In each volume of MAKE we have “major projects” these project pages are meaty step-by-step articles with start-to-finish photos, precise instructions and how-to learning that can range from making a VCR cat feeder to ariel kite photography. In MAKE volume 13 the projects are:
R-Tronic Toy Music Sequencer by Brian McNamara
Build a simple sequencer that lets babies play with shapes, sounds, and lights, or teaches older kids the basics of electronic music. You’ll have lots of fun with it yourself! Page 124.
Smart Structure by Steven Griffin
Build and demonstrate an active vibration-damping system in the form of a desktop “skyscraper” that uses integrated sensors, actuators, and electronics to cancel out vibrations. Page 134.
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