Store.

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MAKE 3 – The Night Lighter. By William Gurstelle. Launch potato projectiles 200+ yards with this stun-gun triggered, high-powered potato cannon with see-thru action. (Good things potatoes are biodegradable) Page 110 – Read it in MAKE Digital Edition. MAKE Volume 03: Cars and Halloween
Mod Your Rod: a collection of car hacks and mods. Plus: make cool special effects and animatronics for your garage haunted house! MAKE Volume 0 & Get it at the Maker Store.

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MAKE 2 – Primer: Printed Circuit Boards. Step-by-step instructions for making your own PCBs at Home. Page 166 – Read it in MAKE Digital Edition. MAKE Volume 02: Home Entertainment. Building your own high definition video recorder, how to podcast, making a robot from an old computer mouse, reconditioning an old amplifier. MAKE Volume 02 & Get it at the Maker Store.

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MAKE 1 – Made on Earth. By Paul Spinrad. Report from the world of backyard technology! Page 14 – Read it in MAKE Digital Edition. MAKE Volume 01: Premiere Issue! The first magazine devoted to digital projects, hardware hacks, and DIY inspiration. – MAKE Volume 01 & Get it at the Maker Store.

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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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