The Best of MAKE is now shipping and we have our first review up on Amazon, Curt writes –
I have to let you in on a secret – I’m a secret Make fan. Make is a newish, magazine published by O’Reilly Press with an oddly punctuated title. It is good, clean, geeky fun! Each issue is full of projects you can make yourself. Some are simple and some are wildly complex, but all are fun and absorbing – in a Science Guy/Mr. Wizard kind of way. Remember Erector sets when you were small or later, huge Lego sets? If these interested you then, Make continues this fascination updated for today. Some recent projects for which there are thorough instructions are: a Solar Powered Xylophone , a Blimp Bot or a speaker made from a Styrofoam plate.
In case you’re not a subscriber, a compilation book has just been released – The Best of Make published by Make Books, a division of O’Reilly Media. It contains seventy-five projects (a whopping 380 pages) covering everything from Robots and Microcontrollers to Toys, Games and flying machines. Discover how to build an ornithopter or a blimp. Be amazed by a two-can Stirling engine or a hacked Roomba. Get out your tools and your imagination – you’re going to have fun! In fact, you don’t really need to actually make any of these; just reading about them will provide hours of enjoyment.