April 20, 2010
Remote Control Everything (Even Your Chicken Coop) with the New MAKE Magazine--MAKE: Volume 22 presents awesome do-it-yourself projects for controlling any gadget, and uncovers the technology trends sparking a remote control revolution.
Sebastopol, CA—MAKE Magazine Volume 22 ("Remote Control Everything"), hitting newsstands April 20, explores how to remotely control all kinds of gadgets using state-of-the-art radio control (R/C), motion detection, the Internet, smartphones, web chat, and more.
Three technology trends are sparking a remote control revolution: R/C radio technology has drastically improved, servomotors and microcontrollers are being miniaturized, and the Internet allows smartphones to control almost anything. Do-it-yourselfers are building web-controlled chicken coops, radio-controlled lawn mowers—even driving real cars with their iPhones.
Remote control projects in MAKE: Volume 22 include:
- The Lawnbot400 R/C lawn mower—sit back and enjoy the mow!
- Kitty Twitty cat toy that tweets (on Twitter) when your cat attacks
- Automated chicken coop controlled by iPhone
- Motion-detecting Nikon camera remote
- Stealthy TV-B-Gone hoodie sweatshirt that turns off TV sets
- Remote control pet feeder using web chat
- Solar tracking platform that automatically follows the sun
- How to hack R/C power outlets—control your whole house from one computer
- Robots you can control with your mind! (Okay, this one involves a trick, but it's still cool)
In addition, you'll learn how to:
- Replace your broken iPhone screen
- Make the Double Pendulum—a simple project that creates absolute chaos
- Make fresh cheese from goat's milk
- Make a monster USB MIDI controller with 8 microphones
- Extract your own perfumes and essential oils
- Wind your own electric guitar pickups, and make a Diddley Bow (the primal electric guitar made famous by Jack White of The White Stripes)
Plus, filmmaker and YouTube sensation PES shows how he creates his amazing stop-motion animation; and 8 top hobbyists and industry leaders tell what's hot in Remote Control. What on earth are foamies, Frankensteining, and aqua modeling? Get MAKE: Volume 22 and find out.
COMING UP: MAKE has been nominated for the 2010 Utne Independent Press Awards for Science/Technology Coverage. Winners will be announced April 25.
For review copies, please email Sara Peyton: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your delivery address and contact information.
For more information on MAKE Magazine, or for interview requests, please contact Keith Hammond: email@example.com.
For more information about this edition of Make Magazine, see:
Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 22
Edited by Mark Frauenfelder
Book Price: $14.99 USD, £11.50 GBP
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