Find all your DIY electronics in the MakerShed. 3D Printing, Kits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Books & more!

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!

Get the m4v of Episode Five, or subscribe in iTunes. Watch the individual segments of Episode Five and find instructions for the Shopping Cart Chair after the jump.

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:
http://cachefly.oreilly.com/make/television/shoppingcart.pdf

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.

Related
blog comments powered by Disqus