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Make: Live Episode 05: Kinetic Contraptions (preview video)


Join us Wednesday evening for the fifth episode of Make: Live, our streaming show and tell!

Make: Live 05 – Kinetic Contraptions
Wednesday March 23rd, 9pm ET/6pm PT
Watch at makezine.com/live or on UStream
Please join us in the UStream chat or mark tweets with #makelive to interact live with the show.

We also give away a fabulous prize from Digi-Key to one chat member who can solve our photo challenge. We can’t wait to share some of the joy of making with you, live 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, on Make: Live.

Featuring the lovely and talented:


Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – Tabletop Mechanical Pong
Lenore Edman and Windell Oskay show off their tabletop representation of the 1972 video game PONG. They challenged themselves to realize the properties of the game in a physical space using motors, solenoids, and other surplus parts. Discover the subtle nuances and smell the physics jokes by these prolific and delightful makers. Lenore and Windell are also on the MAKE technical advisory board.


Dustyn Roberts – Wind Lantern
Check out our visit with mechanical engineer and teacher Dustyn Roberts. She gives us a tour of the wind lantern, a turbine-powered LED mechanism and circuit from her book Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists.

Subscribe to the MAKE Podcast in iTunes, download the preview video m4v, or watch clips from the show on YouTube.

6 thoughts on “Make: Live Episode 05: Kinetic Contraptions (preview video)

  1. Dustyn’s book is awesome… I bought and read it in 2 days. Just can’t recommend it enough. If you’ve got a kid who’s showing interest in things mechanical, electrical, or both, it’s a great resource.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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