Make: Magazine, Volume 41 - PDF

Make: Magazine, Volume 41 - PDF

A whole issue devoted to toys for makers! Toys are big players in the maker world. From educational (STEM/STEAM) to robotics and science, toys provide stimulation, simulation, and prototyping.


To a maker, a toy can be many things. It can refer to an entertaining product that delights while educating, like Lego sets and electronics kits. It can be an apparatus like a plastic injection-molding machine that helps us produce figurines and widgets. Or it can be a new creation that we produce either for ourselves or as a part of a larger business for others to enjoy. In the latest issue of Make: we’ll help you find the best maker toys, show you how to build toy-making tools, and learn from the pros on how to take your toy and game ideas to market.


Plus, build a messenger bag that charges your electronic devices without the hassle of wires, 3D-print a fully functional pinhole camera, and inject powerful flavors into you favorite foods with nitrogen cavitation. Then, read about how 3D printing is being used in schools, ways to hack your brain waves to control your stuff, how one maker took his giant giraffe robot to visit the White House, and much more.


Ready for fun? Then pick up your copy of Make: Volume 41 today!


DIY Injection Molding Machine
Tried, true, and totally doable. Start cranking out solid thermoplastic parts with this home-built rig, upgraded from DIY author Vincent R. Gingery’s book Secrets of Building a Plastic Injection Molding...
By Jim Hannon

DIY Rotocaster
Rotocasting is how the pros make hollow plastic parts — and it’s easy to do at home. Build this DIY rotocaster to slowly spin the mold while your resin cures....
By Matt Stultz

Solder a “Draailampje” Mini Flip Light
"Flip lights" — turn them upside down, and they’re off. Turn them back up, and they’re on. Here's an easy soldering project that's really fun to use. New from Make:...
By David Bakker

Induction Instruction
Generate enough power to light an LED through the magic of inductive charging.
By Charles Platt

Magic Cat Projector
Make this fun mini projector just in time for Halloween. It throws a shadow image of a black cat — which then disappears, leaving only his spooky grin!
By Bob Knetzger

Glowing, Dancing Oobleck
Oobleck is a delightful non-Newtonian fluid that exists as a liquid under low-stress situations, but becomes more viscous when agitated or vibrated. Named after a fictional green precipitation in a...

Soda Bottle Rocket LED Fireworks
Fireworks originated in ancient China and have been making people look to the night sky with delight ever since. Firework formulas are closely guarded secrets handed down from generation to...
By Paul Gentile (The Hobby Guy)

And much more…