Damien Scogin"I still can't quite believe that I can actually be paid money to draw," says Damien. With grandparents who taught him drawing techniques at age 5 and a photgrapher for a father, Damien has been living and breathing art for his entire life. His favorite fruit is the banana, and he is currently very smitten with dark brown and light green. He lives near beautiful Lake Merritt in Oakland with his girlfriend and spends his spare time dreaming about backpacking trips in California's High Sierra.
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Trash Can Composter
I like to pick things out of trash cans and reuse castaway items. Here, I repurpose the trash can itself to facilitate recycling organic waste into beneficial compost.
In 123 from MAKE: 31: Punk Science page 155
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Lord Kelvin's Thunderstorm
Create high-voltage sparks using nothing more than falling water as the source of energy.
From MAKE: 31: Punk Science page 45
World's Cheapest Monopod
Most people are familiar with tripods. They have three legs and are great for setting up at a location and taking photos from that one spot. Monopods, on the other hand, have only one leg, so they can be quickly moved from place to place.
In 123 from MAKE: 31: Punk Science page 111
Stain PVC Any Color
PVC pipe is great, but it's kinda ugly it only comes in white, gray, sometimes black, and clear. Learn how to stain it any color you'd like!
In 123 from MAKE: 30: Smarter Homes page 117
Mini Foosball Game
With just a few straws, paper clips, and a common 3-bag microwave popcorn box, you can quickly put together your own Sneaky Mini Foosball Game.
In 123 from MAKE: 28: Toys and Games page 82
Electromagnetic Aluminum Levitator
This simple AC-powered coil device uses magnetism to levitate aluminum rings and shoot them into the air - and aluminum isn't even magnetic!
From MAKE: 24: Space page 100
The Modern Homestead: A Bird's-Eye View
ReMaking America begins at home. Tame your energy bills, reduce your inputs, and turn your lawn into food.
From MAKE: 18: ReMake America page 46
The Wimshurst Influence Machine
When assembling a proper laboratory, the gentleman or lady experimenter should be sure to include a Wimshurst electrostatic generating machine.
From MAKE: 17: Lost Knowledge page 94
The Power of Negative Thinking
While they're watching the money, you'll know the trick is in the bag.
From MAKE: 13: Magic page 80