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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 03 the projects are:

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Living Room Baja Buggies by John Mouton. With wireless cameras on board, these radio-controlled racers give you virtual reality telepresence. Page 96

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Taffy Pulling Machine by William Gurstelle. Make a simple mechanism that stretches delicious candy while it stretches the limits of multidimensional math. Page 106

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The Pixelmusic 3000 by Tarikh Korula. Re-create a mid-1970s video trip by plugging this box into any TV and audio source. Beneath the fake wood paneling, a Propeller microcontroller simulates Atari’s classic music visualizer. Page 114

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Solar Power System Design by Parker Jardine. How to use solar panels to supplement your home or workshop electricity needs. Page 160

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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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  1. subatomic says:

    If using lead solder, that’s not safe around food! Be careful if you make this…

    I’d also wonder about copper (thinking about when my finger turns green, haha). It might come off into the food as well. Heavy metals in your candy anyone?

    Be careful.

  2. Anonymous says:

    @subatomic:

    I see what you’re saying, but I’d like to point out that (at least in Canada) modern pipe solder is lead-free, and that these pipes are used for drinking water.

    Still, if I made it I would coat the pipe with something or use a different material.

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