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Kite Aerial Photography
DIY: Home Entertainment
Make brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. Make is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home. This is a magazine that celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will.
Coming early in 2005, Make is a hybrid magazine/book (known as a mook in Japan). Make comes from O'Reilly, the Publisher of Record for geeks and tech enthusiasts everywhere. It follows in line with the Hacks books and Hardware Hacking Projects, but it takes a highly visual and personal approach.
Our premier issue will show you how to get involved in Kite Aerial Photography -- taking pictures with a camera suspended from a kite. We'll show you how to build an inexpensive rig to hold your camera.
We'll also show you how to make a video camera stabilizer, a do-it-yourself alternative to an expensive Steadicam. And we'll show you how to create a five-in-one cable adapter for connecting to networks. Some projects are strictly for fun, others are very practical, and still others are absolutely astounding.
Make's promise is: If it can be done, we will help you do it. We'll help you make sense of all the technology that's in your life. Make will have a Mobile section providing tips and advice on cell phones, PDAs, and GPS technology; a Home Entertainment section, including managing your digital music and installing home theater equipment; a Cars section looking at the intersection of computers and automobiles; an Online section looking at how power users are using Amazon, eBay, and Google, plus other services; an Imaging section, featuring digital cameras, Photoshop, and managing your photo; and a Computers section that looks at custom hardware as well as wireless and home networking.
Make vs. Buy
Make is not another one of those "gadget" magazines that feature products on every page. While we like gadgets as much as the next person, we chose to focus on cool things you can do with technology, not just what to buy. Each of us has plenty of new technology at home and in our briefcase, and we'll write about our experience using this technology. What we are most interested in is the knack for making that technology work the way we want it.
Become a Maker
There are all kinds of Makers, making all kinds of things. Through Make, you will meet extraordinary makers who create one-of-a-kind things for all kinds of reasons. A maker can serve as an intelligent coach, a dependable (and approachable) alpha geek who knows what to do and wants to help you learn how.
Our goal is that all of us can learn to become makers, just as we might learn to cook or use woodworking tools. There are makers at all levels of experience and we can learn from each other. Make will provide a web site for a community of makers who are willing to connect with others to share their experiences and collaborate on new projects.
If you'd like to learn more about Make, then join the Make mailing list. We'll send you information about subscribing to Make and the announcement of our premier issue.
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Basic Stamp Primer [Mark Frauenfelder]
Nixie Tube Wristwatch [Mark Frauenfelder]
Miniature claymore mine [Mark Frauenfelder]