Make is my “desert island” publication. If I could only pick one website/magazine to bring with me while stranded on a desert island, I would pick Make. My hobbies and interests have quite a range, but I think that making fun things out of a variety of materials is what consistently interests me the most. I have been a reader of Make Magazine since the first issue, and their website has occasionally mentioned some of my projects. This month, though, I’m beginning to contribute on a more formal basis, with my own monthly video series titled, “Making Fun with Jeff Highsmith”. In it, I hope to use playful and fun projects to inspire folks to make things in the same vein or just to make things, period.
Make just ran the announcement of the series with nice bio of me. Here’s my first video, in which I modify a toy race car set to enhance it’s playability:
The code for the Arduino is on GitHub.