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MAKE 37: Drones

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MAKE Volume 37 takes a look at the evolving technologies that allow makers to do amazing things with both traditional R/C and self-piloting drones. Get a handle on terminology with a drone anatomy diagram, check out how to get amazing photos and videos using quadcopters, and get tips on using first-person video to put yourself in the pilot seat. Then build your own quadrotor airframe from hardware store parts and trick it out with stabilized onboard video and autonomous flight.

Beyond drones, you’ll learn to easily integrate GPS into electronics projects, light up your style with the full-color LED sneakers that react to your moves, use an Arduino and the closed-caption feed on your TV to silence culture personalities, and annoy your neighbors with the surprisingly loud CNC Air Raid Siren. All this and more in MAKE Volume 37!


Projects

Bamboo Hors d'Oeuvre Tray

Bamboo Hors d’Oeuvre Tray

A few clever cuts and you’ll be serving in style! Here’s an hors d’oeuvre tray you can make with only bamboo and a little glue. Somewhere between grass and wood...

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Sir George Cayley and the Glider

Build the simple plane that defined modern aircraft — 100 years before the Wright brothers. Another fun and fascinating project from William Gurstelle's "Remaking History" column in MAKE.

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Chameleon Bag

Make an interactive messenger bag that reacts to your RFID-tagged objects with full-color LED animations. It will remind you that your keys or wallet are missing, play custom graphics, or...

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CNC Air Raid Siren

CNC Air Raid Siren

It’s loud, annoying, and fun — cut out the parts on a CNC router, then motorize them with a cheapo bench grinder (we found the perfect one at Harbor Freight)....

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Use a Drill Press as a Lathe

Use a Drill Press as a Lathe

Whenever I need a small turned item, I resort to tricking my drill press into thinking it’s a lathe. This method is slower — you abrade the material using sandpaper...

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Three-Day Kimchi

Three-Day Kimchi

Piquant, fiery, and fast to make, this lacto-fermented version of the classic Korean dish might just get you hooked.

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Zombie Flashlight

Zombie Flashlight

Build a powerful pocket flashlight with reclaimed parts and an “undead” battery! The clever "joule thief" circuit powers a 3V LED with a single 1.5V battery and it can even...

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Articles

Custom-Crafted Multicopters

“Roswell Replica” Wooden Quadcopter Tattoo artist and hobbyist woodworker Greg “Grease” Lehman built an alien-inspired wooden quadrotor based on the original foam-and-paper Roswell Quadrocopter. CNC-cut and -milled from ash, oak,...

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Quad Squad

Quad Squad

We assembled a diverse gathering of top UAV flyers, including Hollywood filmmakers, smash-proof airframe builders, and aerial software and component creators, to discuss and demonstrate some of the newest tools...

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