Remaking History

The Brothers Lumière and the Motion Picture

Make the mechanism that put the movies on the big screen.

Written by William Gurstelle image Illustrated by Rob Nance

Time Required: A Few Hours

Cost: $10–$20


WILLIAM GURSTELLE is a contributing editor of MAKE. The new and expanded edition of his book Backyard Ballistics is available in the Maker Shed (


» Plywood or hardboard, ¾": 5½"×8" (1) and 5½"×5" (1) for stand and prop

» Plywood or hardboard, ": 3½"×3½" (1) and 2"×2" (1) for follower and cam

» Wood dowels, ...

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