Make: Talk 006 – William Gurstelle, Backyard Ballistics

Make: Talk 006 – William Gurstelle, Backyard Ballistics


Here’s the 6th episode of MAKE‘s podcast, Make: Talk! In each episode, I’ll interview one of the makers featured in the magazine.

Our maker this week is William Gurstelle. He’s a contributing editor to MAKE and his books include Backyard Ballistics, Adventures from the Technology Underground, and Absinthe and Flamethrowers. In addition, Bill writes frequently on culture and technology for national magazines and blogs including The Atlantic, Wired, and Popular Science.

Here’s are some projects William has done for MAKE:

Two-Can Stirling Engine Bullwhip Double Pendulum
Super Tritone Shop Whistle

6 thoughts on “Make: Talk 006 – William Gurstelle, Backyard Ballistics

  1. Tom says:

    I had a hard time hearing Mark in this podcast, but otherwise enjoyed it. Gurstelle writes about some interesting topics so it was fun to hear him in his own voice.

    1. Mark Frauenfelder says:

      Sorry about the poor sound quality, Tom. My microphone wasn’t working and I had to use my computer’s built-in mic. I’ve fixed the problem and the sound quality will be better on the next one.

      1. Tom says:

        Hey, that’s OK, I completely understand. Work with the tools you have and make the best of it. :)

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Mark Frauenfelder is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Make: magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.

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