Top articles in MAKE volumes 1 through 11

Here are the most read articles in MAKE volumes 1-11!

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MAKE 11 – U-G-L-Y Your Bike. To deter thieves, camouflage your bicycle as a piece of crap while keeping it a first-class ride. Page 74 – Link.minilaser.png
MAKE 10 – Mini High-Power Laser. Liberate a 200mW laser from a DVD burner. Page 140 – Link.

MAKE 9 – Prototype That. When Kevin Binkert moved into the old Standard Metal Products (SMP) building in San Francisco’s South-of-Market neighborhood 15 years ago, all that remained of the 1920s metal foundry was a metal plaque. Binkert revived the name and built out an atelier that melds the most modern Computer Numeric Control machines with traditional hand tools. Page 112 – Link.

MAKE 8 – Shaker Flashlight Power Source. Powering small electronics with your muscles. Page 50 – Link.

MAKE 7 – The Two-Can Stirling Engine. Redlining at 20 RPM. The Stirling engine has long captivated inventors and dreamers. here are complete plans for building and operating a two-cylinder model that runs on almost any high-temperature heat source. Page 100 Link.

MAKE 6 – Building Tensegrity Models. Make a “needle tower” sculpture from dowels and elastic cord that seems to defy laws of physics. Page 102 – Link.

MAKE 5 – Backyard Zip Line. Be the hit of the neighborhood with a high-flying tree–to-tree transporter. Page 75 – Link.

MAKE 4 – Cigar Box Guitar. Sweet-sounding, three-stringed mini guitar revives and American musical tradition. Page 78 – Link.

MAKE 3 – Primer: Wire-Feed Welding. If you need metal stuck together, there is no quicker path than buying a portable 11-volt wire-feed welder. Page 162 – Link.

MAKE 2 – Primer: Printed Circuit Boards. Step-by-step instructions for making your own PCBs at Home. Page 166 – Link.

MAKE 1 – $14 Video Camera Stabilizer. You don’t have $10,000 to spend on Steadicam? Make this ultra-low-cost video camera stabilizer and see how much better your video shots turn out? Page 88 – Link.

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