Make: Live airs tonight! Don’t miss our mechanics episode where guests Lenore Edman, Windell Oskay, and Dustyn Roberts join us to show off their kinetic projects. We’ll also be giving away some motors from Digi-Key to one lucky member of the chat. Giveaway prizes:

Make: Live 05 – Kinetic Contraptions
Wednesday March 23rd, 9pm ET/6pm PT
Watch at makezine.com/live or on UStream
Please join us in the UStream chat or mark tweets with #makelive to interact live with the show.

Featuring the lovely and talented:


Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – Tabletop Mechanical Pong
Lenore Edman and Windell Oskay show off their tabletop representation of the 1972 video game PONG. They challenged themselves to realize the properties of the game in a physical space using motors, solenoids, and other surplus parts. Discover the subtle nuances and smell the physics jokes by these prolific and delightful makers. Lenore and Windell are also on the MAKE technical advisory board.


Dustyn Roberts – Wind Lantern
Check out our visit with mechanical engineer and teacher Dustyn Roberts. She gives us a tour of the wind lantern, a turbine-powered LED mechanism and circuit from her book Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists.