Search Results: the-best-of-make-75-projects-from-the-pages-of-make

The Best of Make:

75 Projects from the Pages of Make

Author: Mark Frauenfelder

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183781

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 2915

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!

Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Author: Don Rauf

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477778292

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2711

The makerspace movement is as nascent and revolutionary as the technology behind unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and this volume introduces readers to both fascinating worlds. UAVs are no longer science fiction. Though their surveillance capabilities are controversial, they’re also being used for more practical purposes. This volume teaches young people how members of the maker movement are producing their own UAVs for productive purposes. Readers learn just what makerspaces are and where to find one in their own community, hopefully piquing their interest in engineering careers.

Craft the Rainbow

40 Colorful Paper Projects from The House That Lars Built

Author: Brittany Watson Jepsen

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352157

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 7685

What began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went viral has become a showstopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards, and sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and more than you can imagine—all with nothing but the creative power of paper. Sought-after designer Brittany Watson Jepsen is known for the unusually imaginative and amazingly beautiful designs she creates for her website and host of clients (including Anthropologie). In Craft the Rainbow, Jepsen walks readers through the easy basics of transforming simple paper—including tissue, crepe, cardstock, leaves of books, and vintage and recycled paper—into vibrant, fanciful, handmade projects suitable for every occasion.

American-Made

The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work

Author: Nick Taylor

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553904930

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 4622

If you’ve traveled the nation’s highways, flown into New York’s LaGuardia Airport, strolled San Antonio’s River Walk, or seen the Pacific Ocean from the Beach Chalet in San Francisco, you have experienced some part of the legacy of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)—one of the enduring cornerstones of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. When President Roosevelt took the oath of office in March 1933, he was facing a devastated nation. Four years into the Great Depression, a staggering 13 million American workers were jobless and many millions more of their family members were equally in need. Desperation ruled the land. What people wanted were jobs, not handouts: the pride of earning a paycheck; and in 1935, after a variety of temporary relief measures, a permanent nationwide jobs program was created. This was the Works Progress Administration, and it would forever change the physical landscape and the social policies of the United States. The WPA lasted for eight years, spent $11 billion, employed 8½ million men and women, and gave the country not only a renewed spirit but a fresh face. Under its colorful head, Harry Hopkins, the agency’s remarkable accomplishment was to combine the urgency of putting people back to work with its vision of physically rebuilding America. Its workers laid roads, erected dams, bridges, tunnels, and airports. They stocked rivers, made toys, sewed clothes, served millions of hot school lunches. When disasters struck, they were there by the thousands to rescue the stranded. And all across the country the WPA’s arts programs performed concerts, staged plays, painted murals, delighted children with circuses, created invaluable guidebooks. Even today, more than sixty years after the WPA ceased to exist, there is almost no area in America that does not bear some visible mark of its presence. Politically controversial, the WPA was staffed by passionate believers and hated by conservatives; its critics called its projects make-work and wags said it stood for We Piddle Around. The contrary was true. We have only to look about us today to discover its lasting presence. From the Hardcover edition.

The Best of Make

65 Projects and Skill Builders from the Pages of Make

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680450323

Category:

Page: 392

View: 2901

After ten years, Make: has become one of most celebrated magazines to hit the newsstands, and certainly one of the hottest reads. If you're just catching on to the Maker Movement and wonder what you've missed, this book contains the best projects and articles from the magazine. Find out what keeps Makers coming back to Make: with this assortment of DIY projects and articles selected by Make:'s editors. Learn to: Outfit your workshop and make some must-have tools Build electronic projects from actuators to antennae Make things with Arduino and Raspberry Pi Create drones and robots Build noisemaking projects and musical instruments Augment your photo and video capabilities Make your own food, soap, ink, and more

Sweet Paul Eat and Make

Charming Recipes and Kitchen Crafts You Will Love

Author: Paul Lowe

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544134443

Category: Cooking

Page: 276

View: 9590

It began as a little blog highlighting the recipes and crafts of the Norwegian-born food and prop stylist Paul Lowe. Six years later, Sweet Paul is an online magazine followed by millions and a print quarterly sold nationwide in specialty stores. Praised by the New York Times as “a trove of seasonal delights,” it is turning heads with its easy, elegant food and style-setting aesthetic. Divided into Morning, Brunch, Noon, and Night, with color palettes to match, Sweet Paul Eat and Make includes breakfast dishes like Morning Biscuits with Cheddar, Dill, and Pumpkin Seeds and brunches like Smoked Salmon Hash with Scallions, Dill, and Eggs. For lunch, there’s a super-quick Risotto with Asparagus, and for dinner, Maple-Roasted Chicken and a stunning Norwegian specialty, World’s Best Cake. Rustically chic craft projects—paper flowers made out of coffee filters, a vegetable-dyed tablecloth, and a trivet from wooden clothespins—will captivate even those who are all thumbs.

The Big Book of Hacks

264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects

Author: Doug Cantor

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781616283995

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 9634

Fire up your soldering iron, charge up that drill, and get ready to hack! From a tiny theremin to a watermelon keg, from an automatic cat feeder to a glowing mousepad, the ingenious and hilarious projects in The Big Book of Hacks are perfect for aspiring makers. And it's all brought to you by the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine. Four comprehensive chapters help you create megafun games and toys for the amusement of all: GEEK TOYS Be the life of any party with rad gaming hacks, amazing pyrotechnics, quirky DIY robots, "wow"-inducing projectiles, and lots of ways to make beer even better. HOME IMPROVEMENTS Pimp out your pad with a laser-security system, an improvised sous-vide cooker, and a life-size cardboard display of anyone you want. GADGET UPGRADES Want to stash a flash drive in an old cassette? Use a DIY stylus on a touchscreen? Improvise a fisheye lens for your camera? With this book, you can. THINGS THAT GO Give your motorbike a Tron vibe, deck out your car with an action-figure hood ornament, and keep gadgets charged on the go with a solar-powered backpack.

Best of Make: Volume 2

65 Projects and Skill Builders from the Pages of Make:

Author: The Editors of Make:

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 168045028X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 4532

After ten years, Make: has become one of most celebrated magazines to hit the newsstands, and certainly one of the hottest reads. If you're just catching on to the Maker Movement and wonder what you've missed, this book contains the best projects and articles from the magazine. Find out what keeps Makers coming back to Make: with this assortment of DIY projects and articles selected by Make:'s editors. Learn to: Outfit your workshop and make some must-have tools Build electronic projects from actuators to antennae Make things with Arduino and Raspberry Pi Create drones and robots Build noisemaking projects and musical instruments Augment your photo and video capabilities Make your own food, soap, ink, and more

The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering

20 Lessons and Projects to Decorate Your World

Author: Nicole Miyuki Santo

Publisher: Running Press Kids

ISBN: 0762465107

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8540

Create Pretty and Inspirational Hand Lettering Projects for Your Family, Friends, and Yourself! Hand lettering is making a comeback, spurred by platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. And not just adults are getting into hand lettering and calligraphy. Kids, too, can find relaxation as well as enjoyment in using hand lettering to create handmade projects for themselves and their families. The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering will introduce young crafters to the joys of hand lettering through 20 fun and inspired DIY projects that are easy to create at home. Nicole Miyuki Santo will walk children through the basics of hand lettering, including different lettering styles and tools (markers, brush pens, and paint pens) before they begin their projects, which include room art, bookmarks, picture frames, tote bags, party balloons and more. With full-color instructional and inspired photos and pep talks throughout to help spark creative juices, The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering is sure to become a modern-day hand-lettering staple for crafty kids (and their parents too).

Maker Pro

Essays on Making a Living as a Maker

Author: John Baichtal,Wendy Jehanara Tremayne,Andrew 'bunnie' Huang,Sophi Kravitz,Mitch Altman,Jimmy DiResta,Eri Gentry,Tito Jankowski,Alex Dyba,Michael Krumpus,Susan Solarz,Rob Klingberg,Joe Meno,David Gauntlett,Mike Hord,Adam Wolf

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 567

Maker Pro is a book of essays by more than a dozen prominent and up-and-coming professional makers (Maker Pros). Each essay includes advice and stories on topics such as starting a kit-making business, taking a hardware project open-source, and plenty of encouragement to "quit your day job." This book is a reference for anyone who dreams of turning a hobby into a small business, and features stories from well-known professional makers; it will turn aspiration into inspiration.

Penguin 75

Designers, Authors, Commentary (the Good, the Bad-- )

Author: Paul Buckley

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780143117629

Category: Design

Page: 254

View: 4362

A unique exploration into the subtle art of the book cover High standards in art and design have always been part of Penguin's publishing program. Now, on the occasion of Penguin's 75th anniversary, longtime art director Paul Buckley has chosen seventy-five covers that represent the best of what Penguin has produced over the course of the last decade. Giving readers a rare behind-thescenes glimpse into the complex creation of a book's cover, Penguin 75 includes comments from authors, agents, and editors, as well as the designers and artists themselves. This witty and irreverent journey into the book world will appeal to lovers of art, design, and, of course, books. With Contributions By: Paul Auster * Tara McPherson * Daniel Clowes * David Byrne * Elizabeth Gilbert * Joe Sacco * Tana French * T.C. Boyle * Seth * Tom Gauld * William T. Vollmann * Art Spiegelman * Kim Edwards * Melissa Bank * Ruben Toledo * Tomer Hanuka * Jamie Keenan * Roz Chast * Garrison Keillor * Yoshihiro Tatsumi * Sam Weber * Paul Sahre * Tony Millionaire * Nicholas Blechman * Jon Gray and many others!

The Best of Instructables Volume I

Do-It-Yourself Projects from the World's Biggest Show & Tell

Author: The editors at MAKE magazine and Instructables.com

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183501

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 8494

In just three years, Instructables.com has become one of the hottest destinations for makers and DIY enthusiasts of all stripes. Known as "the world's biggest show & tell," makers from around the globe post how-to articles on a staggering variety of topics -- from collecting rainwater for lawn care to hacking toy robots to extracting squid ink. Now, with more than 10,000 articles, the Instructables staff and editors of MAKE: magazine -- with help from the Instructables community -- have put together a collection of solid, time- and user-tested technology and craft projects from the site. The Best of Instructables Volume 1 includes plenty of clear, full-color photographs, complete step-by-step instructions, as well as tips, tricks, and new build techniques you won't find anywhere else -- even material never seen before on Instructables. Some of the more popular how-to articles include: The LED Throwie -- magnetized electronic graffiti that's become a phenomenon How to craft beautiful Japanese bento box lunches Innovative gaming hacks, such as how to add LED lights and custom-molded buttons to a video game controller New twists on personal items, such as the Keyboard Wallet, the Electric Umbrella, and stuffed animal headphones While the book focuses on technology, it also includes such projects as creating cool furniture from cheap components, ways of making your own toys, and killer sci-fi and fantasy costumes and props. Anything but a reference book, The Best of Instructables Volume I embodies the inspirational fun, creativity, and sense of community that has attracted more than 200,000 registered members in just three years. Many of the articles include sidebars that show how other builders have realized or improved upon the same project. Making things is cool again: everyone wants to be a creator, not just a consumer. This is the spirit of the "new handy heyday", fostered by Instructables.com, MAKE: magazine, and others, and celebrated by this incredible book -- The Best of Instructables Volume 1.

The Best of Instructables Volume I

Do-It-Yourself Projects from the World's Biggest Show & Tell

Author: The editors at MAKE magazine and Instructables.com

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183501

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 2318

In just three years, Instructables.com has become one of the hottest destinations for makers and DIY enthusiasts of all stripes. Known as "the world's biggest show & tell," makers from around the globe post how-to articles on a staggering variety of topics -- from collecting rainwater for lawn care to hacking toy robots to extracting squid ink. Now, with more than 10,000 articles, the Instructables staff and editors of MAKE: magazine -- with help from the Instructables community -- have put together a collection of solid, time- and user-tested technology and craft projects from the site. The Best of Instructables Volume 1 includes plenty of clear, full-color photographs, complete step-by-step instructions, as well as tips, tricks, and new build techniques you won't find anywhere else -- even material never seen before on Instructables. Some of the more popular how-to articles include: The LED Throwie -- magnetized electronic graffiti that's become a phenomenon How to craft beautiful Japanese bento box lunches Innovative gaming hacks, such as how to add LED lights and custom-molded buttons to a video game controller New twists on personal items, such as the Keyboard Wallet, the Electric Umbrella, and stuffed animal headphones While the book focuses on technology, it also includes such projects as creating cool furniture from cheap components, ways of making your own toys, and killer sci-fi and fantasy costumes and props. Anything but a reference book, The Best of Instructables Volume I embodies the inspirational fun, creativity, and sense of community that has attracted more than 200,000 registered members in just three years. Many of the articles include sidebars that show how other builders have realized or improved upon the same project. Making things is cool again: everyone wants to be a creator, not just a consumer. This is the spirit of the "new handy heyday", fostered by Instructables.com, MAKE: magazine, and others, and celebrated by this incredible book -- The Best of Instructables Volume 1.

Great Book of Woodburning

Pyrography Techniques, Patterns and Projects for All Skill Levels

Author: Lora S. Irish

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565232877

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 191

View: 7049

Renowned author, Lora S. Irish, shares her secrets on creating stunning pyrography. Inside you'll find techniques, patterns, projects, and gallery.

The Better Man Project

2,476 tips and techniques that will flatten your belly, sharpen your mind, and k eep you healthy and happy for life!

Author: Bill Phillips

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623365562

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 7456

The Definitive Owner's Manual to the Male Body--One That's as Fun as It Is Useful! The Better Man Project is the ultimate handbook for any man who wants to live longer and, just as importantly, better. Written by Bill Phillips, editor-in-chief of Men's Health-the world's largest and most respected men's magazine-this 352-page manual is packed with thousands of useful tips and action items to upgrade your diet, fitness, health, relationships, career, and more (as quickly as possible), plus specific do-it-yourself plans to make you the best man you can be. The Better Man Project isn't just a reference guide to life. It's a great read too, with every health and fitness tip served with a side of Men's Health's trademark authority and humor. You'll feel stronger and healthier. You'll be stoked about waking up and attacking your day. You'll be more impressed than ever, no matter your age, by the guy staring back at you in the mirror. And, let's just say it: Your wife or girlfriend will probably be 20 to 25 percent more into you. Features include: * Health and fitness self-tests so you can see how you stack up against other guys your age. * The 70 powerfoods than all men should be eating * A decade-by-decade cheat sheet of all the diagnostic tests you should have, and when. * A troubleshooter's guide to common ailments and quick home remedies. * Simple workouts that will help you pack on total-body muscle, find your abs, build big arms, or lose your belly fat. * Special features on protecting your telomeres, reversing diabetes, preventing heart disease, and staving off dementia. * 35 do-it-yourself projects that will make you more interesting, improve your posture, fix your diet, earn you a promotion, fill your wallet, and much more! Flat belly. Strong muscles. Career success. More respect. Greater happiness. Boatloads of fun. Good health for life! The Better Man Project shows you the way. You deserve better. Start today.

Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager

A FranklinCovey Title

Author: Kory Kogon,Suzette Blakemore,James Wood

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1941631118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4255

No project management training? No problem! In today’s workplace, employees are routinely expected to coordinate and manage projects. Yet, chances are, you aren’t formally trained in managing projects—you’re an unofficial project manager. FranklinCovey experts Kory Kogon, Suzette Blakemore, and James Wood understand the importance of leadership in project completion and explain that people are crucial in the formula for success. Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager offers practical, real-world insights for effective project management and guides you through the essentials of the people and project management process: Initiate Plan Execute Monitor/Control Close Unofficial project managers in any arena will benefit from the accessible, engaging real-life anecdotes, memorable “Project Management Proverbs,” and quick reviews at the end of each chapter. If you’re struggling to keep your projects organized, this book is for you. If you manage projects without the benefit of a team, this book is also for you. Change the way you think about project management—"project manager" may not be your official title or necessarily your dream job, but with the right strategies, you can excel.

The Nature of Software Development

Keep It Simple, Make It Valuable, Build It Piece by Piece

Author: Ron Jeffries

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680505084

Category: Computers

Page: 178

View: 5407

You need to get value from your software project. You need it "free, now, and perfect." We can't get you there, but we can help you get to "cheaper, sooner, and better." This book leads you from the desire for value down to the specific activities that help good Agile projects deliver better software sooner, and at a lower cost. Using simple sketches and a few words, the author invites you to follow his path of learning and understanding from a half century of software development and from his engagement with Agile methods from their very beginning. The book describes software development, starting from our natural desire to get something of value. Each topic is described with a picture and a few paragraphs. You're invited to think about each topic; to take it in. You'll think about how each step into the process leads to the next. You'll begin to see why Agile methods ask for what they do, and you'll learn why a shallow implementation of Agile can lead to only limited improvement. This is not a detailed map, nor a step-by-step set of instructions for building the perfect project. There is no map or instructions that will do that for you. You need to build your own project, making it a bit more perfect every day. To do that effectively, you need to build up an understanding of the whole process. This book points out the milestones on your journey of understanding the nature of software development done well. It takes you to a location, describes it briefly, and leaves you to explore and fill in your own understanding. What You Need: You'll need your Standard Issue Brain, a bit of curiosity, and a desire to build your own understanding rather than have someone else's detailed ideas poured into your head.

The Big Book of Jewelry Making

73 Projects to Make

Author: GMC

Publisher: GMC Publications

ISBN: 9781784941185

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 360

View: 8986

Creating your own jewelry doesn't need to involve complicated techniques and expensive tools. With just a few steps, The Big Book of Jewelry Making shows you how to make simple, fun items in no time at all. And all the projects are easy to customize or adapt to your own particular style. With a dazzling array of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more, you're sure to find something to inspire you. This bumper book features 75 jewlery projects, from quirky to stylish, so there is plenty to choose from. Each project is accompanied by clear instructions explaining how to achieve perfect results, whether you are an experienced jewelry maker or just a beginner.

Duct Tape Engineer

The Book of Big, Bigger, and Epic Duct Tape Projects

Author: Lance Akiyama

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631593862

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 2052

In Duct Tape Engineer, hands-on educator, master tinkerer, and author of Rubber Band Engineer, Lance Akiyama will show you how to design, sculpt, and build backpacks, kayaks, catapults, and queen-size beds out of duct tape in your own backyard. These fourteen projects are designed to be long-lasting as well as fun, and include advice on solid construction techniques and even weather proofing. Packed with full-color illustrations and easy to follow instructions, Duct Tape Engineer will make the perfect gift for any kid or kid at heart.

Hack This

24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement

Author: John Baichtal

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132731797

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 2925

Join today’s new revolution in creativity and community: hackerspaces. Stop letting other people build everything for you: Do it yourself. Explore, grab the tools, get hands-on, get dirty…and create things you never imagined you could. Hack This is your glorious, full-color passport to the world of hackerspaces: your invitation to share knowledge, master tools, work together, build amazing stuff–and have a flat-out blast doing it. Twin Cities Maker co-founder John Baichtal explains it all: what hackerspaces are, how they work, who runs them, what they’re building—and how you can join (or start!) one. Next, he walks you through 24 of today’s best hackerspace projects…everything from robotic grilled-cheese sandwich-makers to devices that make music with zaps of electricity. Every project’s packed with color photos, explanations, lists of resources and tools, and instructions for getting started on your own similar project so you can DIY! JUST SOME OF THE PROJECTS YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT INCLUDE… • Kung-fu fighting robots • Home-brewed Geiger counter • TransAtlantic balloon • Twitter-monitoring Christmas tree • Sandwich-making robot • Interactive Space Invaders mural • CNC mill that carves designs into wood, plastic and metal • Telepresence robot that runs an Internet classroom • Toy cars that are ridden by people • Bronze-melting blast furnace • Laptop-controlled robot fashioned from a wheelchair • DIY book scanner JOHN BAICHTAL is a founding member of Twin Cities Maker, a hackerspace organization that has been collaborating for almost two years. Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, Twin ities Maker has its own rented warehouse complete with a welding station, woodshop, classroom, and ham radio transmitter. Baichtal has written dozens of articles, including pieces for AKE, the D&D publication Kobold Quarterly, and 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. He has contributed to Wired.com’s GeekDad blog for four years and blogged at Make: Online for two, publishing more than 1,500 posts during that time. He is now writing a book about Lego.

Find eBook