Best of Make

Best of Make

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by Mark Frauenfelder
     
 

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After two years, MAKE has become one of most celebrated new magazines to hit the newsstands, and certainly one of the hottest reads. If you're just catching on to the MAKE phenomenon and wonder what you've missed, this book contains the best DIY projects from the magazine's first ten volumes — a surefire collection of fun and challenging activities going back

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After two years, MAKE has become one of most celebrated new magazines to hit the newsstands, and certainly one of the hottest reads. If you're just catching on to the MAKE phenomenon and wonder what you've missed, this book contains the best DIY projects from the magazine's first ten volumes — a surefire collection of fun and challenging activities going back to MAKE's launch in early 2005.

Find out why MAKE has attracted a passionate following of tech and DIY enthusiasts worldwide with one million web site visitors and a quarter of a million magazine readers. And why our podcasts consistently rank in the top-25 for computers and technology. With the Best of MAKE, you'll share the curiosity, zeal, and energy of Makers — the citizen scientists, circuit benders, homemakers, students, automotive enthusiasts, roboticists, software developers, musicians, hackers, hobbyists, and crafters — through this unique and inspiring assortment of DIY projects chosen by the magazine's editors.

Learn to:

  • Hack your gadgets and toys
  • Program micontrollers to sense and react to things
  • Take flight with rockets, planes, and other projectiles
  • Make music from the most surprising of things
  • Find new ways to take photos and make video
  • Outfit yourself with the coolest tools
Put together by popular demand, the Best of MAKE is the perfect gift for any maker, including current subscribers who missed early volumes of the magazine. Do you or someone you know have a passion for the magic of tinkering, hacking, and creation? Do you enjoy finding imaginative and unexpected uses for the technology and materials in your life? Then get on board with the Best of MAKE!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596514280
Publisher:
Maker Media, Inc
Publication date:
08/15/2007
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
557,108
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is a writer and illustrator living in Los Angeles, and the editor of MAKE. He is the cofounder of the popular Boing Boing weblog and was an editor at Wired from 1993-1998.

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Book title: The Best of Make Publisher: Make Books, O¿Reilly Media Publish date: October 2007 ISBN-10: 0-596-51428-X ISBN-13: 978-0-596-51428-0 Review by: Curt Blanchard, Tucson Macintosh Users Group (11/15/07) I have to let you in on a secret ¿ I¿m a secret Make fan. Make is a newish, magazine published by O¿Reilly Press with an oddly punctuated title. It is good, clean, geeky fun! Each issue is full of projects you can make yourself. Some are simple and some are wildly complex, but all are fun and absorbing - in a Science Guy/Mr. Wizard kind of way. Remember Erector sets when you were small or later, huge Lego sets? If these interested you then, Make continues this fascination updated for today. Some recent projects for which there are thorough instructions are: a Solar Powered Xylophone , a Blimp Bot or a speaker made from a Styrofoam plate. In case you¿re not a subscriber, a compilation book has just been released - The Best of Make published by Make Books, a division of O¿Reilly Media. It contains seventy- five projects (a whopping 380 pages) covering everything from Robots and Microcontrollers to Toys, Games and flying machines. Discover how to build an ornithopter or a blimp. Be amazed by a two-can Stirling engine or a hacked Roomba. Get out your tools and your imagination ¿ you¿re going to have fun! In fact, you don¿t really need to actually make any of these just reading about them will provide hours of enjoyment. --Curt Blanchard ¿ 11/15/07