Make: Archive
We've made it easier than ever to bring MAKE with you everywhere you go.


MAKE magazine brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life, and now you can download MAKE in PDF format. Each PDF of MAKE is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home. We celebrate your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will.


Published as a quarterly since February 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 for Geeks, but it takes a highly visual and personal approach.


If you are just getting started with MAKE, why not try the Make: Complete eBook Collection (PDF). It's every volume of MAKE, that's 24 issues in all. That should be enough to keep you busy for a long time, and it's a lot easier to carry around!




We even have our very popular box sets in eBook format. Each PDF box set contains 4 volumes of MAKE at a discounted price. Pick your favorite year and get started building!




Individual PDF's of MAKE are available too!
Just click on any of the covers below for more information about what's inside. It's a great way to complete your set, or get your hands on any of those out of print issues.


2010 Volumes 21-24

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Volume 21 (PDF)
» Desktop Manufacturing
DIY fabrication is here, with inexpensive 3D printers and CNC mills. Plus: drill-powered mini bike, traditional cigar box guitar, snow making machine, and more.

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Volume 22 (PDF)
» Remote Control / Wireless
Automate your lawn mower, chicken coop, Nikon camera — just about anything — using radio control, motion sensing, smartphones, and the web.

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Volume 23 (PDF)
» Gadgets
Make machines that do delightful and surprising things! From a mini electronic Whack-a-Mole arcade game, to a tiny but mighty audio amp, a self-balancing Gyrocar, and the Most Useless Machine (as seen on The Colbert Report!), and lots more!

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Volume 24 (PDF)
» Space
DIY satellites! Radio telescopy! Sub-orbital rocketry! Renegade NASA hackers! Bouncing signals off the moon! Plus, other DIY projects to keep you busy while your computer searches for ET.


2009 Volumes 17-20

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Volume 17 (PDF)
» Lost Knowledge
Make like it's 1899, with the wondrous Wimshurst spark generator, Florence Siphon coffee brewer, and teacup Stirling engine. Plus, how-tos on classic balsa glider, optical bass, stealth microphone, and more.

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Volume 18 (PDF)
» ReMake America
Reboot your homestead with an automated garden controller, Tweet-A-Watt energy monitor, solar hot water, micro irrigation, off-grid laundry, LED lighting, and more. Plus: 1-ton servo, micro forge,
32 projects in all.

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Volume 19 (PDF)
» Robots
Make your own autopilot drone plane, build a sonar-guided Makey robot, and learn to use servomotors. Plus: bicycle speed vest, plywood chair, mini fume extractor, surfboard, solar jewelry, and more.

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Volume 20 (PDF)
» For Kids of All Ages
Mythbuster Adam Savage kicks off 23 fun projects: hydrogen-oxygen rocket, sleek model sailboat, lunchbox laser show, 10-rocket launcher, marble computer, snow splitboard, many more.


2008 Volumes 13-16

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Volume 13 (PDF)
» Magic
The fireball shooter is one of 13 fiendishly ingenious illusions you can build! Plus: air-powered "boom stick," smart structure, music sequencer for babies, and TV-B-Gone baseball cap that turns off obnoxious TVs.

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Volume 14 (PDF)
» Optics
Bring new depth to the field of vision! Make 3D movies, a webcam microscope, R/C buggy with video tele-
presence, a kaleidoscope, and more. Plus: taffy pulling machine, spy sunglasses, bike light, prank beeper.

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Volume 15 (PDF)
» Music
Make DIY instruments: a laser harp, guitar stomp boxes, Drumbot, pocket synth, modded Guitar Hero "keytar." Plus: air rockets, smoke ring vortex cannon, Seebeck generator, and digital camera automation.

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Volume 16 (PDF)
» Spy Tech
Make 10 sneaky gadgets: spy scopes, listening bug, laser communicator, self-destructing object, stealth USB drive, and more. Plus: R/C pole camera, hot-wire foam cutter, Chladni plate, surface-mount soldering.


2007 Volumes 09-12

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Volume 09 (PDF)
» Fringe
Push the boundaries of physics and reason with Kirlian photography, perpetual motion, and more. Plus: cracker box amplifier, panoramic pinhole camera, how to work with carbon fiber.

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Volume 10 (PDF)
» Home Electronics
Learn electronics with 20+ projects including lasers, toys, controllers, and home automation. Plus: brain wave machine, biosphere in a jar, Hot Wheels radar gun, workbenches, and making things with ABS plastic.

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Volume 11 (PDF)
» Alt Vehicles
DIY wheels! Make trick bicycles and choppers, electrified bikes, iPod bike charger, and Mr. Jalopy's mobile movie projector. Plus: sheet-metal retro R/C race car, vaccum former, rotating bird feeder, Ikea and dollar-store hacks.

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Volume 12 (PDF)
» Upload
Dive into digital arts with greenscreen video, infrared photos, software bots, fan-edited movies, and more. Plus: super loud air whistle, Lego gadget charger, no-battery remote, solar xylophone, DIY solar panels.


2006 Volumes 05-08

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Volume 05 (PDF)
» Science, Weather, and Outdoors
High-powered water rockets, wind turbines, homemade electric hot rods, and an awesome backyard zip line. Plus: jam jar jet engine, and how to use sensors.

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Volume 06 (PDF)
» Robots
Build bug-like BEAM robots, battle tanks, R/C rovers, and smart Lego soccer robots. Plus: the MAKE Controller, LED throwies, rumble mouse, tensegrity tower, and working with compressed air and RFID tags.

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Volume 07 (PDF)
» Backyard Biology
Extract and analyze your DNA, hack your plants, grow mushrooms in home mycology lab. Plus: videocam rocket, Stirling engine, wi-fi hacks, and a head-mounted cannon to win any water fight.

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Volume 08 (PDF)
» Toys and Games
Playtime! Pinball restoration, robotic desk toys, video games, model making, and a rubber band ornithopter. Plus: DIY coffee roaster, toy gun controlled alarm clock, mold-making with Adam Savage.


2005 Volumes 01-04

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Volume 01 (PDF)
» Make Premiere
The first magazine devoted to digital projects, hardware hacks, and DIY inspiration. Kite aerial photography, video cam stabilizer, magnetic stripe card reader, and much more.

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Volume 02 (PDF)
» Home Entertainment
29 projects include HD video recorder, home theater shaker seats, surround sound, retro gaming. Plus: R2 robot builders, restore a vintage amp, light-seeking robot, and etch circuit boards.

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Volume 03 (PDF)
» Cars and Halloween
Hack your car with a dashboard PC, remote control, iPod, biodiesel, and more. Plus: Halloween animatronics, stun-gun potato cannon, VCR cat feeder, welding primer, and ultimate maker's tools.

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Volume 04 (PDF)
» Music and Kits for the Holidays
Easy cigar box guitar, "circuit bending" instruments, and a turntable-to-iPod cabinet to convert vinyl LPs to MP3s. Plus: high-speed flash photography, coffee hacks, the coolest kits.


Special Volumes of MAKE

 
Halloween (PDF)

DIY HALLOWEEN from the editors of MAKE and CRAFT brings you 40-plus DIY projects for the holiday that's made for makers. From the craftiest costumes to amazing animated props and the latest in computer-controlled haunted house effects.

 
Ultimate Workshop & Tool Guide (PDF)
Top tools and tricks for today's DIY "maker" workshop — not just woodworking, but metalworking, electronics, robotics, computerized milling, 3D printing, and more.


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