D.I.Y.ers, builders, geeks, mechanics, wood workers, and all around fiddlers aren’t the type who normally need an excuse to find something to do. In the rare instance that your creation queue is dwindling though, picking up a copy of The Best of Make ($24) should keep you busy for at least a week or two. Packed with the best 75 DIY projects selected from the magazine’s first 10 volumes, you’ll learn how to hack gadgets, program microcontrollers, build all manner of flying objects, create new tools, and potentially destroy some furniture/relationships in the process. Ok we’d actually hope you keep the chaos from this Pandora’s Book equivalent to a minimum, or at least contain it in secret in your man cave basement. That is unless you have Balloon Boy aspirations of making the national news.
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