Make: television Season One has come and gone. But in case you missed it, we’ll be rolling out the ten episodes of our premiere season again.Episode Three, take two, coming at you:
Enter the alternative universe of Jake Von Slatt, a leading Steampunk Maker, who turns modern technology into Victorian works of art. In the Maker Workshop, John Park mounts a remote control camera on a painter’s pole to take stunning aerial photographs, and Cy Tymony demonstrates some sneaky uses for magnets. The Maker Channel presents a theremin orchestra, a smoke ring generator, a pulse-jet bike, and a video-hack method to paste yourself with a beer into congressional hearings on C-SPAN.
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Jake Von Slatt invites us into the alternate universe of Steampunk. As leading figures in the Boston arts community, members of Steampunk combine the power of modern technology with the grace and intricacy of Victorian design. Working with brass, recycled items and found objects, Jake and other Steampunkers party like it’s 1899, bringing old-world, steam engined-inspired touches to everything from computers to flatscreen television. Plus, watch the story of steam power, from the first crude water pump to a bionic arm. Watch the clip, and visit steampunkworkshop.com.
Want to see the world from a decidedly different point of view? Join John Park as he makes a Sky Eye / Polecam. This pole-mounted camera is fashioned from servo motors, a digital camera, and a standard remote control. John took it to the zoo to snap some sky-high shots; where will you take yours?
Download the PDF instructions for the Pole Cam.
In this ‘Sneaky Gadgets’ segment, Cy Tymony demonstrates some innovative and sometimes stealthy uses for magnets. Tired of zippers and buttons? Make like Cy, and insert magnets into your clothing as an E-Z fastener. This prolific Los Angeles-based author and Maker also offers other accessible projects that are great to try with young makers; check out Cy at sneakyuses.com/
Here are the Maker Channel videos for Episode 103:
- Theremin Orchestra – Masami Takeuchi’s instrumental ensemble looks amazing and sounds even better.
- Smoke Ring Machine – Ali Momeni shows off his programmable smoke ring generator.
- Pulse-Jet Bike – Robert Maddox pulse-jet engine-powered bike makes tracks.
- [Trouble Maker] Drink Beer on CSPAN – Bill Barminski demonstrates a simple video hack.