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MAKE 23: Gadgets

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In this special GADGETS issue, we show you how to make a menagerie of delightful machines: a miniature electronic Whac-a-Mole arcade game, a tiny but mighty see-through audio amplifier, a magic mirror that contains an interactive animated soothsayer, a self-balancing one-wheeled Gyrocar, and the Most Useless Machine — the creepy mechanical box whose only purpose is to turn itself off (as seen on The Colbert Report!). Plus: how Intellectual Ventures made their incredible laser targeting mosquito zapper, how to use the industrial-strength microcontrollers called PLCs, and a lot more.


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1+2+3: Hypsometer

1+2+3: Hypsometer

Using simple trigonometric principles, you can closely estimate the height of objects with an easy-to-make-hypsometer (hyps means height in Greek).

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Tree Moving

Transplant a big tree with a giant two-wheeled dolly. Related Topics #MAKE 23 Tim Anderson Tim Anderson is the founder of Z Corp. See a hundred more of his projects...

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Wilderness Workshop

Build your own inexpensive yet sturdy worktables and shelving. Related Topics #MAKE 23 Charles Platt Charles Platt is the author of Make: Electronics, an introductory guide for all ages. He...

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