Tom Zimmerman

Tom is a member of the User Sciences & Experiences Research laboratory at IBM's Almaden Research Center. He graduated from MIT. He was profiled in MAKE: Volume 4.

Author of these Magazine Articles

Hydrogen-Oxygen Bottle Rocket
Use electricity to split tap water into hydrogen and oxygen gases, then use this explosive gas mixture to power a two-stage, electronically timed rocket.
From MAKE: 20: For Kids of All Ages page 90

Electronic Drum Kit
Velocity-sensitive impact sensors in PVC pipes interface to a micro drum machine.
From MAKE: 15: Music page 88

Lensless Microscope
A webcam's image chip is an ultrafine shadow-imaging stage.
From MAKE: 14: Optics page 64

Breadboard Rack
A simple way to interconnect protoboards.
In DIY: Circuits from MAKE: 11: Alt Vehicles page 127

Strung Out
Make a one-string electric guitar from plastic tubing.
In DIY: Music from MAKE: 09: Fringe page 115

TV-to-Synth Interface
Triggering sound from video images.
In DIY: Music from MAKE: 08: Toys and Games page 123

Mini Mars Rover
A wireless remote control camera on wheels.
From MAKE: 06: Robots page 69

Photographer for these Magazine Articles

Teachers’ Pet Projects
We asked teachers to share their favorite classroom & science fair projects.
From MAKE: 20: For Kids of All Ages page 76

Hydrogen-Oxygen Bottle Rocket
Use electricity to split tap water into hydrogen and oxygen gases, then use this explosive gas mixture to power a two-stage, electronically timed rocket.
From MAKE: 20: For Kids of All Ages page 90

Electronic Drum Kit
Velocity-sensitive impact sensors in PVC pipes interface to a micro drum machine.
From MAKE: 15: Music page 88

Lensless Microscope
A webcam's image chip is an ultrafine shadow-imaging stage.
From MAKE: 14: Optics page 64

Breadboard Rack
A simple way to interconnect protoboards.
In DIY: Circuits from MAKE: 11: Alt Vehicles page 127