This Week in Making: Water Bikes, Paper Chess, and Flying Cars

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This Week in Making: Water Bikes, Paper Chess, and Flying Cars

Working out of a hangar in a Los Angeles suburb, Dezso Molnar is working on creating a functional flying car.

All the cool kids have a Twitch channel these days, and so do we! If you missed Saturday’s livestreams from Maker Faire Detroit, no worries! The videos will be archived and there’s more to come today (Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!).


This impressive chess set is quilled entirely from paper and features cool LED underlighting.

“Making allows everyone to see themselves as producers, not consumers,” says Dale Dougherty in his latest article for recode. Read on to learn more about the effect of making in education and the economy.


A leisurely bike ride along the riverfront sounds pleasant, but a leisurely bike ride on the actual river sounds amazing!

What if all your projects were targeted to solve challenging, real-world problems, using every science and discipline at your disposal? What if they were all “moonshots”? Learn what it takes to work at a “moonshot” factory, where no problem is impossible.

The textbooks have been wrong about lichens for 150 years. Learn how a science lover, beat the odds to make this discovery.

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A typical day for Lisa includes: getting up to see the sunrise, bicycling, interning at Make:, reading and writing short stories, and listening to audiobooks and podcasts for hours while working on projects or chores.

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