Make: television Season One has come and gone. But in case you missed it, we’ll be rolling out the ten episodes of our premiere season again.
Episode Two, take two, coming at you:
Maker Cris Benton takes spectacular aerial photographs by rigging remote-controlled cameras to high flying kites. In the Maker Workshop John Park builds a Burrito Blaster, which can propel a burrito 50 yards, and Mister Jalopy shows off his giant iPod. The Maker Channel features vegetable flutes, cool remote control robots, printer that makes designs on a cafÃ© latte, and a stealthy technique to park anywhere for free!
Get the m4v of Episode Two, or subscribe in iTunes. Watch the individual segments of Episode Two and find instructions for the Burrito Blaster after the jump.
All episodes, individual segments, and PDF instructions of our Maker Workshop projects from Make: television Season One can always be found at our Episode Guide. You can also watch Make: television videos on YouTube, Blip, Vimeo, or download our torrents at LegalTorrents.
Tell Cris Benton to go fly a kite. He’ll return with breathtaking photographs taken from seemingly impossible vantage points. As a young architect, Cris wanted sharp images of his buildings’ upper reaches, so he pioneered the art/science of of aerial kite photography. Now a professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, Cris is still a leader in the aerial kite photography community, constantly developing new ways to rig remotely controlled cameras to customized kites for stunning results. Also, see the centuries-old technique of using kites to lift people in the air! Watch the clip, and check out Cris’ website arch.ced.berkeley.edu/kap/index.html
Need to launch hot dogs, brats, and other stadium snacks into the upper bleachers at your local ballpark? Then build a Burrito Blaster with John Park. Based on the classic combustion-powered “spud gun” project, this cannon instead relies on an air power. Made with everyday objects like a sprinkler solenoid, PVC, and simple circuitry, this project is great for picnics, games, and other outside fun.
Download the PDF to plan your Burrito Blaster – cachefly.oreilly.com/make/television/01/burritoblaster.pdf
In this ‘Hidden Treasures’ segment, Mister Jalopy urges makers to go big or go home. Marrying the powerful technology of the MP3 player with the old-time elegance of the stereo cabinet, he creates a giant iPod.
These are the viewer-submitted videos for episode 2 of MAKE: television!
- Veggie Flute – Junji Koyama makes beautiful music with carrots, peppers and broccoli.
- Swashbot – I-Wei Huang shows off his cool crab-like remote control robots.
- Latte Art Printer – Oleksiy Pikalo programs his printer to etch intricate designs in a latte’s froth.
- [Trouble Maker] Urban Camouflage – Todd Lappin disguises a personal vehicle to look like a commercial vehicle to “legally” park in loading zones.