This issue is all about drones! Check out the high-flying action of drone racing, where pilots fly using first-person video rigs. Then build the Hovership, a popular customized racing drone, and get tips setting up your own race track. Or if videography is more appealing, build the easy-to-fly Maker Hangar Tricopter and take smooth videos without props getting in the way. And you’ll get some quick tips on how to waterproof your drone to survive those unexpected water landings.
Plus, turn your smartphone into a microscope and capture amazing close-ups, build an acoustic guitar body out of stylish, durable carbon fiber, make a loudspeaker by vibrating an electric arc, and much more!
Build these projects from the issue!
Cartesian diver toy "Diving Tony" was a cereal box favorite. You can make one quickly from just a few parts. Use clear PETG tubing and a piece of solid styrene to make the diver follow your commands.
- Posted by Bob Knetzger | May 20th, 2015 8:00 AM
Over the past decade, Jamison has constructed a myriad of elaborate structures using nothing but sugar cubes and adhesive
- Posted by Andrew Salomone | May 7th, 2015 7:00 AM
In 2013, Printrbot released the Simple and shook up the consumer 3D printer market. At $299, it smashed the competitions’ lowest price points and created a price war on Kickstarter. To achieve these cost savings, Printrbot created and adopted a few interesting tricks — some worked, some didn’t. Surprisingly for such a budget machine, the Simple was […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | March 24th, 2015 4:00 PM
Even a relatively small puddle can ruin your high-flying fun — safeguard your investment with a few readily available products.
- Posted by Austin Furey | March 13th, 2015 4:24 PM
Have you wondered why some sunsets are so spectacular and others so drab? This ultra-sensitive photometer project will allow you to tease out the secrets of twilight and even do serious science by finding the altitude of the dust, smoke, and air pollution that influence the colors of twilight.
- Posted by Forrest M. Mims III | March 10th, 2015 2:37 PM
Woodworker Len Cullum runs through the basic tools, measuring tools, and power tools used in woodworking.
- Posted by Len Cullum | May 18th, 2013 6:03 PM