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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. In MAKE volume 04 the projects are:

Cigarbox

Cigar Box Guitar by Ed Vogel. Build and play this sweet-sounding 3-string instrument in an afternoon. Page 76

Circuitbending4
Circuit Bendingby Sabastian Boaz and Cristiana Yambo. Modify a Casio keyboard (or other electronic audio stuff) and start playing some of the strangest sounds you’ve ever heard. Page 88

Photos4
Homemade Strobe Photography by Tom Anderson and Wendell Anderson. Take pictures of popping balloons, breaking glass, and water droplets. Page 102

Primer4
Microcontroller Programming by Sparkle Labs
. Easy-to-program chips tell circuitry to do what you want. Page 159

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