One of the best parts about the MaKey MaKey is that anyone can pick it up and use it right out of the box. But what happens when you put in the hands of a professional? Electronic music producer j.viewz shows us what’s possible when you combine musical talent, a trip to the grocery store, some creativity and the MaKey MaKey by playing a cover of Massive Attack’s Teardrop on his living room floor. I can’t get over that carrot / record player based hi-hat sequencer. Brilliant!
MAKE Volume 33 features our special Software for Makers section covering apps for circuit board design, 3D design and printing, microcontrollers, and programming for kids. Also, meet our new Arduino-powered Rovera robot and get started with Raspberry Pi. As usual, you’ll also find fascinating makers inside, like the maniacs on our cover, the hackers behind the popular Power Racing Series events at Maker Faire.
Try your hand at 22 great DIY projects, like the Optical Tremolo guitar effects box, "Panjolele" cake-pan ukelele, Wii Nunchuk Mouse, CNC joinery tricks, treat-dispensing cat scratching post, laser-cut flexing wooden books, sake brewing, growing incredibly hot “ghost chili” peppers, and much more.