Make: Live 3/23/11 – Kinetic Contraptions (video)

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Make: Live ep05 is all about mechanics and motion! Thanks to our guests Lenore Edman, Windell Oskay, and Dustyn Roberts. If you missed a few minutes of the show, catch up on it here!

Subscribe to the MAKE Podcast in iTunes, download Make: Live episode 05 in its entirety (m4v or Vimeo), or watch clips on YouTube. Also check out the chat room transcript!

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. Also:

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. Also:

Show notes:

Next show:
Make: Live 06 – Bikes
Wednesday April 13th, 9pm ET/6pm PT
Watch at or on UStream
Please join us in the UStream chat or mark tweets with #makelive to interact live with the show.

4 thoughts on “Make: Live 3/23/11 – Kinetic Contraptions (video)

  1. HAL2000 says:

    Why is the top video such total junk? Do you guys seriously not have a decent digital cam? The video is choppy and stuttering, and except for the commentator, the audio is almost unintelligible. My smartphone would be a huge improvement over this thing. Would have loved to really see the details on the mechanical bar, but this whole thing is just sad.

  2. Make: Live 3/23/11 – Kinetic Contraptions (video) Becky Stern says:

    The interview with EMSL in this episode was over Skype with a not-so-great connection somewhere between the coasts. We tried lots of tricks over the course of Make: Live to bring you cool projects LIVE from all over the place, in this one case the archive didn’t live up to the live experience, check out other episodes (they get better as they go along) and cut us some slack. =] Also, EMSL has lots of info about the drink making unit on their site:

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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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