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 Five, take two, bam:
Tour the elegant and hypnotic motorized wave sculptures, created by visionary maker Reuben Margolin. In the Maker Workshop John Park upcycles a discarded shopping cart into a stylish easy chair, and Mister Jalopy details the unsung wonders of his 1950 Studebaker. The Maker Channel features a treadmill bike, an obedient, robotic foot stool, a homemade foundry (built by two 14 year old wizards), and an ultra-high-temperature heat ray that can melt brass!
All episodes, individual segments, and PDF instructions of our Maker Workshop projects from Make: television Season One can always be found at our Episode Guide. You can also watch Make: television videos on YouTube, Blip, Vimeo, or download our torrents at LegalTorrents.
Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reuben’s artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or a powerful ocean eddy, his work is elegant and hypnotic. Also, learn how ocean waves can power our future. Learn more about Reuben at reubenmargolin.com/
Kick back with John Park as he demonstrates how to upcycle a no-longer-usable shopping cart into an easy chair. This Make: magazine-based project offers an introductory look at how to cut, bend, and shape metal using metal cutters, saws, vice grips, and other tools common to home workshops. John also attempts a “deluxe” version of this project that employs motors and switches to transform it into a “go-kart chair.” View the clip to see his mixed results, and download the PDF here:
In this ‘Hidden Treasures’ segment, Mister Jalopy waxes philosophic about the the unsung wonders of his old 1950’s Studebaker, emphasizing how old-school design and build techniques can inspire and teach today’s new generation of makers.
Maker Channel Episode 105 videos:
- Treadmill Bike – Brent Curry crosses a two-wheeled bike with a treadmill to allow the ‘rider’ to produce a double-whammy of a workout.
- RoboStool – Steve Norris’s remote-controlled robotic foot stool comes to him wherever he wishes to sit.
- Foundry – 14 year olds Oliver Ramin and A.J. Brackovitc make their own foundry for molding aluminum swords.
- [Trouble Maker] Death Ray – Richard Whitney uses sunlight and the Fresnel lens from a rear projection television set to melt a steel security lock.