I drew Adam Flaherty for my MAKE Secret Santa. Here he is pictured toasting with Marc de Vinck at FOO camp. He’s a gadget enthusiast, and when I ran into him in the O’Reilly parking lot in Sebastopol, CA last week, he was holding a 2-liter bottle solar lantern – it looked like a bottle of light, and I’m excited to see him document his build based on this previous post.


Here are a few of Adam’s finer projects:


After reading Adam’s blog posts on MAKE, it’s clear he’s dedicated to cell phone photography. He posts cell phone tripod adapters, and even made a DIY version of the Manfrotto Variable Friction Magic Arm. I noticed he’s got a harsh fluorescent light on his desk, which simply will not do. With this light fixture and softbox, his project documentation photos will turn out great, even when he insists shooting on his phone. Happy xmas, Adam!

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org 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”).