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William Gurstelle

William Gurstelle

William Gurstelle is a contributing editor of MAKE. The new and improved edition of his book Backyard Ballistics is out now.

Latest from William Gurstelle

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Use the fascinating Möbius strip to make a spill-proof coffee cup carrier. Read more »

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A father’s love inspired this A-bomb maker to invent a pneumatic actuator that’s used in robots today. Read more »

RemakingHistory

Re-create the incendiary reaction that welded the world’s modern railways. Read more »

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Make the mechanism that put the movies on the big screen. Read more »

Orna-open

Can humans fly by flapping? Nope. But they can build a small, rubber band-powered ornithopter whose motion is similar to a bird in flight. Here's how! A classic project from William Gurstelle from the pages of MAKE Volume 08. Read more »

Fly

Build the simple plane that defined modern aircraft — 100 years before the Wright brothers. Another fun and fascinating project from William Gurstelle's "Remaking History" column in MAKE. Read more »

Photo by Karen K Hansen.

And the winner is: the Hackmobile, the brainchild of four makers based at Minneapolis’s Hack Factory! The Hackmobile’s designers take home first-place honors and a $10,000 check in the Ultimate Maker Vehicle Challenge, an engineering design contest that challenged makers to design their Ultimate Maker Vehicle out of a 2014... Read more »

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