Thursday, October 15, 2009

Project Orion: Deep Space Force

Project Orion: Deep Space Force
George Dyson | Make Vol. 13- 2008 | Pdf | 4 pgs | 1 mb
The first part of this article, "Project Orion: Saturn
by 1970," appeared in MAKE, Volume 12. It detailed
the development in the late 1950s of Project Orion,
an interplanetary spaceship to be powered by
nuclear bombs. This portion of the article covers
the envisioned deployment, closer to Earth, of a
Deep Space Force. Orion was never built. Adapted
from the book Project Orion, with new material.

Make Vol. 13- 2008: Projects

Make Vol. 13- 2008: Projects
Pdf | 29 pgs | 7 mb

Make Vol. 13- 2008: Magic Tricks

Make Vol. 13- 2008: Magic Tricks
Pdf | 35 pgs | 9 mb


Tin Can Copper Tan

Tin Can Copper Tan
Andrew Lewis | Make Vol. 13- 2008 | Pdf | 1 pgs | 1 mb
You will need: A tin can (tin-plated steel, not aluminum),
muriatic acid (sold in hardware stores as a brick cleaner),
hydrogen peroxide (from a drugstore), scraps of copper,
splash-proof goggles, rubber gloves, waterproof apron,
plastic container, soap, hot water.

Making Magic

Making Magic
David Pescovitz | Make Vol. 13- 2008 | Pdf | 6 pgs | 3 mb
sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguish-
able from magic." In response. modern conjurers
like to say. "Any sufficiently advanced magic is
indistinguishable from technology." At the inter-
section of both maxims sits John Gaughan.

For five decades, he's designed and built illusions
for everyone from Doug Henning to Siegfried and
Roy. Ever seen David Copperfield fly? Gaughan gave
him those invisible wings. Scratched your head
as David Blaine makes a person's watch disappear
and rematerialize behind a shop window across the
street? Gaughan's handiwork in action.

The Fire Drug

The Fire Drug
A maker's history of black powder
William Gurstelle | Make Vol. 13- 2008 | Pdf | 4 pgs | 2 mb
it changed the way wars were fought, made
weak countries strong and strong kingdoms
weak. It ended the Middle Ages and ushered in
the Renaissance with a bang. Its gush of hot,
expanding gas blew a way feudalism, for no longer
could chain-mailed knights on horseback. invulner-
able to hand-held weapons and arrows, maintain
domination over their fiefdoms. In my estimation,
black powder, or gunpowder, is the most important
chemical discovery in the history of mankind.

$ 1,000 Wind Chimes

$ 1,000 Wind Chimes
Thomas Arey | Make Vol. 12- 2007 | Pdf | 2 pgs | 1 mb
Finding the softer side of hard drive platters.

Make Vol. 12- 2007: Upload

Make Vol. 12- 2007: Upload
Pdf | 28 pgs | 7 mb

Shoe Shine

Shoe Shine
Andrew Milmoe & Melissa Gira | Make Vol. 12- 2007 | Pdf | 4 pgs | 2 mb
While we designed the shoes with women's safety
in mind, they're also intended as a vehicle for self-
expression. The video shoe is essentially a portable
media player (PMP) placed in a platform shoe, and
can be configured to show whatever movies, images.
or messages you put on it. The other shoe has a
120dB siren, for when you feel like sounding the alarm.

Lego Recharger

Lego Recharger
John Edgar Park | Make Vol. 12- 2007 | Pdf | 5 pgs | 2 mb
On a recent trip to Legoland. I saw a neat product
in one of the stores: a Lego key rack with Lego brick
keychains. What a great idea. I thought. With this
I could come home, empty my pockets, and have a
consistent place to hang my keys. But wait, what
about all the other devices I just pulled out of my
pockets. where do they go? And. for that matter,
how will all their batteries stay charged?

Then it dawned on me. If I attached a powered
Lego brick to each gadget to provide life-giving
juice for their thirsty batteries, I'd solve 3 major
problems in my life: lack of gadget organization,
lack of battery power, and lack of Legos attached
to all my possessions.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Daniel Sahuleka Live Concert

Daniel Sahuleka Live Concert
Mp3s | 50mb

01 Don't Sleep Away The Night
02 I Adore You
03 You Make My World So Colourful
04 The Rain
05 If I Didn't
06 The Sunflight
07 Semarang
08 Anak Kecil
09 Imagine
10 Tiada Lagi Cinta
11 Cherish It
12 Autumn
13 Judy
14 Must You Go Away
15 Jakarta


Monday, October 12, 2009

Meet the Tool-Zine

Meet the Tool-Zine
William Gurstelle | Make Vol. 13- 2008 | Pdf | 6 pgs | 2 mb
I detailed the construction of my all-purpose
maker-style workshop, which I've nicknamed
the Barage Garage. lt's turned out beautifuly, and
as anticipated, it's the envy of my maker friends.

Small? Sure. it's a mere 20 feet by 14 feet. but it
has all the space required to do serious creating.
It's loaded with features, including a way-cool
vinyl tile floor, a high-tech wall storage system,
fluorescent lighting, 240-volt power, and lots of
electrical outlets.

Swahili Bed

Swahili Bed
Tim Anderson | Make Vol. 13- 2008 | Pdf | 2 pgs | 1 mb
In Kenya, the most common and most useful piece of
furniture is the rot- and bedbug-resistant Swahili bed.

Make Vol. 13- 2008: Upload

Make Vol. 13- 2008: Upload
Pdf | 8 pgs | 2 mb

The Widowmaker: Cutting Down a Tree

The Widowmaker: Cutting Down a Tree
Tim Anderson | Make Vol. 12- 2007 | Pdf | 2 pgs | 1 mb

Styrofoam Plate Speaker

Styrofoam Plate Speaker
Jose Pino | Make Vol. 12- 2007 | Pdf | 2 pgs | 1 mb
Get surprisingly good sound from disposable picnicware.

I've built homemade speakers using various materi-
als for the cone. This design is the best. Paper plates
are too soft. and disposable plastic cups vibrate
too much, but stiff, lightweight styrofoam produces
sound quality that competes with commercial
speakers. I really mean it - you will be surprised!

Project Orion: Saturn by 1970

Project Orion: Saturn by 1970
George Dyson | Make Vol. 12- 2007 | Pdf | 4 pgs | 2 mb
Fifty years ago tail fins, not seat belts,
were standard equipment on American cars. Russia
was ahead in space, but America was ahead on the
road. Sputnik I, weighing 184 pounds. was launched
on Oct. 4,1957 and circled the Earth every 90
minutes for the next three months. Sputnik II, weigh-
ing 1,120 pounds, followed on Nov. 3 and included
Laika. the pioneer of spacefaring dogs. Earth's third
artificial satellite was launched by a 32-ton Jupiter-C
rocket built by the Chrysler Corporation, on Jan. 31,
1958. Explorer I weighed 31 pounds.

The race for space had begun....

Kinetic Remote Control

Kinetic Remote Control
Dhananjay V. Gadre | Make Vol. 12- 2007 | Pdf | 8 pgs | 3 mb

A TV remote is one of the most commonly
used electronic gadgets. We use it with-
out even thinking abouit it - that is, until
the batteries quit.