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MAKE 33: Software for Makers

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MAKE Volume 33 features projects for makers of all skill levels — Arduino projects, food, music, personal fabrication, electronics, and more. In our special Codebox section you’ll learn about software of interest to makers, including circuit board design, 3D CAD and printing, microcontrollers, and programming for kids, featuring Microsoft’s SmallBasic, Scratch, and the Kickstarter-funded project Makey Makey. And you’ll meet fascinating makers, like the maniacs behind the popular Power Wheels Racing events at Maker Faire.You’ll get 22 great DIY projects like the Optical Tremolo guitar effect, “Panjolele” cake-pan ukelele, Wii Nunchuk Mouse, CNC joinery tricks, treat-dispensing cat scratching post, laser-cut flexing wooden books, brewing sake, growing the incredibly hot “ghost chili” pepper, and more.

Projects

Vinyl Cut PCB Resist

Vinyl Cut PCB Resist

Here’s an easy technique to create a decent quality circuit board. You can design your own circuit traces, or you can find existing artwork of proven designs. There lots of...

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Categories: Electronics

Before You Start

Make Amends — Panjolele

In the “Panjolele Cake Pan Ukelele” project (Volume 33, makezine.com/go/panjolele), in Step 2b the two holes are shown 1¼” away from the end of the brace (Step 4 in the...

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Articles

Howtoons: Abacus

Howtoons: Abacus

Long before written numbers existed, merchants used the abacus to count large numbers and calculate the cost of goods. Now you can make your own with easy-to-find household supplies!

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Categories: Kids & Family

Maker’s Calendar

Maker’s Calendar

Our favorite events from around the world. MAKE Volume 33 features our special Software for Makers section covering apps for circuit board design, 3D design and printing, microcontrollers, and programming...

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Categories: Home

Reader Input

Reader Input

Rocket sugar-rush, drill press safety, an energy-saving bear, and a trip down memory lane. MAKE Volume 33 features our special Software for Makers section covering apps for circuit board design,...

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Categories: General

Toolbox

Toolbox

Impact wrenches, food dehydrators, books, Arduino, and more reviewed! MAKE Volume 33 features our special Software for Makers section covering apps for circuit board design, 3D design and printing, microcontrollers,...

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Categories: Tools Workshop

Welcome: Geek Sports!

Welcome: Geek Sports!

I’ve been fascinated by the concept of “brain sports” ­— fun, competitive games for brainiacs and creative thinkers, more inclusive and less cerebral (and serious) than the original geek sport:...

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Categories: Fun & Games