Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the Editor In Chief for MAKE.

Author of these Magazine Articles

Our New Look, By Design
Inspired by what we’ve seen at hackerspaces and Maker Faires around the world, we explore “design for makers” in this issue.
In Welcome from MAKE: 32: Design for Makers page 9

Traditional Cigar Box Guitar
Hand-rolled music.
In Music from MAKE: schoolsout: School's Out page 48

What a Summer
We were so inspired by their video that we decided to encourage all of our readers to send us videos of projects they make!
From MAKE: schoolsout: School's Out page 86

George Jetson's Wild Ride
New wireless protocols and cellphone-based interfaces make it easier than ever to control your castle.
In Welcome from MAKE: 30: Smarter Homes page 11

That's How We Roll
I hope the projects in these pages will help you rekindle some of your own childhood memories, as well as provide your kids with opportunities for fun, adventure, and learning.
In Welcome from MAKE: 26: Karts and Wheels page 11

World's Simplest Longboard
After giving my daughter my old skateboard, I started to miss having one. So I made my own.
From MAKE: 26: Karts and Wheels page 46

Our New Tool for Community Collaboration
Make: Projects (makeprojects.com) is our brand new beta library of project instructions written by you, the readers.
In Welcome from MAKE: 23: Gadgets page 1

Open, Sesame
The fun of remote control.
In Welcome from MAKE: 22: Remote Control / Wireless page 1

Traditional Cigar Box Guitar
Build this 3-string instrument that requires a minimum of tools and parts, yet sounds great.
From MAKE: 21: Desktop Manufacturing page 76

Surprising Robots
Real robots think for themselves.
In Welcome from MAKE: 19: Robots page 1

Runaway Robots
Rovers at the first annual SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition have minds of their own.
From MAKE: 19: Robots page 72

Toolbox
Titanium nail puller, autonomous blimp kit, Mad Science, and extra heavy duty screwdrivers.
In Toolbox from MAKE: 19: Robots page 156

Toolbox
Wireless signal detector for the paranoid, a fire-powered soak, iPhone hacks, and tales of sustainability.
In Toolbox from MAKE: 18: ReMake America page 156

Make Like Picasso
When you create something amazing, it makes sense to honor it with physical appeal, too.
In Welcome from MAKE: 14: Optics page 12

Sucker Bucket
MAKE takes apart an old carnival game to reveal its fraudulent gimmick.
From MAKE: 13: Magic page 92

Welcome
Spare parts are essential.
In Welcome from MAKE: 12: Upload page 11

Quick Bits
Tips and tools for digital diversions.
From MAKE: 12: Upload page 61

Boing Box
Build a fun, one-stringed instrument that packs a mighty twang.
In 123 from MAKE: 12: Upload page 116

Tomes of Terror
Spooktastic DIY books.
From MAKE: halloween2007: Halloween page 65

Shots from a Revolution
Digital photography of those massive, beautiful early computers. Excerpted from Mark Richards' book Core Memory.
From MAKE: 10: Home Electronics page 84

Vibrobot
Make a twitchy, bug-like robot with a toy motor and a mint tin.
In 123 from MAKE: 10: Home Electronics page 119

Cool Photo Websites
Use these online services to enhance your digital photographs.
In DIY: Imaging from MAKE: 10: Home Electronics page 130

Pyramid Power
Mark shows us how to make an updated version of a 1941 prism puzzle.
In Old School from CRAFT: 03: Japanese Influence page 151

Fringe Benefits Download PDF.Download Sample PDF
Why it sometimes pays to look beyond the limits.
In Welcome from MAKE: 09: Fringe page 11

Simply Impossible
Tin cans and ashtrays: how not to do a kid's how-to.
In Old School from CRAFT: 02: Creative Clones page 145

Toolbox
Create your own computer games, discover magnetic attractions, and become a paper airplane champion. Plus: Recommendations from kids, and from and the designers at Wild Planet.
In Toolbox from MAKE: 08: Toys and Games page 168

A Crafty Worker Is a Happy Worker
Columnist Mark Frauenfelder shares a thrift store discovery from the General Motors Service Rack.
In Old School from CRAFT: 01: Craft Premiere page 18

On to Year Two
A look back on our exciting first year.
In Welcome from MAKE: 05: Science, Weather, and Outdoors page 11

Toolbox
The best tools, software, gadgets, books, magazines, and websites.
In Toolbox from MAKE: 05: Science, Weather, and Outdoors page 172

Mister Jalopy's Garage
Inside a maker's garage-sale treasure trove.
In Workshop from MAKE: 04: Music and Kits for the Holidays page 52

Toolbox
The best tools, software, gadgets, books, magazines, and websites.
In Toolbox from MAKE: 04: Music and Kits for the Holidays page 168

Barebones LED Flasher
A simple circuit to go with your silicone nightlight enclosure.
In DIY: Design from MAKE: 03: Cars and Halloween page 140

Welcome
When users make: Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder on innovation and the entertainment industry's efforts to squelch it.
In Welcome from MAKE: 02: Home Entertainment page 7

Unzap Flash Memory
How to salvage deleted pictures from camera memory.
In DIY: Imaging from MAKE: 01: Make Premiere page 125

Reading eBooks on a Palm Handheld
Discover the pleasures of reading by backlight.
In DIY: Mobile from MAKE: 01: Make Premiere page 134

Using Ecto for Almost Automatic Blogging
An easy-to-use application to manage routine and time-consuming weblog chores.
In DIY: Online from MAKE: 01: Make Premiere page 147

Toolbox
The best tools, software, gadgets, books, magazines, and websites.
In Toolbox from MAKE: 01: Make Premiere page 174

Photographer for these Magazine Articles

World's Simplest Longboard
After giving my daughter my old skateboard, I started to miss having one. So I made my own.
From MAKE: 26: Karts and Wheels page 46

Traditional Cigar Box Guitar
Build this 3-string instrument that requires a minimum of tools and parts, yet sounds great.
From MAKE: 21: Desktop Manufacturing page 76

Runaway Robots
Rovers at the first annual SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition have minds of their own.
From MAKE: 19: Robots page 72

Welcome
Spare parts are essential.
In Welcome from MAKE: 12: Upload page 11

Boing Box
Build a fun, one-stringed instrument that packs a mighty twang.
In 123 from MAKE: 12: Upload page 116

Cool Photo Websites
Use these online services to enhance your digital photographs.
In DIY: Imaging from MAKE: 10: Home Electronics page 130


MAKE: Online Extras

Unsafe At Any Amperage?
Behind the scenes of our high-voltage dilemma: whether to publish a dangerously cool project in MAKE magazine's "Fringe" issue.
by Tom Anderson, Gareth Branwyn, Shawn Connally, Dale Dougherty, Mark Frauenfelder, Joe Grand, Saul Griffith, William Gurstelle, Bunnie Huang, Tom Igoe, Mister Jalopy, Steve Lodefink, John MacNeill, David Pescovitz, Charles Platt, Paul Spinrad, Phillip Torrone; March 16, 2007