Pete Friedrichs’ “Marvelous Magnetic Machines”


H.P. “Pete” Friedrichs, author of the awesome self-published DIY electronics tomes “Voice of the Crystal” and “Instruments of Amplification,” has a new book coming out and he sent us this video teaser:

The book, to be entitled, “Marvelous Magnetic Machines” describes the construction of five different motors from household junk. The style and craftsmanship is not unlike the instruments you find in my other books, so I think there is a strong visual appeal that can serve to encourage people to experiment on their own.

Side note: The music in the video is original and was performed by a three-piece band I was part of back in the 80’s.

Looking forward to seeing the book, Pete!

Marvelous Magnetic Machines

2 thoughts on “Pete Friedrichs’ “Marvelous Magnetic Machines”

  1. capt.tagon says:

    Love the solenoid radial engine!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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