Archive for July, 2010
WooHoo, I be a real author, now! Check it out: makezine.com/23/uselessmachine/ . I can’t wait to get my print copy.
Please note, if you don’t have a subscription to Make you’ll only be able to view limited content. The full build instructions however, are available for all and can be found here
I had mentioned earlier that the Useless Machine will be featured in the upcoming Volume 23 of Make Magazine. In anticipation of this momentous (for me, anyways) event I’ve been checking out Make Magazine’s digital counterpart MakeZine.
MakeZine is a fantastic site. In addition to the great articles from the printed magazine, there is a daily blog, a projects section, how-to videos, a community forum, and a spin-off site: The Maker’s Shed (an on-line store selling cool kits). I highly recommend that you check it out, if you haven’t already.
Even though the site is new it already has lots of cool projects, and is growing. If you are a techno-geek/maker like myself, or if you would just like to learn how to make really cool things, then this site’s for you!
More than 50 people have made videos of Useless Machines that they’ve built, and I’ve been showing some of the very creative ones. Youtubers TheBoysFromTheBlue sent me this video response. I was so blown away by the alternative technology employed that I had to ask for build instructions. He was kind enough to post them at his blog!
Here’s the other 50 or so Machines that folks have built: The Most Useless YouTube Playlist EVER