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Steve Hoefer

Steve Hoefer is a creative swashbuckler, freelance writer and inventor. He regularly contributes projects to the pages of MAKE and his inventions have appeared internationally on TV, radio, and print. He lives on his family farm in Iowa.

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eternal flame

Build simple, rugged, floating LED lanterns that glow for days. Read more »

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Make a cute candy vending machine that only dispenses treats when you knock the secret rhythm on its front panel. Read more »

Tacit is a wearable system that translates the distance to anything you aim your hand toward into pressure on your wrist. The closer the object, the greater the pressure. Sweep your hand around, and the device conveys to you a tactile image of your surroundings. I designed Tacit to help... Read more »

Dizzy Robots are cute pocket-sized pals that dance around until they fall over. Read more »

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