Techyum Channel Surfer: Favorite Make TV Episodes

Maker Channel 102 on MAKE: television from make magazine on Vimeo.

Above favorite: crazy veggie flute guy, *adorable* crabby robots, stunning latte image printer, and featured (local, San Francisco) Trouble Maker Todd Lappin showing us how to cheat at parking.
I’ve been watching a lot of Make:TV lately and perusing their upcoming schedule, and it’s got to be one of my favorite shows on the web right now. Make got the formula just right: a great host that doesn’t distract from the content but he *is* entertaining in a “Dr. Horrible’s Sing A Long Blog” kind of way, and they really focus on col and fun stuff. Real people making really fun things. I also love that — and I’m watching — they’re featuring as many, if not more female makers than male. YAY!
Also, I’d like to point out that they hit all points of win with distribution; you can get this show *anywhere* for free, and has made history by being the first TV show to launch its distribution via Bittorrent, while simultaneously launching on iTunes, YouTube and all the other usual suspects. That’s right: they debuted online, on public TV and Bittorrent. Hollywood’s old models of ownership just got a little more dirt on the coffin, all around. Which means yay for us. Free, user-individuated experience of the content, and original content with value. WIN.
I love this short segment of the VCR powered cat feeder (with test kitteh), PDF instructions available, watch:

Maker Workshop – VCR Cat Feeder from make magazine on Vimeo.

And my other fave is the maaajor bike geekery profile on art group Cyclecide, which you may have already seen:

Maker Profile – Cyclecide from make magazine on Vimeo.

The totally amazing segment on kinetic artist (I’ll profile his work in depth on art machines as well), Reuben Margolin:

Kinetic Wave Sculptures on MAKE: television from make magazine on Vimeo.

Do check out their upcoming episode guide; it’s exciting. Robo stool! More Trouble Makers! I’m hooked.

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