Steve Lodefink

An inveterate tinkerer and "broad-spectrum hobbyist," Steve just can't say no to a cool project. At 3, he was already reverse-engineering the peanut butter and jelly sandwich: "I figured out where all of the parts were, found a good tool, and built one. I've been doing it ever since." He lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons, two cats, five tarantulas, and 24 African cichlids, and thinks that one of life's great pleasures is a really sharp aged cheddar cheese. "I'm a simple man," he says. He looks at life's debris at finkbuilt.com.

Author of these Magazine Articles

World Control Panel
Global domination for the young evil genius.
In Projects from MAKE: 32: Design for Makers page 134

Soda Bottle Water Rocket
Build a high-performance water rocket out of 2-liter soda bottles and PVC pipe—complete with parachute.
In Flight from MAKE: schoolsout: School's Out page 70

Easy Sunburst Guitar
Build a kit electric guitar and finish it like the pros.
In DIY: Music from MAKE: 29: DIY Superhuman page 152

CNC Machine Kit
Meet the mighty micRo, a tabletop CNC robot kit from Lumenlab.
From MAKE: 21: Desktop Manufacturing page 68

Wall Eye
Build your own opaque projector.
From MAKE: 14: Optics page 74

Toolbox
Go cuckoo for coconuts, munch on the ultimate brain food, turn day into night, and build your own greenhouse.
In Toolbox from MAKE: 14: Optics page 176

Ghost Catcher
How to catch a spirit with a trick scarf.
From MAKE: 13: Magic page 83

Hardcore Laser Tag
It's not the Family Fun Center. Meet Mike Yates and his Scorpion.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 10: Home Electronics page 16

Fanciful Fortress, The Inkjet Way
Usa a printer to turn cardboard into stone.
In Play from CRAFT: 02: Creative Clones page 142

Making an Atomic Ball Clock
Put together a wooden rendition of this classic 1950's timekeeper.
In DIY: Hang It from CRAFT: 01: Craft Premiere page 135

Vintage Clock Conversion
Replace your clock's windup or wall-plug movement with a modern, accurate quartz unit.
In DIY: Hang It from CRAFT: 01: Craft Premiere page 138

Soda Bottle Rocket
You don't have to be Burt Rutan to start your own rocket program. With a few empty soda bottles and some PVC pipe, you can build a high-performance water rocket.
From MAKE: 05: Science, Weather, and Outdoors page 78

Made On Earth
Amazing things your neighbors build in their basements.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 04: Music and Kits for the Holidays page 16

Kits For The Holidays
Our guide to the coolest kits to make and give.
From MAKE: 04: Music and Kits for the Holidays page 64

Retrovision 2000 AV Cabinet
Building a home entertainment center in the form of an Atomic Age TV set.
In DIY: Home Entertainment from MAKE: 03: Cars and Halloween page 119

Photographer for these Magazine Articles

Easy Sunburst Guitar
Build a kit electric guitar and finish it like the pros.
In DIY: Music from MAKE: 29: DIY Superhuman page 152

CNC Machine Kit
Meet the mighty micRo, a tabletop CNC robot kit from Lumenlab.
From MAKE: 21: Desktop Manufacturing page 68

Hardcore Laser Tag
It's not the Family Fun Center. Meet Mike Yates and his Scorpion.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 10: Home Electronics page 16


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