Larry Cotton

Larry is a retired engineer and part-time math teacher who lives in New Bern, N.C., and likes to listen to, write, and play anything musical. He built the player marimba featured in MAKE, Volume 4, page 20.

Author of these Magazine Articles

Laminar Flow Water Fountain
Make a cheap, high-tech nozzle to eliminate turbulence and create incredible water effects.
In Projects from MAKE: 32: Design for Makers page 124

Pipe Dreams
Build sturdy furnishings with PVC pipe and a few tricks.
From MAKE: 30: Smarter Homes page 96

iStand
Build a sturdy, multi-position iPad stand for cheap.
In DIY: Home from MAKE: 29: DIY Superhuman page 140

Hidden-Magnet Knife Holder
Craft a cool way to keep your cutlery.
In DIY: Home from MAKE: 26: Karts and Wheels page 134

LED Paper Cutter Assist
Modify an el-cheapo paper cutter to make it way more accurate.
In DIY: Office from MAKE: 25: Microcontrollers and Arduino page 133

Freezer Bag Holder
Coat hanger keeps zip-lock bags open
In DIY: Home from MAKE: 24: Space page 132

My Favorite Gadgets
Three handy gizmos that snap, magnify, and play.
From MAKE: 23: Gadgets page 62

Rok-Bak Chair
This recliner is very comfortable, easy and inexpensive to build, and can be assembled or disassembled in a few minutes.
From MAKE: 19: Robots page 88

Spin The Birdie
Get awesome avian photos by moving your camera closer to the birds -- and rotating them for the perfect pose.
From MAKE: 11: Alt Vehicles page 116

Time-Based Devices
Transplant a heartbeat from cheap alarm clocks.
In DIY: Home from MAKE: 09: Fringe page 120

Project: Coffee Roaster
To experience coffee nirvana, roast your own beans with this cheap, portable coffee roaster.
From MAKE: 08: Toys and Games page 110

Born-Again Boomboxes
Up from the ghetto blaster, a new life as a functional-art stereo component.
In DIY: Home from MAKE: 06: Robots page 136

Photographer for these Magazine Articles

Laminar Flow Water Fountain
Make a cheap, high-tech nozzle to eliminate turbulence and create incredible water effects.
In Projects from MAKE: 32: Design for Makers page 124

Pipe Dreams
Build sturdy furnishings with PVC pipe and a few tricks.
From MAKE: 30: Smarter Homes page 96

iStand
Build a sturdy, multi-position iPad stand for cheap.
In DIY: Home from MAKE: 29: DIY Superhuman page 140

Hidden-Magnet Knife Holder
Craft a cool way to keep your cutlery.
In DIY: Home from MAKE: 26: Karts and Wheels page 134

LED Paper Cutter Assist
Modify an el-cheapo paper cutter to make it way more accurate.
In DIY: Office from MAKE: 25: Microcontrollers and Arduino page 133

My Favorite Gadgets
Three handy gizmos that snap, magnify, and play.
From MAKE: 23: Gadgets page 62

Rok-Bak Chair
This recliner is very comfortable, easy and inexpensive to build, and can be assembled or disassembled in a few minutes.
From MAKE: 19: Robots page 88

Spin The Birdie
Get awesome avian photos by moving your camera closer to the birds -- and rotating them for the perfect pose.
From MAKE: 11: Alt Vehicles page 116