Make: Live airs tonight! Don’t miss our Karts & Wheels episode where guests Mark Frauenfelder, Jared Ficklin, Nick Raymond and Eric Chu join us with projects from the latest MAKE. We’ll also be giving away some tools from Digi-Key to one lucky member of the chat.

Make: Live 07 – Karts & Wheels
Wednesday April 27th, 9pm ET/6pm PT
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Featuring the lovely and talented:

Drill Kart – MAKE interns
In a visit to MAKE HQ in Sebastopol, CA, Becky gets a tour of the cordless drill-powered go-kart designed by Gever Tulley. Watch MAKE interns Nick Raymond and Eric Chu pull some sweet spin moves. It’s really fun to drive!

Flame Tube – Jared Ficklin
See sound in fire! The flame tube project (aka Rubens’ tube) uses a speaker at one end to influence the row of small propane jets along the tube, showing the waveforms of the audio. We’ll have the project set up on the roof. Rubens’ tube aficionado Jared Ficklin joins us via Skype from Austin, Texas to take your questions and show off some in-progress tubes.

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Bill Gurstelle could not be with us during the broadcast as previously announced. Look out for him on an upcoming episode!

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).