Laura KiniryLaura Kiniry is a San Francisco-based freelance writer who's busy snapping photos and learning design when she's not writing articles and guidebooks.
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Tired of walking to the supermarket from his dorm, 21-year-old MIT computer science and electrical engineering student Stephan Boyer decided he needed a quicker way to travel.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 31: Punk Science page 21
Big Wheels Turnin'
Friends Fred Abels and Maik ter Veer made the Dicyclet - a bicycle with wheels that ride parallel instead of in a line, with the driver suspended below the axle.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 28: Toys and Games page 22
Rather than sink money into filling in or restoring their run-down swimming pool, Dennis and Danielle McClung transformed it into a desert greenhouse.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 26: Karts and Wheels page 23
Backyard in Motion
Retired mechanical contractor Bill McHugh has spent more than 40 years creating fun kinetic sculptures that run on air, sun, water, birds, and most typically, squirrels.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 25: Microcontrollers and Arduino page 24
Axolotl is a 3D audiovisual display attracting onlookers with a digitized squid-like creature that responds to facial recognition by simulating a sense of interaction and involvement.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 21: Desktop Manufacturing page 21
All We Can Say Is, WoW
With help from artist Marisa Jahn and Steve Shada, MIT Media Lab research assistant Cati Vaucelle created the WoW Pod, a cocoon that structures a relationship between your physical body and your avatar, she says.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 19: Robots page 25
Paul Villinski's Emergency Response Studio, a FEMA-style trailer transformed into a fully functional, sustainably built mobile artist studio.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 18: ReMake America page 22