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MAKE Newsletter

March 14, 2012

Well, we've sprung forward, whether we wanted to or not. And with the spring comes convention and fair season. We just covered the Game Developers Conference, are now at SXSW, and will cover Comic-Con in July, all from a unique maker's perspective. And then, of course, there's Maker Faire Bay Area (May 19 & 20) and a growing calendar of homegrown Maker Faires. We hope to see you out and about this spring, showing off what you've been working on.

-Gareth Branwyn


Teenager Puts Lego Space Shuttle in Space

Touch-Sensitive Super Mario Pendant Lamp

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Russian Bike Fitted with a Chainsaw

Time For Girl and Boy Scouts 2.0?

In Phil Torrone's recent Soapbox column he looks at the state of Scouting in the US and asks: Is it time for Scouts 2.0?

Intern's Corner: RFID Door Unlocker

Make: Labs intern Paul Mundell talks about his latest project – adding an automatic door unlocker to his 98 Toyota Tacoma.

Sean Ragan's Make: Projects

Makezine.com Senior Writer Sean Ragan is our most prolific in-house project builder. His diverse and innovative projects (such as this Rocksmith Guitar Strap Gamepad) can be found here.


Make: Talk Podcast

Join Mark Frauenfelder, editor-in-chief of MAKE, as he regularly interviews one of the makers from the latest issue and discusses other maker world goings-on. His guest this week is Kyle Machulis, a hardware and software hacker who led the team in making the reverse engineer drivers for the Microsoft Kinect.

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