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In each volume of MAKE we have “major projects” these project pages are meaty step-by-step articles with start-to-finish photos, precise instructions and how-to learning that can range from making a VCR cat feeder to ariel kite photography.

Each week we’re going to post up projects from our past volumes (we’re up to 14 now, wow!)… In MAKE volume 01 the projects were:

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Kite Aerial Photography Puts Your Eye in the Sky by Charles C. Benton
To take pictures from a kite, you need three things: a kite, a camera, and a special rig that attaches the camera to the kiteline and activates the shutter button on the camera. Here’s how to do it. Page 50

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$14 Video Camera Stabilizer by Johnny Lee
You don’t have $10,000 to spend on a Steadicam? Make this ultra-low-cost video camera stabilizer and see how much better your video shots turn out.Page 84

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The 5-in-1 Network CableMike Ossmann
Nothing’s worse for a network administrator than being without a needed cable. So I made a single cable to replace the five I used to carry. The result: no more tangles and no more scrounging for a missing link. Page 96

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Magnetic Stripe Readerby Billy Hoffman
Have you ever wondered what information is stored on the magnetic-striped cards in your wallet? Now you can find out. This project shows you how to make a magstripe reader for less than $40. Page 106

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