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Here's the 11th episode of MAKE's podcast, Make: Talk! In each episode, I interview one of the makers featured in the magazine.

Our maker this week is Yury Gitman. Yury's a toy inventor and a product designer who teaches physical computing and toy design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. In the current issue of MAKE, Volume 29, Yury co-wrote an article about his Pulse Sensor, a wearable heart beat sensor that he created with his colleague Joel Murphy.

Before the interview with Andy, I mention a cool project on our makeprojects.com website. It's a guide on how to harvest and use squid ink, which you can use for cooking or printing. It was written by Instrucatables.com cofounder Christy Canida.

Direct download: maketalk011.mp3
Category:DIY -- posted at: 12:14 AM

Here's the 10th episode of MAKE's podcast, Make: Talk! In each episode, I interview one of the makers featured in the magazine.

Our maker this week is Andy Cavatorta. Andy is a roboticist, artist, musician, and filmmaker. He was at MIT's Media Lab from 2007 to 2010. In the current issue of MAKE, Vol 29, Andy wrote an article about his collaboration with the Icelandic musician Bjork to create robotic gravity harps for her touring performance. In my interview, we talk about this project and more.

Before the interview with Andy, I mention the latest deal in MakerShed: these fun-to-make Papertronics Lunar Modules with LEDs. They're $10 for a set of 3.

Direct download: maketalk010.mp3
Category:DIY -- posted at: 8:53 PM

Here's the 9th episode of MAKE's podcast, Make: Talk! In each episode, I interview one of the makers featured in the magazine. Our maker interview this week is with AnnMarie Polsenberg Thomas. She's the director of the Design Laboratory at the University of St. Thomas. Prior to that AnnMarie was a faculty member at Art Center College of Design. She's one of the most playful professors I know -- she created a course called The Science of the Circus and she actually learned to juggle and perform circus stunts. She's designed underwater robots and she also is the creator of something called Squishy Circuits, which she talks about in the interview.

Before the interview with AnnMarie, I chat with Make's senior editor, Goli Mohammadi (left), about the special monkey she received in the mail this week.

Direct download: maketalk009.mp3
Category:DIY -- posted at: 5:38 AM

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Here's the 8th episode of MAKE's podcast, Make: Talk! In each episode, I interview one of the makers featured in the magazine. Our maker this week is Kyle Machulis, a hardware and software hacker who led the team in making the reverse engineer drivers for the Microsoft Kinect. Kyle is also an avid self-tracker, which means he uses technology to measure different aspects of his health and biology.

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PlantSmart
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MAKE's Game Developer Conference Coverage
Istand
The iStand in Make: Projects
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OpenYou
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FitBit
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Nonpolynomial Labs

Keepon Kinect Control
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Boot2Gecko

Direct download: maketalk008.mp3
Category:DIY -- posted at: 11:59 PM

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Here's the 7th episode of MAKE's podcast, Make: Talk! In each episode, I'll interview one of the makers featured in the magazine.

Our maker this week is Charles Platt. He writes the Electronics Fun and Fundamentals column in every issue of MAKE. He's also the author of the book, Make: Electronics which, in my admittedly biased opinion, is the best introductory electronics book ever written. He has a knack for clearly explaining what so many other people cannot express without using a lot of incomprehensible mumbo-jumbo.

Charles is also a science fiction author and a designer. Here's a fascinating interview with Charles about his work as the art director and graphic designer of the groundbreaking British science fiction magazine New Worlds in the 1960s and 1970s.

Charles has many talents and I am a huge fan of his.

In this episode, I also talk a bit about TED2012, which I attended this week. I was a happy to see a lot of makers on the stage, including Gregory Gage of Backyard Brains, Ayah Bdeir of littleBits, and Bre Pettis of MakerBot. Go team!

Here's are some projects Charles has written for MAKE:


Plastic Desk Set
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Anti Dog-Bite Siren
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Crystal Nightlight
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Extreme Zap-a-Mole

Direct download: maketalk_007.mp3
Category:DIY -- posted at: 1:42 AM

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