November 2, 2011
Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 28--New from O'Reilly Media
Sebastopol, CA—Makers love toys and games almost as a badge of honor. Games give makers' brains both pleasure and practice, and maker parents enjoy nothing more than playing with their kids as an open-ended learning experience. Everyone will have a blast with Make: Magazine Volume 28, hitting newsstands just in time for the holidays. Themed "Toys and Games," our latest issue shows you how to build fantastic playthings that kids—and adults who love playing like kids—will love.
You'll rig a remote-controlled helicopter spy-in-the-sky; build a real arcade-joystick console with Bluetooth for wireless video gaming; learn to make a mini "pop-pop" steamboat from a mint tin; create a talking teddy bear that interacts with other objects using RFID tags; a Chinese checkers board for two; and a machine that blows gigantic three-foot soap bubbles!
You'll also meet Arvind Gupta, author of the Toys From Trash video series and website, who will show you how to create your own 3-D photos and View-Master slides.
In addition to games and toys, you'll find plenty of other projects that only MAKE can provide:
- A trebuchet-style catapult you can build in an afternoon—and then fold up smartly for storage—from William Gurstelle, author of Backyard Ballistics and The Practical Pyromaniac
- A solar-powered perpetual pendulum for your desktop
- A good old-fashioned slingshot
- A Van de Graaff generator for throwing sparks
- The Beatjazz Controller, a radical hybrid wind- and motion-driven instrument created by music pioneer Onyx Ashanti using Arduino and Pure Data (Pd)
Try looking at the world differently, as a place where you might shape, mold, shrink, hack, and play with the help of these projects and more from Make: Magazine Volume 28.
Let's play! #MakeMagazine's new issue is all about DIY toys + games. http://makezine.com/28
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For more information on Make: Magazine, or for interview requests, please contact Paul Spinrad at email@example.com.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://makezine.com/28
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