Most read articles in MAKE 15

Here are the most read articles in MAKE: Volume 15… We just announced MAKE 16 so it’s a good time to see what everyone was reading in last volume.

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Toolbox by Daniel Carter et al. Binoculars for beginners, über-accurate torque,
a tea-serving robot, and 100 monsters. Page 172. Read Toolbox in the MAKE digital edition.


Compressed Air Rocket by Rick Schertle. Page 104. Blow your friends away as you send this 25-cent rocket hundreds of feet in the air. You can build this easy launcher and rocket with common hardware store items in an afternoon. Read Compressed Air Rocket in the MAKE digital edition.


Vortex Cannons by Edwin Wise. These three cannons can throw chunks of air in the form of smoke rings across a room. Page 116. Read Vortex Cannons in the MAKE digital edition.


The Amazing Seeback Generator by Andrew Lewis. With no moving parts, this simple 
energy-recycling generator scavenges waste heat from a candle and turns
it into usable electricity. Page 126. Read The Amazing Seeback Generator in the MAKE digital edition.


Laser Harp by Stephen Hobley. Play strings of light, using laser pointers, rangefinders, photocells, and Arduino. Page 66. Read Laser Harp in the MAKE digital edition.


Reader Input. Makers tell their tales of mad boating experiments and childhood hijinks. Page 16. Read Reader Input in the MAKE digital edition.


Form and Functions. David Jones makes his own scientific calculator watch. Page 20. Read Form and Functions in the MAKE digital edition.


Solar-Powered Studio by Charles Platt. Bruce Baldwin’s DIY desert dream. Page 38. Read Solar-Powered Studio in the MAKE digital edition.

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