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Episode 101: Bicycle Rodeo & VCR Cat Feeder

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    • Bicycle Rodeo - We meet Cyclecide, an inventive band of performance artists who build peddle-powered amusement park rides and outrageous bicycle contraptions straight out of the dump. Plus the birth of a modern bicycle
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    • Nibbler - In this 'Toolbox' segment William Gurstelle demonstrates the nibbler for cutting and shaping sheet metal.
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    • ScreamBody - Kelly Dobson's wearable voice-activated scream machine.
    • Laser Harp - Stephen Hobley's amazing musical instrument that produces different tones by interrupting various laser beams.
    • Cupcake Cars - Paul Ozello's small go-cart type cars shaped and decorated to resemble cupcakes.
    • [Touble Maker] TV Be Gone - Mitch Altman's secret remote control hat that can turn off any TV anywhere.
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Episode 102: Aerial Kite Photography & Burrito Blaster

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    • Aerial Kite Photography- We follow maker Cris Benton as he takes spectacular aerial photographs by rigging remote-controlled cameras to high flying kites.
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    • Burrito Blaster - John Park shows us how to build a Burrito Blaster - an air cannon that will launch hot dogs, brats and burritos into the bleachers at the ball park. Download the PDF
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    • Giant iPod - In this 'Hidden Treasures' segment, Mister Jalopy shows us his giant iPod.
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    • Veggie Flute - Junji Koyama plays flutes he makes out of carrots, peppers and broccoli.
    • Swashbot- I-Wei Huang's shows off his cool crab-like remote control robots.
    • Latte Art Printer - Oleksiy Pikalo's printer can be programmed to etch very exacting designs in the froth of a latte.
    • [Trouble Maker] Urban Camouflage - Todd Lappin disguises a personal vehicle to look like a commercial vehicle in order to "legally" park in loading zones.
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Episode 103: Steampunk & Pole Camera

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    • Steampunk - Jake Von Slatt takes us into the alternate universe of Steampunk, an innovative style that turns today's technology into Victorian works of art. Plus, watch the story of steam power, from the first crude water pump to a bionic arm.
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    • Pole Camera - John Park mounts a remote control camera on a painter's extension pole to take stunning photographs from a bird's-eye-view. Download the PDF
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    • Magnets - In this Sneaky Gadgets segment, Cy Tymony demonstrates some sneaky uses for magnets. In this 'Hidden Treasures' segment, Mister Jalopy shows us his giant iPod.
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Episode 104: Fire Sculpture & DTV Antenna

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    • Fire Sculpture - Meet the Flaming Lotus Girls, a collaborative group of makers that welds together gargantuan, fire-breathing sculptures. And see how the Flaming Lotus Girls follow a proud lineage of women who took up the torch during WWII.
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    • Cable Ties - In this Toolbox segment, William Gurstelle demonstrates how to make the most of your trusty cable ties.
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    • I/O Brush - Kimiko Ryokai's electronic "paintbrush" transfers any object it touches onto a special board with eye-popping results.
    • Motorized Barcalounger - Engineer Lyn Gomes kicks back in her motorized lounge chair.
    • Massage Me Jacket - Hannah Perner-Wilson and Mika Satomi's wearable massage vest acts as a video game controller.
    • [Trouble Maker] Giant Match - Billy Gordon fires up a monster match made from 15,000 wooden matches.
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Episode 105: Kinetic Wave Sculptures & Shopping Cart Chair

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    • Kinetic Wave Sculptures - See the elegant and hypnotic motorized wave sculptures created by visionary Maker Reuben Margolin. Also, see how ocean waves can power our future.
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    • Shopping Cart Chair - John Park upcycles a discarded shopping cart into a stylish easy chair. John also attempts a "deluxe" version of this project that employs motors and switches to transform it into a "go-kart chair." Download the PDF
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    • 1950 Studebaker - In this Hidden Treasures segment, Mister Jalopy details the unsung wonders of his 1950 Studebaker.
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    • RoboStool - Steve Norris's remote-controlled robotic foot stool comes to him wherever he wishes to sit.
    • Treadmill Bike - Brent Curry crosses a two-wheeled bike with a treadmill to allow the rider to get a real walking workout.
    • Foundry - 14 year olds, Oliver Ramin and A.J Brackovitc, make their own foundry for molding aluminum swords.
    • [Trouble Maker] Death Ray - Richard Whitney uses sunlight and the Fresnel lens from a television set to melt a steel security lock. For more info, visit Richard's website.
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Episode 106: Music Machines & Trebuchet

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    • Music Machines - Enter the plugged-in world of Tim Kaiser, a maker who fashions experimental musical instruments from scavenged objects. Then meet the musical maverick who inspired him, Harry Partch.
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    • Soldering -In this Toolbox tutorial, circuit-bender Bianca Pettis demystifies the art of soldering.
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    • Smash Bat - Walter Kitundu and Luigi Anzivino rig a baseball bat to flash photos at the exact moment of impact with some leftover fruit.
    • I Eat Beats - Kyle McDonald's drum synthesizer played with Skittles.
    • Tennis Ball Launcher - Daniel Bauen's pedal- powered tennis ball launcher built from two recycled bicycles.
    • [Trouble Maker] Evil Mouse - Joe Bowers hacks into a mouse that causes the cursor to misbehave when moved.
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Episode 107: Urban Projections & Wind Power Generator

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    • Public Projections - Bike along with Ali Momeni and his fleet of mobile video projectors that transform public spaces into massive sound and light shows. And see the first projector, the "magic lantern," that's still in use today.
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    • Load-Release Devices - In this Toolbox segment, William Gurstelle introduces us to load-release devices like the panic snap and the pelican hook.
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Episode 108: Watershed Sculptures & Miniature Robots

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    • Watershed Sculptures - Journey upstream with environmentalist Dan McCormick, a maker who crafts intricate watershed sculptures out of woven willow branches. And see other handmade structures built to help fish return to their origins.
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    • Compact Museum - In this Hidden Treasures segment, Mister Jalopy reveals the wonders of a jar full of treasures he bought at a garage sale.
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    • Spud Gun - Zack Gens and Ted Goessling slice and French fry potatoes with each blast of an air cannon.
    • Freeline Skates - Ryan Farrelly's skates are made to simply step on and ride like two mini-skateboards.
    • Asteroids Watch - John Maushamer's watches tell time while playing Asteroids and Pong.
    • Motorized Wheelchair - Lance Greathouse's custom wheelchair shoots flames.
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Episode 109: Computer Music Making & Personal Flight Recorder

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    • Computer Music Making - Meet CCRMA, a group of musical makers who stretch the sonic boundaries by turning personal computers into an electronic symphony. Then see the origins of the synthesizer.
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    • Japanese Saw - In this Toolbox segment, William Gurstelle demonstrates a super-sharp Japanese saw.
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Episode 110: Wearable Technology & Cigar Box Guitar

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    • Wearable Technology - Visit SparkLab founder and designer Syuzi Pakhchyan, a maker who bridges high tech and fashion with her space age clothing explorations. And see the very first maker of electric fashion.
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    • Camaro 8-Track - In this Hidden Treasures segment, Mister Jalopy opens up his Camaro's cassette player to show us the beauty of clear schematics.
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