Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is a research director at Institute for the Future, the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the co-founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

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Marielle Riley is a freshman in college pursuing the field of architecture of computer science. I recently meet her father and he told me about a cool Arduino-driven costume Marielle made that had movable antennae. I asked her to tell me about it. Here’s what she wrote: Making costumes has... Read more »

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Terry Jantzi says: “I built a homemade machine that works spectacularly. Made out of surplus steel bowls, a hanging plant basket and a propane torch, I produce all kinds of flavored cotton candy for family and friends.” I like the way his video progressives from a working prototype to a... Read more »

Abe Connally has written a number of excellent how-to pieces for MAKE on sustainable living. He and his family have been living off-grid for years, and he knows what he’s talking about. His website, Vela Creations, is a great resource for projects covering gardening, animal husbandry, energy generation and conservation,... Read more »


[Video Link] We’ve covered the wind kart creations of Rick Cavallaro and his colleague John Borton many times in the pages of MAKE and Make: Online. Why? Because we are fascinated by their successful efforts to build a wind-powered kart that can move directly downwind faster than the wind. After... Read more »


Mark Frauenfelder & Kevin Mack – Between Order and Chaos from The Avant/Garde Diaries on Vimeo. Directed by Francesca Mirabella & Peter J. Brant / Produced by Benjamin Gilovitz / Music by Nicholas Krgovich / Sound design by Brent Kiser. The Avant/Garde Diaries asked me to interview someone that I... Read more »

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Fireball Mail instrumental from dave patterson on Vimeo. Bob Knetzger is a longtime MAKE contributor and the columnist for the magazine’s “Toy Inventor’s Notebook.” Not only is he an accomplished toy designer and writer, he’s also a terrific musician. Here he is playing Floyd Jenkins'”Fireball Mail” on resophonic guitar, banjo,... Read more »


A MAKE reader named James wrote to us with a physics question. It’s in reference to the video above: First of all, I wanted to say that you guys have the BEST vids on youTube! I have started to read quite a bit about frequencies and I want to do... Read more »