Best MAKE Erratum Ever

Best MAKE Erratum Ever

MAKE Volume 27 Roy Doty Illustration

Everybody makes mistakes, and we’re no exception. After each issue has gone to print, we usually find out we’ve made a mistake or two and post our errata on the magazine volume page and in the Letters section of the subsequent issue as “MAKE: Amends.” For our current volume, we just got perhaps the best errata in 27 volumes:

We incorrectly labeled Roy Doty’s Eureka comic strip “Phffft!” The correct title is “Zippp!” We apologize to Roy, and to fans of onomatopoeia everywhere.

Roy Doty‘s Eureka comic frames have appeared sprinkled throughout the Toolbox section of each issue since Volume 25. Before then, Roy had illustrated the Aha! Puzzle This column for 19 volumes of MAKE (05 thru 23). We absolutely love Roy’s illustrations, and hope to see many more of his works. He has been an illustrator since 1946. No newcomer to the DIY scene, his “Wordless Workshop” ran as a syndicated series for 50 years.

From the Pages of MAKE

MAKE 27MAKE Volume 27, Robots!
The robots have returned! MAKE Volume 27 features a special package with robotics projects for every age and skill level. They play music; they outwit your pets; they learn from their mistakes! In addition, we’ll show you how to build a special aquarium to keep jellyfish, create pre-Edison incandescent lighting, spy via the internet, and make a go-anywhere digital message board! All this and much, much more, in MAKE Volume 27.

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I'm a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

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