Dale and 3ric Johanson at Ada’s Books, Seattle, this Friday (7/23)

Dale and 3ric Johanson at Ada’s Books, Seattle, this Friday (7/23)

This Friday, at Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle, WA, MAKE editor and publisher Dale Dougherty and Intellectual Ventures’ 3ric Johanson (who’s also our lovely cover geek for MAKE Volume 23) will be guests at a MAKE magazine release party! They’ll be on hand to talk about Volume 23, Gadgets. 3ric will talk about Intellectual Ventures’ Mosquito Blaster, a mosquito death ray that can detect the buzzing little bloodsuckers and zap them from the sky using freakin’ lasers!

MAKE Magazine Release Party
Friday, July 23, 2010
Ada’s Technical Books
713 Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102

Ada’s Technical Books

From the pages of MAKE:

MAKE Volume 23, Gadgets
This special issue is devoted to machines that do delightful and surprising things. In it, we show you how to make a miniature electronic Whac-a-Mole arcade game, a tiny but mighty see-through audio amp, a magic mirror that contains an animated soothsayer, a self-balancing one-wheeled Gyrocar, and the Most Useless Machine (as seen on The Colbert Report!). Plus we go behind the scenes and show you how Intellectual Ventures made their incredible laser targeting mosquito zapper — yes, it’s real, and you wish you had one for your patio barbecue. All this and much, much more.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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